For all the merriment, utter joyfulness, and three-ring thrills it provides, circuses have always been a bit seamy and sordid since the days of P.T. Barnum, despite the patina of wholesome family fun. There’s the Gypsy vibe of the entire show, not to mention the rampant allegations of animal abuse, and the bizarre and bawdy nature of some the old timey acts that used to be part of the show. (Don’t get us started on those... More >>>