The Top 20 Burlesque Articles of 2014

The Top 20 Burlesque Articles of 2014 on 21st Century Burlesque Magazine

As we kick off a New Year – and wait for the Burlesque TOP 50 results – here is a chance to catch up on some essential burlesque reading. Here are your 20 most popular burlesque articles on 21st Century Burlesque Magazine in 2014 (all articles open in a new window)… 1. Burlesque Dancer Banned […]

What to Expect at a Typical Burlesque Show

What to Expect at a Typical Burlesque Show

What to Expect at a Typical Burlesque Show, By Dr. Lucky. I’ve been deeply ensconced in burlesque for a while, and I’m constantly reminded that not everyone is privy to my insular world.  So I wrote this as an introduction to those who may be curious or interested or concerned.  This list is in no […]

Shan de Leers' Southwest Burlesque Showcase Diary

Shan de Leers’ Southwest Burlesque Showcase Diary

Superheroine Shan de Leers reports from the 8th Annual Southwest Burlesque Showcase… When a festival producer includes #NMisinappropriate as one of the official hashtags for the weekend, you just know you are in for a real good time, and the 8th Annual Southwest Burlesque Showcase did indeed show this broad an inappropriately good time… DAY […]

A Phenomenological Analysis of the State of Burlesque, by Dr. Lucky.

A Phenomenological Analysis of the State of Burlesque, by Dr. Lucky.

Required burlesque reading, courtesy of Dr. Lucky. Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below. “I didn’t know you still perform,” a young performer said to me at BurlyCon in 2011.  I felt a twang of sadness, that feeling of regret that comes from finally beginning to experience the consequences of […]

Dirty Martini: The Dixie Evans Memorial

Dirty Martini: The Dixie Evans Memorial

Dixie Evans, the Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque, has become a legendary figure for all of us that flaunt it for a living.  The main thing that strikes me about her as a figurehead for us is that later in her life she was a self made phenomenon, a creative and innovative legend of burlesque.  Many […]