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OPINION AND DEBATE

Black Burlesque Directory makes all-white lineups and tokenism "inexcusable" says creator (Image: Candace Majors)
Black Burlesque Directory makes all-white lineups and tokenism “inexcusable” says creator

Since 2010, Chicago-based, award-winning burlesque powerhouse Po’Chop has headlined shows across the US, starred in…

Burlesque: The State of Things
Burlesque: The State of Things

When I was asked by the editor of this illustrious publication to write a piece…

Cultural Appropriation in Burlesque: What is Harmful, and Why?

Hello readers. My name is La Viola Vixen, an Australian burlesque performer based in Berlin.…

Josephine Baker Still Gives Life to Burlesque and Pinup Women of Colour

What things her gaze conceals, yet gives acknowledgement to. What horrors, yet what joys. “Josephine Baker”…

Burlesque Festival Cast Quit Over Blackface Dispute

The Toulouse Burlesque Festival, produced by Florence Boué, and Stephane Lafage of Le Kalinka, has a…

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GUIDES AND TUTORIALS

The Ultimate Burlesque Lingerie Guide - In Intimate Detail (Cora Harrington by Lars Kommienezuspadt)
The Ultimate Burlesque Lingerie Guide – In Intimate Detail

From Lydia Thompson’s scandalous hosiery and Tempest Storm’s net bras, to Dita and D’Lish unlacing…

10 Burlesque Costume Tips for DIY Performers
10 Burlesque Costume Tips for DIY Performers

Christina Manuge is one of the most in demand costume wizards in burlesque. So who better to deliver 10 DIY costume tips for burlesque performers? Read on for the full down-low.

Burlesque Fan Dancing - Feathers and Fantasy
Burlesque Fan Dancing: Feathers and Fantasy

A history of burlesque fan dancing, from traditions and techniques to dazzling innovations.

Burlesque Costume Storage Guide, by Dinah Might
Burlesque Costume Storage Guide: How to Store and Care for your Burlesque Costumes

Behold! The Burlesque Costume Closet of your Dreams! Dinah Might is known for the immaculate…

7 Ways to Compliment Burlesque Performers

If you’re a burlesque dancer, Lort knows you’ve encountered all sorts of feedback on your…

11 Burlesque Commandments for 2017
11 Burlesque Commandments for 2017

In 2017, Burlesque TOP 50 big-hitter Bella Blue challenges you to swear on your pasties the following commitments to yourself:

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LATEST

Wild Flower: Zelia Rose on Locking Down and Finding Her Style - 21st Century Burlesque Magazine
Wild Flower: Zelia Rose on Locking Down and Finding Her Style

In the somewhat early days of lockdown, when life had abruptly ground to a halt the world over and the realization was settling in that it might stay that way, I spoke…

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
Livestreams and Couch Queens? BHoF goes digital, and we have questions…

Earlier this year, the Burlesque Hall of Fame announced that, due to the Covid-19 crisis, their annual Weekender – a crucial fundraising event for the Burlesque Hall of Fame Museum and its…

The Noire Pageant Healing Circle by Will M
Black Burlesque Queen Perle Noire Makes History with POC Pageant

In a 2016 interview with Jessica Price, burlesque powerhouse Perle Noire remarked that “any time a person of color reaches out to me with … complaint or they notice that other troupes…

10 Burlesque Costume Tips for DIY Performers
10 Burlesque Costume Tips for DIY Performers

Christina Manuge is one of the most in demand costume wizards in burlesque. So who better to deliver 10 DIY costume tips for burlesque performers? Read on for the full down-low.

Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender 2020 Postponed
BHoF 2020 Postponed: Exclusive Details

In light of the ongoing global Covid-19 crisis, the Burlesque Hall of Fame has made the difficult decision to postpone the 30th annual Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender, usually held in June,…

12 Tips on Supporting Friends in Burlesque Competitions
Burlesque VS Corona: A Bumper List of Striptease Services

The global Covid-19 crisis has sent the burlesque community into a tailspin, with countless shows cancelled and many of us in financial difficulty. But you – dear reader – can help. Now…

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