It’s pretty obvious to a Burner when the media makes uneducated references to Burning Man. What’s worse is that it is so often portrayed simply as a drug fueled bacchanalian free for all, without the context of the culture of Burning Man. (hence problems described in There and Back Again).
This article, 10 years old, is still pretty much the best illustration of how shit goes down at Burning Man, as well as the journey to and from. Thanks Onion!