CLEAR IS NOW A BOOK!
RE/Search Publications has published Burning
Man Live: 13 Years of Piss Clear, Black Rock City’s alternative
newspaper, a 320-page anthology compiling all
34 issues of PISS CLEAR. It includes a brand-new essay
from longtime columnist Malderor, as well as an introduction
from Brian Doherty, author of This Is Burning Man. There
are also yearly chapter introductions from Adrian Roberts.
Telling it like it was, this is the alternative – and
yes, opinionated – history of Burning Man.
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE BOOK ON AMAZON.COM
THE F**K IS "PISS CLEAR"?
From 1995 to 2007, the alternative newspaper PISS
CLEAR was a fixture at Nevada's annual Burning
Man arts festival, its cheeky name deriving from
the Black Rock Desert's #1 survival tip: "drink
enough water so that you piss clear." For 13
years, editor and publisher Adrian
Roberts and his staff of writers wrote
about the colorful culture of Black Rock City, and their snarky
and sarcastic tone gave PISS CLEAR its well-earned reputation
as the "Vice magazine of the playa."
Having started off as a sort-of sassy survival
guide, PISS CLEAR quickly evolved into Burning Man's snarky reality
check, chock full of hard-hitting articles, acerbic rants, witty
commentaries, and funny lists. Along the way, it ended up documenting – as
it was happening – the
growing evolution of the Burning Man event.
CHECK OUT "BRC WEEKLY" – THE NEW BLACK ROCK CITY NEWSWEEKLY,
FROM THE MAKERS OF PISS CLEAR
Yes, it's true! Adrian, Malderor,
ShutterSlut, and a crack team of playa journos returned to annual playa publishing in 2010 with the BRC WEEKLY, the successor to PISS CLEAR. After all,
every major American city needs its independent alternative newsweekly, and Black Rock City is no exception.
The BRC WEEKLY is crafted in the "Piss Clear" tradition, providing the
citizens of BRC a lively, entertaining read for their trips to
WHAT'S ON THIS WEB SITE
Here, you will find a gallery of covers, plenty
of fake ads, and HTML archives of most PISS CLEAR articles from
1995 - 2003. None of the articles from 2004 - 2007 are available
as HTML files. If you're web-savvy and would like to help us update
this archive – please contact
Otherwise, just buy
We hope you have enjoyed our unique perspective
on Burning Man ... and we'll still see you out on the playa!