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Shake It Like They Taught You in Louisiana
The Texas Burleseque Fest returns with a NoLa queen and a Detroit legend
"...great shimmy and shake returns tonight as the Texas Burlesque Festival brings some tease back to the Lone Star..."

April 10, 2014 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Avant Glam Breaks Out the Mistletoe
What's Christmas without a little unwrapping?
"...Move over, Rockettes. Austin's queen of nouveau burlesque, Sassy Delure, and her long-time partner-in-grind Roxie Moxie have..."

Dec. 21, 2013 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

More April Arts Fests for Your Pleasure
Don't forget International Poetry and Texas Burlesque
"...ones: the Austin International Poetry Festival and the Texas Burlesque Festival...."

April 10, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Gamecocks and Fan Dances
Ex-video game CEO comes to the rescue of Burlesque for Peace
"...For a while, it looked like this year's Burlesque for Peace might be a victim of that exhaustion..."

Feb. 18, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Boiz of Summer
Austin's drag kings return with a new venue and new tricks
"...and inky mermaid gown, Gemmi Galactic of Frisky Business Burlesque guided a somewhat-shy audience through "Gothic is the Summer..."

July 15, 2016 Qmmunity Post by Louisa Jackson Spaventa

Oh Me, Oh My, Oh iZombie
Writer Diane Ruggiero-Wright on the walking, talking undead
"...TV, they quickly realized they had something in common: burlesque...."

April 14, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Immigrant
Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix star in James Gray's latest New York opus, a story about a woman turned out from Ellis Island to fend for herself on the mean streets of New York.
"...them: shelter, respectable employment as a seamstress in the burlesque hall he runs. Ewa needs more – money for..."

May 30, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Burn After Reading
The Coen brothers may be masters of black comedy, but there are times when there’s no point in taking them seriously.
"...Achilles' heel: heroes whose bulging-eyed broadness descends quickly into burlesque, meaning the increasingly depraved and dangerous consequences of their..."

Sept. 12, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The 2007 Academy Award Nominated Short Films: Animation
See the five animated shorts in competition for the Oscar, and judge for yourself.
"...a dream. At once both high art and low burlesque, “My Love” uses visual poetry to capture the swirling..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Pride
Based on the true story of Jim Ellis, who created a nationally respected swimming program from an abandoned community center, Pride is a by-the-book sports film.
"...white person in Pride is a seething, spitting, fire-breathing burlesque of bigotry). True, these may sound like enormous hurdles..."

March 23, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Producers
The film's wonderfully over-the-top performances often feel constrained by first-time film director Susan Stroman, whose inexperience behind the camera is all too apparent.
"...The Producers, which is grounded in the traditions of burlesque and vaudeville, can be pretty damn hilarious at times,..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Tuvalu
"...in his destiny at birth) has concocted a unique burlesque goulash that feeds the soul and intoxicates the senses...."

March 1, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Last Butterfly
"...treasure, Moreau now finds himself forced to play broad burlesque (“Walking Against the Wind,” “Man Hanging Himself”) to endless..."

Aug. 13, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Qmmunity: From Harvey Milk to 2020’s Rainbow Wave
Plus Bizarre Stripper Burlesque and Cheer Ups Quarantikki Happy Hour
"...Pink Cabaret If in doubt, watch the Bizarre Stripper Burlesque babes and don't pout. Louisianna Purchase hosts a menagerie..."

May 22, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

Where the Girls Go/ATX: Tassels Addition
Where the grrrls will be this April weekend
"...This weekend Austin plays host to the Texas Burlesque Festival. And where there's glitter, tassels, and dancing ladies,..."

April 11, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

The Good Eye: V Is for Vulnerability
There ain't nothin' hurly or burly about these ladies
"...pasties, those sequined bulls-eyes, those tiny boob yarmulkes of burlesque? Is it their magical, seemingly contradictory ability both to..."

May 23, 2014 Column by Amy Gentry

Swapping Sparkle for Spandex
Jigglewatts go back to the '80s
"...It's good times for the local burlesque ensemble. Last week, co-founder Coco Lectric was invited to..."

July 27, 2010 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Revving With Cora Vette
Texas Burlesque Festival MC tells dirty jokes and career truths
"...without a crocodile, it's hard to imagine the Texas Burlesque Festival without the one and only Cora Vette. The..."

April 10, 2015 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Xmas Unwrapped: Doff we now our gay apparel
After a powerhouse first year of sold-out shows, critical awards, and company growth, the shrewd women of Shrewd Productions are returning to their debut effort, the holiday burlesque Xmas Unwrapped!
"...theatre scene in 2005 with Xmas Unwrapped! A Holiday Burlesque, which played to sold-out houses. Its spring production of..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

Down the Rabbit Hole With Avant Glam
Darkly dreaming with Sassy Delure about her newest show
"...Unlike many of the performers in Austin's more traditional burlesque companies, Seattle native Delure comes from a more neo-burlesque,..."

Aug. 1, 2014 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

After a Fashion: Feathers and Beads
Your Style Avatar on the Texas Tease
"...(accompanied by my constant companion Jacki Oh) at a burlesque show. Of course, I feel right at home at..."

Aug. 3, 2012 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Tickling Voters' Fancies
Want that little something extra with your voter registration card? Got to Burlesque the Vote.
"...mix as a motivator? That's the aim of the Burlesque the Vote event at Antone's this Friday, Oct. 3,..."

Oct. 3, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Gay Place
The Gender Unbound Art Fest will spotlight the work of trans, intersex, and gender nonconforming artists and musicians
"...takes audiences on a galaxy quest with aerial acrobatics, burlesque performances, music, and more. Oh my, superwoman. Thu.-Sat. Secret..."

Sept. 23, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

Suicide Girls Leave Austin Blue
The show may be canceled but the community is thriving
"...No, this Friday was supposed to be about Blackheart Burlesque, the Suicide Girls' internationally touring risqué dance troupe...."

Nov. 13, 2015 Screens Feature by Sarah Marloff

Moving Violation
Classic sexploitation films shake things up at the Alamo
"...Madness, a quasi-documentary trip through the world of showgirls, burlesque, and the inevitable lustful endeavors (Sleepovers! Implied lesbianism! Second..."

Oct. 7, 2011 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Gilded Lili: Lili St. Cyr and the Striptease Mystique
Author Kelly DiNardo recounts the fascinating life of 'the queen of striptease'
"...The most popular burlesque star throughout the Forties and Fifties, Lili St. Cyr..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Books Review by Rick Klaw

After a Fashion
Stephen weighs in on city planning issues ... at least ones regarding how certain things look. Other than that, he drops a lot of names and tells you where to go. For Valentine's Day, silly.
"...I honestly can't tell you what to expect from Burlesque for Peace: Burlesque Without Borders, except that it is..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Burly-Q Confidential
"...Burlesque is what your more adventurous old uncles jaunted out..."

July 9, 2004 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Qmmunity: OUTsider Arts Fest Gets Weird N’ Queer This Weekend
Plus, Trans Crowdfund Live fundraises for gender-affirming care for LGBTQIA Austinites of color
"...Bizarre Stripper Burlesque Celebrate Black History Month with Austin's only all-trans, BIPOC..."

March 5, 2021 Column by Beth Sullivan

Qmmunity: Grateful for You, Grateful for Queers
Plus, Jenny Hoyston’s new tunes and the world premiere of Austin’s all-trans revue
"...Bizarre Strippers Burlesque: Black Attire Party Catch the world premiere of Austin's..."

Nov. 29, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

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