Issue: 20090501

Friday, May 1, 2009
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PLAYBILL
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Be careful what you wish for. It's a trite admonition but one we'll per­mit Chuck Palahniuk, interviewed by David Sheff, has always written char­acters who court apocalypse and strive for self-destruction. Their decisions are irrevocable, unhedged faith-based bets that damn well better be right. On a smaller scale the gigolos in Paradise Lost by John Bowe are choosing to end life as they know it, lighting out for the territory and thumb­ing their nose at civilization—well, for up to six months. Seems the old TV series got it right: Everyone wants to visit a fantasy is­land, but nobody wants to stay. You know that one friend you have who lucked into a threesome but claims it wasn't all that? Sex columnist Suzy McCoppin gives us the flip side of that dubious account, the unintended consequences that ensued when she set up a menage. If there can be unintended con­sequences from sex with an extra woman, there can be unforeseen issues from sex with a woman you never meet—sometimes called sperm donation—as Lori Andrews documents in Forum. What is this, the Re-
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BRIDGESTONE
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WHISKY
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JOSSEY-BASS
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News and Notes
THE WORLD OF PLAYBOY
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HEF SIGHTINGS, MANSION FROLICS AND NIGHTLIFE NOTES
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SUPER BOWL BASH
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Playboy
Dr. House in the House
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Hugh Laurie seems to have a good understanding of why viewers like his thoroughly dislikable character Dr. Gregory House (Playboy Interview, Feb­ruary). Not only does House always have the answers and manage to save the day, he is, as Laurie notes, "free from the social gravity that holds us all down and prevents us from saying what we think and doing what we want." In his 1859 essay On Liberty, John Stuart Mill argues for the value of such aggres­sive eccentrics, who, by challenging the status quo, push ideas forward.
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Dear Playboy
GRIDIRON GOOFS
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No one hates bad NFL calls more than the referees who made them (The Whistle Blowers, February), but sometimes their screwups are hard to believe. In the 2003 playoffs the officials stripped the Giants of a crucial field-goal chance after the defense interfered with a guard who had reported as an eligible receiver. During a scramble, the guard was tackled—obvious pass interference—but the refs mistakenly insisted he hadn't identified himself as a receiver. They did manage to flag the other guard, who was downfield illegally, but that penalty would have been super­seded. Regarding the blown call you men­tion from the 1998 Seahawks-Jets game, it wasn't just that the head linesman had sig­naled a touchdown even though the Jets quarterback fumbled a yard short of the goal; it was the league's ridiculous expla­nation that he had mistaken the player's white helmet for the brown ball. Kyle Garlett Marina del Rey, California
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Dear Playboy
THE GIRLS MOVE ON
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As a straight female reader who became a playboy fan because of The Girls Next Door, I found the photo of Holly Madison as a modern-day Dorothy, complete with blue bow, heartbreaking (Good-Bye Girls, Febru­ary). Good-bye and good luck, ladies. Kate O'Brien Waukegan, Illinois
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Dear Playboy
CLEARING THE AIR
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Regarding The Drug Coast (February), I need to express the following complaints, as well as clarify certain issues: (1) Your reporter, Christian Parenti, was given a journalist's visa under the false pretense of writing an article that would suppos­edly help promote Guinea-Bissau's ailing tourism industry; (2) Parenti utilizes so-called "sources" in order to further sink Guinea-Bissau's reputation as far as the new drug trade goes. It is not enough that my country is the third poorest in the world. He goes on to plant a seed of doubt about the country's elections and govern­ment ties to Colombian drug lords; (3) at no time during his interview at my hotel (Mar Azul) did he mention he would be quoting me. He took everything I said out of context. The result has been a loss of business because of his libelous remarks. The article has also affected my relations with partners, longtime customers and certain government agencies. I hope you will allow me to repair the damage done to my person and my country. The last thing I need is to become involved in an international libel suit. Not everyone in
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Naked Ambition
DVD & PPV
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Dear Playboy
NOT FUNNY
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It takes a lot to offend me, but this joke in the February Party Jokes crossed the line: "How can you get AIDS from a toilet seat? By sitting down before the last guy gets up." It's one thing to kid about sex, infidelity and impotence, but it is another to make light of a virus that has claimed millions of lives.
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Dear Playboy
FOR THE RECORD
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After receiving numerous phone calls from friends, I learned my marriage to the Eiffel Tower is mentioned in The Year in Sex (Feb­ruary). But it is disheartening to see the love of my life referred to as "that ultimate phallic symbol." Objectum sexuality may be uncon­ventional, but we are in love and happy, and no one is being hurt. Erika L.T. Eiffel San Francisco, California
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Dear Playboy
OUR NEW LOOK
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Your February redesign is a great com­bination of style and substance. I even bought a second copy.
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Dear Playboy
POLISH DELIGHT
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Marta Gut blew my mind (Foreign Exchange: Love and Warsaw, February), but when I turned the page to see more, there was nothing but an article on NFL refs! Curse you, playboy edi­tors, for showing me heaven and then stealing it away.
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Playboy After Hours
Erin Cummings
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You can't meet Erin Cummings, cur­rently of Joss Whedon's televised babefest Dollhouse, without first meeting her hair. "I love being a redhead," she says. "People expect the unexpected from redheads. I can say something controversial, but when it comes from me, people just say, 'Oh, that redhead—she's so saucy!'" Our interview is a laundry list of increasingly saucy reasons to watch Erin in her every saucy role— and it's a convincing list.
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Let's Get Small
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Luxury hotels are excellent—we're not about to trash the idea of an indulgent getaway with much pampering. Ideally, a soft-footed Thai expert in spine cracking is involved. But really, we take luxury as it comes. At the same time, there is much to be said for a jaunt the entire point of which is to experience the charms of the imme­diate urban area. Sometimes you go to see the city, not
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Girl Watcher
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The word on things feminine
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Drunk in Budapest
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Zwack, Hungary's na­tional spirit, has come to America. It's cousin to other herbals like Jager-meisterand Becherovka, and Hungarians take it straight and chilled, but it also works with Red
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After Hours
Hollywood via Warsaw
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American movie-poster art may be at an all-time low; per­haps it didn't have far to fall in the first place. Since the post­war era the home of truly arresting surrealist (and, later, expressionist) one-sheets has been—where else?—Poland. Today Hollywood's cognoscenti are snapping up originals
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After Hours
Nightlife 911!
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In the olden days Single Man would bounce from bar to bar, looking for love in every wrong place. No more. Here's how to telephonically improve your nights out: 1. Play PhoneTag: If you're in a noisy club, nothing is lamer than having to go outside to listen to a voice mail (the gist of which ends up being "Dude, don't wait up"). The PhoneTag service tran­scribes voice mails left by your incon­siderate pals, so you can read them as text messages when you're sitting next to the boomin' system. 2. Go mobile: When you need to bail on a bad date, Google Latitude lets you find nearby friends. It also works if it's closing time and you'd like to send a shout-out to any lonely women in a three-block radius. 3. Burn it: Burner is slang for a cheap, essentially disposable phone. Boost Mo­bile offers the $30 i425t, while Virgin Mobile's Marbl and Aloha are just $10. Save phone numbers and give yours with­out revealing your "real" digits to girls you don't remember—or want to forget.
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After Hours
Brianna Alexia
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PLAYBOY: What do you do? BRIANNA: I work for a high-end pri­vate airline. I track flights and weather issues. I make sure passen­gers have everything they need for their trips: hotels, catering, shopping, entertainment and rental cars. PLAYBOY: How did you get into the aviation field?
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Angels & Demons
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Stephen Rebello
In The Da Vinci Code Harvard symbology professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) exposes the Catholic Church's best-kept secret by tracing Jesus's bloodline to a modern descendant. Now, in Angels & Demons, the Vatican—apparently not sore at Langdon for that potential PR night­mare—calls on him to investigate bizarre cardinal killings tied to a terrorist plot. Ron Howard returns to direct Hanks alongside Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard and Ayelet Zurer in a script based on the Dan Brown novel. "Tom, Ron and I wanted this one to have more velocity than The Da Vinci Code, in which Langdon is a puzzle solver in a whodunit," says producer Brian Grazer. "Angels & Demons takes place some time after the events in the earlier movie, and this time Tom's character is running for his life. He propels the action. The movie be-
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PRANK ME
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Sacha Baron Cohen's pranks for the mockumentary Briino, centered on the titular flamboyant Austrian reporter, made news just as his stunts for Borat did. Cohen was detained by Milan police, snubbed by Arnold Schwarzenegger and booed by a crowd expecting to see a cage match who instead got two men ripping each other's clothes off and kissing.
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DVDs of the Month
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Buzz McClain
Star Trek: Original Motion Pic­ture Collection You'll purr Ilka a tribble now that the first six Star Trek movies have been re­stored and beamed down on Blu-ray, including for the first time in any format the original theatrical versions of Star Trek: The Motion Picture and The Undiscovered Country. A roundtahle with William Shatner, Leonard Nl-moy, Patrick Stewart and Jon­athan Frakes, moderated by Whoopi Goldberg. Sold sepa­rately is Star Trek: The Original Series, Season One (BD), with (or without) enhanced special effects. VVVV —BuzzMcCtakt
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Tease Frame
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In Where the Truth Lies (pictured), Alison Lohman plays a journalist investigating Kevin Bacon and Colin Firth's comedy duo. Pretty tame, right? Actually, Lohman's scenes helped earn the blistering noir an NC-17 rating. The smoky-eyed blonde next appears in Sam Raimi's eerie supernatural thriller Drag Me to Hell.
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Now Showing
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Wanted: Weapons of Fate
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Scott Stein
Very few game makers can successfully pull off subtlety, which is why most movie-inspired games suck. Wanted: Weapons of Fate (360, PC, PS3) succeeds because the source material (the game is based more on the film than the comic) is spectacular and simpleminded. These are far easier traits on which to build a good game. The story picks up where the movie ends, with Wesley taking further vengeance on renegade assassins (including new characters such as the fatally gor­geous Arana, left) and flashing back to Wesley's father in his prime. Its cover and weapons me­chanics are clever evolutions of those used in Gears of War and Resistance: Fall of Man, allow­ing you to feel both exhilaratingly agile and at one with your sidearm. The bullet-curving control and close-combat knifing moves are especially satisfying. Though the storytelling is lackluster at times and the game has no multiplayer, fans of either Wanted or bloodthirsty action experiences will have a blast. ¥¥¥% -Scott Stein
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My Brother, Myself
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Jess Walter
Watch the boys in this rich anthology battle and booze, worship, envy, argue and die, and try not to think of your own brother. Brothers, edited by Andrew Blauner, is aptly subtitled 26 Stories of Love and Rivalry; by the end, you'll wish there were a single word for that fra­ternal emotion ("lovalry"?). In this sampler with a surprising num­ber of writer brothers (Wolffs, Cheevers, etc.), it's David Kaczynski's tale of recognizing the Unabomber in an older Ted that haunts and Rooster Sedaris who amuses, while Phillip Lopate nails it, calling his brother "my personal metaphor for Life." ¥¥VV —Jess Walter
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Velvet Crush
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\ Based on real-life under­cover MI6 agent Violette Szabo, Velvet Assassin (360, PC) offers stealth action behind enemy lines during World War II. Plus her bum is bet­ter than Sam Fisher's (of Splinter Cell fame).
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Mix-Tape Musts
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"Jigsaw," Lady Sovereign (pictured, 1) Anyone who wrote her off as a mere grime MC can suck on this proper guitar-based song. Yes, she still talks shit "The Royal We," Silversun Pickups Wildly cas­cading guitars inject a little Sonic Youth into the ethereal, Smashing Pumpkins-esque sound. "Kingdom of Rust," Doves (2) Title track of the new album starts with spaghetti Western swagger and unfolds with strings, bells and more guitars. "Help I'm Alive," Metric The wait is over: Fanta­sies, the new album, is coming. Here, Emily goes helium-hued on the driving, guitar-driven chorus. "Collapse the Walls," Mr. Lif (3) The backdrop of this track from the Def Jux MC's new I Heard It Today LP could be late-1960s psych. "Eye of the Needle," The Datsuns The New Zea­land band breaks its two-minute garage-rocking mold on this brooding six-minute slow burn. "21st Century Breakdown," Green Day (4) The melody echoes "Let My Love Open the Door," and the stinging guitars in the bridge are pure Town-shend. Sample lyric: "Scream, America, scream!" "Supply & Demand," Fischerspooner Think of this Icy-cool synth pop as a lost Pet Shop Boys anthem. "1000 Cigarettes," MSTRKRFT (5) The bonus version, featuring Freeway, is like a crunk-ass reimagining of Justice. Sick.
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THE PLAYBOY POLL
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HOW DO YOU PREFER A WOMAN TO KEEP HER BIKINI TRIANGLE?
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PRICE CHECK
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Price paid at Christie's auc­tion house for this nude of the woman who would become Madonna. It was ex­pected to sell for no more than
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FORTY PERCENT
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ACCORDING TO THE BOOK ARE YOU
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$1 BILLION
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ACTUALLY, THERE IS HOPE IN DOPE: MARI­JUANA GROWERS IN CAL­IFORNIA'S MENOOCINO COUNTY TAKE IN ABOUT
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FIFTY-EIGHT %
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surveyed Wall Street workers say they would steal company data and ' take it with them if they were
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ONE IN SIX
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AMERICAN HOUSEHOLDS HAVE ABANDONED THEIR LANDLINES AND USE ONLY CELL PHONES.
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ODD STAT OF THE MONTH
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dult Americans of all categories who were born between 1975 and 1986 are ta|ler than their parents' generation except for female African Americans, who on average are more than half an inch shorter than their mothers.
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The Tequila Pilgrim
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Dan Dunn
What I learned while in search of the finest cactus juice in the world
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About Time
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We've seen every kind of precious metal and jewel stuffed into high-end watches, so it's refreshing to see one that uses dust and steel instead. So why does the Moon DNA watch (romainjerome.ch) cost up to $500,000? Be­cause the dust is from the surface of the moon, and the steel is from an actual spacecraft.
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Music Supporter
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Custom belt buckles can be fashion-forward, provided they're moderately discreet. A giant brass one that reads
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Have a Art
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We get sad when we think about the immense acreage of blank gray corporate laptop lids in the world. It's simply too much space to leave unloved. Stop being part of the problem and visit infectious.com, where you can buy cheap, excellent art and put it anywhere you want in your life—on your iPod ($10), your walls ($60 to $100), your car ($390) and, yes, your laptop ($30). The art itself is "crowd-sourced" (i.e., voted on by visitors to the site) and includes work such as High Pass Filter (above) by U.K. artist Byroglyphics.
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Old Friend, New Brew
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Two hundred and fifty years ago an enterprising lad named Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease on a Dublin brewery. He never recouped
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Smooth Operator
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Palm was once king of the PDA-and-smart-phone game, but recently iPhones and BlackBerries have been getting all the headlines and going out on the town with the beautiful people. With the new Palm Pre (palm.com), howev­er, the company is back. This truly lust-worthy smart phone has a responsive touch screen, a full slide-out keyboard, a wireless charging system and com­pletely overhauled software under the hood. Plus, the Pre smartly combines information and contacts from multiple sources behind the scenes to radically simplify the life of the average mobile beautiful person.
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Tech
Hack Your Life: Chop Down Your Cell-Phone Bill
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The smarter your cell phone, the easier it is to avoid paying the phone company. Running Skype (skype.com) on your cell is a good first step. Win­dows Mobile users can download and install the Skype app, while other phone systems require third-party software. For the iPhone and iPod Touch, use Fring (fring.com), a Skype program that doubles as an instant-message app. On the BlackBerry, we like IM+ (shapeservices.com), and if you're an early Google Android adopter, Skype Lite is available from the Android Marketplace. With all these you'll need to have either a 3C data connection or Wi-Fi
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Sex
SEX
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SUZY MCCOPPIN
THREE
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Golf
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Playboy Advisor
PLAYBOY ADVISOR
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In Icon, in your January issue, Carmen Electra admits she loves to buy sex toys but also enjoys "homemade fun" with clothes hangers. She describes it as involv­ing "a little pleasure, a little pain" but doesn't say more. Do you have any idea what she's doing?—R.K., Columbus, Ohio
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Playboy Interview
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Chuck Palahniuk
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David Sheff
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PURE PALAHNIUR
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A War Of Speed
A WAR OF SPEED
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A.J. BAIME
WHAT BEGAN AS A RIVALRY BETWEEN TWO POWERFUL INDUSTRIALISTS TURNED INTO A NO-HOLDS-BARRED BATTLE FOR INTERNATIONAL SPEED SUPREMACY. A LOOK BACK AT THE FORD V$. FERRARI DUEL AT LE MANS IN THE 1960S, AUTOMOBILE RACING'S GOLDEN AGE
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Pictorials
WOMAN OF WALL STREET
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CONOR HOGAN
Think of the next six pages
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PARADISE LOST
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JOHN BOWE
A TROPICAL ISLAND WITH MORE BEAUTIFUL WOMEN THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE-IT SOUNDS LIKE HEAVEN, DOESN'T IT"------
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Features
The Drinking Man's GUIDE TO CINEMA
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IN 1916 CHARLIE CHAPLIN STUMBLED HOME SOUSED IN THE SHORT FILM ONE A.M. AND SPENT THE NEXT 30 MINUTES DRUNKENLY TRYING TO MAKE IT INTO HIS BED. AUDIENCES LOVED IT, AND THUS WAS THE DRINK­ING MOVIE BORN. HERE ARE THE ONES WE WATCH WHEN WE'RE SIPPING OUR FAVORITE LIBATIONS
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50,51,52,53,54,100,101,102,103
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Features
PLAYBOY'S Baseball PREVIEW 2009
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TRACY RINGOLSBY
UNLESS YOU PLAY IN THE BRONX. THE DAYS OF BUILDING A TEAM WITH FREE AGENTS ARE GONE. TEAMS NOW HAVE TO REY ON HOMEGROWN TALENT-AND KEEPING THAT TALENT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER
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Olivi
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Playmate
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Crystal McCahill, Miss May, 2009
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<p>For Miss May, the Centerfold is a family affair</p>
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article
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66
Article
Playboy's Party Jokes
PLAYBOY'S PARTY JOKES
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What do Congress and a condom have in common?
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Article
Fiction
Minotaur
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Jim Shepard
THERE'S NO GREATER RUSH THAN WORKING FOR THE MILITARY'S BLACK OPS—THE POWER, THE SECRECY, THE CASUALTIES. AS LONG AS YOU DON'T THINK ABOUT IT. AS LONG AS YOU DON'T TALK ABOUT IT
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70,71
Article
Fashion
PRIME-TIME STYLE
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JOSEPH DE ACETIS
CRIMINAL MINDS COP
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Features
PLAYBOY'S TOP PARTY SCHOOLS
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or mere than 20 years playboy'« list of top party schools has fueled debate on cam­puses across the country. It has also
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article
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74
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Features
SEXIEST COLLEGE INTERNET SENSATIONS
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Cars Allison Stokke vaulted into America's online attention when this shot circulated. See other Internet-famous coeds at playboyu.com.
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76,77
Article
Features
HIGH-TECH HI FI
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SCOTT ALEXANDER
WE'RE MOT SURE WHV MOST IPOD DOCKS LOOK LIKE PROPS FROM A SCI-FI EPIC, BUT WE'RE MOT COMPLAINING. HERE ARE SIH TO HELP PASS THE TIME ON VOUR NEKT TRIP TO THE HORSEHEAD NEBULA
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79,78,80,96
20Q
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Zachary Quinto
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David Rensin
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Article
Pictorials
LOVING LISA
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An homage to Mrs. Robinson, starring Lisa Rinna
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MEATY Myths
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Panties
Nightie
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LIBERATOR
Liberator
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Gune
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Playboystore
ISSUES
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Dirty Duck
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Bobby London
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Article
Sports: Bill James
PERFECT GAME HOW TO FIX BASEBALL
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BILL JAMES
Baseball's approach to fixing its problems is to say that baseball is a perfect game. We know it is a perfect game be­cause, after 150 years, infielders are still throwing out runners at first base by a single step.
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CHUCK AT A GLANCE
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<p>JUGGING AN AUTHOR BY HIS BACK COVERS</p>
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News and Notes
PLAYMATES CONNECT WITH FANS AND EARN SOME MONEY BY SIGNING PINUPS
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A buck has become tougher to come by of late, but Miss July 1977 Sondra Theodore is working with John O'Neill and B Johnson of O'Neill's Autographs to help our girls earn a few extra dollars. Their service connects fans with signed Centerfolds, some of Play­mates still in the spotlight and others of fan favorites from years past. If you'd like to buy a shot, go to pin-ups.com.
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News and Notes
WIRED LOOKS AT PLAYMATES' BUSTS AND CUPS
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Playmate research (the scientific kind) seems to be picking up steam. In March we reported on the Mercyhurst College professors who compared PMOYs' dimensions with those of their civilian contemporaries. The Febru­ary issue of Wired features Playmate body-mass indexes and a graph of the bust and cup sizes of our girls from the early 1990s to now. It found that "while busts have shrunk faster than your 401 (k), cup size has remained a
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News and Notes
FLASHBACK
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Thirty-five years ago this month we intro­duced you to MARILYN LANGE, an emblem of the sexy, swinging 1970s: "I like to be able to say I turned men and women on and brought them a little pleasure," she told us. After being honored as Playmate of the Year 1975, the New Jersey native was selected by the North American Soccer League's Chicago Sting in the final round of the 1976 draft. Instead of suiting up, Marilyn worked for the promo­tions department. The fans got a kick out of her.
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News and Notes
Want to SEE MORE PLAYMATES
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of these Playmates? You can check out the Club at club.playboy.com and access the mobile-optimized site playboy.com from your phone.
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News and Notes
DID YOU KNOW?
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PMOY 2008 Jayde Nicole supposedly has an on-camera spat with The HiUs's Audrina Patridge in a future episode.
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News and Notes
MY FAVORITE PLAYMATE
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JEREMY RATCHFORD
My favor­ite Playmate is Miss Janu­ary 1955 Bettie Page because she reminds me of my wife—the look and cool­ness but not the whips! We're both Bettie Page fans. There's something about the mixture of her joy, beauty and mischievous-ness that hits below the belt."
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News and Notes
LILLIAN MULLER IS MOTIVATED
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Need some motiva­tion to strive toward a healthier lifestyle? PMOY 1976 Lil­lian Miiller has been touring the country, along with Morgan Spurlock and Woody Harrelson, on a mis­sion to help people follow a proper diet-and-exercise regi­men. Her talks were recently highlighted in the documentary film Raw for Life! (from the producers of Super Size Me). She also informs us she is in talks with a Norwegian television channel to have her own reality show that deals with her transi­tion "from sex symbol to health symbol."
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News and Notes
COLLEEN ON CBS
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Miss January 2004 Colleen Shan­non isn't a girl who reads lottery balls on TV, but she did play one on a TV sitcom. Colleen appeared in an episode of CBS's prime-time comedy How I Met Your Mother in which Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Har­ris) creates a dating-wordplay game based on the numbers she calls.
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OUT AND ABOUT WITH...
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Ohhh! Miss August 1986 Ava Fabian pressed up
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The Playboy Forum
WHO'S YOUR DADDY?
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LORI ANDREWS
A SPERM DONOR'S LIFE HAS BECOME AWFULLY COMPLICATED
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Forum
HOW TO BUILD A BETTER BABY
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L.A.
THE PERILS OF SMART SPERM
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article
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Forum
WHY IT MATTERS
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So the anonymity of sperm donors is under threat from a double whammy of technologi­cal and legal challenges. Sure, but you never hit the college med school for a bit of cash, so it's not your problem, right? Wrong. Much more is at stake here than a few donor dads having to send out more birthday cards next year. It's about a culture of diminishing pri­vacy. It's about the ends justifying the means when it comes to your own bodily fluids. Want proof? A-Rod gave an anonymous urine sample to Major League Baseball in 2003, assuming the league would act in good faith. MLB was after aggregate data, not individual habits. Fair enough; here's your sample. Now,
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Letters to the Editor
Forum
SURE THINGS: TAXES AND DEATH
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With regard to his article "Freedom Tax" (February), Tim Mohr is either dis­honest or ignorant and perhaps both. As a successful business owner, I already pay
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Letters to the Editor
Forum
SHARP CONTRAST
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Thank you, thank you, thank you for responding to all those morons who used Pat Buchanan as a counter to Tavis Smiley (Reader Response, Febru-
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Letters to the Editor
Forum
LIGHT AND TRUTH
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playboy is hands down my all-time favorite magazine. I look forward to every issue so I can read my favorite section, Playboy Fomm. The concept behind the January NewsfrmU item "Word," about the more woman-friendly nature of sexually liberated societies, could also apply to other restrictions on personal freedom via force, coercion or rash punishment. Just as Elisabeth Eaves describes in the piece how sexual repression creates a more threatening society for women, drug pro­hibition promotes irresponsible behavior and occasionally puts people in unsafe situations. Laws work because people follow sensible ones. Law enforcement needs to return to the idea of peace offi­cers who focus on decreasing destruc­tive behavior, not exacerbating it.
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Forum
Good Charlotte
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new york—Wetlands, a sexually and anatomically explicit novel by Charlotte Roche (pictured), translated from the German by playboy staffer Tim Mohr, is stirring up new debate over an old topic: What constitutes art versus porn when it comes to describing female sexuality? The book's 18-year-old heroine vividly details her various bodily fluids and secretions, anal sex (with and without "chocolate dip"), intimate shaving, masturbation, drug use and hiring prostitutes for same-sex experimentation, among other things. One of Roche's stated aims is to create a new vocabulary for women to talk about their bodies. Among her innovations: snail-tail for clitoris, ladyfingers—as in the baked goods—for outer labia and dewlaps for inner labia. Another aim is to counter a sterile, denatured ideal of femi­ninity embodied by such things as Sex and the City. So far her goals have been well served: Wetlands has sold a million copies in Germany and recently hit the best-seller lists in the U.K., where it was called "punk feminism" and compared to the works of Anais Nin and Erica Jong, The Sexual Life of Catherine M., 100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed and even J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye. As for the art-versus-porn debate, we say who cares? It's all good.
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Forum
One Toke Over the Line
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BALTiMORE-Michael Phelps described as "fair" his three-month ban from com­petitive swimming after a photo sur­faced of him smoking from a bong. But
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Forum
Womb With a View
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Washington, d c — Among the first changes instituted by the Obama administration was the lifting of antichoice gag orders and restrictions on funding to agencies that provide contraception and family planning abroad. Although the president tried to sep­arate this ruling from the domestic debate surrounding Roe v. Wade by not announc­ing the change on the January 22 anniver­sary of the Roe decision (as has become customary for new administrations on both sides of the issue), the legal wrangling of the case has lately spilled over to the world stage. In recent years rights groups have sought to enshrine reproductive rights alongside other human rights via interna­tional courts, while antiabortion advocates such as the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute have taken their fight to places like the United Nations. The Euro­pean Court of Human Rights found in favor of a Polish woman who had been denied an abortion despite losing her eyesight because of pregnancy, the UN Human Rights Com-
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Forum
The Watchmen
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london—A U.K. gov­ernment commis­sion warned that the country's use of sur­veillance cameras and a DNA database threaten to under­mine democracy.
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Grapevine
Have a Cold One
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Break out tne atomic wings an Keystone: Figure skating's onl Doesn't work. Men just don't like figure skating. But topless figure skating—there's an idea with legs. With this sort of form, Russian ice queen EKATERINA RUBLEVA is one to watch.
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Grapevine
Natural Redd
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Model and actress AMANDA REDD plays the "hot babe who meets a grisly death" in the sci-fi indie Interplanetary. Tragic! She also tells us she's retiring from modeling. Extra tragic!
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Grapevine
Liqueur in the Front
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Legendary big-bust actress KITTEN NATIVIDAD some­times amazes even herself. In this ad spotted in Italian playboy, the Russ Meyer muse marvels at her unwrapped gifts like a child on Christmas morn. We're not sure what Negroni is, but we'll take two, bartender.
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Grapevine
Damn This Fancy-Ass Swimsuit
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r WHITNEY PORT, I who played
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Grapevine
The Rear
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Her U.K. number one single "The Fear" is a wry bitch slap to the Paris Hiltons of the world, but that doesn't mean LILY ALLEN is a sober y stick-in-the-mud. She's more of a wedge- ~*
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Grapevine
And She Can Cook
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"I feel women were made to be beautiful," says college student ASHLEY KIMEL. "I'm very comfortable with my body and see no rea­son to hide it under layers of clothing." Amen, sister. Ashley is studying culinary arts and may also go for a degree in hotel management. If this means she has a bed-and-breakfast in her future, we're there.
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Grapevine
Miss American Pie
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Pie fanatic OLIVIA MUNN is in favor of a National Pie Week, and to make the case (or something) she jumped knees-first into a giant chocolate cream pie, wearing a French maid's outfit. So yes. there is cream in her panties.
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Next Month
NEXT MONTH
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AMERICA OLIVO-AS OUR FEBRUARY BECOMING ATTRACTION. SHE WAS THE BABE OF THE MONTH. NOW WITH HER APPEARANCE IN TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN AND HER HOT PICTO­RIAL, WE ARE DECLARING AMERICA THE BABE OF THE SUMMER.
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The Patron Spirits Company
SILVER PATRON
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SIMPLY PERFECT.
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