88 Let's Go Racing
With crowds over 100,000, it's the largest spectator sport in the nation. Who wouldn't hang out to watch guys drive machines built like fighter planes at speeds greater than 200 mph? Beautiful women like to watch, too.By Michael Jordan
96 The Return of the Private Eye
With Cold War spooks lined up for unemployment benefits, the great American gumshoe is where the action is. We investigate the newest crop of hard-drinking, heat-packing PIs and see how they stack up.By Dick Lochte
116 Jesse II
He's thrown a rod on a 1964 GTO. He's frightened Robert De Niro. He's signed a bill that would allow Minnesota farmers to grow industrial hemp. Jesse Ventura is so many things---well, gee, maybe he could be president.By Lawrence Grobel
118 How to be An Indie Movie Mogul
No budget---no problem. You don't need fancy lights and cameras to get action these days. As The Blair Witch Project proved, it's best just to get started with whatever equipment you can afford. Here's what to look for.By Ted C. Fishman
122 20Q Cindy Margolis
With 60 million cyberbuddies, she has enough viewers to rival the Super Bowl. Her appearance on Howard Stern's show was his highest-rated episode ever. And her bikini poster cured a terminally ill teenager. Imagine what a downloaded Cindy will do for you.By David Rensin
124 Top Guns
Science fiction flicks always have the coolest props---and the guns are the best of all. We've rounded up classic blasters from Star Wars and Planet of the Apes as well as the latest stuff. (Take you to our leader? Sorry, he's busy with the twins.)
127 City Girls---Episode 2: Sticky Fingers
Do you know the difference between a tortilla chip and an airstrip? Hint: It's a thong thing. This cable-ready conversation is hotter than Sex and the City and more revealing than a Brazilian wax job.By Amy Sohn
74 Monkey Forest Road
His best friend and business associate started knocking the bottom out of a Danish stewardess half his age. No big deal. But when the guy started wearing sarongs and hanging with a witch doctor while working on a hotel project in Bali, there was only one thing to do: Break out the scotch.By Tom Paine
63 Jon Stewart
Everybody knew he was very fast and very funny---he even had a deal with Letter-man. But it took his gig on Comedy Central's The Daily Show With Jon Stewart for him to score big. Being mistaken for that kid on Married With Children? He doesn't care.By David Rensin
78 Mardi Gras 2000
Every year New Orleans lets its hair down---and its shirts up. We show you what to expect.
102 Playmate: Photogenic Lenz
She's a German-Italian-Dutch triple threat. Ja! Si! Ja!
Britain's sultriest cover girl rips off the cover for Playboy.
notes and news
15 The World of Playboy
16 Haunted House Party
The stars and celebs who showed up were downright scary.
53 The Playboy Forum
Are SWAT teams out of control? An alarming report on the casualties; the HMH awards; drug war refugees.
171 Playmate News
Hef's incredible Halloween bash; the X-treme Team; salutes to Dorothy Stratten and Jennifer Jackson, the first black Playmate.
21 Dear Playboy
25 After Hours
36 Living Online
51 The Playboy Advisor
114 Party Jokes
159 Where and How to Buy
175 On the Scene
44 Extreme Yoga
Sure it's trendy and chic and all New York's finest love it. But don't be fooled---this is one serious workout.By Joe Dolce
94 Moon Walk
One small step for Air Jordans, one giant step for fashion-conscious athletic shoes. T-minus two pages to liftoff.
Perry Farrell returns to the fray; Rage still battles; Alanis unplugs; Dolly does bluegrass.
Kirk Douglas glitters in Diamonds; Denzel is a tropical depression in Hurricane.
Marinara sauce spurts in Ur-spaghetti westerns; Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS, gets the boxed-set treatment.
Three dozen men try out for Chick for a Day; the history of lingerie; vintage sexploitation.