Paul Crookston is a media analyst with the Washington Free Beacon. He was previously a Collegiate Network fellow at National Review. A 2016 graduate of Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., he served as the managing editor of the Tartan campus newspaper. He is originally from Tampa, Fla., and his Twitter handle is @P_Crookston.

The Poor Man’s Burning Man

Can you harness the counter-cultural spirit of the infamous Burning Man festival, held every year in Nevada, and transplant it to Washington, D.C.? A recent gathering, “Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing,” attempted to do just that. The result? A lot less sex and drugs than the festival in the Black Rock Desert … Continued