So Much Burlesque!

BY Web Intern in General

If you need some burlesque in your life and you live near the NYC area, you're in luck because oh so much of it will be going on this week. WANTED! Wild Bandits of Burlesque stars some of the best burlesque legends, art stars and circus side show freaks and will dazzle you with their novelty acts, showgirls, sing alongs campfire style and much more. All this takes place TONIGHT (!!) at the Rodeo Bar on 375 3rd Ave at 27th St. Live music starts at 9 pm with the show starting at 11. Sorry youngin's, only 21+ it looks like. Read More
Sporting beauty, brains, and buckets of talent, Whip It co-stars Ellen Page and Alia Shawkat are already Hollywood forces to be reckoned with, and they’re not even old enough to rent a car. by Emily McCombs Let's just get this out of the way right now: Ellen Page and Alia Shawkat have both kissed Michael Cera (Shawkat in her definitive role as Maeby Fünke on the Emmy-winning TV series Arrested Development, and Page as part of her Oscar-nominated turn in Juno). Read More
You think your high school experience sucked? Try being a teenage feminist these days. Girls who want equality are getting more crap than you can imagine, but are fighting harder than ever to have their voices heard. Eighteen-year-old Carmen Rodi reports by Carmen Rodi I am happy to call myself a teenage feminist. And thankfully, there are others out there like me. But it is by no means an easy ideal to uphold. In high schools all across the country, feminism is met with apathy, misunderstanding, or worse—ridicule and animosity—from both students and teachers. Read More
New Sites Make It Easy To Create Your Own Fab Fabric by Jen Ng Thanks to a handful of new DIY-fabric companies, you can now take your handmade creations to a whole new level of customization. Are you obsessed with your pet bunny? Reupholster your favorite chair in fabric printed with her likeness. Can’t stand the holiday-inspired textiles at your local craft mart? Create your own neon plaid. The options are endless; all you need is an Internet connection and a little creativity. Read More
Getting To Know Cult-Film Auteur Tommy Wiseau by Callie Watts Riddled with crappy overdubbing, confusing dialogue, pointless supporting characters, embarrassing sex scenes, and plot holes galore, the 2003 fi lm The Room is an unequivocal disaster. But thanks to the relentless determination of its enigmatic writer/director/producer/star Tommy Wiseau, it’s also enjoying new life on both coasts as a hot ticket that is single- handedly reviving the lost art of the audience-participation midnight movie. Read More
Garfunkel & Oats Are Music To Comedy Fans' Ears by Corrie Pikul The music video begins rather innocently: two pretty girls, a tall blonde with a guitar and a petite brunette with a ukulele, smile sweetly and sing an ode to blossoming romance. “And like can lead to like-like/And like-like can lead to looove,” they coo. “Sure as the stars above/I’d really like to fuck you, fuck you, fuck you. Read More
Do you have drop dead gorgeous friends? According to the author of an article circulating on, they can kill any friendship with their 'my way or the highway' attitude. Jessica Wakeman of The Frisky, a self-proclaimed 'regular looking' lady, tells stories of how her former oh so beautiful friends/roommates wanted her to do whatever they pleased and always insisted that they were right about everything. Wakeman states she was in no way jealous of her eye-catching pals, just resentful of the way they belittled her and expected higher-than-thou treatment. Read More
Just last week Wednesday I blogged about Diablo Cody taking on the adaption of Sweet Valley High and today...Come to discover she is in consideration to write the script for the Hugh Hefner film that has been in talks for years! Whatever your thoughts might be about Hef and Playboy, this film would be huge for Cody if she was granted the task. The movie would center around Hef founding the legendary mag back in 1953 and cover up to the late 1970s or 80s, which I'm confident would be full of swinging poolside parties at the mansion and him arm in arm with beautiful, scantily clad ladies. Read More
About last year or so, when I was 23, a whole slew of people I knew from high school and college started getting married. Now, I wasn't particularly tight with a bunch of them so I didn't get to see the weddings up close and personal, but I did check out their wedding albums online. Let me just say, I am getting a better idea of what I don't want in a wedding (not gonna happen anytime in the near future but hey, it's never too early to get a sense of what you do/don't like). Read More
The Guerrilla Girls have made their way to Ireland so you know what that means...sexism in the arts is under attack! Project Ireland has been unveiled and yes, the campaign is just as informative and to the point as their previous ones. (Sorry for fuzz, Busties! Check out the website for a crystal-clear look) If you're in Ireland (hello to my sister) you should definitely make a point to visit the ladies/guerrillas while they're out and about. Tomorrow they'll be at the University College Dublin from 6-9 pm, Oct. Read More