Issue: 20180501

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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PLAYBOY
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PLAYBILL
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McConnell got her big break shooting Rihanna for the cover of Complex. Since then she has turned her lens on Rita Ora, A$AP Rocky and a host of other luminaries. The shutterbug's starry music portfolio made her the perfect person to capture sexy and soulful Let’s Play subject Jorja Smith, a fellow Brit whom McConnell deems “effortlessly cool.”
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SKECHERS
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SKECHERS
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CONTENTS
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masthead
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PLAYBOY
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PLAYBOY
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DEAR PLAYBOY
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What an awesome Playboy Interview (March/ April). Rather than make the conversation totally political, John Krasinski focused on his support of the military and his shortcomings with girls in high school—a topic that is relatable for me.
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MARK NASON
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MARK NASON
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Playboy_20180501_0065_003_0010.xml
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playboy
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WORLD of PLAYBOY
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We at Playboy have adored Jane Seymour ever since we featured her in a Bond girl-themed pictorial back in 1973. Even so, we didn’t know how our recent Playboy.com profile of the British bombshell, shot by Aaron Feaver, would resonate with readers—until it amassed 1.1 billion media impressions and more than 26,000 likes on Seymour’s Instagram.
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JŌVAN
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JŌVAN
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WELCOME TO THE PLAYBOY CLUB
Become a Member at Playboy.com
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Embrace your NSFW side. As part of the Playboy Club, you’ll enjoy hundreds of nude galleries featuring today’s hottest celebrities, influencers and newcomers such as Sydney Ladd (above), as well as selections from our vast archive.
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SAMUELHUBBARD
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SAMUELHUBBARD
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Playboy_20180501_0065_003_0015.xml
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Weather Tech
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Weather Tech
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Playboy_20180501_0065_003_0016.xml
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LET’S PLAY
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JORJA SMITH
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Ariela Kozin
On January 19, 2016, Jorja Smith made a decision that would alter her life forever. After years of posting cover songs on YouTube, the suburban British teen mustered the courage to upload her first original— a meditation on police brutality called “Blue Lights”—to SoundCloud.
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DRINKS
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BEER TODAY, Gone Tomorrow
Elegant, summer-ready drinks that won't get you hammered? Check out how four establishments are elevating the beer cocktail
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MACKENZIE FEGAN
Beer purists, put down the pitchforks. Think of the concoctions featured here not as bastardizations of good beer but as flavorful, effervescent ways to lower the alcohol content so summer Fridays won’t lead to remorseful Saturdays. “Beer cocktails get a bad rap,” says Natasha David, proprietor of Nitecap in New York, “but you’re already doing something kind of naughty when you make a cocktail.
Playboy_20180501_0065_003_0018.xml
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TRAVEL
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PLAYBOY'S GUIDE TO NASHVILLE
Our top picks and inside tips on how to do Music City like a local
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JACOB SIEGEL
With its mix of raucous music clubs and neon honky-tonks, Nashville feels like a small town with a lot going on—despite the fact that last year it passed Memphis as Tennessee’s largest city. Combining the laid-back, neighborly vibe you’d expect in the South with the excitement of a city buzzing with creative energy, Nashville is above all a town for music fans.
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SEX
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Rethinking the FEMALE ORGASM
Guys, it’s time to get smart about getting her off. Here, the authors of vagina bible The Wonder Down Under offer five tips that will ensure mutual O-faces every time
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ELLEN STøKKEN DAHL
NINA BROCHMANN
Imagine going out with an attractive woman. An unmistakable sexual tension builds throughout the cocktails, dinner and sparkling repartee. By the time you reach your apartment, you’re both so eager that you skip the foreplay and go straight to the sex.
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DRAWN DATA
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MUSIC
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EXPAND YOUR MUSIC-FESTIVAL PALATE
We’ll always have a soft spot for big-box summer fests, but the five gatherings here will reacquaint you with the wild spirit that Inspired them in the first place
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JEFF WEISS
Before it became a molly-addled millennial rite of passage, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival debuted in 1999 as an anticorporate utopia uniting ravers, indie-rock connoisseurs, underground hip-hop heads and the occasional part-time shaman.
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TV
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WORD WARRIOR
From Shondaland to the stage, Anna Deavere Smith is delivering some of the most vital performances of our time. Her weapon of choice: an ear for American voices
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CLAIRE LOBENFELD
It’s a crisp March afternoon, and Anna Deavere Smith is two pages into a biography of Ella Fitzgerald. “I can’t sing,” she says, “so I’m interested in singers.” I’ve just joined her at a restaurant in the Beverly Hills Hotel, and already the 67-year-old playwright and performer has flashed the self-effacement and avid curiosity that guides her work.
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POLITICS
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We Demand a Recount
The specter of Russian hacking is blinding us to a homegrown threat to our democracy: our refusal to verify election results
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STEVE FRIESS
We are a nation that refuses to double-check. To do so in the aftermath of an election is often seen as an assault on that election’s integrity, an insult to the fine, hardworking bureaucrats who orchestrate the voting process and an unpatriotic gambit attempted only by sore losers.
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Playboy Advisor
Sex columnist Anna del Gaizo on a very special species: sexually aggressive women. Plus, the new rules of pursuing sex in the era of #MeToo and a primer on at-home mixology
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Q: I recently found myself unable to get hard after my girlfriend forcefully grabbed my crotch in the car and tried to go down on me. I hate it when women are overly sexually aggressive, because I enjoy the hunt—that is, I like making the first move to initiate sex.
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SHOEPASSION
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SHOEPASSION
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PLAYBOY INTERVIEW: CECILE RICHARDS
A candid conversation with the Planned Parenthood president on holding one of the most controversial jobs in America and the battles she’ll face once she steps down
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Few jobs in America invite more conflict than the one Cecile Richards has held for more than a decade. As president of Planned Parenthood since 2006, she is viewed as either a champion of women’s rights or a baby murderer, a savior or evil incarnate.
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Stauer
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MUSIC
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The Accidental POP STARS
Portland stalwarts Portugal. The Man march into their first year as Grammy-winning, chart-topping stars. Listen in on one of the most unusual success stories in pop
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AARON CARNES
Two bearded guys in jeans and old T-shirts come down the backstage stairs at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene, Oregon, carrying a hot-dog roller—one of those gleaming, grease-lined contraptions that spin ad infinitum in convenience stores.
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PLAYMATE OF THE YEAR
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Nina Daniele
The votes are in! To celebrate her victory, PMOY 2018 Nina Daniele breathes new life into that ageless Playboy sprite, the Femlin
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Ever since her April 2017 Playmate pictorial, Nina Daniele has been a constant source of light and life throughout the Playboy galaxy, popping up everywhere from our Hidden Arcade parties to the streets of Hollywood, where she was seen last December wheatpasting Playboy posters in her Bunny outfit.
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THE STATE OF JAZZ
A journey into the heart of the all-American art form, with the help of jazz-pop legend Don Was, grassroots impresario Meghan Stabile and some of today’s finest practitioners
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LAUREN DU GRAF
Don Was is nervous. We’re in his room at the Bowery Hotel, sitting next to three-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams. It’s the first time she’s hearing Vanished Gardens, her new album with the legendary jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd and his group the Marvels.
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NICHOLAS GUREWITCH
<p>Oh, Susan! Rorke is here</p>
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20Q
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JIM JEFFERIES
The hard-driving Aussie comedian takes on love and bananas, what the new Star Wars movies got wrong and the changing face of late night
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DEVON MALONEY
Q1: The Jim Jefferies Show debuted last year. What are the best and worst parts about having your own talk show? JEFFERIES: You get to meet the people you want to meet. We just interviewed Noel Gallagher two days ago. The only reason he’s on the show is because he’s one of my favorite rock stars, but the interview turned out great.
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PLAYMATE
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LET'S GET PHYSICAL
Sweat it out with Shauna Sexton, our magnificent May Playmate
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“I’m good at working under pressure.” Shauna Sexton isn’t referring to posing nude in front of the photographer’s lens. The 22-year-old is a full-time veterinary technician, pulling 12-hour shifts at an emergency clinic that specializes in small-breed animals.
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PLAYBOY’S PARTY JOKES
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Remember when Heather Locklear was charged with beating up a cop? Apparently news stories in 2018 are based on Mad Libs. Seen recently on a man’s dating-site profile: “Meeting me is like the first time you ate sushi or wore a thong. It seems weird initially, but you learn to love it.”
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15 Ways to Break Up
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Christopher Weyant
<p>15 Ways to Break Up</p>
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MUSIC
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ON THE ROAD WITH G-EAZY
Tips on staying sane while touring the world (spoiler alert: sour candy) from one of the hardest-working rappers in the game
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REBECCA HAITHCOAT
G-Eazy’s years of hustling mixtapes on street corners have blurred into extensive tours of the world’s arenas, but the 28-year-old Bay Area rapper and music-business grad hasn’t forgotten where he comes from. Shell out for a meet-and-greet ticket, and you’ll pregame in a decked-out Airstream trailer and be coiffed with G-Eazy’s cut, courtesy of his best friend and personal barber.
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FICTION
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UNLAWFUL ENTRY
Trespassing, larceny and crime-scene sex—romance is alive and thriving
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CHUCK PALAHNIUK
Back in the world you still know...back in Before Times, here’s how Walter Baines had always dreamed of doing it. On Shasta’s 25th birthday he’d suggest taking a bus, the bus going uphill, the one that most days carries her mom and the other house cleaners to work.
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PLAYBOY PROFILE
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ZANE LOWE
His influence on what we listen to, and how we listen to it, is almost unparalleled; his passion, and the demons that drive it, go far beyond any algorithm
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DAN HYMAN
Zane Lowe is right where he needs to be: headphones on, microphone looming in front of him, feet skittering between a trio of mixing boards. Occasionally he bumps the faders, shifting the sound from his ears out to the room via mammoth speakers aimed straight at his face.
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Mediterranean Morning
Parisian goddesss Elisa Meliani graces a Sicilian hillside castello
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Features
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SURVIVING THE DARIÉN GAP
Diehard military careers prepared four veterans to take on a historic motorcycle expedition through one of the most dangerous places on earth, but the jungle had other plans
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SCOTT YORKO
“If you perish in the jungle, what would you like us to do with your remains?” The question comes from Simon Edwards, whom I met three minutes ago. “The rest of us already talked about it,” he goes on, “and we’re just going to leave any bodies in there.”
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PLAYMATE
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CALIFORNIA DREAMING
June Playmate and Golden State girl Cassandra Dawn proves that summer is a state of mind
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Equal parts introspective and exuberant, Cassandra Dawn projects the power to adapt to any situation. Maybe that’s because she established her independence early. “I didn’t have an easy life growing up,” says the southern California native.
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E. Flake
<p>"For the last time, ma'am&mdash;we're definitely not strippers."</p>
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Features
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BETTER MAN
Vocal powerhouse Leon Bridges offers a primer on eye-catching retro style—and sounds off on his new album, his Texas roots and his definition of protest music
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Leon Bridges opens his new album, Good Thing, with the deceptively simple line “I better slow down.” The 28-year-old Fort Worth native’s life has indeed been moving at a breakneck pace: In the span of two years he went from dishwasher to Grammy nominee.
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Features
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Hellboy: Return of the Lambton Worm
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MIKE MIGNOLA
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FICTION
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Between the Records
Los Angeles, 1987—trying to make beautiful music can get ugly
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JULIAN TEPPER
Dad and his new wife Elina were living in a one-bedroom apartment in Hollywood—mattress on the floor, filthy bathroom, clothes everywhere, dishes stacked in the sink. The front door opened onto a corridor overlooking a tiny fenced-in swimming pool.
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Pictorials
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Under the Mangroves
It can get pretty steamy in the jungles of Bali, especially with Raluca Cojocaru as your guide
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HERITAGE
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ON THE SPINNING STAGE
Across six decades, from its initial production in Chicago to its current Los Angeles home, the Playboy Jazz Fest has become a summer tradition of note
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SEAN J. O'CONNELL
It was an outrageously confident promise: “See and hear more great stars in one weekend than most people see in a lifetime,” declared ads for the first ever Playboy Jazz Festival. But the three-day August 1959 event more than delivered. The brainchild of Hugh Hefner, the first jazz festival was part celebration of PLAYBOY’S five-year anniversary and part marketing strategy, a way to raise the magazine’s profile and stake out cultural territory.
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HERITAGE
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An American Outlaw
An incident over supposedly indecent photos transformed Hugh Hefner into a tireless defender of free speech
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DAN HYMAN
It was late afternoon, June 4, 1963, and Hugh Hefner lay asleep in bed in his Chicago mansion. The then 37-year-old had stayed up into the early hours of that day, working on the August installment of his sprawling Playboy Philosophy, and he desperately needed sleep.
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HERITAGE
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Michele Drake
May 1979 Playmate
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“I’m what you might call your basic California girl, as basic as they come,” said Playmate Michele Drake in her Centerfold interview. We beg to differ. A self-described descendant of Sir Francis Drake, Michele was born in La Jolla and grew up body surfing the Pacific.
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HERITAGE
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Elan Carter
June 1994 Playmate
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Bow before her: Playmate Elan Carter is Motown royalty, the daughter of a founding member of the Temptations (lower right above). “As a kid, hanging around backstage at Temptations concerts, I met Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson—everyone, ”Elan said.
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HERITAGE
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Classic cartoons
A medley of gems from our archive strikes just the right chord
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H2O Media inc.
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H2O Media inc.
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HARBOR FREIGHT
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HARBOR FREIGHT
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HERITAGE
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CHICAGO, 1976
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Moods of Norway
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Moods of Norway
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