Modern burlesque may have its roots in retro culture (and the objectification that was prevalent in the past), but today it's become an undeniably empowering form of expression for the women who do it and a unique form of entertainment for an avid fan base that goes way beyond the turn-on.
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On the west coast, the club kids popped up around 1991, the local counterparts of the New York City Party Monster types, attending the types of underground raves your parents explicitly forbade. It wasn't all about drugs, but there were certainly plenty: ketamine, acid, cocaine, ecstasy, and more, s ... More >>
James Stone, the club and party promoter responsible for ground-breaking fetish-themed nightlife in Los Angeles, passed away Wednesday evening after a long battle with bladder cancer. He was 47. He is survived by his mother, sister, brother and countless friends in Los Angeles.
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Curtis Stone is, in the words of Derek Zoolander, "really, really, ridiculously good-looking," so not the type, we'd imagine, to get tongue-tied around the ladies. But leave it to hometown girl Dita Von Teese, L.A.'s (and the world's) queen of burlesque to make TV's reigning pin-up boy blush.
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Dita Von Teese can't remember the first time she took her clothes off for someone. It was probably early on, before she became the queen of burlesque and undressing bec ... More >>
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With live performances by Macy Gray, Dita Von Teese, Prince Poppycock, and Greyson Chance to name a few and Debbie Gibson, recorded greetings by Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Justin Bieber, and an in person Happy Birthday serenade from ... More >>
photos by Gendy AlimurungDita Von Teese launched her "My Private Cointreau Coffret" this past weekend. It's basically a pretty box with a couple of glasses, a pink shaker, and a bottle of Cointreau. After you drink the alcohol, you can use it as a jewelry box. It's super limited edition (500 ... More >>
From old downtown theatres to dives to dance clubs, LA continues to be a bonanza of burlesque. Big or small, demure or trashy, themed and prop-filled or bodaciously bare, seems like there's always a gaggle strutting -and stripping off- their stuff somewhere in town, and has been ever since The Velve ... More >>
Though it only lasted for a couple of months, the rock n' roll revelry of Diamond Dogs at H' Wood is already the stuff of LA club-land legend, both for its fabulously mixed crowd (Bryan Ferry, Keith Richards' daughters, Marilyn Manson exes Dita Von Teese and Rose MacGowan, the Gossip's Beth Ditto, A ... More >>
While April was a great month for events in Los Angeles (see our April '09 Month in Photos slideshow for proof), we have to admit we're pretty exhausted. After Coachella, exploring Michael Jackson's Neverland, two non-stop days at the L.A. Weekly L.A. Weekend festival and more, we decided to take it ... More >>
They were at the Getty Museum this past week. Masses of them. I was there with my dad and all of a sudden we were surrounded by a crowd of uniformed students. I went to Catholic school as a kid. It brought back, uh, fond memories of mean nuns, pleated red tartan skirts that would never stay properly ... More >>
Sometimes I feel like I need a shower after I read it, but I'm gonna be honest right now and admit that Perez Hilton's gossip blog is a fairly frequent guilty pleasure. Still, I'm just not sure what I think about the guy as a person. I usually love me some chatty/catty gay boys, but sometimes a bitc ... More >>