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On the 9th of November, iconic stripper, burlesque pioneer and San Francisco native Carol Doda passed away at the age of 78.  Before San Francisco was teeming with young tech bros and loaded start-up kids, Wi-Fi equipped Google buses and app-managed parks, it was a haven for the weird and the experimental. The San Francisco of the 1960s and '70s was an epicenter for counterculture, for communes, for hippies and druggies, for gays and Native and Latin Americans and artists and writers. Read More
Musical maverick Amanda Palmer opens up about Scientology, stripping, and going solo Amanda Palmer is so impossibly busy that the week I meet her, she has a show every night and a photoshoot almost every day. Her iCal is Beyoncé-level packed, but that’s just the way she likes it. After a nasty split from Roadrunner Records in 2010, the 36-year-old singer/songwriter/pianist is now putting out her own music and loving her newfound creative freedom. “I’m buckets happier,” she says. “I deeply despise being told what to do. Read More
Stripper heels as potted plants may seem like a cheeky gift idea, but they've also got a lot of meaning for the owner of this Etsy shop. The impetus for Rachel Mahlke’s “Giddy Spinster” shop began a number of years ago, when a friend gave her some old pairs of outrageously tall heels that she could no longer use for work as an exotic dancer in San Francisco. There’s certainly a stigma in our culture about the art of stripping, but Mahlke's trying to promote a deeper understanding of the profession. Read More