Kitten LaRue and Lou Henry Hoover in CAKE! A Decade of Decadent Dazzle. ©Matt Baume

J.D. Oxblood’s Burlesque TOP 50 Breakdown

The Burlesque TOP 50 2015, through the eyes of Burlesque Beat‘s J.D. Oxblood… The Burlesque TOP 50 2015 is sponsored by Sublime Boudoir What does it mean to be a successful artist? For the last several hundred years, society has primarily measured it by: Monetary gain Critical acclaim Peer respect Popularity Skill and talent certainly […]

Burlesque TOP 50 2013 Postmortem, by J.D. Oxblood

Burlesque TOP 50 2013 Postmortem, by J.D. Oxblood

Disclaimer: This is an analysis of the results of the Burlesque TOP 50 2013 as compared to the predictions of the author based on handicapping per past rankings and prior performances. No subjective judgment is implied or should be construed except where noted by the author. All analyses (and opinions, where noted) are the product […]

Impressions from the BHoF Weekend, 2011 by J.D. Oxblood

J.D. Oxblood: Impressions from the BHoF Weekend 2011

When you drive into Vegas from the south at night, you can see the glow from miles and miles out, disorienting considering that you’re blazing through the desert and there’s nothing to see for miles but scrub, asphalt, and the inevitable roadkill.  But there it is, just over the horizon, the taunting glow of sin, […]