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LOOK: NYC's Hottest Dancers Will Dare To Bare -- For A Great Cause

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.11.2015 | Gay Voices

More than 150 of New York's hottest dancers are set to turn back the clock to the golden age of Broadway for an "unrivaled evening of sexy striptease"...

How Burlesque Helped Me Love My Body -- And All Bodies

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.07.2015 | Women

"We are on the edge of a brave new world of body love and acceptance." That's the good news burlesque performer Lillian Bustle shared in her TEDxJe...

3 Ways Burlesque Has Made Me A Better Mom

Adiba Nelson | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Adiba Nelson

I can truthfully pass on the adage to my daughter that she is beautiful and perfect just as she is, because she will never again hear me say anything other than that about myself.

'Twin Peaks' Burlesque Is The Best Thing To Happen Since Log Lady (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.02.2015 | Arts

Anyone with access to the Internet is well aware of the fact that David Lynch's pièce de résistance "Twin Peaks" is getting a 21st century reboot. ...

Cat Woman, Cat Lady: Aliases of Womanhood in 'You Animal Machine (The Golden Greek)'

Aileen McGraw | Posted 03.27.2015 | Books
Aileen McGraw

Helene Pappamarkou, Melena the Leopard Girl, Yagureté or "true carnivorous beast": these names are aliases, and Eleni Sikelianos jumps into each one in her genre-refusing essay-memoir-invention You Animal Machine (The Golden Greek).

New York's Hot Toddy: "Nutcracker Rouge"

Phil Chan | Posted 03.07.2015 | Arts
Phil Chan

It's not just the ballet companies that are producing "Nutcracker" either. In response to the work's popularity, companies presenting many other styles of dance have tried their hand at interpreting Tschaikovsky's 1892 score.

Twelve Days of Burlesque

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

On the twelfth day of Christmas Harold Minsky gave to me . . . 12 strippers stripping 11 flashers flashing 10 tappers tapping 9 groins a-grinding 8 b...

Bettie Page-Style Burlesque Is Alive And Kicking

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.05.2014 | Arts

Bettie Page is, definitively, back. A documentary titled "Bettie Page Reveals All" debuted in 2012, purporting to showcase never-before-seen images of...

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Bonnie Dunn, Burlesque Dancer and Show Producer

Ian Spanier | Posted 01.31.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Dunn, a nightclub singer, came into her line of work honestly, having been first exposed to burlesque in her hometown, New Orleans. After a stint as...

The Lucent Dossier Experience Returns to Las Vegas on 12/5 And 12/6

Morena Duwe | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Running away to join the circus has become much more enticing since the emergence of electro-cirque tribe, The Lucent Dossier Experience. Combining a neo-tribal, steam punk aesthetic with orchestral electronic music creates a rich and textured palette for your senses.

Enter The Captivating World Of Burlesque In The 1950s

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.14.2014 | Arts

Today, burlesque is nothing short of an art form. Performers both male and female combine the most explosive aspects of costumery, dance, comedy and t...

Dita Von Teese: Burlesque Offers 'Different Version Of Sensuality' That Is Absolutely Feminist

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 10.17.2014 | Women

Dita Von Teese has some knowledge to drop on anyone concerned that a burlesque show is no place for feminism. "Burlesque and these striptease show...

Hotsy Totsy Dr. Who (PHOTOS)

Ken Hamm | Posted 12.10.2014 | Entertainment
Ken Hamm

Living Statue Galatea as Weeping Angle Note: This post contains images of nudity. I had the pleasure of shooting Cherry Pitzs and her "Hotsy Totsy ...

These Are The Men And Women Behind The Beautiful World Of Burlesque

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.10.2014 | Arts

The world of burlesque is a sensational realm filled with pasties, tulle, wigs, tassels, boas, and bustiers. These are but a handful of the props men ...

On Stripping Away The 'Fat' Label And Dancing Naked

Amanda Trusty | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Amanda Trusty

See, although we've grown up being told otherwise, I've learned that it's OK to find happiness in our journey along the way, instead of waiting until we are perfect to finally be happy.

Gam Gigandet Is Not A Fan Of His Fellow 'O.C.' Co-Stars

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 06.26.2014 | Entertainment

It's been seven years since teen soap "The O.C." went off the air, but this week the show proved it can still be a source of drama. In an intervie...

Can Freaks Find Love?

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

When vaudeville superstar Violet Hilton one half of Siamese twins tried to marry the musical director of her band, Maurice Lambert in 1934, she had every confidence she would succeed.

Classic Tease: Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend

Phil Chan | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Phil Chan

That is the reason why timeless dance works become classics -- the strength of the art maintains the ability to transcend time through the new creative breath of each new performer.

Week in Film: Million Dollar Arm, A Short History of Decay and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While not perfect, it is more than just a feel-good sports movie about overcoming obstacles (though it is, in fact, that). Million Dollar Arm is less a movie about sports (in this case, baseball) than a film about one man's transformation from sports agent to human being.

Can't a Girl Just Gig?

Selene Luna | Posted 07.12.2014 | Entertainment
Selene Luna

There was a time when little people in early circus sideshows were victims willing to exploit their afflictions to make a living; I don't believe that's the case with Little Women: LA.

Leslie Zemeckis, an Unconventional Supermom

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.26.2014 | Celebrity
Jennifer Schwab

Not only does this supergirl rock an organic garden, but she also dons a bling-bling beekeeping suit to tend her hives, which delights her youngest child, six-year-old Zsa Zsa.

The World's Sexiest "Rocklesque" Show is Back on Stage

Wes Hurley | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Wes Hurley

Though her name may be different, one will still find the same quality in her shows -- sublime yet raw in the best rock 'n' roll kind of way.

Sticky Situation: The Porn Star, the Producer, and the Politics Behind the Strip and the Tease

Chris 'Go-Go' Harder | Posted 05.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris 'Go-Go' Harder

I've worked in the NYC nightlife and burlesque communities for over four years and, as of 2013, I began my career as a "porn star." The blurry line of sex worker and performance artist very much parallels the equally gray area of personal and professional grievances surrounding this issue.

The Twin Peaks Burlesque Show Will Make Your Fantasies And Nightmares Come True (NSFW)

Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts

If you love David Lynch's creepy-quirky character, Log Lady, as much as you love the vaudevillian beauty of burlesque, do we have a performance for yo...

Remember These Strange Golden Globe Nominations?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.11.2013 | Entertainment

It's almost like the Golden Globes can't surprise us anymore (almost). The awards have become known for making selections that seem zannier and zannie...