See more photos in Shannon Cottrell's gallery "Devil's Playground Presents Anime Babes."
Over the course of the past two years, we've seen the burlesque performers from Devil's Playground channel fan favorite characters like Link and Zelda (Video Game Girls), Catwoman (Comic Book Vixens), and, of c ... More >>
If the fact that we have a Style Council category devoted specifically to Star Wars weren't already an indication, we have a confession to make. A few of us on this arts/pop culture blog team are Star Wars fans. We've been known to spend hours looking at fan art online and chasing down cosplayers at ... More >>
Last January, we saw a small show at Bordello from burlesque troupe Devil's Playground that parodied Star Wars. It sort of blew up. Courtney Cruz and her gang of entertainers took the extravaganza to The Music Box for an encore performance early last spring. Then the Devil's Playground founder was p ... More >>
Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss"What are you doing tonight? Marilyn Manson would like to have champagne with you..." -- text received 11:22 AM, May 2, 2010
For a nightlife reporter, being woken up before noon on a Sunday is harsh enough, let alone having that text message be the first thing you lay ... More >>
See more photos in Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss' gallery. Check out our coverage of Devil's Playground's first Star Warz Burlesque show.
It's only been two months since L.A. burlesque troupe Devil's Playground first took on the characters of Star Wars (Episodes IV-VI), but since then, a lot has happen ... More >>
"Who likes to eat girls?" asked burlesque queen Courtney Cruz before a packed house at Bordello on Saturday night. While some in the audience blushed and giggled, most hollered with a resounding "hell yeah" as L.A. Weekly's Best of L.A. '09 winner introduced "Edible Girls," the November installment ... More >>
The clock is ticking, and even if you don't have a (clever) costume yet, it's time to brave your social fear and figure out what the Hell you're gonna do this Halloween weekend. As far as dance dens go, pretty much everything bubbling this weekend will have a creep factor (more than usual in ... More >>
View more photos in the "From B-Movies to Burlesque" slideshow.
Josh "CuriousJosh" ReissAs Halloween nears, horror film buffs know that nothing says Saturday night like nerding out on the couch to watch your favorite B-movie actress hack and slash her way through the hearts and jugulars of men that ... More >>
Shannon CottrellLenora Claire and Luke Nero at mr. BLACK
When Luke Nero moved to Los Angeles, he brought the hippest gay club in New York City with him. But as the doors opened last night at Bardot for the first installment of the Tuesday night party mr. BLACK LA, one had to wonder if a club ... More >>
View more photos in the Comic Book Vixens Burlesque slideshow.
Following a spit-heavy set of middle finger-waving, punk-ish rock from Die Fast, a mild-mannered young man in thick glasses and a reporter's hat stepped onto the Bordello stage, fumbling through his pockets as the mayor rang his cell ph ... More >>
Mother's Day may already be a Hallmark holiday but that didn't stop Oprah, KFC and El Pollo Loco from turning it into a full-blown, corporate flame (grilled chicken) war over the weekend. Is nothing sacred? As Gendy Alimurung reported on Saturday, "The latest installment in our continuing coverage o ... More >>
View more photos in the Alice in Wonderland burlesque slideshow.
Erin BroadleyCourtney Cruz as the Mad HatterBefore the Devil's Playground "Wonderland Burlesque and Cabaret Show" took center stage on Saturday, the near-capacity audience at Bordello was already getting randy. In one dimly-lit booth ... More >>
(All photos by Shannon Cottrell. Click images for entire Devils Playground slideshow.)Amy Amnesia gets hammeredNot many conversations begin with the question, "So when was the first time you ate broken glass?" Last Saturday night, however, that was exactly how I struck up a conversation with art cur ... More >>