Bunny Bravo is a burlesque dancer and producer of the Shimmy and Shake burlesque shows in southern California. She has been selected to perform at the burlesque contest at Viva Las Vegas in April. At her home, she discussed her burlesque beginnings and the differences between burlesque and stripping.
What drew you to burlesque?Lucha VaVoom, we started going to those shows. Kitten Deville was in a lot of the shows that we went to at first. Then she quit doing them and when we went back we noticed we didn’t enjoy the shows as much. It was really her that was pulling us there. She is the... Read More
If you dig astrology; or gazing up at the night sky; or just like catching an early evening buzz and staring at big, bright, shiny shit, then you need to check out Tuesdays In The Dome at the Hayden Planetarium (the butch lil' sister of The American Museum of Natural History). Just about every Tuesday night at 6:30 pm the good folks at the planetarium put on an hour long lecture and star show under the dome for a paltry $12 (or $10 if your a member, a student or a senior citizen.) Check prices before you go as they may of course change. Me, my girlfriend and a fifth of Jack went to review the... Read More
I've even heard those in the hipster elite compare a NYC summer to having a naked, fat epileptic chick wrapped loosely in saran wrap squat on your chest and just sweat and giggle for three months straight. But to those foolish naysayers I say: You are weak, narrow-minded sheep! Take off your blinders of sobriety, strap on your beer goggles of enlightenment and LIVE! Summer is a time when anything and everything becomes doable. It's the season when, perennially, the planet wakes from its slumber, comes alive, spreads its legs and dares us to dive in for a taste. Summer in the city is a veritable... Read More
It was sometime in 1996 and I was having coffee back home in Australia, with a friend who had just returned from a trip to Los Angeles. As we flipped through what would now almost be considered retro her photo album, I came across a shot of a tall, striking-looking man dressed in a white robe, wearing a white turban, broad smile and an electric guitar. "Who's that?:, I inquired. "Oh, this famous, street performer guy on the Venice Beach boardwalk," she said. For years afterward, I would come across photos of him in the photo albums of friends as far away as London, Tokyo, Stockholm and Paris,... Read More
The film “Mean Girls,” most strongly associated with new short-term jailbird Lindsay Lohan, sort of exemplifies the good and bad, the way to success or failure in Hollywood. Couple her problems and those of veteran actor and Oscar winner Mel Gibson and you have enough material for a major mini series.
A look at the cast of that enjoyable yet un-challenging movie and we see five actresses on the verge of hitting the big time. Yet, even though she was only 17 when she made the film, Lohan was the star and cast veteran, having already done a few movies and videos. The most notable of these... Read More
Joining us today is Jackie M. Johnson. She is an author and freelance writer. Her first book, Power Prayers for Women has sold nearly 200,000 copies. She has also written articles, poetry, and hundreds of devotionals. A native of Milwaukee, Jackie lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We’ll talk to Jackie today about her work, how When Love Ends is a different kind of relationship book, and what she is working on next.
Welcome, Jackie M. Johnson. We are excited to have you here. Can you please tell our readers a bit about yourself?
Sure. I’m an author and freelance writer. My first... Read More
She wore black high heels with rainbow striped socks that went up to her knees. She had a plaid skirt that was almost fully covered by an oversized Marilyn Manson t-shirt. Also hidden under this shirt was a pretty damn good sized rack for an 8th grader. Her eye liner was black and her eye shadow was a blue-ish purple. She had a pale complexion that contrasted with her dark hair, which was tied back tightly in a pony tail. Her large nose hooked like an eagles and commanded most of the attention on her face.
I can’t remember how it was we met. I don’t recall any mutual friends and clearly... Read More
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Shaun you're probably nearer the mark than most. "mmm...right right" spoken with contemplative "yawn" inflection when you join a writers' group or dare blurt out in front of established writers (any writers) you tend to scribble, usually sending all...
Very interesting train of thoughts, but I found myself asking, what about those that write under a ghost name...is it to keep their privacy, or perhaps lack of ego...I actually can see both sides, especially when you are talking about writing fiction....