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The Forgotten World of the Badass Valeska Gert

On her 126th birthday, measuring the influence of the incomparable ‘dance performance artist’ who inspired entertainers from German Expressionism through to 1980s punk

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The Dreidel-Straddling Schlep Sisters Are a Hanukkah Miracle

Burlesque duo Darlinda Just Darlinda and Minnie Tonka are performing on Christmas Eve in New York City

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Light the Lights

Agenda, Hanukkah edition: Matisyahu comes clean in Williamsburg, latkes get judged, and a 4,000-pound menorah is lit. Plus our seasonal gift guide!

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Civil War Siren

Adah Isaacs Menken was a 19th-century actress known for her audacity on and off the stage. A new biography uncovers the woman behind the scandals.

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