Issue: 20050401

Friday, April 1, 2005
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Since his groundbreaking coverage of the first Gulf war for CNN, Peter Arnett has kept close tabs on Iraqi affairs. Now, with Blood and Betrayal, he is rewriting history. Living in Iraq since before the invasion, Arnett has unraveled the secret plans of Uday Hussein, Saddam's eldest son--plans that force a reassessment of prewar Iraqi power structures and reveal the origins of the insurrection. Arnett even managed to acquire the contents of Uday's desk. "Uday's psychotic behavior certainly upset his father," says Arnett, "but he was always pushing to make sure he would inherit Saddam's mantle. Uday had made the Fedayeen his own army, providing them with proper training and good equipment, and they were to be his coup d'état force. So even before the war Saddam's days were numbered."
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General Offices: Playboy, 680 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611. Playboy assumes no responsibility to return unsolicited editorial or graphic or other material. All rights in letters and unsolicited editorial and graphic material will be treated as unconditionally assigned for publication and copyright purposes and material will be subject to Playboy's unrestricted right to edit and to comment editorially, Playboy, date of production: January 2005. Custodian of records is Diane Griffin. All Records Required by Law to be maintained by publisher are located at 680 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611. Contents Copyright © 2005 by Playboy. All Rights Reserved. Playboy, Playmate and Rabbit Head Symbol are marks of Playboy, Registered U.S. Trademark Office. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form by any electronic, mechanical, photocopying or recording means or otherwise without prior written permission of the publisher. Any similarity between the people and places in the fiction and semifiction in this magazine and any real people and places is purely coincidental. For credits see page 163, Danbury Mint onsert in domestic subscription polywrapped copies, BMW mini insert between pages 28--29 and Calvin Klein insert between pages 44--45 in domestic subscription copies. Corona insert between pages 146--147, Milagro and Bic inserts between pages 154--155 in selected domestic newsstand and subscription copies. Certificado De Licitud De Titulo no. 7570 De Fecha 29 De Julio De 1993, Y CertiFicado De Licitud De Contenido no. 5108 De Fecha 29 De Julio De 1993 Expedidos Por La Comision Calificadora De publicaciones Y Revistas Ilustradas Dependiente De La Secretaria De Gobernación, México. Reserva De Derechos 04-2000-071710332800-102.
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Masthead
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Masthead
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Hugh M. Hefnereditor-in-chief
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The Macallan Distillers Ltd.
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Hef's Happy Holidays
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Hef's annual New Year's Eve bash is the hottest ticket in L.A. --and not just because of the sexy black-tie and lingerie-or-less dress code. This year everyone from athletes to movie stars gathered to pop the champagne and ring in 2005.
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Palms
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Letters to the Editor
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Dear Playboy
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Flying with the Aviator
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Playboy
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Jack Daniel's
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Camille Anderson
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<i>Rock Star's</i> renowned Elevator Hottie is on the way up
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Lorillard
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License to Thrill
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San Antonio wants exotic dancers to wear tags
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Steve Keene's Rapid Art Movement
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World's most prolific painter sells mass-produced masterpieces
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Knotty & Nice
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Summer's short ties pack a punch
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Snap 'N' Crackle Stop
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A Gourmet Cereal Bar? Sounds Flaky
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Homage À Trois
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<i>Entertainment Weekly</i> Splays it Again
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Bling of The Road
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Meet will castro, king of customizers
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Burger Mistress
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Louisville McBombshell Cristy Creighton is especially saucy
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Decadent Decor
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An Original Punk's tips for outfitting your den of iniquity
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Not Necessarily Good Advice
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Wisdom to be used sparingly, if at all
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S ignifica, I nsignifica, S tats and F acts
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Sin City
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Stephen Rebello
The gritty graphic novel finally hits the screen
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Laura
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Matt Steigbigel
[dvdTitle]Laura[/dvdTitle] ([releaseDate]1944[/releaseDate]) "I shall never forget the weekend Laura died." So begins one of the all-time great film noirs, finally available on DVD. Gene Tierney is the eponymous Manhattan socialite, loved by all, surrounded by sinister paramours and murdered in cold blood. Extras: Commentaries by composer David Raksin and film historians Jeanine Basinger and Rudy Behlmer, a restoration comparison and an original theatrical trailer. [rating]4 bunnies[/rating]
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Sideways
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Greg Fagan
Giamatti and Church reinvent the buddy pic
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The Incredibles
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Matt Steigbigel
[dvdTitle]The Incredibles[/dvdTitle] ([releaseDate]2004[/releaseDate]) Writer-director Brad Bird scores with a hilarious riff on the role of superheroes in this animated film that appeals to adults even more than kids. A battery of liability complaints forces Mr. Incredible and his family underground in a superhero-protection program. Newly named Bob Parr and his wife, Helen (a.k.a. Elastigirl), settle down and start a family, but soon middle-aged Bob longs for the excitement of his youth. Extras: Animator commentary, deleted scenes, a making-of documentary, a bloopers reel and the short film Boundin'. [rating]3-1/2 bunnies[/rating]
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Closer
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Greg Fagan
[dvdTitle]Closer[/dvdTitle] ([releaseDate]2004[/releaseDate]) You desperately want to get closer to gorgeous people like the four leads--Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts and Clive Owen--in this intelligent, funny drama by Carnal Knowledge director Mike Nichols. But there are always buts, and here they are: the underlying ugliness and shameless deception that each character brings to this ménage à quatre. British writer Patrick Marber adapted his play for the screen, and his dialogue, blue and often biting, keeps Closer sizzling even as Nichols eschews the sex scenes that could have made this an erotic masterpiece. Extras: There's nothing official to report at press time, but we're keeping our fingers crossed for the must-see full-frontal Portman strip scene that Nichols cut. [rating]3 bunnies[/rating]
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High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story
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Buzz McClain
[dvdTitle]High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story[/dvdTitle] ([releaseDate]2003[/releaseDate]) Legendary card shark Stu "the Kid" Ungar didn't know when to fold 'em and died at the age of 45. The Sopranos' Michael Imperioli creates an unsympathetic character of cocky schmuck Ungar in this timely cautionary tale. Extras: Commentary by Imperioli, writer-director A.W. Vidmer and poker expert Vince Van Patten, plus a music video. [rating]3 bunnies[/rating]
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The Twilight Zone: The Definitive Edition, Season Two
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Buzz McClain
[dvdTitle]The Twilight Zone: The Definitive Edition, Season Two[/dvdTitle] ([releaseDate]1960--1961[/releaseDate]) Freaky season two is arguably the most mind-bendingly consistent of the show's run. The eerie classics are even better with new high-definition transfers and commentaries--our favorites are from Donna Douglas (the bandaged beauty in "Eye of the Beholder") and Don Rickles (the bettor in "Mr. Dingle, the Strong"). Extras: Some radio shows, Rod Serling TV appearances and isolated musical scores. [rating]3 bunnies[/rating]
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Nicollette Sheridan first warmed our blood as the sure thing in The Sure Thing (1985), her feature-film debut, which did as much for the bikini industry as it did for our hormone level. She teased us with her tantalizing cheekbones and legs in several lame TV movies, but in Raw Nerve (1999, pictured) she finally bared all as the cunning, rich girlfriend of lucky Mario Van Peebles. We now get to feast our eyes on her each week in Desperate Housewives, on which she plays a seductive divorcée in hot pants, and we're seriously considering changing our address to Wisteria Lane.
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Disc Wars
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Buzz McClain
Movie studios battle over next-generation DVDs
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Special Additions
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Greg Fagan
A sex star, a hell house and a moon mission get a new coat of polish
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[dvdTitle]The Machinist[/dvdTitle] ([releaseDate]2004[/releaseDate]) Christian Bale does a reverse De Niro à la Raging Bull, losing 63 pounds in this taut psychological thriller about a drill pressman whose insomnia causes reality and paranoia to become indistinguishable.[rating]3 bunnies[/rating]
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Fifa Street
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Scott Steinberg
[gameTitle]Fifa Street[/gameTitle] ([manufacturer]EA Sports Big[/manufacturer], [releaseInfo]GameCube, PS2, Xbox[/releaseInfo]) Finally EA gives its trademark no-way-that-would-ever-happen-but-wow-it's-fun "street" treatment to the FIFA soccer franchise. Packed with freaky four-on-four footie action and flashy trick moves, the game moves much faster and has a healthy disregard for the rules. Even with the nerve-jangling house soundtrack and aggressively awful pseudo-Jamaican commentator, we'll still be logging some serious hours with this one. [rating]3 bunnies[/rating]
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Out of The Park
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John Gaudiosi
Virtual-sports fans are gearing up for a whole new ball game
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Wired
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LG Electronics Flatron 80-Series (17-inch, $500; 19-inch, $600; lgusa.com) Serious gamers have always turned up their nose at flat-panel LCD screens because their refresh rates have been notoriously slow, blurring fast action. The amazing eight-millisecond response time on LG's new Flatron 80-Series monitors is the fix for that bug, and the fold-and-flip stand lets you view your head shots from any angle.
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Going Mental
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Saving the world, one mind at a time
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God of War
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[gameTitle]God of War[/gameTitle] ([manufacturer]SCEA[/manufacturer], [releaseInfo]PS2[/releaseInfo]) Tired of cute, fuzzy mascot games? Good. This unflinchingly brutal take on Greek mythology has you battle an epic array of mythical creatures such as Medusa, the Hydra and Cyclops with the aid of two "blades of chaos" attached to your forearms. Avoid the traps, solve the puzzles, commit the odd human sacrifice and pagan ritual, and maybe you'll find a way out of your cursed destiny. A gruesome, gorgeous and gleefully gory Greek tragedy. [rating]3-1/2 bunnies[/rating]
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Star Wars Republic Commando
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John Gaudiosi
[gameTitle]Star Wars Republic Command[/gameTitle] ([manufacturer]Lucas Arts[/manufacturer], [releaseInfo]PC, Xbox[/releaseInfo]) Lightsabers are for wusses. This squad-based first-person shooter puts you in command of the clone army's black-ops Delta Squad. These four supersoldiers rely on their guns and specialties (demolitions, sniping, hacking) to get the job done. The single-player story takes place between episodes two and three, and Force dorks will think they've died and gone to Dagobah in the 16-player online death matches. [rating]3-1/2 bunnies[/rating]
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Enthusia Professional Racing
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Marc Saltzman
[gameTitle]Enthusia Proffessional Racing[/gameTitle] ([manufacturer]Konami[/manufacturer], [releaseInfo]PS2[/releaseInfo]) Whoever said video games aren't therapeutic hasn't played this beautifully rendered driving sim. This fast-paced road-rage cure allows you to tool around in hundreds of licensed cars from 40 manufacturers; each vehicle can be raced on unpronounceable courses such as Nürburgring and Burgenschlucht. What the game lacks in originality it makes up in looks, thanks to its proprietary Visual Gravity System. [rating]3 bunnies[/rating]
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Johnson's Finest
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China, Inc.*
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[bookTitle]The Lobotomist[/bookTitle]
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A Wonder Drug with Muscles
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Scott Dickensheets
The incredible story of male hormone therapies
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Luxury Toys
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Leopold Froehlich
[bookTitle]Luxury Toys[/bookTitle]
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Ten Little New Yorkers
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[bookTitle]Ten Little New Yorkers[/bookTitle]
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Treasure Island
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Great Head
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More and More pros are using putters with big heads that look as though they could double as weapons. The large clubface expands the sweet spot, so there's less chance of shanking your shot. So you'll have that going for you, which is nice. Our pick from this year's models is Taylor-Made's Rossa vt Monza ($279, rossaputters.com). You can customize the feel by screwing weights into the head.
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A Slice of Heaven
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This summer, the second-best golf course in Scotland is the one you want to play
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Your Golf Ball...
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• Has from 300 to 500 dimples. The most common has 392. Without them, your shot would travel three quarters as far.
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For Your Information
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The Internet makes it Easy to access huge amounts of data. Unfortunately the Internet also makes it easy to drown in huge amounts of data. Which is where the Ambient Dashboard ($150, ambientdevices.com) comes in. Set its three analog needles to display info from more than 30 sources--the stock market, the pollen forecast, local traffic conditions, the size of your e-mail in-box--and you get an immediate, noninvasive and, above all, useful look at the stuff that shapes your life. The info comes from the company's free wireless network, so the only thing you need to plug it into is an outlet.
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About Time: the Oris Miles Davis Chronograph
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An Homage to the king of cool, this Swiss-made beauty from Oris ($2,325, oris-watch.com) is all about telling time in style. With its stainless steel case, crystal covering, stopwatch and luminescent hands, you can read the time in dark jazz clubs and never miss a beat, just like the man himself.
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Have a Seat
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Sexy, eh? The woman is pretty hot too
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MBI
MBI
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Phone, Holmes
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Cell phones that can deal with e-mail, contact lists and schedules may be "smart," but they're not so entertaining. Audiovox's featherweight SMT 5600 ($199 with service plan, attwireless.com) lets you enjoy music, recorded TV shows and Internet video downloads. Removable Mini SD memory cards (sold separately) can store up to four hours of video. And when it's time to do some work? This baby runs Microsoft Office and can handle eight e-mail accounts. It's an entire office in your pocket, letting you toil right from your beach chair.
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The Pong Show
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You never know when you're going to need a Ping-Pong table, if only for those times when there's no other way to settle a score. But most rooms are too small for a traditional one. Rallystar's Micro ($1,500) is proportioned like a regulation tennis court, which means it's skinnier than a normal table. Shorter, too--the whole thing is shrunk to a length of five feet, making the game faster, tighter and more twitch-based. Pick one up at a local gaming retailer or order online from rallystartennis.com.
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Strange Brew
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Ah, the vacuum. It cleans rooms and makes space travel frictionless. And it can make a damn good cup of coffee, too. The Cona D vacuum brewer ($180, cona.co.uk) has no power plug. Heat from an alcohol lamp creates a vacuum that draws the water through the grounds. The result? A clean, sediment-free brew that's never touched metal, for under $200 (deluxe makers can top $1,000). In the next blackout you'll be the only one on your block with fresh coffee.
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Bowflex
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Playboy
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The Playboy Advisor
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Why isn't there Viagra for women?--D.G., Cincinnati, Ohio
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News
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America's Other War
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Lou Dobbs
By Outsourcing, Corporate America Kills the Middle Class--and the American Dream
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Floor Fights
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Michael Farquhar
We Expect contentious debates in congress this year. But will anyone throw a punch?
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The Debunker
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You don't have to pay sales tax when you shop online
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Marginalia
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From a List of gifts received by justices of the Supreme Court since 1998, as reported in the Los Angeles Times: Clarence Thomas: $19,000 Bible once owned by Frederick Douglass from a Republican donor, $15,000 Lincoln bust from the American Enterprise Institute, $5,000 cash from a fellow mobile-home enthusiast, $1,200 tires from a trucking executive, $1,200 in batteries from former law clerks, $800 jacket from Daytona 500 organizers, $500 Stetson hat from the Houston Club, $375 performance chip from a Corvette supplier, $100 in cigars from Rush Limbaugh. Sandra Day O'Connor: $1,500 crystal medallion from Scripps College, $875 Steuben glass sculpture from the Junior League, $500 blanket from the American Academy of Achievement. William Rehn-quist: $5,000 award from Fordham, $4,000 for Washington Golf and Country Club dues (value of initiation-fee waiver not disclosed). Antonin Scalia: $375 in wine from a Virginia winery, $300 cowboy boots from Texas's Tarrant County Bar Association, $300 silver box from singer Andrea Bocelli, $300 portraits from a Republican donor and former ambassador to Italy.
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Reader Response
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Death-Row Politics
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Newsfront
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Swimming the Channel
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Smugglers' Blues
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The border patrol has seen it all, so couriers and aliens have to be creative. the agency shares its greatest hits
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Hot Spot
Hot Spot
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Vin & Spirit
Spirit
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Playboy Interview
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Leslie Moonves
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David Sheff
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Moonves's Golden Gut
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Josef Adalian
He picked the shows that put CBS on top. But no one's perfect
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Thomson Cigar Company
Cigar
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The Sinclair Intimacy Institute
The Sinclair Intimacy Institute
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Blood and Betrayal
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Peter Arnett
How Uday Hussein, Saddam's firstborn son, planned a revolution and nearly changed the history of Iraq
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Eldon Dedini
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pictorial
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Born in Brazil
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Saluting "the sexiest magazine in the world"
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Olivia
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Celebrity Sex Quotes
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Larry Engelmann
Is star sex better than regular sex? You be the judge
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A Full House
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Phil Gordon
Life is a gamble, but poker night at your place shouldn't be. Here's how to host a winner of a home game
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Boutique
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Juan Alvarez & Jorge G.
Wow, what a hot guy!
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The Swift Passage of the Animals
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T.C. Boyle
High in the sierras with a great girl, bountiful snow--and no shovel
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pictorial
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Playmate
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Courtney Rachel Culkin, Miss April, 2005
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<p>Miss April is a psychology student, but she prefers turning heads to shrinking them</p>
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Playboy's Party Jokes
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Three politicians in a bar were discussing where they liked their wives to be during sex. The Republican said, "On the bottom, of course, as God intended."
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Marty Murphy
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It's an Ad, Ad, Ad, Ad World
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Rob Tannenbaum
Donny Deutsch has sold everything from Ikea to gin. Now he's pushing a new product--himself
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Doug Sneyd
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The Colors of Paradise
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Joseph De Acetis
Stripes on stripes, floral prints and bright tropical hues echo bora-bora
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Edmond Kiraz
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Centerfolds on Sex
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Angel Boris
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Mena Suvari
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Hemme Hits Hollywood
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Jancee Dunn
Christy Hemme has learned that being the darling of the WWE is far from punishing
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Francis Smilby
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Don Orehek
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Gary Fink
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Mort Gerberg
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Barton Beers, Ltd.
Beers
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Playboy
Playboy
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Bill Woodman
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Xandria Collection
Xandria Collection
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Gary McCoy
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Meaty Mythe
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Schrier
A secretarial service
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Adam & Eve
Adam & Eve
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Dirty Duck
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Bobby London
Free weight Room
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Where & How to Buy
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Below is a list of retailers and manufacturers you can contact for information on where to find this month's merchandise. To buy the apparel and equipment shown on pages 32, 49-52, 90-92, 116-125 and 174-175, check the listings below to find the stores nearest you.
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Credits: Photography by: P. 1 Tobias Buckley, Kate Burton, David Rose; P. 3 Arny Freytag; P. 4 Corbis, Arny Freytag, Thomas Susemihl; P. 9 Elayne Lodge (14); P. 10 Lodge/Johansson (15); P. 13 Photofest, Stephen wayda; P. 19 George Georgiou, Antoine Verglas; P. 20 Courtesy Speed Channel; P. 22 Richard E. Aaron/Retna Fox Searchlight, Melinda Sue Gordon/Paramount, ©2005 Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection. Inc., Sony Pictures; P. 28Columbia pictures/Courtesy Everett collection, inc., Courtesy Everett Collection., Inc Fox Searchlight/Courtesy Everett Collection, Inc., ©20th century Fox Film Cor P./Everett Collection, Inc., Films/Courtesy Everett Collection, Inc., P. 30 Camera Press/Pebbles Clinton/Retna, Autumn Dewilde, Mark Mann/Retna; P. 49 Corbis, George Georgiou; P. 50 George Georgiou, Matt Wagemann; P. 52 George Georgiou, David Goodman, Matt Wagemann; P. 57 Corbis; P. 58 Newscom 161, P. 59 Getty Images (3) Granger Collection; P. 60 Everett Collection, Inc., P. 61 Abc/Carol Kaelson. Ap Wide World, Custom Medical, Stock (2); P. 62 Jim Armsthong/Us Customs & Border Protection/Department of Homeland Security. James Tourtellotte/Us Customs & Border Protection/Department of Homeland Security (3), Us Customs a Border Protection/Department of Homeland Security (5); P. 66 John Filo; P. 67 Cbs/Courtesy Everett Collection, Inc. (2); Cbs/Landov, Courtesy Everett Collection, Inc, (3), Tm and Copyright 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights Reserved/Courtesy Everett Collection, Inc., warner Bros/Courtesy Everett collection, Inc.; P. 72 Courtesy Peter Arnett, Sipa Press; P. 73 Corbis; P. 74 Courtesy Peter Arnett (2), Getty Images (3); P. 75 Courtesy Peter Arnett (2), Getty Images; P. 76 Corbis, Courtesy Peter Arnett (2); P. 78 Albrecht Gerlach, Thomas Susemihl; P. 79 Valerio Trabanco; P. 80 Marlos Barker; P. 81 Fabio Heizenreder; P. 82 Paulo Mancini; P. 83 Diego Pasi, Andre Rolin, Mr. Tym; P. 84 Wanessa Truglio; P. 85 Albrecht Gerlach; P. 88 Corbis. James Devaney/Wireimage.Com. Robert Fleischauer/Lamoine.Com, Steve Granitz/Wireimage.Com, Retna; P. 89 Corbis (3), Retna, Stephen Wayda; PP. 116--125 Additional Photos of Pearl Beach Resort by Julian Jaime; P. 127 Richard Fegley (2); P. 167 Gilbert Flores/Celebrityphoto.Com, Arny Freytag, Steve Granitz/Wireimage.Com, Mike Guastella/Wireimage.Com, Bill McClelland/Filmmagic.Com, Albert Ortega/Wireimage.Com, Denise Truscello/Wireimage.Com (2); P. 168 Michael Caulfield/Wireimage.Com, David Chan, Sara De Boer/Retna, Ltd., Michael Delorenzo Jr., Kevin Mazur/Wireimage.Com (2). Miranda Shen/Celebrityphoto.Com, Jeff Vespa/Wireimage.Com, Stephen Wayda; P. 171 Auto Express/Dennis Publications Farboud (2); P. 174 George Georgiou (3), Matt Wagemann (3); P. 175 Courtesy Taschen Books, George Georgiou (3), Matt Wagemann (2); P. 176 Arny Freytag, Getty Images, Mark Platt, Stephen Wayda. Illustrations by; P. 3 Phil Hale; P. 58 Scott Anderson, P. 17 Makeup by Avril for Fred Segal Beauty/Cargo; P. 66 Makeup by Lori Klein; PP. 116--125 Hair by Gina Colombo, Makeup by Amy K For Arthouse.Com, On site production by Dominique Li-Oi Petras; P. 128 Hair by Jonathan Hanousek for Exclusive Artists. Makeup by Karen Kawahara for Cloutier, Manicure by April Foreman for Cloutier. Prop Styling by Andy Henbest for Rex Agency. Styling by Laura Duncan for Beauty a Photo; PP. 132--141 Hair by Bertrand W., Makeup by Sara Cranham, Wardrobe Styling by Lane W. Cover: Model: Christy Hemme, Photographer: Arny Freytag, Hair by Bertrand W., Makeup by Sara Cranham, Wardrobe Styling by Lane W., Fur Provided by Somper Furs.
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Howard shoemaker
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Maxoderm
Maxoderm
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P.C. Vey
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Playmate News
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Meet the Barkers, MTV's Latest Reality Stars
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Frank Thorne
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Hush DVD
Music
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tableOfContents
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A Car is Born
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David Critchell
One man, one dream, one supercar--the Farboud GTS Turbo
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Grapevine
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Bronx Bombshell
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Potpourri
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Stealing Home
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other
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Indicia
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Indicia
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Playboy (ISSN 0032-1478), April 2005, volume 52, number 4. Published monthly by Playboy in national and regional editions, Playboy, 680 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611. Periodicals postage paid at Chicago, Illinois and at additional mailing offices. Canada Post Canadian Publications Mail Sales Product Agreement No. 40035534. Subscriptions: in the U.S., $29.97 for 12 issues. Postmaster: Send address change to Playboy, P.O. Box 2007, Harlan, Iowa 51537-4007. For subscription-related questions, call 800-999-4438, or e-mail circ@ny.playboy.com.
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Next Month
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Desperate Housewives--Who says suburbia is sexless? We asked real-life desperate housewives to show us what they've got under their aprons. They dropped their mops, garden hoses, diaper bags and, yes, clothing to pose for a memorable pictorial. Be careful--Your mailman may swipe the issue.
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C3
C3
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Skky Spirits, LLC
Spirits
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advertisement
C4
C4
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Home Box Office, Inc.
Home Box Office, Inc.
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