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Need to Know presents VII Magazine, a new journalistic partnership with VII Photo, which will give our readers unprecedented intimate access to the work of the world’s leading photojournalists. Every day, our partners at VII will showcase a new photo, and each week, a new video or audio slideshow.

This week
An up-close look at “burladies,” the women of the saucy and vivacious world of burlesque. As an art form, burlesque has been continually evolving since its start in ninteenth-century Victorian music halls, and today comes adorned with fetish and punk elements. Giovanni Cocco’s playful audio and photo slideshow takes a peek behind the red velvet curtain.

Note: This photo essay can be found in VII Magazine’s archives. To view it, visit the VII Magazine page and click on the “Features” tab. Some of these photos may not be suitable to view at work.

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    Memorial Day every day
    Beyond the backyard BBQ: Honor and aid those who have served.
  • Fast and too furious?
    Can accuracy and the demand for instant information coexist in the media?
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      Steinbeck's Salinas Valley
    John Steinbeck's hometown came to worldwide notice through the Grapes of Wrath. Not all city fathers were pleased by the portrait. Explore what has changed and what remains the same in Salinas.


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