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In case you guys missed the MTV movie awards (I did, there was a Law & Order marathon and then Girls was on, so I was all booked up), one very significant thing happened outside of a bunch of celebrities taking home a bunch more awards: The Perks of Being a Wallflower trailer happened.  Starring Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Mae Whitman, and the relatively unknown Logan Lerman as everyone's favorite antisocial protagonist Charlie, the film has big shoes to ... Read More
You’re probably familiar with Kickstarter, a website that helps people with plans get the funding they need to make their dreams come true. Kickstarter is a testament to the Internet’s capacity for good—complete strangers can donate money to the projects they believe in, and many of the artists, filmmakers, musicians, startup charities, roller derby teams, and various other visionaries can contribute to culture. It’s kind of like Ebay meets Pay It Forward, ... Read More
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
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. Known by ... Read More
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
                   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
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
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
 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
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
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