Bettie Bombshell

MEW Match Game: Bettie Bombshell (Burlesque Hall of Fame 2017)

  It was so popular in 2015, we’ve brought it back! Welcome to the 2017 edition of Miss Exotic World Match Game, where the ten contenders battling it out for Reigning Queen of Burlesque next week at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend fill in the blanks as hilariously as possible and tell us what […]

The Lady Josephine, by Mary Elam Photography

MEW Match Game: Lady Josephine (Burlesque Hall of Fame 2017)

  It was so popular in 2015, we’re bringing it back! Welcome to the 2017 edition of Miss Exotic World Match Game, where the ten contenders battling it out for Reigning Queen of Burlesque next week at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend fill in the blanks as hilariously as possible and tell us what […]

Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017

Sparkly Devil’s Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Survival Guide (2017 Update)

With the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017 only two weeks away, now is a good time to read or re-read this BHoF Survival Guide, written by the much loved and missed Sparkly Devil. With great care and respect, BHoF team member Kay Sera has contributed a few minor updates. Click here to find out […]

Judith Stein at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015: 58th Annual Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase. ©Chris Harman/Harman House Photography for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. Not to be used without permission.

Miss Judith Stein: Legendary

We invite you to enjoy Adele Wolf in conversation with one of the world’s best loved burlesque legends, the warm, witty and wise Miss Judith Stein, documenting her journey from college gogo dancer to burlesque headliner, and her ascendance to Legend at the Burlesque Hall of Fame.     Judith Stein began performing burlesque in […]

Poison Ivory is crowned Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Copyright: John-Paul Bichard for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine

Poison Ivory: It’s Not Easy Being Queen

In the most breathtakingly candid account 21st Century Burlesque Magazine has ever published from a Queen of Burlesque on the experience of wearing the crown, Poison Ivory, Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2016, has some thoughts to share… It’s now a week into November, officially 1/3 of the way into my reign as Miss Exotic […]

Jenny Rocha and her Painted Ladies in the Movers, Shakers and Innovators showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Image copyright John-Paul Bichard.

Burlesque Hall of Fame 2016: Movers, Shakers and Innovators

Anja Keister reviews the Movers, Shakers and Innovators showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. When I received word I was chosen for this task I felt truly honored because the Movers, Shakers and Innovators night of the Weekender is always my favorite night. I am a proud member of the NYC neo […]

Jeez Loueez with Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2016, Miss Poison Ivory, at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016.

Jeez Loueez’ Burlesque Hall of Fame 2016 Diary

Jeez Loueez, The Honeybadger of Burlesque and social media warrior, shares her Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016 rollercoaster with 21st Century Burlesque Magazine readers. Buckle up!   Wednesday Another year, another Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend! Though I woke up late to head to the airport at the ass crack of dawn, I made […]

Aerialist Jo Foley and Graeme Clint performing at the Sublime Boudoir Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016 Afterparty.

Behold! The Burlesque Afterparty to end all Afterparties!

This year at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016, sensational-spectacle-specialists Sublime Boudoir took the notorious burlesque afterparty to a whole new level. After each showcase from Thursday to Sunday, Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend guests were treated to an afterparty with a different fantastical theme: ‘Enchanted Garden’, ‘Victorian Mansion’, ‘Exotic Far East Temple’ and […]

Chris Go-Go Harder at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Image copyright John-Paul Bichard.

Burlesque Hall of Fame 2016: Best Boylesque

In the course of writing this review, I couldn’t help but refer to Darlinda just Darlinda’s review of the Best Boylesque category from Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015 and her musings on gender and inclusivity. One of the moments that brought the house down at this year’s Tournament of Tease was when Johnny Porkpie […]

Julie Mist at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Copyright: John-Paul Bichard

Burlesque Legends Shine in Titans of Tease Showcase (Burlesque Hall of Fame 2016)

Kay Sera reports on the 59th Annual Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. There are so many fabulous reasons to attend The Burlesque Hall of Fame, but perhaps none more so than the opportunity to ‘bare’ witness to the Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase, featuring the living legends […]

Lada Redstar competes for Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Copyright: John-Paul Bichard

Burlesque Hall of Fame 2016: QUEEN

Tas DeVille reviews the Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque category at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016 for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. It’s that time of year again, glitter folk: It’s the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender’s Tournament of Tease, where a selection of the crème de la crème of the world’s […]