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Produced by Kate Phillips, Magnum Photos
This week, tens of thousands are gathering in the desert of Nevada for Burning Man, a festival of public art, music, and ritual. Magnum photographer Cristina Garcia Rodero has documented the festival several times since the late 1990s. Also read Seth Stevenson’s "Well-Traveled" on Burning Man, republished in Slate this week. BLACK ROCK CITY, Nev.—Burning Man Festival, 2001.
Book of the Week
RFK Funeral Train
by Paul Fusco
Thirty-nine years ago this week in Los Angeles, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. A funeral train carried his body from New York City to Washington, D.C. In RFK Funeral Train, Paul Fusco documents the funeral train procession. Despite the hot weather, hundreds of thousands of people stood along the train tracks waiting to pay their respects.
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