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How wives should undress in front of their husbands (1937)

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By Zolton in New Art on Thursday 19 July 2012

This photoshoot from 1937 shows the contrast in the ‘undressing’ style of former Burlesque stripper, June St. Clair, as compared to a ‘typical wife’, who doesn’t disrobe with quite the same, erm, allure. The photos were by Peter Stackpole and done for the Allen Gilbert School of Undressing. [via How to be a Retronaut]

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Creative costume designs by James Browne

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By Katy Alexander in New Fashion on Thursday 7 June 2012

James Browne is a set and costume designer who moulds his extraordinary vision to each individual theatrical production. He also works with photographers to create his own mini narratives, which reference circus, burlesque, world cinema, high fashion, and fairytales.

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New mixed media art by Sabrina Hornung

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By Sabrina Hornung in New Art on Friday 30 March 2012

Sabrina Hornung by day and The Alabaster Disaster on the burlesque stage. My visual art consists of mixed media photo transparencies that personify the flora, fauna, and folklore of the North Dakota prairie.

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Theatrical hats by Topsy Turvy Designs

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By Sabrina Hornung in New Fashion on Thursday 29 March 2012

Topsy Turvy Design is the work of costumer and milliner, K. Brown-Dye. Her creations are hand-built millinery works of buckram and wire construction. The hats are all very theatrical and range from Edwardian styles to burlesque-friendly fascinators.

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Incredible photos of exotic dancers from the 1890s

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By Zolton in New Photography on Tuesday 20 March 2012

The Charles McClaghy Collection has released this intriguing selection of images of female exotic dancers from the 1890s, which shows just how different our perception of ‘exotic’ has become over the intervening 120 or so years. [via How To Be A Retronaut]

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Air New Zealand Presents: The Hipster bars in Wellington

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By Lost At E Minor in Cool Travel on Friday 9 March 2012

Wellington is famous for its tiny, tucked-away bars, quirky cafes and galleries, fashion boutiques, award winning restaurants and buzzing nightlife. But what you may not know is that the New Zealand capital is also blessed with more bars, restaurants and cafés per capita than New York City. That’s right, it’s a thriving foodie (and drinkie) metropolis. We can’t show you all the 300 plus inner-city restaurant and bars, but here’s a sneak peak at some of Australian tourist, Patrick Stevenson — aka The Hipster’s — favourites. Advertisement

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Dances of Vice: a New York nightlife sensation

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By Christopher Stribley in New Events on Tuesday 3 January 2012

Do you ever get bored of just going out to the same old clubs and events and wish for something with a little more pizazz? Shien Lee, the glamourous mastermind behind Dances of Vice knows just how you feel. Since 2007, Shien has been bringing her sparkle to the nightlife of New York, to create fun, memorable events that attract people from all walks of life.

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Woodford Folk Festival 2011

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By Xavier Toby in New Events on Friday 25 November 2011

I’ve been to Woodford before. That’s why I’m going again this year. It’s a music and fringe festival all in one, with only one ticket. Well, there are day or season passes, but the idea is that one ticket gets you access to everything. So no messy ticket decisions. With over 400 acts from December 27 to January 1st.

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Liverpool illustrator Becky Ryan

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Wednesday 12 October 2011

We’re digging the fun and cheeky illustration work of Liverpool-based artist, Becky Ryan who loves ‘to draw pretty much anything but particularly portraits’. This piece above was featured on the North West Burlesque Society website.

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Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School

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By Diana Archila in New Trends on Saturday 27 August 2011

Created by art school dropout and kick-ass artist, Molly Crabapple, this alternative drawing movement mixes one part grungy art type, one part underground performer, and one part divey bar into a fizzy cocktail of awesomeness.

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The MegaFlame Big Band and Cabaret

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By Amy Ahlstrom in New Events on Saturday 14 May 2011

Bringing the excess and sexiness of the Big Band-era to the present is the hot MegaFlame Big Band and Cabaret’s mission. Jazz music combines with burlesque and torch singers to recreate a Prohibition-era San Francisco. Tonight, they’re playing at San Francisco’s Cafe Du Nord. Luck Be A Lady will feature The Bond Girl and Delilah […]

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Funny Yahoo! Questions and Answers from 2011

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Saturday 26 March 2011

Our friends over at URLesque have compiled a killer selection of priceless Yahoo! Questions and Answers, which ‘may very well prove that there is such a thing as dumb questions’.

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Sad Etsy boyfriends wearing sad Etsy beanies

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By Zolton in New Trends on Wednesday 23 March 2011

Our friends over at URLesque have recognized a growing Etsy trend: ‘A free-spirited crochet queen forcing her boyfriend to model her handicrafts’. And they’ve found 20 of the poor buggers, in various states of beanie clad despair.

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Pork Board complain about Fake Unicorn Meat

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By Zolton in New Trends on Wednesday 23 June 2010

We recently posted about ThinkGeek’s meaty April Fools Joke: Fake Unicorn Meat. Well, it seems not everyone found it quite as amusing as we — and, evidently, you — did. As our friends at URLesque have noted, the National Pork Board have sent ThinkGeek a cease and desist letter. Read it in full after the jump.

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Mr Masters for Dueling Analogs

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By Casper Johansson in New Events on Tuesday 22 June 2010

Mr Men meets Mega Man bosses in this awesome cartoon mash-up by artist Steve Napierski for Mr. Masters for Dueling Analogs, ‘a video game-themed webcomic‘.

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