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Rappers are often criticized for violent lyrics, but Kanye West has made his name avoiding that aspect of the hip-hop counterculture. In the Playboy Interview West tells Rob Tannenbaum how his independence and contrarianism in the face of rap conventions have helped him become a pop-chart mainstay. "He talks about how much he loves bands," Tannenbaum says. "Most rappers don't open up to other music. West listens to rock, so he understands the structure of a good pop song. That has made him very successful." West also tipped off Tannenbaum that he may soon be a bit richer. "Three years ago, Jay-Z told me in his Interview that he was retiring," Tannenbaum says. "I made him a $20 bet with 50-to-one odds that he wouldn't stay retired. In this Interview West says it will pay off. If he is correct, Jay-Z is going to owe me $1,000 -- and I will collect."
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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: December 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 © 2006 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 betweenthe people and places in the fiction and semifiction in this magazine and any real people and places is purely coincidental. For credits see page 131. Danbury mint onsert in domestic subscription polywrapped copies. BMG Columbia House insert between pages 24-25 in 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 Gobernacion, Mexico. Reserva de Derechos 04-2000-071710332800-102.
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Letters to the Editor
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Marilyn's Demise
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Babe of the Month: Issa Bayaua
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Over drinks at a slick Santa Monica restaurant, pop music's 23-year-old diva-in-waiting Issa Bayaua is talking tough. "Watch out," she warns. "I may knock you dead." She's describing her sparring chops; boxing is part of the workout routine that keeps her physique cut yet curvy. "I'm very competitive," Issa teases, running a finger along the rim of her glass. "I have to be the best female fighter in the gym." Her debut single, "Stay Up," shows similar swagger; it's less an invitation to nocturnal fun than a challenge to your manly endurance. But enough with the sex appeal. Issa assures us that her pipes are what really count. She's been polishing her voice since she was five, when her mother would take her to San Diego parks to sing for picnicking families--an exercise in precociousness she admits was "kind of embarrassing." It's our only hint that Issa hasn't always been completely at ease being Issa. Seconds later she describes her habit of hitting the clubs solo. Finding a dance partner is never hard, particularly when she's dressed to thrill. "A lingerie designer at the Playboy photo shoot gave me a red corset," she explains. "I wore it out the same night, and I looked hot." But then she has to dash: Baby, the tiny Maltese stashed beneath the table in a Louis Vuitton bag, is going to the vet. "I always make my Baby comfortable," she coos. So much for the knockout posturing--turns out she's a softy.
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Tim Mohr
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My husband has been staying up late to look at porn on the computer. He says he can't fall asleep otherwise. I tell him he can always wake me, but he says he doesn't look at the sites because he wants sex. Do many men use porn to fall asleep?--J.P., Virginia Beach, Virginia
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How does a father explain globalization to his children? In his recent book, The World Is Flat, Thomas L. Friedman, the apostle of free trade, describes his effort: "When I was growing up my parents used to say to me, 'Tom, finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.' I say to my girls, 'Girls, finish your homework. People in China and India are starving for your jobs.'" Friedman wants us to remark on the contrast between his comments and those of his parents. But what's more striking is how little has changed: In both cases it's about how affluent folks in the global north have to monopolize resources--food or knowledge--lest the not so fortunate in the global south make off with them. If workers in the developing countries win, Friedman's daughters and their peers lose.
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After Chicago Bulls center Eddy Curry showed signs of an irregular heartbeat last season before a game against the Charlotte Bobcats, the Bulls refused to sign him to a long-term contract. The team instead offered him a one-year contract at $5.1 million, with the requirement that he undergo a genetic test to see if he had a predisposition to heart disease. Curry balked at the testing; cardiologists he'd consulted had declared him fit to play. Even if a test indicated a genetic concern, many men with a genetic marker linked to cardiac disease never develop heart problems.
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South Park: The Prequel
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Don't Drink the Water
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When forensic scientists want hard evidence of cocaine use, they test a suspect's urine for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite created in a user's body. European scientists recently took this to the next level. They tested for cocaine in Italy's urine. More precisely, they sampled the Po, the country's longest river. Turns out the Po is brimming with coke and its by-products--about four kilos a day flows out of locals and into its waters, representing an annual street value of about $150 million.
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In the final days of 2004 the cities of the world received some astonishing news: Beginning at its northern tip, Antarctica was turning green. Antarctic hair grass (Deschampsia antarctica) is one of just two kinds of higher plants that occur south of the 56th degree of latitude. Hitherto it had barely eked out a living as sparse tussocks crouched behind the north face of a boulder or some other sheltered spot. Over the southern summer of 2004, however, great green swards of the stuff began to appear, forming extensive meadows in what was once the home of the blizzard.
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So how did you spend your Super Bowl halftime? Were you watching the Rolling Stones through your fingers, hoping with all your might that this year's spectacle wouldn't end in another wardrobe malfunction? Or were you glued to the sight of Willa Ford and her beautiful friends playing full-contact football in their panties? In case you foolishly fumbled the chance to witness the unmistakably buff 25-year-old playing quarterback in the annual pay-per-view celebration known as Lingerie Bowl, we'll let Willa herself let you know how to recognize her more easily in future contests. "A lot of the other girls go out there to smile and be cute," she says. "I'm always the one with war paint on."
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2005 Playboy Music Awards
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Music in 2005 reached a new nadir with the devastation of the Crescent City music scene and the astonishingly dumb decision by Sony BMG to implant its XCP antipiracy software on consumers' computers. But despite the techno hype--the chatter about spyware, the potential for ring tones to eclipse "real" music, the thrill of telephones that play music and iPods that play video--2005 was in many ways a year of familiar old faces. As music videos started to move through the iTunes store, many top sellers were friendly classics. Madonna and Mariah Carey made near-miraculous returns to form, both blazing back onto the dance floor and avoiding the soft sound that had made them strictly chick music for the past few years. Gwen Stefani--fast becoming a latter-day Madonna, able to jump between genres and engage men and women alike--provided a playground chant for us all, creating a pleasingly nostalgic feeling of togetherness ("B-A-N-A-N-A-S!") even as the music market continued to splinter into millions of autonomous earbud-wearing podcasters of one. Foo Fighters. Coldplay, the White Stripes, the Rolling Stones. Franz Ferdinand and Beck all released new albums, all pretty good. That was a relief, given the way these follow-ups dominated the year in rock. EMI shareholders could breathe a sigh of relief too, since in addition to Coldplay's successful return, Gorillaz also managed a spectacular sophomore album, offering a multicultural mélange of electronics, hip-hop and indie rock able to bring wary listeners to electronica by transforming it into eclectica. In hip-hop, things weren't much different, with Kanye West's second album standing like a colossus over all else. Fear not, early adopters: some new trends had turntables spinning. Biggest of all was the emergence of Houston as a hip-hop hot spot, its slow beats turning the tide against frenetic crunk. There were signs of a revival in Nashville. And the readers' poll favorite in the best breakout artist category. My Chemical Romance, proves that new rock remains a vital part of the musical spectrum.
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A Country-Fried Croonography
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Country radio, long the bastion of beer-swilling roughnecks, is now marketed to women between the ages of 35 and 54. Instead of Waylon and Willie, you get Stepford divas like Martina McBride. Faith Hill and Trisha Yearwood, who embody what a listener dreams she can be in her less flustered moments. Of course country music didn't always target women. The shift began in 1996 when the government increased the number of radio stations a company could own in a market. Broadcasters aimed to maximize their ad revenue by delivering sharply focused audiences to advertisers. Stations once awash in testosterone were emasculated as country radio sought neutered Ken-doll heartthrobs. Take Keith Urban: He's a mind-bending guitarist, but in today's mainstream country world he's noted primarily for his hair. These days, if you sell laundry detergent, diet plans or mac and cheese, country radio is the place to advertise. Jason Aldean's rebel yell is about as rough-edged as tea and biscuits. Even Montgomery Gentry--on the surface a pair of rockers--sounds distressingly like a boy band. What self-respecting man would have that in his pickup? There are some whose music walks the line between XX and XY: Texas gentleman George Strait, traditionalist Alan Jackson good-time beach bum Kenny Chesney, clever picker Brad Paisley (who lobs the occasional classic, such as "Whiskey Lullaby"), wild-eyed Tim McGraw and wizened icons like Merle Haggard. You may even hear Toby Keith on the radio, hoisting his fist-first patriotism like a cold beer. Get off the dial, though, and there's plenty of reason to believe in the power of whiskey and neon. Look only to Shooter Jennings. Waylon's son, to find the flicker of the outlaw pilot light. Ragged in all the right places, with a slightly nasal bray. Shooter fronts while the backbeat thumps. Or Cross Canadian Ragweed, the outsider country equivalent of a jam band. Trace Adkins takes construction-site humor and laces it with blue-collar testimonials. And the established names who have jettisoned the radio game--like Dwight Yoakam, whose Blame the Vain is a retro romp so jagged it verges on punk--are making some of the most vital, authentic music of their careers.
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Thick, Slow Beats Bubble in Oiltown
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Houston is hip-hop's newest boomtown. With local heroes Mike Jones. Paul Wall and Slim Thug catapulting to gold and platinum success in 2005. Houston grabbed the spotlight from Atlanta, the Dirty South's previous hot spot. But the city is no Johnny-come-lately to the hip-hop landscape. "Man. Houston's always been hot," says Jones. "It just took some time for y'all to notice us." The third coast got its start more than a decade ago. In 1991 the Geto Boys scored a hit with "Mind Playing Tricks on Me." Though they became superstars in their hometown and one member. Scarface, went on to have a string of regional hits, they failed to get traction at the national level with subsequent releases. Houston's rap honor roll also includes the duo UGK--short for Underground Kingz--made up of Bernard "Bun B" Freeman and Chad "Pimp C" Butler. UGK highlighted Houston's unique culture: candy-painted cars, iced-out grilles and, perhaps most important of all, drinking what's referred to there as sizzurp, or lean, a cocktail of alcohol, soda and codeine-infused cough syrup. These are still the staples of Houston rhymes. "I'm glad the things that me and Pimp C rapped about back in the day are the same things the new H-Town generation is talking about." Bun B says. Houston's signature sip has influenced its signature sound--the superslow, reverb-heavy productions known as chopped and screwed. These days this sound is so popular that artists like Ying Yang Twins release entire chopped-and-screwed versions of their hit albums. No wonder the most influential Houston rap icon is the late Robert Earl Davis Jr., known as DJ Screw. To make tracks more conducive to sipping syrup. DJ Screw would slow down records with the turntable's pitch control. "Without DJ Screw there's no such thing as chopped and screwed." says Aztek, a rising Houston MC signed to Jay-Z's Roc La Familia label. "As Houston rappers, we have to pay homage to Screw." DJ Screw's influence is huge for another reason, too. His entrepreneurial streak created a strong do-it-yourself ethic in the Houston underground. He sold tens of thousands of records from his car and later through a storefront headquarters. "Mix tapes got us going," reports Jones. "I sold three underground albums before I ever came out on a major label." Venturing into business deals is part of the package now. Paul Wall is part owner of a jewelry store specializing in custom diamond grilles. Lil' Flip markets his own liquor, and Jones has started his own Ice Age record label. Screw would be proud.
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Will the Sound of the City Return?
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Robert Gordon
The woman's placard was drawn by hand: Pickled pig lips 60 cents. The jar was large and less than half full of brine covering a mess of-having never seen them detached from the animal before. I took a while to discern their shape--yes, pig lips. I was in one of New Orleans's impoverished neighborhoods, in front of a screen door leading to the H&R Bar--a small room with a concrete floor, where Thunder-bird is the house wine. Until I approached the woman at the folding table outside, I'd never known you could eat pig lips.
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Giving It Up
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Boning, balling, bonking. The first time is a memorable experience for evervone. To prove it we tracked down a range of music personalities to ask them about their first time and what they were listening to. Whether it was with a coed, in a club bathroom or with a chick in a van parked around the corner from school, even elements of this oversexed segment of the population remember their first roll in the cabbage like it was five minutes ago
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My Chemical Romance: A Timeline
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Named after a book by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, this Jersey Quintet Went from emo outsiders to platinum victors in a year
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Video Games are the New College Radio
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Hot new music is a big part of gaming
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[Q] Playboy: You use a lot of Jamaican slang. Do people have trouble understanding you?
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[Q] Playboy: During Vietnam and Watergate, did you ever have an urge to write political songs?
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The Obfuscation of Mimi
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[Q] Playboy: Best shows you saw in 2005?
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Jazz Artist of the Year
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Since day one jazz has held a special place at Playboy, Last year, for the first time, we named our Playboy Jazz Artist of the Year, acknowledging the achievements of an exceptional artist, pianist Jason Moran. This year we honor another piano player, Andrew Hill. Long known as a link between the rigors of bebop and the discursiveness of free jazz, Hill is one of the genre's great composers. Over the course of a long career he has established himself as a profound innovator with his distinctively discontinuous style. Born in Chicago in 1937, he got his start playing with Charlie Parker at the Graystone Ballroom in Detroit. Through the 1960s he released a series of amazing albums for Blue Note. Hill's latest CD, Time Lines (also on Blue Note), shows him in top form, stretching his compositions with a restless lyricism. Like Earl Hines, Art Tarum and Thelonious Monk before him, Hill pushes jazz to new ground. "I've always looked at life as a situation you can grow in," he says, "if you don't take yourself too seriously."
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Hall of Fame
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In 1965, when Syd Barrett joined Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, who had played together previously, Pink Floyd was born. After a couple of left-field singles and an extraordinary album of acid rock, the band nearly imploded as Barrett's LSD use spun out of control, and he was replaced by David Gilmour. Confounding fans and critics who wrote Pink Floyd off at Barrett's departure, its next incarnation would not only equal the original lineup's success but go on to become one of the most hallowed acts in rock history. More so than with its early psychedelic space rock, this second Floyd (led by Waters and Gilmour) pushed musical boundaries with studio magic, lavish stage shows that transformed the concert business and a string of records, including concept albums such as Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall, that were unprecedented in their combined commercial and musical gravitas. Godfathers of acid and prog rock, ambient music and current cerebral heroes Radio-head and Coldplay, Pink Floyd is so integral to the fabric of modern rock and roll, it's hard to believe that once, before its music became a cultural keepsake, it was just a band. Respect.
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I remember a fight in the village. This was on a harvest night when the moon was full like a great silver coin, and the tall mask--the one on stilts--had appeared in the witch doctor's compound, fortune-telling for rice and change, then dancing to the young men's drums, turning and leaping on those stilts like a giant crane. I had been in the village for more than two and a half years, and even though I was the only white most of the community had seen, I was no longer a novelty. I was a hunter, and I could wind my way through the Worodougou's maze of customs with relative ease. I knew, for example, that when a man put on the mask to dance for the wellness of the people, he was no longer a man. He became the mask and the voice of the ancestors.
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We predict an influx of tourists to Long Island, given the area's recent Playmate population increase. First came Miss April 2005, the fabulous Courtney Rachel Culkin. Now her longtime friend and sometime roommate Monica Leigh is showing us how they help keep New York beautiful.
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What did Cinderella do when she got to the ball? Choked.
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He has the kind of fame usually reserved for beautiful heiresses caught in flagrante delicto or for young men in second-rate boy bands who marry pop goddesses and feel greatly conflicted about it. Still, he refers to himself as a brand, as in "Being a brand benefits me and my sponsors." He has two agents, who see him as a brand as well, although two different brands, as if they too are conflicted or at cross-purposes. He also has a publicist.
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Playboy's 25 Sexiest Celebrities
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When you turn on your TV, you see them. When the lights go out in the theater and the movie begins, there they are again. You see them on your computer screen when you're online and on the inside of your eyelids when you dream. We're talking about Angelina, Paris, Halle, Scarlett--the glorious female specimens who are the toast of pop culture. And for good reason. Physical beauty is skin-deep, but the kind of sexiness these women exude comes from somewhere else. It's a confidence, a talent, a curiosity. The secret to their success lies in part in their ability to move both men and women viscerally, to stir us. These eight pages celebrate our picks for the sexiest female celebrities. You'll find many of the usual suspects looking their hottest, plus a few surprises. At the top of the list: the lovely Jessica Alba. She was young enough to qualify as Lolita-esque when we first got to know her in 2000, on the hit series Dark Angel. But her performances in last year's Sin City and Into the Blue made it all too clear: This little angel is all grown up.
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This movie is hot! It's really erotic!I know!.. The guy next to me is Masturbating!
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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 30, 33--36, 96--99, 106--111 and 154--155, check the listings below to find the stores nearest you.
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Credits: Photography by: P. 3 Brennan Cavanaugh, Paul Roat, David Rose, Darlene Spenetto; P.5 Stephen Wayda; P. 8 Getty Images (3), Stephen Wayda, ©James White/Corbis Outline; P. 13 Chad Doering, Kenneth Johansson (4), Elayne Lodge (4), Scott Windus (4); P. 14 Chad Doering (2), Kenneth Johansson (5), Elayne Lodge (5), Scott Windus; P. 17 ©Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection, Inc., William Read Woodfield; P. 18 Stephen Wayda; P. 22 Danielle Bedics/Whiterabbitstudio.com, Silvercanvas photography, Debra Zeller; P. 23 Courtesy of Chuck Zlotnik/Magnolia pictures, Michael Muller/Corbis Outline, Koen Van Weel/Reuters; P. 24 James Imbrogno, David Rams (3); P. 25 Corbis (3), Getty Images (2); P. 27 Paramount pictures, Lacey Terrell/Fox searchlight pictures. ©2006 Warner Bros.; P. 28 Courtesy Everett Collection, Inc., ©2005 ABC/Courtesy Everett Collection, Inc., ©2005 Lions Gate/Courtesy Everett Collection, Inc., ©2005 New line cinema/Courtesy Everett Collection, Inc. (2), ©2005 Sony pictures Classics/Courtesy Everett Collection, Inc.; P. 29 Camera Press/Tristan Fewings/Retna Ltd.; P. 31 ABKCO Music/Courtesy Everett Collection, Inc., Barry Schultz/Sunshine/Retna Ltd.; P. 33 George Georgiou; P. 36 George Georgiou (3); P. 41 Courtesy Charles Cowles Gallery, New York--Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco--Nicholas Metivier, Toronto; P. 42 Betty Images; P. 43 Science photo library/Photo Researchers (2); P. 44 AP Photo/Ken Lambert, ©Comedy Central/Courtesy Everett Collection, Inc., Les Stone/Zuma Press, ©1993 by Les Stone; P. 46 Science photo library/Photo Researchers; P. 50 David Rose; P. 51 Toshiyuki Aizawa/Reuters/Landov, AP/Wide World Photos, Inc. (3), Brown University Library, Orebecca Cook/Reuters/Corbis, Bob Daemmrich/Polaris, Larry Downing/Reuters/Corbis, Globe photos. ©James Leynse/Corbis, Bob ©Pablo Sanchez/Reuters/Corbis, 1962 Cactus Yearbook/The University of Texas at Austin; P. 57 Getty Images (3); P. 58 Peter Johnson/Corbis; P. 59 W, Perry Conway/Corbis, courtesy of Nasa. Nasa/Corbis; P. 6o Charles E. Rotkin/Corbis; P. 63 ©Rebecca Sapp/Wireimage.com; P. 70 camera press/Diena/Brengola/Retna Ltd. (7); camera press/Jimmy James/Retna Ltd. (4), Brian Hineline/Retna Ltd. (4), James Palmer/Retna Ltd. (10); P 71 courtesy of Richard McLaren/Universal Music, courtesy of Warner Brothers records, Melanie Dunea/CPI Dan Herrick-KPA/Zuma, Robert knight/Retna Ltd.; P. 72 Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images, Getty Images; P. 74 Rafael fuchs/corbis outline, Lego/Corbis outline; P. 75 courtesy of Ken Schles/Universal music, Blake Little/Icon int.; P. 76 Tim Bauer/Headpress/Retna Ltd., Matt Jones/CPI, Jonathan Mannion/Corbis outline, John McMurtrie/Retna UK, ©Gai Terrell/Redferns/Retna Ltd.; P. 77 courtesy of Emi UK, courtesy of Richard McLaren/Universal Music, courtesy of Warner Brothers records, Govert De Roos/GDR/LFI, Rafael Fuchs/corbis outline, Brian Hineline/Retna Ltd.; P. 82 Gen Nishino; P. 101 Arny Freytag (2); P. 104 Agence Zoom/Getty Images. icon SMI; P. 116 ©MGM/courtesy Everett collection, inc.; P. 117 Nino Munoz/CPI 118 Patrick Demarchelier, Cliff Watts/icon photos, Stephen Wayda, ©James White/corbis outline; P.119 Brie Childers/contour, Arny Freytag, Marco Glaviano, ©james White/corbis outline; P. 120 ©Ruven Afanador/corbis outline, Richard Hume/contour photos inc., Sheryl Nields/icon international, Stephen Wayda (2); P. 121 ©Davis Factor/corbis outline, Richard Fegley, William Hawkes, Ian Scott/Celebrity pictures L.A.; P. 122 Art Dept./CPI, ©Ruven Afanador/corbis outline, Stephen Wayda, ©James White/corbis outline; P. 123 ©Eric Cahan/corbis outline, Stephen Wayda (2); P. 147 Richard Fegley, Gilbert Flores/celebrityphoto.com. Vince Flores/celebrityphoto.com (3), Arny Freytag, Janet Gough/celebrityphoto.com. Pompeo Posar; P. 148 Phillip Dixon, courtesy of Comedy central/Frank Micelotta/Getty Images (3), courtesy of Dan O'Grady/Alphamodels, Net, Rebecca Sapp/Wireimage.com. Stephen Wayda; P. 154 George Georgiou (3); P. 155 George Georgiou (5); P. 156 Arny Freytag, George Georgiou, M. Tompkins/Filmmagic.com. illustration by, P. 5 Nicholas Wilton, P. 21 hair by Christian Bier-Gross for Cloutieragency.com, Fashion styling by Joey Tierney for Fred Segal beauty, makeup by Autumn Moultrie/Dionperonneau com. location level one, L.A.; PP. 106-111 fashion assistant; Korin De Acetis, Grooming for Ambulance Ltd and Queens of the stone age by Rafael Jiminez for illusions at click/NYC, Grooming for Grafh by Amy K. for Arthouse, Grooming, hair and makeup for Corey Gunz, Tru life and the sounds by J. Sterling for illusions at click/NYC, Prop styling by eyal Baruch, cover: model; Jessica Alba, photographer; Andrew Eccles/©2005 Columbia pictures Industries, inc, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer pictures, inc, all rights reserved, inside cover; model: Willa Ford, photographer: Stephen Wayda.
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Weevil, we spend so much of our time downloading porn off of the internet, we never visit our friendly neighborhood newstand anymore. Maybe that's because most of the news these days is worse than any thing you can find on a porno site.
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When Roland Sands says he was born into motorcycles, he means it literally. "My dad brought me home from the hospital on a Harley," he says. But motorcycles were more than just transportation in the Sands family. His father, Perry, helped pioneer the aftermarket motorcycle-parts industry with his company, Performance Machine; when Roland dropped out of college, he went to work for Perry and started racing bikes. In short order he won 10 American Motorcyclist Association nationals, but by 2002 a bruised lung, a lacerated liver and 32 broken bones had convinced him he wasn't having fun anymore. He began designing concept bikes, creating a startlingly unique series of choppers that have won top design awards (see the bikes at rolandsands.com). Handcrafted one-offs as they are, Sands's creations are not for sale. Neither are they museum pieces. "I thrash 'em till they fall apart," he says. "I need to be sure that whatever I build is going to last." What's next? "I love Frank Lloyd Wright. I want to apply the philosophy of custom bike building--tune and flow, form and function--to a building. You could make it absolutely sick."
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On one level this tangle of stainless steel called Octacube is a work of art. On another it's a feat of mathematical derring-do. On still a third, it's a window into the fourth dimension. Confused yet? Its designer, Adrian Ocneanu, explains: An octacube is a four-dimensional regular solid with 96 sides. Just as your shadow is a two-dimensional outline of your three-dimensional form, this sculpture is a three-dimensional outline of a theoretical four-dimensional form. Four-dimensional objects are hard to visualize, but thanks to a process called radial stereographic projection we can see what their three-dimensional outlines would look like. Ocneanu has spent 20 years researching the mathematics of symmetry, which is related to quantum field theory. Octacube lets him show people a little bit of what he thinks about at work. Note, however, that the piece is not actual size. "The legs are cut off halfway toward infinity," he says. "We had only a finite amount of metal."
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Playboy (ISSN 0032-1478), March 2006, volume 53, number 3. 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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Science Vs. Religion--from school boards to congress, the battle of our lifetime is being waged between faith and reason. A symposium of modern humanists, Kurt Vonnegut and Lewis Black among them, ponders the danger of reactionary thought.
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