In the spring of 2008, a ragtag group of theater majors, art students, musicians, and feminists met in the campus dance studio of The State University of New York at New Paltz and learned how to strip. Their teacher was Jo “Boobs” Weldon, Headmistress of the New York School of Burlesque, and the lessons they learned that day (how to seductively remove a glove, make love to a chair, twirl nipple tassels) would be put to use in a way that the small ... Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Sep 27, 2011
I wrote about Brooklyn's Bushwick Burlesque earlier this month, but their show is so nice that I've got to tell you twice.
If you stopped by Sunday's BUST Craftacular at the NY World Maker Faire, you may have created some DIY Bath Bombs or a journal; your instructor for those crafty courses was none other than the bootylicious "bikelesque" babe Miss Spoke.
Heather in craft mode at the Maker Faire; photos courtesy of Nikki Hung/Kim Ku.
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David Quinn might not be a name on your fashion radar, but this underground icon is poised to bring his fun, flattering fabric creations to the mainstream. Quinn makes art for artists to wear, creating costumes for dancers and circus performers, and gowns for brides and burlesque stars alike. He is known for unconventional fashion shows that double as performance art, and for working with neo-burlesque beauties such as World Famous *BOB* and recent Lagerfeld ... Read More
BY shannon carlin
on Sep 16, 2011
Are you one of those people who wishes porn could be a little more cinematic? Well then we have a film festival for you.
Kicking off this Saturday, Good Vibrations’ 6th Annual Indie Erotic Film Festival out in San Francisco plans to celebrate smut in all its forms. From gay to straight, kinky to romantic, the films in the festival always keep things sex positive. The weeklong festival ... Read More
BY Intern Candice
on Sep 09, 2011
Hey New Yorkers, it looks like your weekend will be getting considerably more awesome next week. Before you make you're way to BUST magazine's Craftacular (Sep. 17-18), why don't you spend a Friday night out painting the town shimmery shades of red at the Magnet Theater!Gather all your girlfriends and maybe even some guyfriends and go see Whiskey Tango Foxtrot on September 16. A burlesque show of phenomenal proportions, there will be cheap beer! There will be ... Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Sep 06, 2011
New York has a bomb-ass burlesque scene, and Bushwick Burlesque hopes to extend their bomb asses to the outer boroughs. Hard-partying Brooklynites looking for a good time without straying stumbling-distance from your local bar: this is not to be missed.
Bushwick Burlesque goes down twice a month at The Morgan in Bushwick. Thanks to powerhouse producers/performers Darlinda, Just Darlinda and Miss Spoke, your Tuesday nights just got a little more sparkle, and a lot ... Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner
on Aug 05, 2010
Word on the street is that Christina Aguilera can act. That means she's ready to leap frog over Mariah Carey (for the lackluster Glitter) and Britney Spears (for the forgettable Crossroads) in a bid to hit the heights not reached since Barbara Streisand gave the world (the remake of) A Star is Born! Given the loopy premise–that this girl's DREAM is to dirty dance at a failing LA nightclub–I'd be ready to dismiss Burlesque in a hot minute except ... Read More
BY Catie Colliton
on Jul 16, 2010
The House of Yes in New York City will be hosting a benefit à la mermaids for the Gulf Coast clean-up sponsored by The Oceanic Preservation Society (creators of “The Cove”) next Saturday July 24. The venue specializes in aerial performances and dance, so be prepared for an awe-inspiring production of Mermaid Lagoon!
The story line is based on a village of beautiful mermaids who use their charms to tempt sailors to follow them ... Read More
BY Claire Hamilton
on Jan 15, 2010
The art of burlesque's been enjoying a revival in the US for years - but do you know where it all began? Britain's answer to Dita Von Teese - Immodesty Blaize - is about to tell us in a brand new feature film coming to these shores in March. Burlesque Undressed opens a window into the glamorous world of the showgirl, and features interviews with artistes from the 1950s and 1960s, including Dixie Evans (who was known as 'The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque'). From the ... Read More
BY Intern Leala
on Jan 12, 2010
Come on down and see one of NYC’s well loved “downtown darlings”! World Famous *BOB* puts on a “one man show” at Joe’s Pub on Sunday, January 24th about a girl*who had to become a drag queen*to learn how to become a woman.
The show highlights the life of a farm girl from California, who was “raised” by a pack of homosexuals, and decides her life’s destiny is to become a professional drag queen, and ... Read More