You know the painted lady on our cover as Playmate of the Year 2005 Tiffany Fallon, but to usher you into the cover story, Sex in America, we recast her as that champion of truth, justice and American sensuality, Wonder Woman. Tiffany, a modern-day Lynda Carter, has been honing her TV skills. She appeared on The Simple Life with Paris Hilton, became a weekly co-host for the International Fight Leagues Battleground and accompanied her country music star husband, Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts (Still Feels Good is in stores now), to numerous award shows. What's next? "I've been filming The Celebrity Apprentice," says Tiffany. "At first I was intimidated because I was one of the youngest contestants. But I brought a fresh outlook to the tasks. I can't tell you much more; you'll have to watch." If this wonderful woman is involved, we'll have our eyes glued.
Poor I'atil Wolfowitz! (The Passion of Paul Wolfowitz. November). All he ever tried to do during his more than 30 years in Washington was steer the country's foreign policy toward what he felt should be its top priority: the protection of Israel. The 9/1 1 attacks provided an opportunity for him to doctor intelligence to implicate Saddam Hussein's Iraq, which at the time was Israel's biggest military
I am amused at the assertion in The Sexual Male, Part Three: Sex on the Bruin (November) that sexual attraction and romantic love can't be mutually exclusive. As an asexual, I don't know if I experience love to the exact neurochem-ical standards established by Helen Fisher, but I sure feel something. I have dozens of incredible relationships with women. We do everything two people can do for fun except have sex. Sometimes these relationships are romantic and sometimes they're close friendships, but usually they reside happily in the gray area in between. Remove sex from the equation and love still has just as many amazing twists and turns. David Jay San Francisco. California
As a journalist who covers mixed martial arts, including the Ultimate Fighting Championship, J was very interested to read your profile of Chuck Liddell (The /reman Cleans Up, November). Liddell proved to have the perfect combination of pcrsonae
First it was Jose Canseco's ex (The Slugger's Wife, September 2005), now Barry Bonds's ex Kimberly Bell (The Bonds Girl, November). Say what you will about steroid-abusing baseball players, they have excellent taste in women. Perhaps you should expand your search to other sports. I know cyclist Floyd Landis is still fighting doping charges, but if any of his old squeezes show up in im.-wboy, I'll take it as proof of guilt.
To leave any of Tom Robbins's novels off a list of "trippy" books, as novelist Jonathan Lethem does in the October book reviews, is like leaving George W. Bush oil the list of worst presidents, or Terence McKenna. Timothy Leary and Jerry Garcia off the list of trippy dead people. Each page of Robbins's books is like blotter acid for the soul.
The Playboy Interview with Robert Redtord (November) confirms my suspicion, as a middle-class girl who goes to college with the "progressive" American aristocracy, that upper-class liberals are as pretentious and. worse, as delusional as they seem. The sad irony is Redlord's own inability to recognize that more federal government—i.e., meaningless politics—is not the answer to our problems. Redlord's "minority sensibility" is nothing more than a product of the artificial two-
At the age of 25 a college graduate earns a median income that's about $16,000 more a year than that of a high school graduate. Accounting for student-loan repayment, however, the former doesn't actually net more than the latter until 14 years after graduation.
A Manhattan lawyer is suing a florist for delivering 22 wedding-reception centerpieces of pastel pink and green hydrangeas instead of the rust and green arrangements she had ordered. She paid $27,435.14 for the flowers but claims the florist owes her a little more than $400,000 for the "extreme disappointment, distress and embarrassment" she suffered. It's her husband's suffering we're worried about.
A University of New Mexico study claims that lap dancers who are not on birth control pills earn an average of $70 an hour in tips when they're ovulating, as opposed to an average of $35 an hour when menstruating.
According to a study presented at last year's Breast Enlargement Conference, the nipple of the perfect female breast is situated not at the vertical halfway point but just 45% of the way down from the top.
(Jack Black, Mos Def, Mia Farrow) Director Michel Gondry's latest comedic mind bender stars Black as a junkyard worker whose accidentally magnetized brain erases the inventory of a video store owned by his pal (Mos Def). To satisfy the store's few loyal customers, the two set out to remake their favorite flicks.
(Naomi Warts. Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet) The thrills mount when Michael Haneke remakes his 1997 German thriller about two young psychos who take a family hostage in a vacation cabin and terrorize them for no reason but their own sadistic kicks. It's nail-bitingly intense and not for the fainthearted.
(Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden) Stallone returns to plunder yet another of his iconic characters, the deeply troubled Vietnam vet. This time Rambo, now living in Thailand, leads mercenaries along a war-torn river route to a remote village to rescue a group of humanitarian workers ambushed by Burmese soldiers.
(Kate Hudson. Matthew McConaughey, Donald Sutherland) There's action-adventure on the high seas when surfer and treasure hunter McConaughey convinces a billionaire to help him search for legendary chests of rare gold lost in the 1700s. McConaughey and wife Hudson try to outwit a competitor hunting the same booty.
rects this perverse tale based on a film by murdered Dutch director Theo van Gogh about a burnedout political journalist forced to interview a seemingly ditzy actress (Sienna Miller). Sexual tension mounts as the two
musical built around the Beatles catalog combines the visual audacity of Moulin Rouge.' with NBC's 1999 miniseries The '60s. It never runs out of good ideas ("I Want to Hold Your Hand" is served with unrequited lesbian longing). Credit the game cast for keep-
SHOOT "EM UP This hysterical romp plays like a first-person-shooter game. A ridiculous body count mounts as Clive Owen defends a newborn from Paul Gia-matti with the help of lactating hooker Monica Bellucci. Also on Blu-ray. VVV
Diane Lane has enjoyed a lengthy and libidinous screen career, during which the talented actress has never shied away from sexually charged roles. One of our favorites is from 1999's A Walk on the Moon (pictured), in which Lane goes chasing waterfalls only to find herself pinned between a rock and a hard place. Catch her next in the crime thriller Untraceable as an FBI agent on the trail of a serial killer.
INTELLIGENCE IS THE ultimate aphrodisiac. Here are five brainy yet lubricious tomes and what to say when she mentions them suggestively. Milan Kundera's Unbearable Lightness of Being: "Kundera's conflation of invasion and penetration is masterful." Giovanni
FOR YEARS PHOTO purists around the world begged Nikon to release a digital SLR with an image sensor the same size as a 35-millimeter film frame. This would allow photographers to use Nikon's legendary 35-millimeter SLR lenses at their true focal length. Well, the wait is over. The D3 ($5,000, nikon.com) is a 12.1-megapixel masterpiece of technology and design, with a full-frame image sensor, 51-point autofocus and a beefed-up processor that can handle nine shots a second (with autofocus on, no less). Add a three-inch LCD screen and an HDMI video jack that can pipe pictures to an HDTV at 1080i resolution and you've got yourself one hell of a snapper.
SPACE, AS CAPTAINS Kirk and Picard have told us ad nauseam, is the final frontier. Turns out that holds for timepieces, too. Fine watchmaker Jaquet Droz has lately been attracting eyes with its subtle use of exotic materials like meteorite on the dial, as seen in this self-winding Chrono Monopoussoir Meteorite ($31,200, jaquetdroz.com) in white gold with an alligator strap. It displays minutes and seconds, has a chronograph function and, at 43 millimeters across, is a truly heavenly piece. Now boldly go tell time where no man has told time before.
THE BATHTUB IS one of the most relaxing pieces of furniture in your house, but for some strange reason you insist on keeping it locked up in the John. Canadian company Flavour Design Studio hand makes its Savon love seats ($3,500 to $4,500, flavourdesign .com) by sculpting and upholstering antique cast-iron claw-foot tubs. No two are alike. Weighing upwards of 250 pounds, a Savon may constitute a substantial addition to your living room, but getting a beautiful woman to join you for a dip has never been easier.
Lately I have found myself addicted to granny porn. I am in my early 40s and have an active sexual relationship with a beautiful woman my age. But when surfing for porn I always look for much older women. While shopping at Lowe's I met a woman in her late 60s who had questions about tile. I told her that if she did not live far, I could take a look at her bathroom. When we got to her townhouse she offered me a drink. I made a move and soon we were on the bed. The moment I slid a linger into her she began to come. We started to fuck, but after she came a second time I felt great disgust. I could not believe 1 was with a woman who could be my mother. I faked an orgasm so I could leave (she told me she had felt it). I went home, found some granny porn online and masturbated. I have resumed sex with my 40-year-old lover but am thinking about calling my granny mistress even though I will need Viagra to get hard with her. I love old-lady porn but not old-lady sex. What the hell is wrong with me?—D.E., Washingtonville, New- York
In reaction to Jonathan Tasini's "Israel Shouldn't Get a Free Pass" (October), 1 want to stress that an apartheid state is one in which a racial minority rules over a racial majority without regard for the human and civil rights of that majority. This in no way describes Israel. There are four Arab Knesset members and
"Northern Kxposure" ("News-front," November), which cites growing numbers of chastity clubs at Northern liberal-arts colleges and universities, is chilling and confounding. Since when does the use of one's body "honorably and respectfully" equate to abstaining from one of the body's primary functions, sexuality? There's a big gap between promiscuity and chastity. Treating sexuality like a prize is archaic and demeaning to both sexes. It harks back to when a woman was considered her
Stephen Duncombe is right when he says Democrats don't understand why Americans need spectacle in politics, but he's wrong to say Democrats don't dream ("Why Don't Liberals Dream?" November). In fact, if anything. Democrats are idealists. They fail to appreciate that going for the gut works better than going for the brain. The Swift boating of John Kerry is proof. The Republicans understand that dumbing down the
Berlin A traveling exhibition featuring mementos of breakups is a hit in Europe. The Museum of Broken Relationships, established in Zagreb, Croatia, has toured in the former Yugoslavia and received a wealth of objects for a new stop in the German capital. The items for each show are lent or donated—along with an explanation of their implications—by locals anxious to have their breakups memorialized in public. Among materials submitted for the Berlin exhibition are a wedding dress and an ax used to chop up furniture an ex-girlfriend had left behind. "It's such a nice, simple idea because everyone can relate to it," says Zvonimir Dobrovic, an organizer. "It's not pretentious. It's interactive, a place where people can present their own stories."
Washington, d.c. A consortium of privacy and consumer organizations has demanded the Federal Trade Commission create a Do Not Track List for Internet users, similar to the Do Not Call List already available to avert telemarketing calls; created in 2003, the Do Not Call List has 145 million registered phone numbers. Using cookies and other tracking devices, online advertising companies can tailor ads to Internet users' viewing habits. This past year Google, Yahoo and Microsoft inked deals to acquire such businesses. The proposal by the consortium—which includes the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Consumer Federation of America and the Center for Democracy and Technology—would require independent auditing of any firm that employs behavioral tracking of Internet users, to ensure privacy standards are maintained. It would also ban advertisers from using health or financial information in their tracking and prohibit the collection and use of any personally identifiable information.
Tallahassee. Florida Citing prawfsblawg.blogs .com, Harvard-based blog Info/Law reported that a Florida State University law professor began classes this past fall by having students read their Facebook profiles aloud. "The girl whose hobby was 'being slutty' was particularly embarrassed," according to the blog.
<p>He's been photographed topless more limes than Pam Anderson: The dude hangs out at the beodi and runs a lot, two activities thai don't warrant wearing o shirt. We aren't against eye candy (though we prefer the fairer sex), but must we get a blog-ger update every time he hits the sand? ;m:</p>
Hands down, the sexiest region of the U.S. in activity and behavior is the Pacific. It comes in first on virtually al the key sexuality indicators. But interestingly, though people there have sex with the most partners and with the most variety, they do not say they are happiest with their sex life. In fact, only 21 percent of respondents from the Pacific region say they are very satisfied with their sex life. This puts them second to last, just barely ahead of the Northeast. (On a related note, only 24 percent of Pacific residents say they are very satisfied with their life overall—again just barely ahead of the Northeast. Which region is happiest overall? The South, with 31 percent very satisfied with their life.)
s he moves through the ballroom of the San Jose Marriott Hotel, a scrum of reporters and camera crews circles William Bratton, peppering him with questions and photographing his every step, leaving no doubt he is truly America's superstar cop. Dressed in a well-tailored navy-blue suit, crisp white shirt and red necktie, the 60-year-old Los Angeles police chief is calm in the face of the media swirl, coolly answering questions in clipped paragraphs punctuated by his thick, long-voweled Boston accent. His resume is impressive and well-known. A former working-class boy from Boston, he rose to become that city's nationally renowned police commissioner at the age of 45. In the mid-1990s he took over New York's police department and helped transform that city from one of the most crime-ridden in America to one of the safest. In the process he became known—and billed himself—as "America's top cop." His image was emblazoned on a 1996 Time magazine cover as the face of hope for an America obsessed with urban violence—a face demanding that
Confidence is the defining characteristic of Tomas Maier and Bottega Veneta, the brand he has brought back to vibrant life since being installed as creative director in 2001. Returning to the artisanship at the
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A I lollywood star as beautiful and talented as they come. Playmate of the Near 1994 Jenny McCarthy would seem to have it made. But even the most fortunate are not exempt from life's challenges. In 2004, when her son
Miss November 1974 Bebe Buell is known for o few things. One, of course, is her Centerfold appearance in playboy. Another is her love of rock stars, most prominently Steven Tyler and Todd Rundgren. She's also known for generously providing us with her
Pregnancy's onset can bring nausea, lethargy and intimate ailments we won't describe. But HALLE BERRY isn't letting it get her down—as they say, when life hands you fertilized eggs, show off your hucvos grandes.
Movie geeks—sorry, "film bulls"—are just as obsessed as sports fanatics, but they have fewer accepted ways to show their love. You can wear a Raiders cap almost anywhere, but a Pirates of the Caribbean jacket reads "I have no life. Please punch me." Luckily, the U.K.-based company Last Exit to Nowhere (lastexittonowhere.com) understands both the urge to represent and the need for discretion. Its faux souvenir tees cost around $40 and reference such fictional places and entities as the Tyrell Corporation (Blade Runner), Camp Crystal Lake (Friday the 73//i),'the USCSS Nostromo (Alien) and Amity Island (Jaws). So you'll be pegged as a movie nerd only by the like-minded— at least until Last Exit makes one for Adams College.
There's no denying that some of the world's best writers—Hemingway. Faulkner. Joyce—worked best on the sauce. Paul Smith celebrates the time-honored tradition with this leather "wallet" (about S:<")0. paulsmith.co.uk) that conceals a flask, notepad and pencil. The way we see it. even if you're no master oi letters, some quick note taking will at least allow you to recall the name of the lit major you wake up with in the morning.
Apple may hog the headlines, but Creative has been innovating in digital audio and video players for almost a decade. Its latest trick: shrinking the size of a video player without shrinking the size ofihe screen. Though it sounds improbable. I he new Creative Zen (creative.com) has the same size screen as last year's hefty Zen Vision:M player, but thanks to flash memory and design wizardry, it's tiny—smaller than a stack of eight credit cards. It's available in four- ($\'M)). eight- (S200) and Ki-gigabyte (5250) capacities, has a built-in KM tuner and a simple, intuitive interface and handles audio, video and photos flawlessly.
Forget flowers. You'll have more fun and get more action with some champagne and a Few games. Sex Scratthers ($9), a spoof of scratch-oil lottery tickets, could win you a million-dollar quickie. For the more forthcoming, there's Truth or Dare (SI7). Roll the die, pull a card and put your tongue to work. Alternatively, develop your command of sensual touch using the 50-count Frolic Massage Deck ($15). All are available at chroniclebooks.com.
We're fans of a little pick-me-up in our beverage, but most energy drinks taste like crud and are packed with sugar and chemicals. We had almost given up on the concept when we found Sy/mo (S3 a can. syzmo.com), a USDA-certilied-organic concoction sweetened with agave nectar instead of corn syrup. It packs a beguiling lift that doesn't make us jittery. What's more, the three flavors (original, passion fruit and prickly pear) are all delicate and well-balanced and work either as mixers or all by themselves.
Most comedians have an extremely short shelflife, either losing their funny bone or self-destructing. Be thankful, then, for the exceptions, chief among them George Carlin. He has been making humans laugh at their own foolishness for more than 40 years and is still at the top of his game. For a refresher on what morons
In its 25 years in the game, l.eathcrman has learned a thing or 50 about how to design tools. And the company puts all those tricks to use in the Skelelool CX ($96, leatherman.com), an asymmetrical masterpiece whose every square millimeter serves a purpose. Whether it's the multibit driver with extra heads stored in the handle, the knife blade that's accessible when the tool is closed or the carabincr clip that doubles as a bottle opener, it's by far the most useful live ounces you'll ever carry.
playboy may be the most collected magazine in the world. But over the decades those old editions start to eat up serious real estate. Recently playboy teamed with Bondi to transfer every issue to the elegant (not to mention searchable) DVD-ROM format. The first edition of Playboy Cover to Cover spans the 1950s and includes a paper reprint of the inaugural issue, as well as a smart 224-page coffee-table book. At only $100, that's about a dollar a Plavmate
The sci-fi of the 1990s promised us a virtual-reality playgiound, but it has been slow in coming—the big obstacle to VR nirvana being a quality 3-D goggle setup that costs less than a grand. Welcome to the metaverse. The iVVear VR920 ($400. vu/ix .com) displays images from your computer in 2-D or 3-D and has a head-tracking function (hat lets you look around virtual worlds by simply turning your head. Best of all, it weighs only slightly more than a pair of shades. Added bonus: No one else on the plane can see what you're watching.