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The Problem With Drake Is His Problem With Women

The Establishment | Posted 11.30.2015 | Entertainment
The Establishment

The crux of the problem seems to be that he wants to categorize women into one of two categories: good girls and bad girls. While this paradigm is both well-trod and seemingly straightforward, Drake makes it something more complicated.

For-Profit College Owner, Who Used Strippers As Lure, Goes On Trial

David Halperin | Posted 10.21.2015 | College
David Halperin

Alejandro Amor, the former owner-CEO of for-profit FastTrain College, is scheduled to face a jury trial in Miami Wednesday morning. Amor and his co-defendant face criminal charges of defrauding the federal government to obtain about $6.5 million in student aid -- Pell grants and Direct Loans.

Working It: The Activist Art Magazine Fueling Labor Rights for Strippers and Other Sex Workers

Katherine Koster | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Katherine Koster

It's a Wednesday afternoon, a few hours before her domestic violence hotline shift begins, and Matilda Bickers has put out the final call for submissions to the fall version of Working It, a Portland-based quarterly by, about, and for sex workers.

Burlesque: Always a Woman's Game

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

I am just back from a weekend as a judge at Rick Delaup's 7th annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival in the Big Easy.

Strippers Reveal Their Weirdest Experiences On The Job

BroBible | David Moye | Posted 09.14.2015 | Weird News

Exotic dancers definitely have some exotic on-the-job experiences -- and now they're revealing all....

Notes From a Dive Bar XXIV

Alan Black | Posted 08.17.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

The pizza joint next door does a good slice of violence. An argument mushrooms. The cops on speed dial and paramedics export an unsatisfied customer to the hospital. Something about pepperoni, some kind of insult, I hear a metal pipe over the skull settled it.

He Does Us Dirty: How 'Magic Mike' Is Reinventing Feminism

Unwritten | Posted 07.20.2015 | Women

This film is evidence that the days of Hollywood catering to a image of sad-eyed little girls who can only enjoy fairy tales and puppies are over, and women are finally going to be getting a little bit more of what we want.

Real Grandmas Get The Real 'Magic Mike' Treatment ... For Real

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.08.2015 | Comedy

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'Magic Mike XXL' Is Obviously A Commentary On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 07.01.2015 | Comedy

Who knew? The "Magic Mike" sequel is a metaphor for human-induced climate change.

The Queer Teen Who Ran Away from Home, Joined a Cabaret, and Became an Seattle Nightlife Icon

Matt Baume | Posted 05.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

One of the first friends I met when I moved to Seattle was Zak, standing by a urinal trough wearing golden armor down one arm and shiny metallic underwear. To be fair, it was Halloween; but since then I've seen him dress similarly on more than one occasion since then.

Mark Dendy Explores Social Issues at Joe's Pub

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The Lower East Side has always been a playground for oddballs, creative types who diverge from Manhattan's mold. It's a quirky neighborhood filled with idiosyncrasies and secrets stuffed in blocks and buildings. These days, south of Union Square is trending, a wonderland of bars, movie houses, and restaurants that offer a refreshing contrast to Midtown.

Man Asks Court For Strippers' Addresses

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.24.2014 | Weird News

Strippers in Washington have no problem exposing their bodies, but they've gotten touchy about covering up their names and addresses. It's in resp...

Noah Michelson

Pop's New 'It' Girl Is A Bisexual Ex-Stripper With A Killer Debut Album | Noah Michelson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment

In a world where it feels like all an artist now needs to get tagged as "the next big thing" in music is a savvy social media team, it's refreshing wh...

Conan Learns Some Sexy Stripper Moves

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.16.2014 | Comedy

Feel free to stare a little longer at Big Red. On Tuesday, Joe Manganiello, who plays Big Dick Richie in "Magic Mike," and has a new documentary co...

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.

Never Too Old to Climb the Stripper Pole

Dani Alpert | Posted 08.13.2014 | Divorce
Dani Alpert

I've been pole-ing (yes, that pole) since January. I took to it like a duck takes to water. Apparently straddling a 45 mm in diameter, chrome pole a...

This Student Says She Makes $180,000 Stripping On The Side

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.04.2014 | College

"Maggie" told ABC News she's a Spanish and political science double major at the University of Maryland, graduating debt-free due, in part, to her par...

The Secret to a Long Life: Be an Asshole

John Blumenthal | Posted 08.01.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Everybody I know thinks of me as a nice person. I go out of my way to help people; I'm unfailingly kind and compassionate; I give money to charities w...

Exiting the Porn Star Pity Party

Chris 'Go-Go' Harder | Posted 06.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris 'Go-Go' Harder

Please, please stop! Save your words of wisdom and balloons and banners for some other porn star's pity party! All of this confetti and icing and brain washing Kool-Aid is being wasted on me! Plus, I don't eat frosting.

Strip Club Aims To Recruit College Students In Campus Paper

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.21.2014 | College

Would you strip to cover college costs? With the price of tuition at all-time highs, a coalition of strip clubs in San Francisco thinks some students ...

A School for Strippers: The ABC's of Stripping (NSFW PHOTOS)

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

She taught them how to walk, when to take it off, how to bump it and "don't forget the grind, which preceded the bump." She ran a school for strippers and her name was Lillian Hunt.

That Time Kristen Schaal Gave A Stripper A Breast Exam

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.17.2013 | Comedy

Ladies, don't let men stop you from joining them at the strip club. You might do your fellow woman a favor and check her for lumps while getting a lap...

Eleazar David Melendez

Strippers Fight For Better Wages In Lawsuit | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 08.29.2013 | Business

In the same week that low-wage truck drivers, warehouse employees and fast-food workers are taking to picket lines to demand better wages, a small gro...

About Last Night's Kimchi

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 10.14.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

My weekend in The Windy City included gourmet hot dogs, Comicon, a Kimchi Eating Contest, Superhero Strippers and a 8 to 10 pound weight fluctuation each day.

McCain: $1 Coin Could Be Good News For Strippers

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) recently co-introduced legislation that would improve the circulation of $1 coins, and he's touting the benefits for everyo...