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The First Wave

Although now swathed in nostalgic longing and/or hipster appropriation, the art of burlesque was once a vibrant, multitiered cultural enterprise — escapist family entertainment for the working class, an erotic getaway for men of all classes, and a carefully constructed…
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Stand and Deliver

Gypsy Rose Lee's home movies, which screened at the Castro last fall, were revealing in more ways than one: The really impressive part wasn't her act (a burlesque that relied more on comedy than nudity) but the backstage doings. Beyond…
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If the Spirit Moves You

Like Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday, the heathen revelry of Halloween is shadowed by the sobering introspection of Catholic-based holidays All Saints' Day (Nov. 1) and All Souls' Day (Nov. 2), which coincide with Dia de los Muertos/Day of the…
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