drag queens

Lost Photos of Kansas City’s Underground Drag Scene During the 1960s

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When we think of places where drag and ballroom culture has thrived, cities like New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. spring to mind — but many don’t realize that there was a vibrant community in the Midwest during the ‘50s and ‘60s. In 2006, artist Robert Heishman uncovered a group of slides in a Kansas City salvage yard labeled, “Jack’s Slides: Chicago and Kansas City.” Heishman found a stash of images featuring beautiful drag queens, but the photographer remained a mystery.
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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 5, Episode 5 Recap: “Snatch Game”

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Even casual fans of Drag Race are tempted to tune in for the “Snatch Game” episodes, in which the ladies must impersonate a celebrity of their choosing and successfully improv enough jokes to keep the audience gagging for more. For the comedy queens, this challenge is a cinch. But most competitors give us nothing but an endless stream of flat jokes and inaccurate portrayals, making them that much closer to sashaying away. With added drama between Jade and Alyssa, Coco and Alyssa, and everyone turning on Jinkx, this one-woman show was fiercer than ever. Let’s see how our girls fared.
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