Welcome to the global village. Countries helping countries. We are the world. This month we bring you an issue with a remarkably international flavor. Of course, we still believe in American excep-tionalism: Amerfca Olivo is so exceptional, we've put her on the cover, photographed there and inside by Terry Richardson. A shooter who has redefined sexy for the 21st century, Richardson has a much-copied style that manages to recall the 1980s while looking utterly modern. (If nothing else, it provided our art director with an excuse to dig up some totally rad fonts.) Also featured this month is Becoming Attraction Iga Wyrwal, a pinup from Poland, and Playmate of the Year Ida Ljungqvist (shot by Stephen Wayda), the first Centerfold in playboy history to be born in Africa. No, Ljungqvist is not an African name—Ida, who has lived in more than a dozen countries, is the product of a Swedish father and a Tanzanian mother. It's not only the naked babes who are spanning the globe: In Forum we hear from Dubravka Ugresic, a Croatian novelist living in Amsterdam, who has a message of cautious hope about the global economy. And we so liked Swiss-born Cyril Van Der
Kudos to David Kaczynski for his brave reflections on growing up with the troubled soul who would become the Unabomber (My Brother Ted, March). In retrospect it seems Ted's motivation for his spree was to destroy his parents for turning him into a brilliant social invalid. In that sense, his 35,000-word manifesto, which he insisted be published to end the killings, is a rationalization for not blowing up Mom and Dad. There is no doubt David's heroic decision to put humanity over fraternity saved lives.
] enjoyed Playboy's Music Awards 2009 (March), but what's up with the shots at Cleveland? First you ask, "Is Cleveland afraid of real rock?" because the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hasn't nominated Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard or Motley Crue. Then you blast the museum for not inducting Rush. The reason the hall is located in Cleveland, and the reason the annual induction ceremony is returning this year after a decade in New York, is our long-standing tradition of supporting all rock music, especially hard rock. Ask Ian "Cleveland Rocks" Hunter what he thinks of the city, or ask Metallica, which has sold out every show it has ever played here. Your criticism is the equivalent of blaming Canton, Ohio for excluding players from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
My husband has been a subscriber for more than 30 years. While he enjoys the photos, I often find myself reading a good portion of the magazine. I thought My Brother Ted was poignant and sensitively written. Despite his brother's horrible deeds, David Kaczynski is able to portray Ted's humanity. The deep friendship Kaczynski developed with one of his brother's victims is particularly moving. In contrast to this profound article is the profile of former Danity Kane star Aubrey O'Day (Backstage With Aubrey O'Day), who says her goal in life is to give a guy "the best sex he has ever had, the sex he'll never be able to get out of his head." So the March issue went from the highest morality and ideals to the lowest. You offer something for everyone!
If your reporter George Prochnik had been truly interested in understanding boom-car culture (Boom Car Boom, March), he would have contacted victims of noise pollution—people who suffer from chronic fatigue, mental aggravation, hearing loss and sleeplessness, as well as those who have had to abandon their homes because of boom cars shaking them. Instead, he presents boom-car owners as misunderstood youths and antinoise activists as cranks, dismissing our organization, for example, as little more than an online discussion group that trades a lot of "lathery bile"—which is not only inaccurate but a cheap shot. In fact, we have 52 chapters in 27 states that work with police and the media to combat excessive noise. The idea that some people are born to love booming bass while others prefer peace and quiet, as if there were a moral equivalence between the two, is laughable. People who are silent do no harm to others. Those who crank out incredible levels of noise cause a great deal of damage.
Playmate Jennifer Pershing is not only gorgeous, she's a fan of the Dave Matthews Band (Rock n Roll Fantasy, March). What a combo! As Matthews sings in his song "Crash Into Me," "You wear nothing, but you wear it so well."
Antoine Verglas does a masterful job capturing singer Maria Brink's curves while hinting at her many tattoos by having a few poke out from under her sleeve ("Becoming Attraction,"/l/Zerf/oMrs, March). Maria has one of the most powerful voices in the industry, but it's nice to see her in something other than a music rag.
In 2008 Poland's Iga (or Eva) Wyrwal emerged from obscurity to conquer U.K. newsstands, making Nuts magazine's Best New Boobs and Biggest New Boobs lists and being named Sexiest Topless Babe of the Year. "Basically, British men are all about boobs," she says. More than just a pretty pair, Iga is venturing into acting, in the horror film Dread. "I had to describe my worst nightmare," she recalls, "which is that someone has kidnapped me, cut off my hands and feet and replaced them with metal parts. My acting is probably a bit crap, though."
There's nothing superficial about British artist Nick Veasey. He shoots photos using X-rays powerful enough to penetrate his subjects, revealing a sort of naked truth about them. Subjects are exposed for five full minutes to X-rays four times more powerful than those used in hospitals. See more of Veasey's work and order his book at nickveasey.com.
PMSbuddy.com is the world's first online PMS reminder. When your girlfriend is approaching that time of the month, the site will e-mail you a reminder so you'll know to buy flowers or shut up when you're being spoken to. More than 150,000 people have already signed up. It's free, and here's a little bonus: The service allows you to track the monthly cycles of more than one woman. Creepy? Just a little.
Consider yourself a connoisseur of the mobster-movie genre? Take note: The best Mafia flick to come out in years stars no one you know (Salvatore Abruzzese, Simone Sacchettino) and has barely made it onto the big screen in the States. Gomorrah is an Italian film about the Neapolitan Mafia, called the System (or the Camorra), considered the most violent crime syndicate in the world right now. The movie is based on the sensational nonfiction book of the same name, written by an Italian journalist with a giant sacco, named Roberto Saviano. The film won the Grand Prix at Cannes last year. A DVD version with English subtitles is available in the U.K., and some cable services offer the film on demand. If you're the type to spout GoodFellas lines in bars, find a way to catch this one.
Hats off to Hesperus Press for rereleasing How to Mix Drinks, or the Bon Vivant's Companion: The Bartender's Guide by Jerry "The Professor" Thomas. Published during the Civil War, it was the first mixologist's guide to appear in America. The Prof's signature drink, part cocktail and part circus act:
Alexander's Law: When a new technology is introduced, someone will try to fuck it. After Microsoft debuted Community Games on Xbox LIVE, where anyone can create an Xbox game, one of the first hits was the new(ish) Rumble Massage, which turns your joystick into a remote-control vibrator. She holds it; you control the buzz.
Sasha Grey, who plays the lead in Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience, in theaters now, has quite an acting resume: She's a working porn star. Sasha won a 2007 AVN Award (porn's equivalent of an Oscar) for Best Three-Way Sex Scene (in the film Fuck Slaves) and 2008 AVN Awards for Best Oral Sex Scene (Babysitters) and Female Performer of the Year. And...action!
At his day job Andy Green is a fighter pilot in the British Royal Air Force; he spends his spare time busting the world land speed record, which he currently holds at 763 mph. He is now building a new jet-powered car, called the Bloodhound SSC (the mock-up is pictured above), which in 2011 will cart him at a speed of more than 1,000 mph. If Green pulls it off, he'll travel faster than a bullet leaving the barrel of a .357 Magnum.
In the postapocalyptic sci-fi epic Terminator Salvation, resistance fighter John Connor (Christian Bale) leads the charge in humanity's battle against an onslaught of unstoppable Terminators in the year 2018. Director McG and company attempt to combine cutting-edge special effects with a gripping story line to match the three previous Terminator movies, as well as TV's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. This fourth film also stars Helena Bonham Carter, Bryce Dallas Howard, Moon Bloodgood, Anton Yelchin and Linda Hamilton, who reprises her role as Sarah Connor via voice-over. "Christian and I were never interested in making just an action movie," says McG. "We wanted to honor the mythology of Terminator and make a film with beautiful story arcs and a theme that has haunted people ever since Robert Oppenheimer popped the genie out of the
Finally, a movie-based video game that doesn't suck. Terminator Salvation (360, PC, PS3) doesn't reinvent the shooter but does do a highly competent job of putting you in the combat boots of John Connor on a mission gone wrong that takes place before the events of the film. We'd rather shoot robots than people any day.
True Blood: The Complete First Season The immortals walk among us on this HBO bayou-based bloodsucker series. Their thirst now quenchable with synthetic blood, the vampires coma out of the coffin, and one named Bill (Stephen Mover) falls for mind-reading dive-bar waitress Soohie (Anna Paquin). This episode run is sexy, funny and f right-ening. Best cxtrn: Blu-ray "enhanced" viewing mode serves up picture-in-picture background. (BD) VVV'/t -GregFagan
In Niagara Motel Anna Friel plays a recovering addict losing her grip on sobriety—and her clothes—in a seedy locale. See her next opposite Will Ferrell as she grapples with giant reptiles in Land of the Lost. In this not-so-kiddie remake of the Sid and Marty Krofft Saturday-morning series, Friel plays a more mature Holly than her 1970s counterpart.
The first Riddick game, 2004's Escape From Butcher Bay, was a major standout on the original Xbox. Too bad no one played it. Assault on Dark Athena (360, PC, PS3) lets you right that wrong by including an updated version of the original game along with its new full-length installment. This cerebral shooter stars a virtual Vin Diesel (a redundant concept, we know) and emphasizes exploration and stealth over wanton killing. The first game's narrative has an elegant simplicity whereby your escape from an interga-lactic prison is complicated by the relationships you develop with other inmates. In Athena it's more you against the world or, in this case, a band of space pirates. With two lengthy single-player campaigns and an all-new multiplayer mode, this is one of the best bargains in gaming and 2009's first must-have. VVVV -Scott Jones
As the frontman of Pulp, Jarvis Cocker became the poet laureate of Britpop with his tragicomic chronicles of English rust-belt life packed into rousing anthems like "Common People" and "Disco 2000." Now he's back with the new Steve Albini-produced solo album Further Complications. PLAYBOY: You lived through grim times during the Thatcher years as the coal mines closed in the region where you grew up. What's different during this downturn? COCKER: Yeah, I was living in Yorkshire when the pit closures were happening. I regret now that I didn't get involved in the protests. At the time, I thought political engagement gave legitimacy to the powers that be, that it was better to find an alternative lifestyle than to fight the one that exists. In fighting it, you kind of acknowledge its right to exist. I was apolitical in those days; nowadays I think you do have to engage.
Former Girl Next Door Kendra Wilkinson is out on her own and headed for wedded bliss. Keep tabs on bride-to-be K-Dub and her groom, Hank Baskett of the Philadelphia Eagles, on Kendra, premiering June 7 on EL PLAYBOY: Reality TV again-what can we expect this time around? KENDRA: It's more of a sitcom-reality show, like a modern-day I Love Lucy combined with Nick and Jessica: Newly-weds, though we don't get married until the last episode. I'm the wild, untamed wifey type, and Hank's so conservative. He's like, "Now, Kendra...." PLAYBOY: How are you adjusting to life away from the Mansion? KENDRA: That's part of the show too. I'm learning about life. I've never lived on my own, and now I have a house. I have to cook, clean, do laundry, pay bills, put stamps on envelopes—things I've never done before.
Since his Success column rocked our March issue. Duff McKagan (yes that Duff McKagan) has been slinging financial expertise online. See playboy.com/duffonomics for weekly updates and the full archive.
In the fine-art book Naked Ambition: An R-Rated Look at an X-Rated Industry, celebrity photographer Michael Grecco gives porn stars like Tera Patrick and Jenna Jameson the full glam treatment. This month a documentary about the making of the book (which has the same name) gets a limited opening in New York and Los Angeles. Look for it later this year on Playboy TV.
Nothing but the best It's a fitting credo for a man of discernment, but it raises an obvious question: How do you find the best? Simple—consult Playboy.com's A-List on a regular basis and you'll always know what places and things are truly worth seeking out. Jazz clubs, hotel bars, sushi restaurants, skate parks, scotch.... If you want it, we've got It.
We left no bun unturned for our A-List: America's Best Burgers—from big-city open secrets like Shake Shack in Manhattan to pilgrimage-worthy joints like the Meers Store and Restaurant in Meers, Oklahoma. One shoo-in was the Kuma Burger at Kuma's Corner in Chicago. It's
We love cool tattoos on gorgeous women. Know who this beauty above is? Hmm. We called on Inked magazine editor Jason Buhrmester to give us his top 10 for Playboy.com's A-List: Top Tattoo Shops. Each pick is a temple of artistry and skill— Japanese-style masters, biker-chic artistes and more. And the abdomen above? It belongs to superscorching Italian actress Asia Argento.
John Varvatos's clothes make men look good in a way that doesn't shout "Check out how good I look!" The same low-key approach succeeds for his new cologne, Artisan ($75, johnvarvatos .com). With a combination of citrus, ginger and wood notes, it whispers with quiet authority instead of making a stink.
Mechanical wristwatches are one of the most impressive results of mankind's opposable thumb. Too bad most cost four to six figures. Imagine our surprise, then, when Lum-Tec launched late last year, promising handmade watches with automatic movements in the $400-to-$800 range. Every watch is one of a limited, numbered series, like the M3 shown here ($515, lum-tec.com), of which only 155 were made.
Most espresso machines are hard to fit in your briefcase. But that doesn't mean you need to hit a megachain. The Handpresso Wild ($100, handpresso.com) is part bicycle pump, part barista. Use the built-in pump to generate 14 to 16 bars of pressure, pack the filter with finely ground high-quality coffee, pour boiling water into the plastic canister, then flip it over. At the touch of a button it will crank out thick, rich, cremo-topped go juice. Zoom.
These days most major TV networks stream their shows online to anyone with a Net connection. What does that mean? You no longer need to pay for cable. The big dog is Hulu (hulu.com), a partnership between NBC, Fox and other channels, offering thousands of TV-show episodes from the latest Lost to vintage Knight Rider. CBS has its own site (cbs.com/video), and Comedy Central provides complete seasons of South Park (southparkstudios.com), The Daily Show (thedailyshow .com) and many others. Net-flix's streaming service lets
Think about the way )anis Joplin could wrench all the love juice out of the word summertime. (If you're too young to know this song, YouTube it immediately.) She says it all in those three brilliant syllables. Summer is about adventure. It's about late nights, partying, sex and sun, about the impulse in all men that makes us drive until we hit water. We can't sing like Janis. but we can put out a great magazine celebrating our favorite season. What do we love most about summer? It starts here: the sight of a beautiful woman with tanned skin exposed. If you were wondering, this is Danish swimsuit model Ann Lodberg, shot on the beach in Australia. See more of her at annlodberg.com.
How's this for an afternoon? You're lying in the sun on a boat. You jump in some cool water, get out. crack a beer, jump back in, get out, have sex, beer number two, jump back in, beer number three, then cruise into the sunset in search of a delicious dinner. Not necessarily in that order. As for the hardware, you may not be able to afford the gazillion-dollar 148 Saudade, Wally's biggest megayacht yet (at 148 feet), built for global blue-water cruising and photographed here in Porto Cervo on the north end of Sardinia. But given the economy, there may be no better time to hunt for your dream boat. There are eye-popping deals on every kind imaginable at boattrader.com.
Below, clockwise from top left: Anderson Valley Brewing Company Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema A crisp and foamy treat from one of our favorite hippie microbreweries. Primo Island Lager-After a 10-year hiatus the original surf-centric Hawaiian brew rides a wave back to the mainland. An infusion of sugarcane adds a Polynesian twist to traditional lager flavor. Lagunitas Lucky 13-Delicious and more than eight percent alcohol by volume New Belgium Skinny Dip-This one's for her; it has 114 calories a bottle, not counting the requisite lemon twist. Thomas Hooker Watermelon Ale-An effervescent sipper from Connecticut. Looking for a good time? This Hooker is worth every penny. Beach Bum Blonde Ale-Imagine the hottest blonde you've ever seen on a beach. Now imagine what her lips taste like when you kiss her: citrusy, fruit forward. You know you're going back for more.
This summer kiteboard-ing supplants Jet Skiing as the beach-resort sport du jour. Slip your feet into a board, strap yourself to a big kite and let mother nature hurl you like a skipping stone. Work up enough speed and you feel like Jesus walking on water. The sport was pioneered off Maui in the 1990s; now you can learn at any number of resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean. Our favorite kite-boarder: Kristin Boese, a German vixen who turns 32 this month and has won eight kiteboarding world championships. Here she is in action and nude in the pages ofi German playboy. "(< wouldn't mind doing another shoot tomorrow," she says, "maybe with U.S. playboy?" You never know. .
■.''■■-•• ■■-. you love golf or not, you can't have a bad day cruising around a gor-Scuu= Lourse with a cart-mounted bar. breathing in the scent of the green grass. If you are a swinger, here's a bit of golf porn for you: the 500-yard par-five sixth hole that runs along the sea at America's old faithful, Pebble Beach Coif Links, just north of Big Sur in California. The course will host its fifth U.S. Open next summer. Book your tee time at pebblebeach.com.
There's no time like the present to live out your road-movie fantasy. Hit man Dick Hooker (played by you) and his porn-star gal pal. Trixie Vixen (your girlfriend), cross the border to kill a Mexican drug dealer (Burt Reynolds) in this high-octane Ridley Scott-directed thriller. Here's a sweet little ride that'll get you there: BMW's newly styled Z4 roadster, now with a two-piece aluminum folding hardtop (and a manageable tag starting around S4OK). Opt for the twin-turbo three-liter 300-horsepower sDrive35i and the Sport Package, with a slick-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch paddle-shift sport automatic. Zero to 60 goes by in a swift five seconds. Huge ventilated disc brakes? Fifty-fifty weight distribution? Every possible safety feature? Check, check and check.
A few lessons I've learned along the way: 1. Location, location, location. The best spot is a secluded and beautiful beach, ideally at sunrise or sundown (see below). 2. The more clothes you keep on, the faster your recovery time should anyone wander by. 3. Unless you're inclined to try the From Here to Eternity pose, standing positions keep friction areas free of sand and the rest of you free of bugs. 4. Remember the Boy Scouts? The most valuable lesson you learned was how to spot poison ivy-three almond-shape leaves, a hairy vine and grayish-white berries. -Judy Button
Every summer. Hollywood execs crunch their butt cheeks together and gamble hundreds of millions on would-be summer blockbusters. Will the film be another Star Wars (number two all-time moneymaker in inflation-adusted dollars), an E.I (four) or a Jaws (seven)? Or will it be another Adventures of Pluto Nash, the Eddie Murphy "vehicle" that came out in summer 2002 and ranks as the biggest financial flop of all time? What drama! We're putting our money this summer on Land of the Lost (Will Ferrell, Danny McBride), Public Enemies (Johnny Depp, Christian Bale) and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Shia LaBeouf and the furiously foxy Megan Fox, pictured).
1. Pick an appropriate spot away from any buildings or overhanging trees. It should not be on grass. Dig a foot-deep hole. The size can vary depending on the size of the fire you want. If practical, surround your hole with rocks. Think of the five-foot radius around the rocks as a buffer zone where you shouldn't leave anything flammable.
Show up at your local curl with a surfboard like the one pictured below and you'd better know how to surf. Called Voodoo Child, the board was designed by California artist Drew Brophy (drewbrophy.com). Looking to buy a present for a guy who has it all? Get him a submarine. A real one. Navy Surplus is offering a 274-foot Whiskey-class sub decommissioned in 1991. Range: 12.000 miles. The engines have a total of 14,200 horsepower. All that's missing is the liquor and the DJ ($497K, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). Time to stock up for July 4. America's top fireworks outfit, TNT Fireworks, has some new stuff this season. Our favorite is the Legal Limit Finale, nine little missiles that emit "an enormous amount of beautiful red and blue stars along with a silver bouquet and crackling flowers." according to the product lit. See tntfireworks.com to find a retailer. Don't forget the staples. For flip-flops, we like the skull pattern from Brazilian outfit Havaianas (havaianas.com). As for shades, the Wayfarer is back in, as if it ever went out (rayban.com). Our favorite swimwear is from Sundeck-old-school California cool (sundeck.com).
JAYDE NICOLE AND FRIENDS ARE TAKING IT OFF (THE TOP) FOR CHARITY
PMOY 2008 Jaydc Nicole founded Lengths for Love and signed up her Playmate friends—including Miss February 2007 Heather Rene Smith and Miss June 2007 Brittany Binger—to donate their hair for cancer-patient wigs. PMOY 2007 Sara Jean Underwood, Crystal Harris, Hef and Cyber Girl Cristal Camden attended the launch. Jayde says, "If something as simple as cutting your hair can help someone as much as these wigs do, I don't see why anyone wouldn't want to do it." Go to myspace.com/lengthsforlove to help out.
The Examiner tapped Miss June 2008 Juliette Frette to be its new columnist for women's issues. A sample: "What about legalizing the exposure of women's breasts? Even as a Playmate I would be uncomfortable walking down the street exposed, even under such a liberal ruling. Why? Perhaps
Five yenrs ago this month we introduced you to Miss June 2004 Hiromi Oshima. She was our first Japanese Playmate and a huge liit with fans on both sides of the Pacific. Iliromi was astutely cast in Nelly's music video for "Shake Ya Tailfcathcr" and recently played herself in The House liiinny. Slit-is still an integral part of our family, working hard at our events and continuing to he a Mansion regular. In February the I'layhoy (.'lull in the Palms hosted her 29th birthday party.
Scripps-Howard runs an annual celebrity Super Bowl pool. Among those who cast their predictions this year were Maya Angelou, Condoleez-za Rice, Bill O'Reilly and our own Miss August 2004 Pilar Lastra, who forecast a 28-24 Pittsburgh victory. The final score was 27-23, with the Steelers taking home the trophy. Take it away, ESPN.com columnist Gregg East-erbrook: "If scantily clad megababes are better than washed-up jocks at predicting football outcomes, perhaps ESPN should reexamine its business model."
The British Royal Opera House will be putting on a production based on the life and tragic death of PMOY 1993 Anna Nicole Smith. "It's an incredible story," says Richard Thomas, the writer working on the libretto. "It's very operatic and sad. She was quite a smart lady with a tragic flaw."
Like a lot of other employers, the Recording Industry Association of America made huge job cuts earlier this year. Though the group cited the economic downturn as the reason, some may view it as the end of the line for the major-label-backed organization. Call it a boomerang effect from the disastrous public relations engendered by its decisions to sue music fans and try to force Internet service providers to cut off users suspected of copyright infringement. In December the RIAA said it would stop initiating lawsuits against users of P2P file-sharing sites, but it Is still following through on some cases already in progress. Tens
The United States should better manage all immigration ("Start Making Sense," "American Peon," March) to make sure enough jobs are available for existing legal residents, taking into account the skill and education level of immigrants and the condition of our economy. Currently we allow too many low-skilled legal immigrants into the U.S. and fail to stop illegal immigration, which further lowers wages through oversupply. This creates a situation in which low-skilled legal residents cannot earn enough money to survive, and hence we create more working poor. We cannot and should not import poverty. We can and should help other countries where we can, but the first order of business is to protect our citizenry both physically and financially. Carol Johnson Columbia, South Carolina
Washington, D.c—In a landmark decision applauded by playboy, the Obama administration reversed the federal government's policy toward medical-marijuana dispensaries. From now on, according to Attorney General Eric Holder, the Department of Justice will not prosecute dispensaries operating legally under state law. This means medical-marijuana providers in California and a dozen other states where they are permitted will no longer be caught in the legal limbo where they languished during the Bush administration, which aggressively targeted dispensaries. Though the new policy does not change federal drug law to recognize the medical use of pot, it does represent a major practical change. "Whatever questions were left," said Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance, "Holder's comments clearly represent a change in policy out of Washington. He's sending a clear message to the DEA." University of California law professor Rob MacCoun, who specializes in drug policy, said, "We may be seeing the end of an era." But he cautioned, "No one should assume that just because the Obama administration is tolerant of medical marijuana it will be as tolerant of recreational marijuana." Here's hoping this leads to more comprehensive out-and-out legalization.
new york—Recent reports about the financial woes of famed photographer Annie Leibovitz (pictured) speculated the source of the trouble was inheritance tax owed on the estate of her longtime partner, Susan Sontag. As Julia Miranda of AfterEllen, an online community and news site about lesbians and bisexuals in the media, revealed, "Same-sex couples do not have the same privileges as straight married couples when it comes to inheritance. If your partner passes away and leaves her
Washington, D.c.—If you're looking for a silver lining in the economic crisis, look no further than a few policy shifts being made amid pressure to increase tax revenues and reduce spending. In the first category is a movement in states with blue laws to repeal restrictions on the sale of alcohol on Sunday. (Fourteen states have partial—spirits only—or full bans.) "States are seeing Sunday sales as a positive way to raise revenue without raising taxes or cutting valuable programs," says Ben Jenkins of the Distilled Spirits Council. "That, along with
Funniest topless girl in Britain? It's likely ALEX SIM-WISE, who writes for Front magazine and chats up celebrities for "Scene Junkie" on MySpace UK. Soon she'll be hosting a TV show about sex laws—move to London and you can watch it!
In her chart-topping single "Just Dance," LADY GAGA sings, "Wish I could shut my playboy mouth./How'd I turn my shirt inside out?" Whatever could these cryptic lyrics mean? Perhaps something about being in playboy magazine with a top that isn't on quite right. Done!
SHARON STONE may not be in Mensa, as she once claimed, but she's reeally smart. After all, it takes brains to steal the show on the red carpet at the Oscars when you haven't made a decent movie in more than two years. Grains,
A Better Prize Than What They're Putting in Cracker Jack Boxes
Our problem with Goldfish? Pour a bowlful, sit down to watch the game and presto—all gone. Solution: Get a big-1 ger bowl. A huge bowl. Big enough to hold thousands of Goldfish and Korean model LAURA MUMMERT. Yeah, that'll work.
WELCOME TO THE NEW ERA-BARACK OBAMA CHALLENGED US ALL TO CHANGE, AND WE ANSWERED HIS CALL AS A COUNTRY. BUT WHERE WILL THAT LEAD IN PRACTICAL TERMS? IN OUR OVERSTUFFED DOUBLE ISSUE, WE ASK A DOZEN EXPERTS-AMONG THEM T. BOONE PICKENS, LEE IACOCCA AND OLIVIA MUNN-TO PREDICT HOW THEIR FIELDS WILL CHANGE IN THE FUTURE.