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  • "The Miss Neo Pageant" at the Neo-Futurarium ★★★½

    "The Miss Neo Pageant" at the Neo-Futurarium ★★★½
    "The Miss Neo Pageant"  "It is my privilege to present to you five incredible and talented women onstage," a disembodied voice announces at the show's outset, "all vying to win the respect and acknowledgment that supposedly comes with developing into...
  • On Theater: 'War Horse' is a winner

    On Theater: 'War Horse' is a winner
    Those who have seen Steven Spielberg's excellent cinematic version of "War Horse" and are planning to catch the stage production at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts may be wondering how on earth live theater can duplicate the splendor and throat-...
  • Bogaard hangs out with beauty contest participants

    Bogaard hangs out with beauty contest participants
    Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard had to do one of those painful and thankless political tasks Thursday, hanging around with dozens of beauty contest participants at a press conference touting the 2013 Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA contests....
  • Book Review: 'Beauty Queens' by Libba Bray

    Book Review: 'Beauty Queens' by Libba Bray
    Beauty Queens A Novel Libba Bray Scholastic: 396 pp., $18.99, ages 13 and up Few events are more intrinsically ridiculous than the sequined spectacle of surgically enhanced females fake-baked to perfection and trotted on stage to one-up one another...
  • 'Posing Beauty in African American Culture' show at USC

    'Posing Beauty in African American Culture' show at USC
    A fashion show in Harlem in 1963, a portrait of a contemplative Michael Jackson in 1981 and a picture of friends celebrating their prom night in 2006 are among images on view in the exhibition "Posing Beauty in African American Culture" at USC's Fisher...
  • Donald Trump Threatens To Sue Poulsbo Woman

    Donald Trump Threatens To Sue Poulsbo Woman
    The glitter, gloss, and glam on the big stage of the Miss USA contest is a far cry from what comes out of a small room in Lynanne White's Poulsbo home. But Billionaire Donald Trump, who owns the pageant, is threatening to sue White over her small, on-...
  • For Brittani Schisler, Miss Illinois County Fair Queen title is last beauty pageant hurrah

     
    Brittani Schisler ended her beauty pageant career on a high note, winning her most recent crown as Miss Illinois County Fair Queen. “It’s probably going …...
  • Tinley Park to host Ms. Wheelchair Illinois contest Saturday

     
    For those unfamiliar with the Ms. Wheelchair Illinois/Ms. Wheelchair America competitions, this is not a traditional beauty contest. The Ms. Illinois finals takes place at …...
  • 'Miss Holocaust Survivor' -- honoring history or cheapening it?

     
    To some, “Miss Holocaust Survivor” sounded like the ultimate triumph -- crowning and championing a woman who had suffered the horrors of the Holocaust. To others, the idea of invoking Nazi terrors in the shallow setting of a beauty pageant was...
  • Miss America 2011? It's Miss Nebraska, Teresa Scanlan

     
    Miss America 2011 is Teresa Scanlan, Miss Nebraska. 17-year-old Teresa Scanlan wants to use her Miss America 2011 scholarship to go to law school and become a politician....
  • Back on broadcast TV, Miss America Pageant waves hello to a big ratings gain

     
    Teresa Scanlan, the 17-year-old Miss Nebraska, took the crown as the Miss America Pageant returned to network TV and won a huge ratings increase Saturday. An average of 6.6 million viewers tuned in to the two-hour event on ABC, according......
  • Miss Delaware's hair problem shines a light on our complicated feelings about our coifs

     
    In last weekend's Miss America pageant, one fan favorite broke the usual beauty-queen mold. Miss Delaware, Kayla Martell, is certainly beautiful, but she is also bald. That this became a running story in numerous publications in the days leading up......