Day: 2010-05-04

Feed the Blogroll!

It’s a while since we updated our links – who have we missed in the new voices department? Has any of the links we already have on the list changed to a new domain? If you regularly comment here and… Read More ›

Detached irony or cultural cringe?

I’m hugely ambivalent about the “ironic” burlesque revival – it’s still nearly always only female bodies on display, with the many fabulous male performers pushed to the showbiz margins of inner-city gay clubs and occasional hen’s nights while the burlesque girls venture regularly into mainstream suburban pubs, where they consciously drop the most confronting pieces from the run-sheet because they figure that the audience out there* won’t get/doesn’t want those anyway.