2003 Playboys

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January
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Contents - Features - Birth Of The Mob (It's taken Martin Scorsese a quarter century to bring his epic Gangs Of New York to the screen. The movie is all about the mean streets of the 19th century - but is it worth the wait?); The Playboy Office Sex Survey (Talk about spreadsheets. Today's workplace is a hotbed of lust. But you knew that. Did you know more women than men have boffed an intern? That women are more likely to get laid on their lunch breaks? We did our research); Monster's Ball (Playboy rounds up Euro mud-busters from Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, VW and Volvo, as well as some American cousins. They're big, fast brutes); The Death Of Network News (In the past two decades the Big Three nightly news shows have lost 40 percent of their viewers. A star of the wired explosion levels a simple charge: cowardice); W (George W. Bush's happiest adult moment was watching Nolan Ryan punch Robin Ventura. Maybe that's why he's so eager to nail Saddam); Vengeance Is Mine (Think again about Judgement Day. God has some nasty tricks up his sleeve); Centerfolds On Sex: Lexie Karlsen (Lexie loves to heave head - but if you want her best job, trim down under); Santa's Naughty CEOs (With all the empty 401(k) stockings this year, it's time to dole out the coal to the corporate ho, ho, hos. A troubling report from the Pole); That Was The Year That Was (It's our annual no-holds-barred poetry slam. This year it's corporate crooks, while Michael Ovitz and John Ashcroft get the beatdown); 20Q: Ron Insana (The co-anchor of CNBC's Business Center went bullistic in the Nineties. We ask where the money is now, what's Al Queda investing in and who's faster on the draw, him or the I-Man); Texas Money (Making a personal profit on loser oil wells, Enron-style off-balance-sheet transactions, hitting up family friends for millions - it's all part of the Dubya way to wealth) Interview - Halle Berry (Her Best Actress Oscar acceptance speech sailed over the top. Few expected anything less from the striking talent whose life has been haunted by abuse, bad luck, a bad marriage and - talk about over the top - Billy Bob Thornton. Now she is Bond's girl) Pictorials - Tia Carrere (Tia offers Hawaii's most beautiful views. We are not worthy); Playmate: Rebecca Ramos We'd love to give this Lone Star lawyer a deposition); Boom Time For Butts (The lure of the ass has created a tectonic shift in the landscape); The Year In Sex (Where to start? How about wild nude protests and pink-slipped workers flaunting their assets?); Playmate Review (Party in the new year with a dozen bombshells - decisions, decisions) Fiction - Christmas Even (Harry Bosch reunites a sax with its jazzman. An uplifting holiday chller) Notes And News - The World Of Playboy (Fight Night at the Mansion; Mark Hamill); The Playboy Forum (Oprah and Dr. Phil don't get sex; snitches ruin innocent lives); Playmate News (The Baywatch reunion movie; a photo shoot for Playboy Japan) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Wired, Games, Living Online; E-Combat; Playboy TV; Playboy.COM; Men; Mantrack; The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; On The Scene; Grapevine; Potpourri Lifestyle - Hot Chocolate (Indescribably delicious, habit-forming, a memorable high of your relationship. Not sex, you idiot); Eleventh-Hour Santa (Need a last-minute gift? Try picketknives, travel books or a tiny MP3 player); Fashion: Give A Girl A Shirt (Let her into your drawers - your dresser, that is - and she'll be a pal forever) Reviews - Movies (Ben Affleck as Daredevil, Elizabeth Berkley, Oscars); Video (Bachelor parties, Emmanuelle); Music (Ikara Colt, Sleater-Kinney, Badly Drawn Boy); Books (Elmore Leonard, Maximum Who, A History Of Orgies)
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February
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Contents - Features - G-Men In Crisis (After September 11 the FBI got a new mandate: Hunt down terrorists. Trouble is, the storied feds can't both root out Al Qaeda and catch the homegrown killers, car thieves and goombas. Guess who's rejoicing); Coed Sex Advice (The sauciest read at college isn't Tropic of Cancer or Lady Chatterley's Lover. It's the advice columns on school newspapers, written by young women who love to advise on nipple clamps, threesomes and raunch); Why You Can't Get Tickets (If you're not a VIP and want seats at hot concerts and big-time sports events, it's all about beating the scalper mafia); Catch '22' (Emmitt Smith is the most prolific runner in the history of pro football. He also has lots to say about great sex with his wife, dealing with pain and the business sense that could make him an NFL owner); Want A Woody? (The Alpha Z 33 is a 100-mile-an-hour mahogany powerboat); Centerfolds On Sex: Tina Jordan (Tina likes to play coy, but she's game - in bathrooms, elevators and bars); 20Q: Bernie Mac (One of the original Kings of Comedy, Mac has his own Fox TV show now - and a movie role as President Chris Rock's veep. He talks about throwing the dick, getting ripped off by his own dad and the joy of a manicure) Fiction - Won't Get Fooled Again (Imagine being drunk for weeks on end, wolfing down every pill you can get your hands on - and playing the loudest, most anarchic rock-and-roll shows ever. Now imagine you're John Entwistle, the Who's bottem-end ox) Interview - Jimmy Kimmel (The former Man Show host is about to flip late-night TV the bird. Lucky you. Here nobody censors his hilarious shtick about spanking it, getting laid in parking lots and smearing Adam Carolla with - well, you know) Pictorials - Cyber Girls (We post 52 a year on our website. Imagine the competition. Now check out the winners); Playmate: Charis Boyle (This Virginia native loves a job of excitement); Alison Eastwood (Ride, she said, and we pulled off our boots) Notes And News - Hangin' With Hef (Jake Gyllenhaal and Colin Farrell rally at Hef's house); The Playboy Forum (The truth about false confessions, creationism update, filthy films get fixed); Playmate News (Robert Forster's favorite Playmate, Lisa Dergan on Fox' NFL Show) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Wired; Living Online; Games; Playboy TV; Playboy.COM; Men; Mantrack; The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; On The Scene; Grapevine; Potpourri Lifestyle - Stand Back! I Don't Know How Big This Thing Is Gonna Get! (We zoom in on the newest crop of long digital lenses); Scents That Score (The latest men's fragrences are the next best thing to aphrodisiacs); Front Row Fashion (Catch a glimpse of the latest catwalk trends set to pave the streets) Reviews - Movies (Christina Ricci pops Prozac, Bruce Willis goes Special Ops, Kyra Sedgwick steals the scene); Video (Great war films, hit (and randy) Britcom on DVD); Music (Billy Joe Shaver, We Ragazzi, Yeah Yeah Yeahs); Books (Seven-inch culture, On Blondes and a history of Motown)
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March
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Contents - Features - In A Room With Madness (Here's a change of pace for Playboy - a manhunt. We spend 24/7 with the FBI's lead team as they feverishly sought the terrifying - and clever - D.C. snipers); Online Treachery (Shawn Woolley was a 21-year-old video-game fanatic - until he shot himself. Playing online games like EverQuest and Ultima, he'd run into grief players - gamers who use the forums to make their opponents' lives miserable); NASCAR: Why Everyone Is Watching (There are only three stock car parts on a stock car - can you guess which three? We'll arm you with enough material to stump all your rowdy, infield friends); Divorce (Breaking up is hard to do, but it's devastating if you don't know how to do it. Here's how to cover your assets); Centerfolds On Sex: Michele Rogers (Michele always climaxes - she's learned how to control her body); How To Be Treated Like A High Roller - Even If You Don't Have A Bankroll (Big-betting whales live in splendor in casino luxury suites - for free. But it's possible to pick up comps - gourmet meals, golf junkets, hotel upgrades - without blowing half a million bucks); 20Q: Juliette Lewis (After Cape Fear and Natural Born Killers, Juliette Lewis went from wunderkind to MIA. Now she's back. She talks about tattoos, sucking thumbs, and working with Woodies) Fiction - Guy (His father told him to screw until he was 30, And he left him a trust fund to make that mission a full-time job) Interview - Colin Farrell (Irish actor Colin Farrell was discovered by Kevin Spacey, stole Tom Cruise's scenes in Minority Report and now makes millions. In a profanity-laced interview, he talks about taking ecstasy, having casual sex, hiring hookers - and why a Brazilian wax doesn't make a woman any more interesting) Pictorials - The Spy Who Came In From The Cold (A former intelligence operative from the former Czechoslovakia shows off her gadgets); Playmate: Pennelope Jimenez (It's time for a Pennelope cruise); Latin TV Stars (The girls on Spanish-language shows are enough to make us watch Spanish-language shows) Notes And News - A Night At The Haunted Mansion (Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman and Paris Hilton prove Hef's trick is a treat); The Playboy Forum (Political rhetoric meets Hollywood, conspiracy theorists take on September 11); Playmate News (The Anna Nicole bobble-head, and what it's like to do Howard Stern) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Wired, Living Online, Games; Playboy TV; Playboy.COM; Men; Mantrack; The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; On The Scene; Grapevine; Potpourri Lifestyle - A Hot Bath (Forget the lavatory. These days, your WC can look like Q's laboratory); Fashion: Landmark Moments (Take it from Redman, Graph, Shorty and Johnny Handsome: Landmark styles are coming up from the streets) Reviews - Movies (Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind, Lost In La Mancha); Video (Jess Franco's camp-core masterpieces, Director James Toback's picks); Music (Jesse Malin, the Datsuns and Nick Cave); Books (T.C. Boyle, Richard Price and Cad)
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April
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Contents - Features - Sex And Two Cities (We sent two beautiful girls out to trade lives - and beds. Result: A New York broad puts the lay in L.A. while a Hollywood doll busts it out on Broadway. And they tell all); The Last Score (Pulp fact: Stephen Reid snared millions in more than 100 bank robberies - stickups so precise his posse was known as the Stopwatch Gang. He reformed, wrote a best-seller and found true love. Then things went bad. This is his exclusive account of the smack-addled robbery that cost him his freedom); The Year In Music (The garage became a hipster hangout, the Eminem show turned out to be a remake of Rocky - and our rreaders voted on it all. In the mix: Dave Grohl and other stars pick this year's highs and lows, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler says farewell to Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay and we select this year's Britney); Superstars Of Weird Sports (Too short to be Mike? Think outside the Wheaties box. There's a Michael Jordan of cannoli eating, too. And a Tiger Woods of bare-handed catfish grabbing. Did we mention the Lance Armstrong of shit tossing?); Centerfolds On Sex: Stephanie Heinrich (When it comes to giving head, Stephanie says it's all about hydration. More water, miss?); Hope I Go Deaf Before I Get Old (Playboy's speaker test - it's a deaf jam when thrash rocker Andrew W.K. takes some woofers for a walk); 20Q: Andy Richter (The former Conan sidekick is now the star of a hilarious TV show. Here he gives tips for outflanking antiporn firewalls at work, explains why the world needs more wedgies and disavows the Fred Flintstone diet); The Dr. Phil S.A.T. (Chicks love Dr. Phil's false sincerity. But it's time to give Oprah's bitch an intellectual beat-down. All it takes is this prep course) Fiction - Kid, Rock (When we're teens, we make tix tapes for girls. When we outgrow that phase, they're left to buy movie soundtracks. But we still have our records - and they'll always be the soundtracks of our lives) Interview - Jay-Z (Jay-Z outsells everyone but Eminem. Hard-knock life? Not exactly. These days his clothing company has sales in the hundreds of millions and he plays high-stakes poker with Will Smith. In a no-bull Playboy Interview, Jay-Z reveals how far he's come from the Marcy Projects in Brooklyn) Pictorials - Rock Shots (Whoa, Nelly! The celebrity fear factor was high when we handed our cameras to platinum-selling artists and asked them to shoot for us. They all rose to the occasion); Playmate: Carmella Decesare (Carmella makes Cleveland rock); Carmen Electra (Carmen Electra's Fender gives us a Marshall stock) Notes And News - Hangin' With Hef (Sean Penn, Janet Jackson, Matt Damon and Kevin Spacey party as only Hef knows how); The Playboy Forum (Darpa is just Psy Ops 101, ATV safety is the new reefer madness); Playmate News (Playmates and rock stars, Nikki Sixx' favorite Playmate) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Games; Playboy TV; Playboy.COM; Mantrack; The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; On The Scene; Grapevine; Potpourri Lifestyle - Fashion: Suits You (Get a pen. We've simplified your shopping list with a guide to spring's swankiest suits); Fashion: Seven Steps For A Cooler Look (Black shoes are for undertakers. This season's high-steppers come in lighter colors); The Worm Has Turned (Most people know mexcal only as tequila's evil twin. After you stagger through our taste test, you'll either be enlightened or unconscious) Reviews - Movies (Cameron Diaz' $10 million set of pipes, Jennifer Beals' collection of stolen scenes); Video (MILF's on film); Music (Turin Brakes, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant and Johnny Marr); Books (DeLillo, Gear Heads and David Konow's history of heavy metal)
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May
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Contents - Features - The China Syndrome 2003 (A terrorist attack on New York's Indian Point nuclear power plant could poison 20 million people. So the facility must have fail-safe security, right? Wrong); High-End Spirits (Give your gold card a workout with the world's most expensive cocktails); The Velvet Rope Orgy (Group sex used to mean sweaty fat guys and greasy steam tables. Now it means superexclusive parties for beautiful people and bi-curious babes. Consider this your invitation); The Perfect Game (Our annual baseball preview swings for the fences with enough aces, extra bases and pennant races to make even a Yankees fan happy. Get your rotisserie tips now - or get roasted later); Road Warriors (The latest sport touring motorcycles offer a lot more than wind in your hair. Hit the highway with our tricked-out, two-wheeled test drives); Centerfolds On Sex: Daphnee Lynn Duplaix (Daphnee likes her butt buffed - hey, it beats rubbing Buddha any day); 20Q: Jorja Fox (The star of TV's CSI wants to share a few things about the number one hit show - especially the disturbing smells); Bumper Humpers (Horny motorists are attempting to merge drive time with their sex drives. For proof, check out these actual DMV-rejected vanity plates) Fiction - Appropriate Sex (Springtime on campus is tough for a popular professor - girls wear next to nothing, class devolves into a discussion of sexuality and horses, and office hours attract a teacher's pet) Interview - Billy Bob Thornton (Billy Bob is the best actor to come out of Arkansas since Bill Clinton. Now the Sling Blade guy is on his own again after a messy breakup with Angelina Jolie. In a no-bull Playboy Interview, Billy Bob talks about hallucinating to the Honeymooners, steering clear of Komodo dragons and eating orange food) Pictorials - A Tribute To Herb Ritts (Photographing celebrities was his life. Photographing naked supermodels was his mission for us); Playmate: Laurie Fetter (This Chicago-style beauty is one deep dish); Torrie Wilson (Ms. Wilson gives us a Woodrow) Notes And News - The World Of Playboy; Hef's Happy New Year (The Rock, Christian Slater and Jon Favreau ring in 2003 at the Mansion); The Playboy Forum (Former All-Pro NFL center Mark Stepnoski trades turf for grass. (If you catch our drift); Playmate News (Our secret formula: Jay Leno, a hog and the Dahm triplets) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Games; Playboy TV; Playboy.COM; Men; Mantrack; The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; On The Scene; Grapevine, Potpourri Fashion - Mixed Doubles (When pro tennis players go out at night, they dress to win); Wet Work (Let it pour. You'll still look great in this rain-repellent outerwear) Reviews - Movies (Hollywood Homicide, how release dates ruin movies, and Spun, a new spin on the old gross-out flick); Video (Ooh-la-la. It's a Eurotrash softporn explosion); Music (Zwan, the Thermals, Cobra Verde and Lucinda Williams); Books (All The Rave; The Rise And Fall Of Napster; and Walter Iooss' Classic Baseball)
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June
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Contents - Features - Phil Spector With A Bullet (An ornate Hollywood mansion, a pistol-packing genius recluse, a striving starlet. And, finally, a dead body. How did a late-night rendezvous between famed record producer Phil Spector and actress Lana Clarkson turn deadly?); Playboy's Summer Movie Preview (If the weather is warm, it means it's time for another batch of heavily hyped F/X-laden flicks. From The Matrix Reloaded to The Hulk, we handicap this summer's hottest movies); Major Turn-Ons (Girls aren't the only thing that can stir a man's passion. For proof, check out the world's biggest plasma TV, a camcorder good enough for Sundance and a PDA that does everything except brush your teeth); Sinatra And The Dark Side Of Camelot (Sinatra was a lot of things to a lot of people, but to his friend JFK, he was first and foremost an enabler. Frank's Palm Springs pad was the anti-Camelot, where Kennedy could snort coke, nail Hollywood's finest and boast of his conquests. Sinatra's valet saw it all - and wrote it down. A Playboy exclusive); Sexperiments (The unquenchable thirst for scientific knowledge has led down some lusty - and ludicrous - paths. How do porcupines pork? Exactly what percentage of girls look better through beer goggles? Whatever the question, a rubber-gloved expert is readying a probe to find the answer); Centerfolds On Sex: Cathy St. George (Cathy loves backdoor action. But she says it took some convincing. Her story could help you get a backstage pass to your girl. Get ready for full access!); 20Q Nelly (The multiplatinum rapper breaks down his posse's payroll, explains why he spells everything from Hot in Herre to Vokal wrong and reveals the secret recipe for pimp juice) Interview - Mike Piazza (When the best-batting catchers in baseball history are discussed around the watercooler, one name dominates the talk. So we sat down with the Mets' all-star slugger to get the full story. There are no walks in the Playboy Interview, so Piazza swings away on his sex life, Roger Clemens and taking creatine - and on an opponent who let's loose while swinging for the fences) Pictorials - Playmate Of The Year: Christina Santiago (She may have been the runner-up on Fox's Search for a Playboy Centerfold, but she's first in our hearts); Playmate: Tailor James (We think you'll agree - this Tailor suits us); Sarah (Did Sarah Kozer blow a lot of money? After you've seen this, you'll agree: Joe Millionaire picked the wrong girl) Notes And News - Hangin' With Hef (The Miller Lite girls, Ashton Kutcher and Queen Latifah party with the Man); The Playboy Forum (A jury's drug-case revolt is a real-life courthouse drama; kid's books take aim at guns); Playmate News (Jessica Lee rolls with Papa Roach, Slash's favorite Playmate) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Playboy TV; Playboy.COM; Men, Mantrack; The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; On The Scene; Grapevine; Potpourri Fashion - Surf And Skate (Professional board stars make a living riding on the edge. These clothes can take the heat); Slim Shadies (Sunglasses as full-frontal fashion) Reviews - Movies (X-Men 2 is more fast and furious than the first; Jim Carrey returns in Bruce Almighty); Music (Unwritten Law and their chemical-fueled road trip; plus Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Limp Bizkit); Games (Enter The Matrix, tear-ass around Paris and attack Himmler's lab); DVD (Catch Me If You Can, and Deborah Kerr nude); Books (Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch is back; plus the story of a pimp-cum-folk hero in Stagolee Shot Billy)
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July
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Contents - Features - Sex On The Edge (For years, different drugs have been touted as ultimate aphrodisiacs. Now there's foxy, a new sex potion that gets club kids - and law enforcement - all hot and bothered. Does it work? Is it dangerous? Our fearless writer scores a vial and tells all); Wave Rave (Whether you're into skimming, jet-skiing or bare-ass kayaking, we'll bring out your inner sea hoss with this summer's coolest surf-busting machines); War Of The Words (A gentleman's profession? Ha! Literary and media heavies - from Tom Wolfe and Norman Mailer to Dave Eggers and Tina Brown - have a bad habit of getting nasty. And their poison-pen put-downs live forever in cyberspace. Behold five of the most ferocious, keyboard-melting feuds); America The Brewful (There's only one way to know if microbrews like Blackened Voodoo, Weizenheimer and Ghettoblaster stand up to their names. Playboy chugs a brewer's dozen and spills the results); Dear Friends, Get Me The Fuck Out Of Here! (Apparently the future isn't all it's cracked up to be. The good news: In 2053, men have multiple penises. The bad news: everything else. Read our recently discovered letters from the future or risk a forehead demerit label); Zora Exposed (Joe Millionaire's good girl has a wild side - and it's peeking through her lingerie); 20Q: Rachel Weisz (The star of the Mummy movies went to Cambridge, but she still loves to roll around in the mud and get dirty. She even thinks the overweight, overmedicated Elvis was cute. No, you're not dreaming, and yes, she is perfect); Centerfolds On Sex: Rebecca Scott (Rebecca likes her men to fondle and lick her everywhere. And we mean everywhere); The Hipster's Guide To Dating (Grab your horn-rimmed glasses and vintage sneakers and check out our can't-miss guide to nailing bohemian chicks. You'll thank us later) Fiction - Joint Custody (The hot new girlfriend has a pet. No problems. Except that her pet happens to be a 100-pound potbellied pig she shares with an ex) Interview - Lisa Marie Presley (She is the daughter of the King, but she's no princess, as she reveals in a Playboy Interview that covers Jacko, Nicolas Cage, her dad and mmore. "My taste in sex" Presley says "is probably 'porn style'. I'm a little dark. I like it rough, the way they do things in porn movies." We're all shook up) Pictorials - 2 Fast, 2 Furious, 2 Fine (The tricked-out rides from the sequel to The Fast And The Furious meet the nude girls of street racing); Playmate: Marketa Janska (Beautiful Czech. Naked? Czech); Nikki Schieler Ziering (In Hollywood, Nikki's a rising star. In Playboy, Nikki's nekkid!) Notes And News - The World Of Playboy; Mardi Gras Mansion Madness (Darva Conger, Justin Timberlake and Tara Reid party with beads and Bunnies); The Playboy Forum (Pot stamps, span and soldiers who say "Playboy is my co-pilot"); Playmate News (Shanna Moakler rocks Blink-182, George Lopez' favorite Playmate) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Playboy TV; Playboy.COM; Mantrack; The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; On The Scene; Grapevine; Potpourri Lifestyle - The New Playboy (There's no better place to update your fashion sense than the Playboy Mansion); The Lux Life (The New Playboy knows that accessories make the outfit. And the man) Reviews - Movies (Harrison Ford returns in Hollywood Homicide; is Drew's Angels 2 dumber than Dumberer?); Music (Radiohead, Pete Yorn, David Banner and the Deftones); Games (Supercross champ Ricky Carmichael revs up extreme racing games, the Hulk gets four rabbits); DVD (Bond, breaking down New Wave films and gorgeous Katie Holmes - Topless! Yes, topless); Books (Joe Queenan on the woes of sports fans and the author of Fast Food Nation on Reefer Madness)
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August
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Contents - Features - Jailbait (When a hot transfer student showed up midsemester at a Pennsylvania high school in 2002, she seemed up for anything - as long as the local boys could score her some drugs. Several teens took the bait. Then they got arrested. Did this narc go too far? The inside story of a controversial undercover operation); The Playboy Casual Sex Survey 2003 (Sex in the city. Sex in the country. Sex in club bathrooms and beach motels. Almost 10,000 people responded to our online poll, which takes the mystery out of one-night stands. We look into what's happening to promiscuity in an age of conservation and AIDS; we find out how many people are getting it on with strangers, what makes them want to and how kinky they'll get. Get advice on how to handle the morning after. Plus weird, wild and well-oiled hookup stories); What's In Your Bag? (We asked skateboarding god Tony Hawk, Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan and porn star Sunrise Adams to show us the (legal) stuff they carry around to power their superstar lifestyles - check out iPods, phones, digital cameras, portable DVD players and a few surprises); The Greatest Damn Sports Moments Of The New Millennium (Why wait another 97 years? With our friends from The Best Damn Sports Show Period, we've selected moments for the ages from the past three years. Among them: the French guy who tried to walk across the Pacific, Tyson's face tattoo and Ted Williams frozen into an ice sculpture by his son); CSC: Crime Scene Cleanup (Death isn't pretty. Just ask the guys who get paid to clean up the mess. Welcome to one of America's true growth adventures); Centerfolds On Sex: Shauna Sand (Shauna nuzzles up to guys with facial hair. Got a goatee? Then you can skip the foreplay. Shauna's already lathered up); 20Q: Charles Rangel (Forget Peoria, we want to know how Bush's plans play in Harlem. Who better to ask than one of the most powerful - and longest serving - Democrats in Congress, New York's Charles Rangel?) Fiction - Jubilation (When a giant amusement park corporation starts a planned community complete with an old-fashioned Main Street, USA, they take care of everything - except the mosquitos and alligators) Interview - Tobey Maguire (With Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire went from the earnest young man of The Cider House Rules and The Ice Storm to the top of Hollywood's pay scale. Where do you go from there? The Playboy Interview, of course. Maguire describes fighting Willem Dafoe, getting involved with AA and indulging his current vices) Pictorials - Carnie Wilson - The Wilson Phillips singer - and newly svelte daughter of Beach Boys Brian Wilson - will give you good vibrations. Promise); Playmate: Colleen Marie (This veterinarian knows all about animal instincts); Soul Sister Survivors (Jenna and Heidi triumphed in the jungle. Their weapon? Sex appeal. These Amazon women know how to slay the competition) Notes And News - Hef's Happy 77th (Justin Timberlake, Paris Hilton and women in - appropriately - their birthday suits toast Hef); The Playboy Forum (The lawsuit game, what the budget deficit means to you and how one corporation has destroyed radio); Playmate News (Pamela Anderson at the Country Music Television awards, Dennis Haysbert's favorite Playmate) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Playboy TV; Playboy.COM; Mantrack; The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; On The Scene; Grapevine; Potpourri Fashion - Killer Additives (A few of these first-class upgrades can boost your whole wardrobe); Trend Game (Summer heat is beastly, but staying cool this fall is just as important) Reviews - Movies (Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in Terminator 3; Bob Dylan revealed in Masked and Anonymous); Music (50 Cent, the new Jane's Addiction); Games (Playboy cover girls in Street Racing Syndicate; shop till you drop dead in Silent Hill 3); DVDs (Gangs of New York, and Reese Witherspoon - topless); Books (Lapdancer proves being a stripper isn't always pretty; killer Mormons)
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September
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Contents - Features - The Anatomy Of An Outbreak (An encounter among a handful of world travelers - all strangers - in a Hong Kong hotel led to the SARS epidemic. We went to ground zero to trace the path of the 21st century's first killer virus and the attempts to control it); NFL Roulette: The Playboy 2003 Preview (Forget dynasties: In the new-school NFL, any team can win. Don't blow your bonus on the office football pool until you can make sense of it all with our fearless forecast - our annual guide to the winners, the losers, the long shots. Plus, smack talk with top players, scouting reports on the hottest babes and Playboy's All-Overpaid Team); Looking For Love In All The Strange Places (A man walks into a lesbian bar and tries to pick up a girl. It's no joke - our intrepid reporter really tried it, plus five more unlikely locales for getting lucky. Did he get lucky...or slapped with a restraining order? Read on); Personal Velocity (Nothing comes close to the rush you get topping out the fastest car, boat, jet or motorcycle on earth. How can we be sure? We took the controls); Keeping The Faith (So you thought there was a seperation between church and state? Think again. In a year undercover, our reporter attended some bizarre leisure time outings of the new religious right and discovered that politics and prayer make hilarious, and disturbing, bedfellows); Centerfolds On Sex: Shanna Moakler (When her lover couldn't perform, Shanna gently coaxed him back into action. We have no problems raising our flags to her); 20Q: Nicolas Cage (Hollywood's notoriously edgy star opens up about playing twins, why most of his films are set in Las Vegas and which son-in-law the King of Rock and Roll would have liked most) Fiction - Tuba City (A baseball scout sees stars when he finds a Navajo kid who has a perfect pitch) Interview - Jon Gruden (Tampa Bay's freakishly intense Super Bowl-winning coach has staked out a place in the popular imagination. In a full-contact Playboy Interview, Chucky offers his picks, explains why he wakes up at 3:17 every morning and reveals which Buccaneers look scariest in jockstraps) Pictorials - The Intern Strikes Back (A few months ago, our intern Jenny was the first Employee of the Month (check out After Hours each month for others). Readers clamored for her to go full-time); Playmate: Luci Victoria (Saddle up! This British equestrienne sure likes to ride); The Women Of Starbucks (Who are you calling slackers? These caffeinated cuties will perk up more than your coffee) Notes And News - Bunny Hop (Fred Durst and Joe Millionaire's Sarah celebrate Easter with Hef); The Playboy Forum (Thailand's killing fields, tiplines for snitches and a senator gets down on sodomy); Playmate News (Dalene Kurtis gets fast and furious with street racers, Teri Harrison's hot sex dreams) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Playboy TV; Playboy.COM; Mantrack; The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; On The Scene; Grapevine; Potpourri Fashion - The Debonair Billionaire (Howard Hughes flew planes, bedded starlets and became one of America's first billionaires. No wonder he's the latest style icon) Reviews - Movies (S.W.A.T. makes us sweat, Gigli makes us gag); Music (Crank Up Dashboard Confessional, get high with Busta Rhymes); Games (Create a virtual dream team with Madden NFL 2004, kick spandex ass in WWE Raw 2); DVD (Land of the Rings: The Two Towers offers a feast of visual effects, tap up the flavor of spaghetti Westerns); Books (Chuck Palahniuk's husband-and-wife fight club, Helmet Newton's obsession with nude women)
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Contents - Features - Siege At Rainbow Farm (Rainbow Farm was a Michigan meeting ground for marijuana activists and Phish fans. But when a county prosecutor sniffed sweetleaf and filed charges against the two gay owners, the hippie utopia turned deadly. Our writer's dramatic re-creation of the five-day standoff documents what really happened); Saturday Afternoon Smackdown (Every fall we hit the playbooks, and the locker rooms, to pick college football's top dogs. In our 47th annual preview, we separate the winners from the losers); Sex On Campus 2003 (Forget about famous professors. Here are answers to all the truly burning questions about today's college campuses. Where do porn companies film XXX reality movies? Which all-girls university runs a bus that students call the Fuck Truck? And what's the real story behind those rumors about the first daughter stripping at Yale bashes); Ambushed! (Take a peek behind the curtains of the 43rd president's PR machine. A Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist looks at how Bush's policies have affected the lives of ordinary Americans - and how the seeds of disaster were sown back in W's Texas days. Brace yourself for some disturbing examples of the Bush administration's public policy colliding with the public); Working Without Wires (Penn and Teller show you the magic of wireless stereos, DVD players and televisions. You can believe your eyes); Centerfolds On Sex: Teri Harrison (Miss October 2002 had help with her first fellatio attempt - from Sharon Stone); Open All Night (The star of Insomniac boils down years of late-night experience to reveal the nation's best - and strangest - after-hours joints, including a piercing parlor, a gun range, an Elvis shrine and a nude karaoke club); 20Q: Joe Rogan (The new host of The Man Show used to be a martial artist. Now he spars with Comedy Central's female censor about a 370-pound bodybuilder with a blow-up doll. Find out why he won't date a comedienne, hates Robin Williams and pukes from watching Fear Factor) Fiction - 1% (The winning story in our 18th annual Playboy College Fiction Contest tracks a biker's quest for revenge after a buddy gets his ass kicked) Interview - O. J. Simpson (His murder trial was a defining moment in courtroom history. Now the Playboy Interview presents another riveting side to the story - O.J.'s. The Juice discusses his take on the murders, his alleged involvement in an ecstasy-dealing ring and his continued tangles with the law) Pictorials - Deanna Merryman (The daughter of a preacher man broke one of the Ten Commandments with NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon. Now she tempts you); Playmate: Audra Lynn (Our Midwestern girl puts the amber waves in the grain); Girls Of The Big 10 (The best thing about the Big 10 is that it actually offers 11 schools worth of college girls) Notes And News - World Of Playboy; Hanging With Hef (Launching Spike TV with Carmen Electra, Ice-T and the Hiltons); The Playboy Forum (Bush's package, a narcotics reality check and cops who torture); Playmate News (Bebe Buell on daughter Liv Tyler's rocking wedding; Lea Thompson's favorite Playmate) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Playboy TV; Playboy.COM; Mantrack; The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; On The Scene; Grapevine; Potpourri Fashion - The Brief Case (Where does form meet function and your business meet the street? It's in the bag, baby); Face To Face (New watches are tailored to your specific looks and needs) Reviews - Movies (Once Upon A Time In Mexico complete the El Mariachi trilogy; Cabin Fever is freaky); Music (Rancid smells like a rose; Andrew W.K. parties on); Games (Rockers Alien and Farm renew Alter Echo; extraterrestrials attack Farmtrash in Half-Life 2); DVD (20th anniversary edition of Scarface; a crash course in cult movies); Books (New fiction about rednecks; strum a history of the C.F. Martin guitar)
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November
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Contents - Features - God And Satan In Bentonville (Headquartered in small-town Arkansas, Wal-Mart shrouds itself in a cult of the rural. But beneath the aw-shucks facade, the worlds's biggest corporation is changing America the same way it changed its company name: one underpaid but smiling employee at a time); The Hedgehog At 50 (With more than 1,800 flicks under his ample belt, Ron Jeremy is the world's most famous - and well-endowed - adult star. And he just hit the half-century mark. Celebrate with him as we take you into his Hollywood home, his standing-room-only bedroom and his straight-to-video world); Playboy's Year In Video Games (Warm up your gamer thumbs by flipping through our definitive 2003 wrap-up. We've got the year's 10 best titles, the history of sex in video games and the 411 on celebrity players who could kick your ass); The Straight Dope (There are more urban legends about drugs than there are about pshcyos on deserted highways. Did the CIA spread crack through inner cities? Did Nixon get dosed with LSD? Did Keith Richards get a full blood replacement to kick the big H? Find out here); This One Time, At Camp Rock (It's Fantasy Fullfillment 101. Our reporter hung out with the grown-up campers who paid $6,000 to sing, strum and strut with the aging stars of bands such as Night Ranger, Grand Funk Railroad and the Ramones. Warning: This may be the one rock-and-roll story that doesn't involve sex and drugs); Centerfolds On Sex: Pennelope Jimenez (Pennelope likes it doggy style. We're panting already); 20Q: Bill Murray (The most popular Saturday Night Live alum talks seriously about his roles in such comedy classics as Groundhog Days and Rushmore. His new movie, Lost In Translation, was filmed in Japan and gave him plenty of new material - which he shares exclusively with you. Plus, a true story that begins, "A priest walked into a convert and made a pass at a nun...) Fiction - Dent Island (When a Harvard schoolteacher moves to a tourist town with just one electrician, the locals drive her loco) Interview - Quentin Tarantino (After a six-year hiatus from filmmaking, the auteur behind Pulp Fiction returns with Kill Bill. In an Oscar-worthy Playboy Interview, the Hollywood hood explains why he expects this movie to KO all box-office records with a one-two punch, what it's like to drop ecstasy at the Great Wall of China and how it feels to become a rock star in your 30s) Pictorials - World-Class Beauties (Forget Buckingham Palace and the Eiffel Tower. The most beautiful sights overseas are the models in our 18 foreign editions); Playmate: Divini Rae (This Alaskan beauty once started a magazine in Australia. Now she gives us a peek at her outback); Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill's best supporting actress takes off her support bra and makes a splash!) Notes And News - The World Of Playboy; Fireworks And Fisticuffs (Thora Birch, Crispin Glover and Bill Maher celebrate July 4, and a boxing match between Jeff Lacy and Richard Grant); The Playboy Forum (Banned art and a new generation of radar guns); Playmate News (Shauna Sand and Lorenzo Lamas don't kiss but still make up, A.J. McLean gets high on Playmates) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Playboy TV; Playboy.COM; Mantrack; The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; On The Scene; Grapevine; Potpourri Fashion - Clothes To The Edge (Professional snowboarders model winter clothes that make big air debonair) Reviews - Movies (Eastwood and his stellar cast make Mystic River flow, Halle Berry is the scary Gothika, and a dwarf who stands above the rest); Music (Peaches is mmm mmm good, Sting loses his sting, and Dave Matthews still matters); DVD (Replay The Matrix Reloaded, don't fuhgeddabout The Italian Job, and have a peek at Amanda Peet's perky boots); Books (Frederich Forsyth's Avenger thrills, get drunk in James Lee Burke's fictional New Orleans, and a short review about infinity(
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December
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Contents - Features - The Last Days Of Jam Master Jay (Last year Run-DMC's DJ was gunned down execution-style near the tough New York City neighborhood where the first true stars of hip-hop got their start. Our writer traces Jay's final moments and sizes up the likely killers), Playboy's Christmas Gifts (We tie ribbons on a Fender guitar, a Bentley watch and a Spyder motorbike), What's So Funny About Peace, Love And Howard Dean? (Will Democrat Howard Dean be the next president of the U.S. - or another landslide-losing antiwar candidate like the man to whom he's often compared, George McGovern? For the first time, McGovern speaks out), Celebrity Christmas Confidential (We paid off the security guards and dived into upscale Dumpsters to give you these Playboy exclusives: Demi's Christmas card to Ashton, Ah-nold's letter to San-tah, Ben and J-Lo's holiday party invitation and Britney's lip-smacking shopping list), Sexperiments II: Case Studies In Pervision (In June we investigated the world's weirdest sex research. You demanded more. So we donned our lab coats and found these bizarre sexual case histories. Read about a woman who experiences intense orgasams every time she yawns, farmers who fall in love with their tractors and penis-attacking vacuum cleaners), Playboy's Annual Music Poll 2003 (Rock this vote. We want to know what sounds made your head bob this year), College Basketball Preview (Our experts pick the teams that will storm the NCAA tournament this season), Centerfolds On Sex Nicole Narain (Nicole instructs on the oohs and ahs of erogenous zones. We're hot for teacher), Daredevil Cocktails (As if we're not busy enough looking after beautiful naked women, we test booze infernos with such names as Irish car bomb and the flatliner), 20Q: William H. Macy (The gee-whiz antihero of Fargo and Boogie Nights is anything but meek in person. He gets hit on by women at stoplights, gambles until his pockets are empty and flunks the Motion Pictures Association's rating system) Fiction - Olath (The man with the hardest abs in the state takes a beating from a roomful of drunks, then falls for a femme fatale who causes even more bodily harm) Interview - John Cusak (Whether starring in indie flicks such as Being John Malkovich or in blockbusters like Runaway Jury, John Cusak is an undisputed master of portraying the angst-ridden everyman. In a self-deprecating Playboy interview, the man Vogue magazine called "the embodiment of what today's women want" reveals all of his personality flaws - and tells why love affairs with leading ladies never last) Pictorials - The Great Playmate Hunt (Next month Playboy celebrates its 50th birthday with a special anniversary issue featuring the perfect Playmate. Here are the curvaceous candidates), Sex In Cinema (Presenting our annual look at the best sex scenes in this year's movies), Playmate: Teles Twins (Our gift to you this holiday season is twice as nice), Shannen Doherty (She left Charmed. Here she leaves behind her clothes) Notes And News - Dream A Little Dream (Jamie Kennedy, Tommy Lee and the Hiltons Puck around at Hef's Midsummer Nights Dream party), The Playboy Forum (One man battles airport security, others declare war on ladies' night), Playmate News (Lauren Michelle Hill makes a sexy video with Justin Timberlake; Pete Yorn's favorite Playmate) Departments - Playbill, Dear Playboy, After Hours, Playboy TV, Playboy.com, Mantrack, The Playboy Advisor, Party Jokes, Where And How To Buy, On The Scene, Grapevine, Potpourri Fashion - The New Playboy At Night (Get red-carpet treatment at a rock club, a cigar bar and a romantic bistro), The Luxe Tux (Your classic tuxedo needs a twist) Reviews - Movies (Master and Commander wants you to come aboard), DVDs (Bruce Almighty is a godsend; Penelope Cruz missiles in the nude), Music (The Strokes are still smooth; Basement Jaxx move your feet), Games (SSX 3 is the Everest of snowboarding games; you'll daydream about Final Fantasy XI), Books (The Slim Shady biography is standup; icons pay tribute to Ken Kesey)
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