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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 08.25.2014 | 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...

This NSFW Version Of The Nutcracker Is The Greatest Holiday Homage Ever

Posted 12.05.2013 | Arts

This is the holiday performance extravaganza we've been waiting for. Don't get us wrong, we love the traditional Nutcracker ballet as much as the next...

How One World-Famous Burlesque Dancer Defied Definitions Of Gender

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

The World Famous *BOB* is no stranger to the spotlight. Since the 1990s, the Neo-Burlesque icon has been part of a new performance movement, bringing ...

12 Stunning Portraits Of New York's Neo-Burlesque Dancers (NSFW)

Posted 11.27.2013 | Arts

Burlesque dance is the perfect marriage of vaudevillian spectacle and striptease. The term itself dates as far back as the 16th century, but the act a...

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.

Cher Slams Her Own Movie

Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment

Cher is never one to mince words, a tradition she continued by slagging the 2010 film "Burlesque" in a new interview with the Los Angeles Times. "I...

Emily Thomas

'60s Burlesque Legend Tiffany Carter Schools Us In The Art Of Undressing

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Thomas | Posted 10.01.2013 | Weird News

Oozing with sex appeal and dripping with rhinestones, Tiffany Carter was back in Gotham City Saturday, seducing a house of lip-biting onlookers at the...

WATCH: How The Burlesque Scene Celebrates 'Curvier Women' Ignored By Mainstream

Posted 09.23.2013 | Style

The style world certainly has a look, one that is generally long and lean and one that Scott Schuman has become famous for capturing. But the street s...

WATCH: The Dark Side Of Burlesque Dancing

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.05.2014 | Weird News

Lint rollers, frequent trips to Michaels, obsessive vacuuming -- these are the telltale signs that you're addicted to glitter. But do you fully gr...

Art-Burlesque-Fashion Fusion

JK Russ | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
JK Russ

The glamorous world of burlesque is enjoying a revival in popularity -- and a new vanguard of contemporary performers are sashaying off the stage and into lane ways lit by video projectors accompanied by pulsing electro-swing beats.

The Evolution of Cher

Justin Sayre | Posted 09.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Justin Sayre

I have been late to many things: most dinners, my high school graduation, almost every appointment I've ever had. And while I hate to admit it, I will here: I have been late to Cher.

PHOTOS: Sex Advice From 1930s Burlesque Stars

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.18.2013 | Women

Think you know how to take your clothes off? According to these 1930s photos, you're probably doing it all wrong Time uncovered a stunning series o...

Spotlight on the Red Room Revue

Tina Turnbow | Posted 08.06.2013 | New York
Tina Turnbow

Last Friday night I stopped by Grape & Vine the restaurant/lounge in The Jade Hotel. The joint was jumpin' and packed. Why? The incredibly talented and dapper jazz musician Brian Newman was kicking off The Red Room Revue.

First Nighter: Nathan Lane First-Rate, as Usual, in Douglas Carter Beane's New Play, The Nance

David Finkle | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Plays conjuring Manhattan in the 1930s often take on the look of a live-action Edward Hopper painting. Not a bad thing. Actually, the effect is stunning when the curtain rises on The Nance.