Issue: 20070501

Tuesday, May 1, 2007
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A TRIBUTE TO ANNA NICOLE SMITH
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SILVER PATRON
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SKECHERS
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"I want to be the new Marilyn Monroe." Anna Nicole—then Vickie Smith told us during her Playmate shoot in 1992. Fifteen years later her tragic passing has drawn comparisons to Norma Jeans sudden departure. To pay homage to the voluptuous beauty from Texas, we are running her most stunning shots, accompanied by Remembering Anna, in which playboy staffers share with Kevin Cook their memories of her. "Hers is a sad story." says Cook, author of Tommy's Honor. "But as Hef said, it would have pleased her that people will still admire her pictures." The day after she died. Photography Director Gary Cole wrote a poignant good-bye on our blog: "Now she is gone, like Marilyn and Jayne Mansfield, taken too quickly. Perhaps Billy Joel should write a sequel to his song Only the Good Die Young,' simply changing the last word to beautiful. We'll miss you, Vickie."
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THE PLAYMATE BOOK
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THE WORLD OF PLAYBOY
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HEF SIGHTINGS, MANSION FROLICS AND NIGHTLIFE NOTES
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Hef's HAPPY HOLIDAYS
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Dear Playboy
THE SEXUAL MALE
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In The Flight / the Spermatozoon (February) Chip Rowc repeats the long-accepted totulusion that any two humans are <)9.9 percent similar in genetic makeup. Many scientists had thought the tiny difference could explain a number of diseases. But in a study published this past Novem­ber, we found thai at least 2,'.)()() ol the .SO,000 known human genes can dif-
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AIM HIGH
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The I S. Aii Force may have removed Michelle Manhart from active duty and demoted her because she posed {'Ibugh Love. February), but she has nothing to be ashamed of. The I'SAF, in which I served lor 20 years, needs to chill out. Jim Kohrich (■real Falls. Montana
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NUMBER SIX IS A 10
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From the moment I first laid eyes on Tricia Heifer (Out o/ This World, Febru­ary) in the infamous slinky red dress she wears on Hattlestar Cnlaclica, I was
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FOR THE LOVE OF BETTIE
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In her February 20Q_ Bettie Page dis­cusses the love of her life. Curios Gar­cia Arresc. 1 would like Bettie to know my dad had the utmost respect for her and would always tell me about all the wonderful times they had together. Sadly, he passed away on May -4. 2006, so he didn't have a chance to read the interview. My mother was his third wife; they were married for more than 40 years, and she brought him great happiness. He was a terrific lather, the best on earth.
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SIMON COWELL
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Bob Uyhm s musii bores Simon Cowell i>[ American idol to tears (Plu\bo\
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Playboy After Hours
Courtney Hansen
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It would help if Courtney Hansen were afraid of something. Any­thing. When we ask her for the scariest moment from her adven­ture show, Destination Wild, she's got nothing. Wrestling a steer at a rodeo wasn't scary. Bobsledding at 80 miles an hour and pulling four (or five—she's not sure) g's didn't faze her. Jumping out of a plane? "I haven't made up my mind about skydiving yet," she admits. Such indecision is rare; talking to Courtney is a little like talking to—oh, this won't sound right at all—a guy. What's worse, this Courtney fella looks nice in linge­rie and is likely better at guy stuff than you. She's a whiz with cars, which is perhaps inevitable given that she's the daughter of Jerry Hansen, the Sports Car Club of America driver who won a record 27 national titles. "I've been in the garage since the day I was born," she says. Daddy's little grease monkey grew up to be the Garage Girl, mainstay of Spike TV's Powerblock and author of The Garage Girl's Guide to Every­thing You Need to Know About Your Car. Muscle cars in particu­lar get her going; she lights up at the thought of getting her hands under the hood of a 1970 Bar­racuda or Oldsmobile 442. And you, Mr. Flesh-and-Blood Ordi­nary Man? Your best bet is to be funny and sane. "When people ask, "Who's your dream guy?' I always say the hot comedian," she says. "But without the trou­bled side. Many comics have a lot of baggage and issues. I'd rather have a guy who's just funny because he's funny."
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After Hours
Naked Came the Stranger
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When Playboy model Erica Campbell flew to the Czech Republic with Actiongirls.com (the Rolls-Royce of naked-girls-with-guns websites), she knew communication would be an issue. "None of the other girls spoke English," she recalls. "Neither did 90 percent of the stuntmen." You wouldn't know it from the results, though—sex and violence, it seems, are international languages.
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After Hours
Bad After Bond
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WHEN HER MAJESTY DOESN'T NEED YOUR SECRET SERVICES, USE YOUR DASHING PERSONA FOR EVIL
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Mo Better Movies
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CBS NEWS SUNDAY MORNING'S MO ROCCA BREAKS DOWN THE BEST AND WORST BIG SUMMER SEQUELS
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This Man, Why He Is Laughing?
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A DVD BOXED SET OPENS THE BIZARRE WORLD OF ANTICAPITALIST CARTOONS
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Getting Snippy
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CALIFORNIA HAIRSTYLIST BRITTANI LANTZ GIVES THE BEST BUZZ IN TOWN
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There's Something About Garry
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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO LARRY SANDERS?
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Bloody Awful
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ONE SMALL BOOK TAKES ON CENTURIES OF IMPERIALISM AND SNOBBERY
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Maloof Casino Resort
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Good in Bed
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In a USA Weekend magazine and Allreclpes.com survey, women chose what makes them happiest. The top three choices: sleep 51%, food 18%, sex 14%.
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Youthful Indiscretions
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During the 2005 2006 school year 28 kindergarten students (five- and six-year-olds) were suspended in Maryland public schools for "sex offenses," includ­ing 15 who were accused of sexual harassment.
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Murder Most Foul
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The typical life span of a major league baseball is 7 pitches.
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Acting So Blonde
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Big Trouble
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In less than 15 years China will have 30 million more men of "marriageable age" than women.
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The average U.S.' household possesses 6 remote controls. /
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When naming their babies, Danish parents must choose a moniker approved by the Ministry of Family and Consumer Affairs. The minis­try has a master list of more than 13,300 names.
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Vital Signs
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Roughly one quarter of the 383 pieces of legislation signed into law during the 109th Congress (2005-2006) dealt with naming federal proper­ties—post offices, courthouses—after celebrities and public figures.
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Lost in Translation
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Only 6 of the 1,000 workers in the U.S. embassy in Baghdad speak fluent Arabic. Were we greeted as liberators?
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Golden Locks
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Prices paid at Mastro Auctions for snippets of historical figures' hair: Elvis Presley $115,000, Abraham Lincoln $34,309, George Washington (his real hair, not from his wig) $14,052, Marilyn Monroe (for hair plus a lip print) $7,626, Jackie 0. $4,024.
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UNWRAP the MYSTERY
Beer
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[SPIDER-MAN 3]
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The third time is the charm for Tobey and company
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The Last Legion
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(Colin Firth, Ben Kmgsley, Aishwarya RaO It's chest-pounding heroics and a touch of mythology in this 476 ad. action epic. The 12-year-old Roman emperor ducks execution by barbarian conquerors and later escapes exile with a few loyalists who trek with him to Britain to find the last Roman legionnaires.
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Vacancy
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(Kate Beckins.ile. Luke Wilson, Frank Whaley) It's creepy enough when a married couple finds hidden cameras taping them in the motel room where they are stranded. But things get scarier when they realize they must escape from the nut jobs who are filming them as the "stars" of a snuff movie.
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Balls of Fury
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(Dan Fogler. Christopher Walked, George Lopez) Comic crazi-ness ensues when FBI agent Lopez sends disgraced former Ping-Pong phenom Fogler undercover to infiltrate underground table-tennis tournaments. This is the domain of bizarre crime lord Walken, who is responsible for the death of Fogler's dad.
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Perfect Stranger
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(Hallo Beny, Bruce Willis. Giovanni Ribisi) Suspense is set against the world of kinky online relationships when the unsolved murder of a friend prompts reporter Berry to go all Nancy Drew on oily millionaire Willis. Suspects pile up as Berry assumes several cyber identities to nab the real killer.
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[THE T.A.M.I. SHOW]
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A landmark 1960s concert film is resurrected on DVD
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THE QUEEN (2006)
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say this, but Queen Elizabeth II is hot. Helen Mirren wears the crown in this portrayal as England turns on Her Majesty for her icy
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DREAMGIRLS (2006)
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"supreme" 1960s girl group is driven by char­ismatic performances from Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy. The drama will hook even
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REVIEWS
TWIN PEAKS: COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (1991)
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Brian Thomas
full season ot David Lynch and Mark Frost's cult phenomenon on DVD. It begins with a
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JAMES CAGNEY SIGNATURE COLLECTION
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Matt Steigbigel
the gun away in five new-to-DVD titles. Whether playing a plantation manager in Torrid Zone (1940) or a pilot in the World War II action flick Captain of the Clouds
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PAN'S LABYRINTH (2006)
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Guillermo Del Toro sets his dark fairy tale in rural Spain circa 1944, where young Ofelia and her pregnant mother have gone to live with Ofelia's stepfather, a sadistic martinet in Franco's Fascist army. The tyrant demands a male heir from Ofelia's ailing mother while driving Ofelia to surreal flights of fantasy. This
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SCANNER
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LITTLE CHILDREN (2006) Dark secrets keep hopes of domestic bliss at bay for Kate Winslet and company. Superb acting and a smart script save this suburban-angst tale from being another American Beauty rip-off. V¥V
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Laura Linney is a fearless actress, as this shot from Maze (2000) shows. In the upcoming Jindabyne she plays a woman pushed to the brink when her husband fails to promptly report a dead body he finds.
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[KINGS OF LEON]
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New LP swaps Southern rock for arena chops
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THE DETROIT COBRAS
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Lim Mohr
The cover of Don Grayson's "Try Love" here says everything about this impres­sive album. Sure, it's red-blooded and raw, but it's also as beautiful as it is brassy. Throughout, the lovable Cobras strut their stuff with new depth and ease. In other words, bad girls make good. (Bloodshot) »»V^ Tim Mohr
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THE ACADEMY IS...
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T.M.
It last year belonged to labelmate Panic! at the Disco, 2007 could be the breakout year for this Chicago five-piece. Confi­dent, intense without being strident or histrionic, light on melodrama and heavy on melody, this is the LP you wish the Killers would make. Stadium ready in a good way. (Fueled by Ramen) vvv -t.m.
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GUS GUS
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Although it retains some of the quirkiness and all the melodic sense of this Icelan­dic collective's more indietronic previous records, this is the group's most resolutely club-oriented album yet. But it's a club you can stay in all night, full of ticking hi-hats, synth pulses and squelches, and |umpy house keyboards. (Pineapple) vw1 ■>■ -t.m.
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Rhythm nation
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Three significant musical movements came out of New York during the second half of the 1970s: hip-hop, punk and salsa. Salsa, the sound of the Latin diaspora, mixed traditional Caribbean music with elements of jazz and funk. One record label served to establish salsa as a worldwide force: Fania.
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[WII WILL ROCK YOU]
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The little console that could hits its stride and proves the haters wrong
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MONSTER MADNESS
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comic-book romp lets you brawl with beasties either by yourself or along with three friends on the same screen. A host of clever homemade weapons is your protection against the occasion­ally repetitive onslaught of vampires, zombies and other classic creatures. Since it uses the same graphics engine
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VIRTUA TENNIS 3
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world's first full 1080p tennis game is more than just pretty polygons. Gamers create a unique player from scratch, train him or her to master volleys and footwork, then tour the globe to com­pete against Andy and Venus in heated tournaments. Novice gamers will also find an accessible pick-up-and-play
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RUNAWAY: THE DREAM OF THE TURTLE
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girlfriend Gina sort out their lives in this sequel to 2003's biggest sleeper, which recalls both the highs (the gonzo hand-drawn cast) and lows (the whiskey-filled urinating dog toy) of the adventure-game genre. The globe-trotting point-and-click head-scratcher opens on a remote tropi-
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COMMAND & CONQUER 3: TIBERIUM WARS
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nerdy rep of real-time strategy games, this one's built with the mass market in mind, with fast-paced gameplay and live-action scenes featuring Josh Hol-loway and playboy cover girl Tricia Heifer. For C&C vets there's a third playable faction, the Serin, in the war
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Game on
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tritton AX360 These let you crank it up at three a.m. and stay on good terms with your neighbors. Four speak­ers in each ear cup create a mini 5.1 sur­round setup, and digi-
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[EDGY CULTURE]
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A look back at when free love was an institution
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[THE GENIUS OF BOLANO]
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A literary masterpiece disguised as a whodunit
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MR. UNTOUCHABLE
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Harlem's heroin kingpin during the dark nights of Abe Beame-era New York, Barnes was known as the original uptown player. Refusing to kowtow to either the NYPD
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EMPIRE OF BLUE WATER
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A.J. Baime
No man ever trod the razor-sharp line between hero and antihero like Henry Mor­gan. The pirate captain left Wales and settled in Port Royal, Jamaica, "the wickedest citv in
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BASEBALL PROSPECTUS 2007
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Steven Goldman and Christina Kahrl
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SEX GAME BOOK
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Jamie Reynolds
Though the terms encyclopedic and sex don't often couple titillatingly, French pub­lisher Assouhne takes a playful and largely successful stab at the match. Generously illustrated and certainly democratic (if to a fault—equal space is given to each of the 300-plus topics, from Mrs. Robinson to
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Vroom Vroom
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Audi's new R8 aims to give Porsche's 911 Turbo a run for its money
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24 Hours in Amsterdam
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WITH ITS EMBRACE of liberal values and civilized living, Amsterdam is truly a Playboy man's town, and on Queen's
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On the Fly
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A WALLET IS a wallet is a wal­let, even when it's an airmail envelope. Artist and indus­trial designer Terrence Kelle-man constructs these thin bifold billfolds ($25, moma store.org) out of a single sheet of tough, recyclable y Tyvek with nary a stitch or ^y seam. There are plenty of \ pockets inside for your plastic. Just don't make the airheaded mistake of sticking your cash-loade wallet into a mailbox.
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America's Top 10 Steakhouses
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To bring you this story, we gathered a panel of the nation's best food writers, gourmands and gluttons and tasked them with seri­ous "research." Our panelists judged scores of steakhouses on the quality of the beef, sides, service, ambiance and wine list, weeding out the good from the truly great. For more, see our full story on Playboy.com. The envelope, please! 1. Bern's (Tampa): The dry-aged beef is impeccable, and exacting waiters have been known to ap­ply the vermouth to your martini with an eyedropper. 2. Cut (Bev­erly Hills): The name is so-so (sorry, Wolfgang), but everything else is on the money at Mr. Puck's latest venture. 3. Sparks (New York): The dining room has hosted the greatest mobsters, actors and ball­players of every era since it opened in 1966. 4. Grill 23 (Boston): The smoked-shrimp cassoulet, please, with the bone-in Delmo-nico to follow. 5. El Raigon (San Francisco): Argentina is more beef crazy than America. This rustic spot, with its bife de chorizo and selection of malbecs, is a love letter to South America. 6. Craftsteak (Las Vegas): Tom Colicchio's gem in Vegas is better than the one in New York. 7. Bones (Atlanta): This may be the manliest restau­rant on earth. Good luck finishing that 28-ounce porterhouse. 8. Red (Cleveland): Classic meets contemporary in this heady joint, opened in 2004. 9. Crescent City Steaks (New Orleans): Corn-fed beef sizzling in garlic butter is the perfect primer for a night on Bourbon Street. 10. Keefer's (Chicago, pictured above): Simply put, chef John Hogan's 17-ounce New York strip is textbook.
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Mantrack
Bunny Love
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FOR ANYONE WHO collects playboy back issues and memorabilia, we hereby present the be-all, end-all Bunny package for the ages: the Playboy Legacy Collection Gold Edition. At $75,000 it's not cheap, but the limited run of 75 sets is packed with rare prints of our historic subjects, including Bettie Page. Ursula Andress, Pamela Anderson, Shannon Tweed and Anna Nicole Smith, along with countless other treats such as a photo of Marilyn Monroe signed by Hef. The hand­some polished-cherrywood box also holds tickets for two to Playboy's Fantasy Becomes Reality party at the Mansion in July. For details on this and less spendy packages, see internationalimages.com.
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Mantrack
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
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MOST PEOPLE HAVE no idea why they drink tequila on Cinco de Mayo. The scoop: On May 5, 1862 the Mexicans did away with the French occupation at the Battle of Puebla. Seems as good a reason as any. While you're familiar with great brands like Cuervo and Patron, here are a couple of smaller players we love. For margaritas: Try Milagro Silver ($25). Milagro makes tequila the way it was made 200 years ago—estate-grown agave baked in clay ovens and triple distilled. For sipping: Corzo's newly launched anejo ($65), with honey and caramel notes and a unique, beautifully designed bottle. iSalud!
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PLAYBOY store
Short Shorts
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The Playboy Advisor
The Playboy Advisor
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While surfing lor pom, 1 found a series of photos ol a woman who looks like my wife giving a guy head. 1 here are no slraighl-on shots, hut her Ixxly, breasts, nose, hairstyle ami even the part in her hair are similar. I've never had any reason to suspect she is (heating, but how can I confirm it's not her? It's not like I can print one of the photos and ask, "Is this you?"—S.F., Boise, Idaho
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RADAR AND LASER
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The Playboy Forum
THE TRUTH ABOUT AL FRANKEN
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CURTIS WHITE
DON'T CALL HIM A LIBERAL STOOGE-HE'S REALLY A CONSERVATIVE
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KILLING IN THE NAME OF
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Mark Ames
THE AUTHOR OF GOING POSTAL SAYS WORKPLACE SHOOTINGS AREN'T NUTS AT ALL THEY'RE LOGICAL
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MARGINALIA
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Letters to the Editor
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TO PROTECT AND SERVE
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I would like to thank you for your response to letters sent in by the pro-police screwup club ("Reader Response," February). For some reason it has become acceptable for police to make enormous errors and find some small crime to justify their gross incom­petence. Our tolerance of this paramili-
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BIAS ATTACK
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"Sexual Hypocrisy" (February) is no more than a sneering political jab at Republican and conservative figures. While no one should excuse boorish behavior, the fact that virtually all the individuals in the article are from the
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FRIEND OF THE FAMILY
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Louis Ingelhart, an Indiana-based First Amendment scholar known tor his tenacious backing of collegiate and student-press freedoms, died in a Mun-cie hospital in January at the age of 86. Ingelhart received a 1989 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award cit­ing his many contributions to keeping student newspapers free from admin­istrator interference. He testified in court cases and fought whenever a student-publications advisor was fired for defending a student's right to report controversial school news. Perhaps Ingelhart's best-known act of advocacy was his co-founding of the Student Press Law Center to provide legal advice and financial assistance to student journalists battling suppression of stories or prior restraint by high school principals and college administrators. His name is on awards given to publications advisors for extraordinary accomplishments, such as the College Media Advisors' Louis Ingelhart First Amendment Award lor distinguished advising. Ingelhart was an author of scholarly books and articles; his best-known works include Press Free­doms, Press and Speech Freedoms in America 1619-1995 and Press and Speech Freedoms in the World From Antiquity Until 199H. He-leaves behind a daughter, a son and, by his own estimate, 8 million published words in books and articles, not one ol which was censored.
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Surrealism
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rome. Georgia The Salon, a graphic novel by Nick Bertozzi, has just been published by St. Martin's Press. Set in the Paris art world of 1907, the thriller involves Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Gertrude and Leo Stein, among others. Comics retailer Gordon Lee faces trial this spring because a child obtained from his shop a copy of the giveaway anthology Alter­native Comics 2, which includes a scene from The Salon depicting Picasso paint­ing in the nude. The nine-year-old's par­ents took the book to the county district attorney. The resultant charges have been reduced from felonies to misdemeanors, though a judge ruled the material is inher­ently harmful to minors. Author Bertozzi says The Salon was researched for histor­ical accuracy. "My choice to draw Picasso nude," he says, "was not dashed off and certainly not intended to titillate."
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Another Brick in the Wall
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Washington, dc Even as the Recording Indus­try Association of America continued to initi­ate new lawsuits against alleged music file sharers, adding to the 20,000 total of the past three years, the group signaled a change in policy that seeks to bypass the legal sys­tem. A leaked memo from the RIAA to Inter­net service providers indicates the body wants the ISPs to make settlement offers to their customers. The companies are to tell custom­ers they can avoid an RIAA lawsuit by going to a website being set up, P2Plawsuits.com, and paying discounted settlement fees. Pro­viders are also directed not to discuss the va­lidity of the file-sharing claims leveled at these customers. The program allows the RIAA to avoid the hassle and expense of having to es­tablish guilt in a court of law. Cindy Cohn, legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foun­dation, comments, "Does the RIAA readily tell customers that parents are generally not liable for infringements committed by their kids or that bankruptcy may be a last-ditch option for some or that the record labels have occasion­ally sued the wrong people? Doubtful."
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Choice Made
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Lisbon Following a referendum in which 59 percent of voters backed a change in existing law, Portugal will legalize abortion. The cur­rent law allows termination of a pregnancy only during the first 12 weeks and only to save the woman's life or protect her health. Among European Union members, Ireland, Poland and Malta are the only countries with
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Monkey Man
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Atlanta Republican state representative Ben Bridges has long opposed the teaching of evo­lution, but lately he has added a new level of
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MARTIAL LAW RETURNS
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THE JOHN WARNER DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2007 LETS THE FEDS CONTROL STATE NATIONAL GUARD UNITS. THAT'S TROUBLE
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Playboy Interview
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Steve Nash
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Kevin Cook
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Nash by the Numbers
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STOLICHNAYA
STOLICHNAYA RUSSIAN VODKA
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Features
SEX IN IRAN
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PARI ESFANDIARI
RICHARD BUSKIN
A LEAKED EHOTIC VIDEO ALLEGEDLY EXPOSES AN IRANIAN ACTRESS AND LIFTS THE VEIL ON A CONFLICTED SOCIETY
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DR. RUTH OF THE MIDDLE EAST
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Chip Rowe
HEBA KOTB LIGHTS A FIRE WITH A SEX-TALK SHOW
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REMEMBERING ANNA
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KEVIN COOK
ate in 1991 playboy's Photography Department received a package from Texas: photos of a girl named Vickie Lynn Smith. She wanted to be a Playmate. The magazine's photographers and editors, who get about 1,000 'such submissions a year, were impressed enough to fly her to Los Angeles for a test shoot.
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WORLDWIDE BASEBALL
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TRACY RINGOLSBY
PLAYBOY
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NL East
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Philadelphia
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PLAYBOY'S PICKS
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Carlos Delqado Puerto Rico
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NL Central
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Jason Bay Canada
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St. Louis
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Byung-Hyun Kim South Korea
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AL East
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Daisuke Matsuzaka Japan
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AL Central
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Johan Santana Venezuela
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AL West
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Vladimir Guerrero Dominican Republic
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Hi) Los Rngeles
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OBI-WAN LIVES
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OBI-WAN BEATS VADER, HAN PACKS A LIGHTSABER.
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Playmate
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Shannon James, Miss May, 2007
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<p>Thank Howard Stern for bringing us this spring blossom</p>
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Playboy's Party Jokes
PLAYBOY'S PARTY JOKES
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Why is Laura Bush always on top when she and George make love?
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TO THE BAD GIRLS GO THE SPOILS
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MICHELLE RICHMOND
ONE WOMAN'S QUEST FOR INFAMY
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Fashion
THE NEW URBAN WARDROBE
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FASHION BY Jennifer ryan jones
The right fitted shirt. The perfect
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Winter Storms
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FICTION BY EDWARD FALCO
fl RBPORtBR RBtURnS FROHl IRao UiitH tRDUBLBS
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AMERICAN BEAUTIES
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Dirty Duck
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Bobby London
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LuxuryRoses
GIFT
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MEATY Myths
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LIBERATOR
EROTIQUE BOUTIQUE
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Danburymint
DIAMOND RING
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Where How To Buy
WHERE & HOW TO BUY
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Helnw is a list o/ retailers and manufacturers you ran contact /or injoriiitition on where to find this month's merchandise. To buy the apparel and equipment shown on pages 2f>, 29-30, 92-97 and 142-14 3. check the listings below to find the stores nearest you.
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ATHENA PHEROMONE 10X
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Playboy
DIGITAL EDITION
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BANK ON BROOKS
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SIX FIGURES
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5 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH
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Baltimore bombshell Christi Shake says she was fre­quently mistaken for a bov
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LOOSE LIPS
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Shallan Meiers
"So many guys don't know proper gram­mar. If I meet , a guy and he can't speak properly, I can't bring him hn "
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HOT SHOT
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MY FAVORITE PLAYMATE
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Giovanni Ribisi
My favorite Playmate is Miss December 1953 Marilyn Monroe. Why? Because she's Marilyn fuckin' Monroe.
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POP QUESTIONS: VICTORIA FULLER
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Q: We understand you've opened a spa for babies, appropriately called Baby Spa. and it's the first of its kind. How did that tome about? A: Spas pop up all over the place; it's
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REPORT FROM PHILLY
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"I love how intense Eagles fans are," s Carmella DeCesare. We caught up with Centerfold, who recently married Eagles QB Jeff Garcia, as the team was coming off a five-game winning streak and getting set to tussle with the Giants in the playoffs. Garcia, who hod replaced the
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PLAYMATE GOSSIP
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Miss May 2006 Alison Waile and Miss November 2006 Sarah Eliza­beth were spotted at the Fifth
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Investigate Her
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Why are the producers of CSI: Miami holding out on us? The
200050_20070501_000160.xml
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A Woman and a Gentle Officer
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Until recently ALEXIA MASON was serving her country as an MP in the Air Force, stationed at Nellis Air Force Base. So which one of you hotshot flyboys wants to spend a night in the brig? Easy, fellas; we said one.
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Dream On
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Even a curvy girl like BEYONCE needs a little double-stick
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Water Music
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According to classical myth, a siren is a sea nymph whose song lures sailors to their doom. Does LINDSAY LOHAN qualify? If you dig her 2003 hit single "Ultimate," maybe.
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Yes, She Said Knockers
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SERENA WILLIAMS's response to the press after winning the Australian Open amid doubts about her fitness: "I could lose 20 pounds and I'm still going In
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Best in Show
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In the most recent Miss Nude Canada Pageant, SHIRA MOSS (also answers to KATIA) won the booby prize—literally. Hers were certified the Most Beautiful Breasts. We'll buy that for a loonie.
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Another Great Quote About Knockers
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JESSICA SIMPSON on the perils of being a curvaceous Christian pop star: "I had doors slammed in my face as a 14-year-old because my boobs were too big."
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CALIFORNIA DREAMING
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Back in 1965 an enterprising gent named Baxter Finley was in dire need of a moisturizer to foil the dry, sunny SoCal climate. Discouraged by the offerings of the day, he decided to brew his own, founding Baxter of California. Now, 40-odd years later, the company has refined his original line of silky goop. We like the Herbal Mint Toner followed by Super Shape SPF 15 moisturizer and Hydro Salve lip balm (S8 to SI8, baxterofcalifbrnia.com) to condition during the warm months. Toss in a convertible and you're good to go.
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NET GAIN
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Big cell-phone carriers make it hard for phone de­signers to include some technologies. Carriers lose money with Wi-Fi in your cell phone, for instance, because it lets you browse the web without paying by the minute. That's why the latest product from cell-phone giant Nokia isn't a phone: The N800 ($400, nokia.com) is a pocket-size Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth-enabled touch-screen web tablet that makes IM and VoIP (Internet phone) calls with or without video and can piggyback on a cell phone for web access when out of Wi-Fi range.
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PHOTOS, FINISHED
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Digital picture frames have made an alarmingly fast trip from luxury to commodity, bill all frames are nol created equal. Kodak in particular has taught its F.asyShare F.X series ($230 for eight-inch frame, S280 for 10-inch frame; kodak.com) some pretty nifty tricks. Built-in Wi-Fi means these frames can stream pictures directly from PCs on your home network. Better yet, they can display pictures stored in online Kodak galleries. Give one to your girlfriend and she'll be able to see up-to-the-minute pics of your latest trip to Vegas. Wait a sec—maybe we need to think this one through.
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VINTAGE MEETS VINTAGE
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We re suckers lor anything that celebrates the heritage of classic cars. These Vin­tage Wine Stoppers from Mercedes-Ben/ (S55 for a set of four, accessories .mbusa.com) are modeled after the gearshifts on the company's great silver racers from days of yore when the words gW/ and triiig made any speed enthusiast drool like a lan­cet. The set has a stooner
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TAKE A HIKE
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Many think (iRS gadgets arc strictly for the tar, but city dwellers could use one loo if it were po< ketable. The amazingly compact Mio DigiWalker H6I0 ($500, miogps.com) can switch between in-car, on-foot and bike directions, works as a media player and always knows the shortest way to the nearest bar.
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THINK FAST!
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There's nothing like accidentally walking through a dart game in progress to wake you up. Give your guests that little extra lift the next time they hang up their coats with these Dart Coat Hooks (S:54 for set of three, elsewares.com). Made of stainless steel and with screws on the tip instead of points, they're moiintable on just about any wall and are guaranteed to keep your friends on their toes.
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HEROINE ADDICTION
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Say what you will about comic books, they know their audience. From the Golden Age to the present, curvaceous cuties have figured promi­nently on their pulpy pages. Lois Lane was in Action Comics #1 alongside Super­man, and Batman's first issue featured Catwoman. DC Comics Covergirls (S40, rizzoliusa.com) compiles the finest ladies from DCs 70-plus years, letting us chart Wonder VVoman"s evolution since 1941 and see how today's artists have taken up the torch with such titles as Bite Club and Birds of Prey.
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LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
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Behold the next-gen radar detector. Escort's Passport 9500i ($450, escortradar.com) has built-in GPS. It memorizes the places where you get fidse alarms and eliminates those annoying bleeps. It also re­members the places where you have passed a speed trap in the past and alerts you to slow down. Bonus: Got your stereo cranked.' The 9500i automatically increases its warning volume so you can hear it.
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PLAYING ON YOUR FEARS
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We live in complex times, and nowhere is that more evident llian in the game room. In War on Terror: The Boardgame ($50, waronterrortheboard game.com) you'll maintain your empire (and its oil) by any means necessary. That may mean fighting terrorism. That may mean funding terrorism. And that may mean lighling the terrorists you originally funded. The politically accurate, non-jingoistic rules lake what could have been a glorified bad-taste joke and turn it into one of the most thought-provoking games we've seen in vears.
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Next Month
Next Month
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2007 PLAYMATE OF THE YEAR—WHICH OF OUR DOZEN LOVELIES WILL BE CROWNED PMOY? WILL IT BE THE LONG ISLAND BEACH BUNNY WHO SAYS HEALTHY LIVING IS A TURN-ON? OR THE CURVY STUNNER WHO WANTS TO CHANGE THE WORLD? IT WOULD BE SILLY TO REVEAL THE WINNER NOW, BUT HERE'S A PROMISE: YOU'LL BE PLEASED.
200050_20070501_000176.xml
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SURGEON GENERAL'SWARNING: Quitting Smoking Now Greatly Reduces Serious Risks to Your Health.
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