Sensations in both Denver and St. Paul, the “Missile-Dick Chicks” are a burlesque troupe with a social conscience, marching with their, um, costumes and singing satirical war songs. (To the McCain-esque tune of “Barbara Ann”: “Oh, bomb Ira-a-an…because we ca-a-an…let’s bomb Ira-a-an…”)

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.