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New York City, pop culture, art and nightlife. Because nobody else is blogging about those things.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Between-The-Holidays-Killing-Time Video of the Day Number Four, You're Welcome.

Courtesy of Everything is Terrible. This one is kind of subtle, the creepiness sort of emerges as it goes on.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Between-The-Holidays-Killing-Time Video of the Day Number Three, You're Welcome.

The Found Footage Festival's Top 10 VHS finds of 2010.


Between-The-Holidays-Killing-Time Video of the Day Number Two, You're Welcome.

Ok, this one is pretty geeky.
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Via Topless Robot.


Monday, December 27, 2010

Between-The-Holidays-Killing-Time Video of the Day Number One, You're Welcome.

Courtesy of the great Fourfour, discovered via Videogum.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

All of my best wishes to everyone for a safe and happy holiday, and Merry...wait, what is it?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

What are you doing New Year's Eve? Also, January 17th. And the 19th.

We were thrilled to be asked by Joe's Pub to produce their annual New Year's Ever After-Party. It's going to an epic night of drunken fabulousness, plus breakfast.

And then we launch a new bi-monthly show at Crash Mansion, a whole new reason to go out on a Monday night: Casino O'Fortune Cookie's POP CULTURE A-GO-GO!

But wait, there's more! Because on the 19th, Gameshow Speakeasy officially starts its tenure as a monthly show at Le Poisson Rouge!

2011: bring. It. On.

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Monday, December 20, 2010


It's hard to believe that the year is rapidly coming to a close. There have been plenty of ups and downs, but as we fly toward the New Year things have been hitting a lot of high notes. Up there, that's the cast of Material Girls: The Burlesque Tribute to Madonna, backstage at Joe's Pub before the sold-out show. And below is the cast of the All-Star Burlesque Birthday Bash, backstage in the brand-new dressing room before we brought it to the brand-new stage at the Red Palace (the venue formerly known as the Palace of Wonders) in DC for a packed, crazy audience that may have been the most enthusiastic we've ever had anywhere.

Then Casino O'Fortune Cookie launched our new series of shows at another new home, Crash Mansion on the Bowery, with another All-Star Burlesque Birthday Bash, this one doubling as a going-away party for our partner the beloved Anita Cookie as she heads to Los Angeles for a (hopefully!) brief winter sojourn.

I share these shots not just to make you envious of how I spend my time, but because this network of amazing, beautiful, talented, frequently naked performers make our shows as fantastic as they are, and in these dizzyingly busy weeks at the close of the year I've been surrounded by these friends and collaborators, and we all embrace and support each other, and I'm very lucky. Here's to a whole hell of a lot more of that in 2011.

Ok, that's enough heavy shit for now!

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