burlesque

The Obamas Are Starting An Education Initiative For Girls Around The World

Malala Yousafzai has inspired the Obamas to start a new initiative to support education for girls around the world. [Washington Post]
Vice President Biden will be the headline…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 3, 2015 - 6:25 pm

This Burlesque Performance Says “No More” To Negative Body Image

New York city performer Amanda Trusty is no stranger to the scrutiny the entertainment industry feels entitled to when it comes to women’s bodies. In a (semi-NSFW) burlesque performance at…

Claire Hannum | November 21, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Do You Dare See LA SOIRÉE? (Use Our Reader Discount!)

LA SOIRÉE,” the naughty circus act seducing audiences around the globe, has arrived in New York City! I was lucky enough to score two tickets and dragged my husband to…

Sophie Leon | November 7, 2013 - 7:20 pm

Burlesque Dancer’s Flaming Nipples Spark Evacuation

Hundreds of people were forced to flee a UK tattoo convention when a burlesque dancer’s flaming nipple tassels triggered the fire alarm. Go Go Amy, a member of the Pretty…

Ami Angelowicz | August 23, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Now This Is How You Kick Off A Bar Mitzvah!

On the occasion of Sam Horowitz becoming a man in the eyes of the Jewish community, his parents spared no expense in planning his burlesque-themed reception at the Omni Hotel…

Ami Angelowicz | August 14, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Kate Middleton’s Burlesque Performer Cousin Katrina Darling Will Pose For Playboy

The “fun gene” in the Middleton family didn’t all just go to Pippa! Some of it went to Katrina Darling, a pinup/burlesque performer who just so happens to be related…

Jessica Wakeman | July 16, 2012 - 8:30 am

Corset Sales Are Skyrocketing, But Why?

Beyonce wears one onstage. So does Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and Madonna. Ebay has sold 1,900 of them in the past three months. Vintage boutiques are marking up their prices…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 21, 2012 - 9:20 am

In “The Slutcracker Ballet,” The Sugar Plum Fairy Goes Burlesque

Everyone should see “The Nutcracker” ballet at least once in their lifetime. And if you’re demented like me, you should see the ballet/burlesque fusion show “The Slutcracker” at least once,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 15, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Naughty Russian Dolls

When I was a kid, I had a set of Russian nesting dolls sitting on my bookshelf, in between the Sweet Valley High series and Nancy Drew mysteries. They’re somewhere…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 13, 2011 - 10:45 am

Dita Von Teese On The Difference Between Stripping And Burlesque

“More feather and rhinestones! Better lighting! Bigger production value! Striptease burlesque was invented in America, so it’s not any different. …  If you read anything Gypsy Rose Lee ever wrote,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 7, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Christina Aguilera Inspires Young Fans Everywhere

See! Christina Aguilera still has fans (even if they are under 13). And some of them just happened to have been inspired by “Burlesque.” Like this little guy…

Ami Angelowicz | February 19, 2011 - 11:00 am

What Actual Burlesque Stars Think Of The Movie “Burlesque”

If you love burlesque like I do, you might have had mixed feelings when you heard about the movie “Burlesque.” Just how badly might Christina Aguilera and Cher butcher this…

Jessica Wakeman | November 29, 2010 - 3:30 pm
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