2005 Playboys

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February
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Contents - Features - The Great North Carolina Bank Heist (David Ghantt pulled off one of the biggest robberies in American history with a little help from his friends. Then it all went bad for the former security guard as the gang squandered the loot on cars, Elvis paintings and hit men); The Handyman (Luke had the summer job of a lifetime: handyman in a town filled with desperate housewives. As word of his talents spread, his list of projects grew, and each task provided a new learning experience, in life and in sex. After four years of odd jobs, Luke grew wise to the truth about suburbia); Natural Born Killer (Jerry Lee Lewis, the original rock-and-roll bad boy, is the founder least likely to still be rocking. With his career defined by controversy - starting when he married his 13-year-old cousin - the media quickly built and swiftly destroyed him. Lewis had to wait a decade for a Nashville comeback, but at 69 he is as iconoclastic as ever and reveling in his legacy); The French Kiss (Playboy's in-house connoisseur buzzes the French countryside in a glorified crop duster in search of the ultimate cognac, the exquisite liquor that is fast becoming one of America's most popular drinks); Getting To Know Your Girlfriend's Breasts (Breasts, as a few attentive readers have observed, come in many shapes and sizes. We sent our resident tit man to conduct a hands-on examination, scrutinizing science, rumor and lore) Fiction - The Afterlife (A widower finds his life filled with torrid affairs, but he has to reach deep for true companionship in a world that has lost its appeal) The Playboy Forum - Welcome To Virginland (Assuming the guise of a concerned parent, the author attends the eighth annual convention of the National Abstinence Clearinghouse in Nashville. There he discovers how groups, mostly religion-based, persuade young people to say no to sex. Are they on the road to secondary virginity, or are they just enjoying the government's latest windfall) 20Q - Jolene Blalock (For those of you who have wondered what Sub-Commander T'Pol's idea of the ultimate love scene would be, your curiosity will be satisfied. Star Trek: Enterprise's lovely Vulcan also discusses the steamy scenes in her new movie, Slow Burn, free love and the fate of her pointy ears) Interview - Nicole Kidman (Early in her career Kidman was less-known for her actimg then for being Mrs. Tom Cruise. Not until 1998, when she realized her talent and her body on Broadway in The Blue Room, did Kidman receive the acclaim she deserved. In a Playboy Interview the statuesque redhead talks about monogamy, divorce and why she thinks J. Lo's bottom is hot) Pictorials - Flesh Factor (The women of Fear Factor face their deepest fears, wearing nothing but bikinis. We're not scared); Playmate: Amber Campisi (The sexy restaurateur sheds her apron for Valentine's Day treat. Buon appetito); Meet Teri Polo (We'll meet the Fockers star anytime, any day, anywhere) Notes And News - Halloween Treats (Hef's Mansion Monster Mash, starring Owen Wilson, the Hilton sisters and Jenny McCarthy); Centerfolds On Sex: Stephanie Adams (This seductive Playmate discusses the benefits of all-night lovemaking); Playmate News (Carmella DeCesare is the next wrestling diva; Esai Morales reminisces about a Playmate from the 1980's; Cara Zavaleta's aspirations) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Mantrack; The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; On The Scene; Grapevine; Potpourri Fashion - Prep's Cool (Playboy goes old-school this spring with bold colors and lofty patterns); The Big Time (Watches with oversize faces get their 15 minutes) Reviews - Movies (Keanu Reeves raises Hellblazer in Constantine; Will Smith meets his match, but there's a Hitch); DVDs (Jamie Foxx shines in Ray; a guide to anime); Music (Supervise Playboy magazine as the ultimate bachelor and you can finally say, "Yes, I've been to the Mansion"; pay to play - ad placement in your video games); Books (Redmond O'Hanlon tackles the raging seas with humor and compassion; the dirt on the Oscars; porn by Richard Kern)
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March
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Contents - Features - Stolen Screams (Edvard Munch's painting The Scream is world famous. It's been called 'the primal image of urban alienation' and is a symbol of Norwegian national pride. In slightly over a decade, it has also been stolen twice by daring thieves. Here is the suspensful story of how cunning detectives versed in the international art-theft game found the painting and nabbed the culprits the first time - and how that case may suggest who has The Scream today); The Year In Music 2005 (Thousands of you voted - and we listened! Velvet Revolver snags thr award for best rock album, Kanye West wins for hest hip-hop, and David Bowie is (finally) inducted into the Playboy Hall Of Fame. Who else won? You'll be surprised. Also, an ode to music goddesses from Gwen Stefani to Christina Aguillera. Q & A's with Scott Weiland and the Street, and first-hand tales of how your favorite rock stars lost their virginity. It's enough music to blow your speakers); Sound + Art (Looking for $200,000 worth of sound? Playboy shows you how to get a premium audion system on the cheap); Vanity Vinyl (Your series ended, your movie went straight to DVD, and not even Vegas is calling. When all else fails in Hollywood, cut a record. Playboy assembles the best of the worst in our own version of Celebrity Idol) Fiction - Punchdrunk (Two Army veterans set of cross-country in drag, lip-synching to Babs, Celine and Bette. Their stages are rodeos, redneck bars and gun-show parking lots. The mission: a slugfest to save the world. The outcome: dubious) The Playboy Forum - Town vs. Country (Call it blue state vbs. red state, but in fact it's city vs. country. The friction can be seen in microcosm in Washington, where urbane Seattle is fighting with the rugged individualists out in the hills) 20Q - Kid Rock (The Kid reveals how he's bedded some of the hottest women to grace the pages of Playboy, the joys of pimping in identical duds with his 11-year-old son and why he supports Bush whether he agrees with him or not) Interview - The Rock (The world always needs an action hero, and former wrestler the Rock - who gave up his defensive-lineman spot at the University of Miami to Warren Sapp - is happy to serve. But he's no grunting Stallone clone. In his new movie, for instance, he plays a gay bodyguard. In the Playboy Interview he talks about steroids in sports (and his own use of them), when to brawl with fans and how he lost his virginity - both on-screen and in high school) Playboy's Sexiest Celebrities - Hubbie, Hubbie! Playboy goes stargazing. This month we pay homage with a constellation of the hottest women available(; Playmate: Jillian Grace (Howard Stern's sexy discovery fulfills her childhood fantasy to become a Playmate); Debbie Does Playboy (Deborah Gibson gets comfortable with her sexuality, and we get lost in her eyes, among other places) Notes And News - World Of Playboy; LA Vida Hef (Steven Tyler, Tara Reid, Hunter S. Thompson, Dennis Rodman and many beautiful women stop Hef from singing 'O Solo Mio'); Centerfolds On Sex: Colleen Marie (Colleen Marie dislikes giving direction in bed, but she makes sure her requests are heard); Playmate News (Playmates get physical on the Playboy X-Treme Team, and Krista Kelly recalls the first time she read Playboy) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Mantrack; The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; On The Scene; Grapevine; Potpourri Fashion - Sex, Duds And Rock And Roll (Mick Rock rocks the fashion and music world. The celebrated photographer captures today's coolest performers in the hottest new styles)
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May
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Contents - Features - The Meaning Of It All (If you think the big bang is just a theory, don't tell Simon Singh. The author of Big Bang scoffs at the implication that a deity is required to explain the origin of the universe and posits 10 reasons to blame the big bang. Bishop John Spong, comedian Julia Sweeney, philosopher John Leslie and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins tell us why all this matters); Runway Models (The skies, and your girl, will seem friendlier aboard a private jet that boasts such luxuries as a king-size bed and shower. You can buy or charter the new yachts of the sky from Boeing, Dassault, Bombardier and Gulfstream); The Amazing Adventures Of Paris And Nicky (The Hilton sisters may have turned doing nothing into an art form, but in this two-page comic, the superhero starlets save the world from Jessica Simpson); Big League Blues (We make our picks for all the major league clubs. Prognosis: a banner year for fans who live in a major market but not for everybody else. Hope springs eternal, unless you live in Tampa Bay); Postcards From The Proud Highway (When he died in February, Hunter S. Thompson - "the 20th Century's greatest comic writer" as Tom Wolfe eulogized him - was in the midst of working with the editors of Playboy to compose a guide to life, a compendium of hard-won advice for what he called, not altogether satirically, a doomed generation. Among his valedictions: Kick a bully in the balls, take your beatings, make people smile, and drink lots of water. The final words from an American master) Fiction - Foot Work (An altruistic holistic healer encounters a beautiful massage school colleague who has swapped her hippie beads and crystals for a life of diamonds and furs. The forward-thinking reflexologist shares her lucrative secret to giving an orgasamic 'foot job' - this time with deadly consequences) The Playboy Forum - Paranormal Pentagon (The Bush administration has channeled approximately $30 billion into mysteriour black-budget projects. Is the money being used to teach Special Forces soldiers occult skills, such as how to make a goat's heart stop by will along? Here's the Army paper that inspires these clandestine units) 20Q - Vitali Klitschko (Did he chase Lennox Lewis out of professional boxing? Klitschko thinks he did and tells us why. History's best-educated heavyweight champ also explains why boxing is like chess and how to bring democracy to the Ukraine) Interview - James Spader (He's Alan Shore, the lawyer you're not sure you like. But before James Spader invigorated Boston Legal, he enjoyed a risky career playing deviants, killers, scrummy yuppies and a man who gets aroused by car crashes. The press-shy actor opens up about how his character's sexuality affects his life, how teenage guys can meet more girls and why he packs a knife) Pictorials - Victoria Fuller (After her stint on The Amazing Race, this super Playmate should expect all her positions to be globally tracked); Playmate: Jamie Westenhiser (She's the best argument yet to rock Fort Lauderdale like a hurricane during spring break); Real Desperate Housewives (Whoever said "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife" certainly never met these real-life domestic goddesses) Notes And News - World Of Playboy; Hangin' With Hef (Joanie Laurer, Thora Birch, Victoria Fuller, Tara Reid and others join Hef's party posse at some of his favorite haunts); Playmate News (Check out exclusive pictures from the wedding of Miss October 1995 Alicia Rickter and mets catcher Mike Piazza. Mitch Fatel explains why he and Kimberly Holland should start a family right away. Jenny McCarthy earns critical praise for her writing and acting in the comedy Dirty Love) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Mantrack, The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; On The Scene; Grapevine; Potpourri Fashion - Summer Style Diary (Channel the Rat Pack with the threads featured in this All-American guide to business, weekend and evening fashion)
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June
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Interview - Lance Armstrong, Playmate - Kara Monaco, Pictorials - PMOY: Tiffany Fallon, Bai, Bai, Baby, Features - Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: The Brain, Into the Drink, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Star Wars Galaxy, The Playboy Fidelity Survey: Secret Sex, Marilyn Revealed, Fiction - Suburban Jigsaw, 20Q - Paul Giamatti, Notes and News - Disney World Dreams and Super Bowl Scenes, Centerfolds on Sex: Scarlett Keegan, Playmate News, Fashion - Shore Things
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July
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Contents - Features - Seven Dearly Disasters (Killer lakes? Asteroids from space? Yellowstone erupting, Nashville collapsing and Manhattan under the sea? Last December's tsunami was one of the most devastating disasters on record - but worse is possible); 25 Easy Pieces (Tech toys have been transformed from high-maintenance nightmares to the chill, helpful companions you hoped they could be. From GPS navigation to digital cameras to the high-definition TV with the best picture ever, we have the tech you need to live the life you want); High In The Canadian Rockies (Transporting the 250 pounds of top-quailty marijuana over the Canadian border in a helicopter during an orange alert seems like a scene from a comedy, but this is no Cheech and Chong movie. We gained access to the inner workings of a Canadian smuggling operation that nets a $20 million annual profit by providing Americans with triple-A vanity weed from British Columbia. The demand is for 2,000 to 3,000 pounds a day); The Fall Of The House Of Brando (Eccentric screen legend Marlon Brando was no stranger to tragedy, having endured his son Christian's conviction for murder and his daughter Cheyenne's suicide. Only 13 days before his death last year, Brando signed a codicil that changed the executors of his estate and alienated longtime friends. If you thought Brando's life was bizarre, you won't believe what has gone down behind the scenes since he died) Fiction - The Fall (A young couple embarks on a weeklong backpacking trip through Maine's deep woods, but their romantic nature walk is cut short when it takes a calamitous turn) The Playboy Forum - The End Of Oil (Is the world's oil supply nearly exhausted? Geophysicist M. King Hubbard predicted we would run out soon; economist William Stanley Jevons said black gold is plentiful. Who to believe?) 20Q - Scarlett Johansson (Everyone still wonders what Bill Murray whispered into her ear at the end of Lost In Translation. The 20-year-old actress stops short of spilling, but she does explain what makes a lovely ass, tells us why she'd like to have sex in the backseat of a car and identifies the movie scene she wishes had been cut) Interview - Owen Wilson (He appears to be an off-kilter slacker in Starsky & Hutch and Zoolander, but the actor-writer has won critical praise and even an Oscar nomination for his work in such films as Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and Bottle Rocket. The impossible-to-categorize Wilson discusses why gyms are creepy, the appeal of 7-Elevens and why picking up women at weddings (as his character in Wedding Crashers does) is like fishing with dynamite) Pictorials - Karina, Karina: A Delicious Double Exposure (Karina Lombard, who played a lesbian temptress on Showtime's The L Word, gets sapphic with herself. People of all orientations will do a double take); Playmate: Giana Chase (The statuesque model and makeup artist has been told her legs "go from here to heaven." Prepare for divine inspiration); Super Krupa (Joanna Krupa, the planet's premier swimsuit model, sidelines her bikini and shows off her birthday suit as she returns to the beach to radiate more heat) Notes And News - World Of Playboy; Mardi Gras Mansion Madness (The bead slingers who celebrated Fat Tuesday with Hef included Paris Hilton, Luke Wilson and the always colorful Painted Ladies); Centerfolds On Sex: Karen McDougal (The 1998 PMOY recalls good and bad pickup lines and praises the erogenous power of the hip bone); Playmate News (Jennifer Walcott plays a sexy counselor in American Pie: Band Camp; Courtney Rachel Culkin bowls for charity with the New York Knicks; actress Christina Moore explains why Jenny McCarthy is her favorite Playmate) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Mantrack; The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; On The Scene; Grapevine; Potpourri Fashion - Men In Blanco (The secret to Latin cool lies with the white suits and shirts whose chic urbane style might send your Hawaiian prints into retirement); The White Stuff (Accessories, too, turn a whiter shade of pale) Reviews - Movies (Tim Burton cooks up a trippy Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; hear the voice of doom - Doctor Doom - in Fantastic Four); DVDs (The duo of Swank and Eastwood packs a punch in Million Dollar Baby; the best sports DVDs); Music (Chew on the tasty beats of Missy Elliot's Cook Book; Coldplay transcends its glum perspective with X&Y); Games (Be the gray alien in Destroy All Humans!; ingenious accessories for your Sony PSP); Books (Authors Umberto Eco and Paul Theroux flesh out the inspirations for their latest novels; go to school with Andre de Dienes's Studies Of The Female Nude)
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August
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Contents - Features - The End Of The Mob (The Sopranos couldn't get renewed until the Cubs win the Series, but the real-life outfit isn't faring so well. Jimmy Breslin, the most streetwise reporter in America, wore out some shoe leather on the streets of New York and discovered that, with most bosses now dead. locked up or standing trial, the Mafia itself will soon sleep with the fishes. Plus, I Heard You Paint Houses author Charles Brandt solves the last mystery about who killed Joey Gallo, and Nick Bryant asks why the feds don't believe a credible and talkative ex-Mob boss); Playboy's NFL Review (The franchise quarterback has resurfaced as the most precious commodity in the NFL, and there are a lot of good ones. Who's going to wave hardware in the air in February, and who's going to wipe guacamole off his shirt? We have all the pigskin-related predictions right here); A Full Boat (Take a funny guy who loves poker. Stake him $10,000. Send him on a weeklong cruise with 735 eclectic Texas Hold 'Em fanatics all trying to win more than $7 million in the biggest event on the World Poker Tour. What happens? Well, he's still not rich); Old School (This year golf's most prestigious championship, the British Open, returns to the game's source; the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, where golfers have roamed for six centuries. We take a look at some of the great moments that adorn the most storied venue in all of golf) Fiction - Weight Of The Moon (In Hati, where mysterious spirits join men with guns to haunt the humid nights, a young woman's trip to the market becomes fraught with violence and tragedy) The Playboy Forum - Lucky To Lose (Had John Kerry won in 2004 he would have inherited - and been expected to solve - enormous problems created by George W. Bush, whose faith-based presidency is leaving a dubious legacy) 20Q - Kate Hudson (Most people know her as the bubbly actress who plays happy-go-lucky, lovable sweetie pies in a miltiplex's worth of romantic comedies. Now, as Goldie Hawn's daughter finds her mojo rising in the dark thriller The Skeleton Key, she tells us why it was nice not to smile in a movie, why the whole rock-and-roll lifestyle turns her on, and how to be a good mother and remain a hottie) Interview - Ewan McGregor (He made his mark in gritty indies like Trainspotting before seducing Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge and waggling a lightsaber in the new Star Wars movies. Then he did what most actors do when they're hot. He left on a 20,000-mile motorcycle trip. Now he's back, talking about playing a clone in The Island, the fun of dropping trou and the allure of Glaswegian girls) Pictorials - Zumanity (Get twisted over the entwined lithe bodies having an artful orgy in this fleshy Las Vegas spectacle); Playmate: Tamara Witmer (Head to Mexico with Miss August and see this 21-year-old model overcome her shyness and strip down to the basics); Our Best Guess (See for yourself why billboards of Diora Baird, voluptuous Guess model and actress, stop traffic) Notes And News - Hef's Happy 79th And Bunny Business (See Hef's Casablanca-themed birthday bash - with Pink, Owen Wilson and Jennifer Tilly - as well as the Mansion's Easter Bunnies); Centerfolds On Sex: Marketa Janska (Miss July 2003 describes how three's company in the bedroom); Playmate News (Pamela Anderson, Jenny McCarthy and Shanna Moakler redefine the boob tube; Scarlett Keegan tells us why she's happily redheaded) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Mantrack; The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; On The Scene; Grapevine; Potpourri Fashion - Motorcycle Jacket (Head out on the highway in rugged biker wear that's tailor-made for straddling these splendidly serious cycles) Reviews - Movies (Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson are clones on the lam in The Island; Jamie Foxx gets sky-high in Stealth; DVDs (The real winner of the 2004 election? The Daily Show with Jon Stewart); Music (Kanye West pushes the boundaries of rap with Late Registration; the Pixies' Frank Black plays it straight on his new solo album); Games (Are you ready for Black Hawk Down, the game? Plus, arcade classics such as Pac-Man come to your PC); Books (Cormac McCarthy returns with the powerful No Country For Old Men; re-creations of 19th century nude photos make Erotic Flashback a delight)
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September
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Contents - Features - The Man In The Bomb Suit (Iraq has become a repository for just about every weapons system known to man. The situation is literally explosive, with an estimated 10 million mines buried in the dirt, often in populated areas. We patrol Baghdad with ace bomb tech Staff Sergeant Jeffrey S. Sarver of the Army's 788th Ordance Company, an elite unit that protects troops from improvised explosive devices. Sarver's distinction: He has disarmed more of them than any man in the war); Sport Stars (The roadster is the ultimate sports car, and those designed in the 1950s and 1960s reached a pinnacle of style and performance that has yet to be matched. Get reverent about the five finest two-seaters ever built); Many Happy Returns (In a 50-year career spent studying financial markets, Wall Street vet Raymond F. Devoe Jr. has survived 18 bubbles. The man knows money, and he has sound advice on how to plan your financial future); Playboy's 2005 College Pigskin Preview (Get blitzed with our picks for the top 25 college football teams and the Playboy All America Team, as well as our 2005 Anson Mount Scholar/Athlete winner and an interview with USC coach Pete Carroll on the state of the game) Fiction - The Fisherman And The Jinn (The monotonous daily routine of an old fisherman is broken when he discovers a brass jar with a jinn inside. Should he wish for the end of a disease? World peace? Or how about virility for 200 years? His wish is the jinn's command...if he can make up his mind in time) The Playboy Forum - Back To The 1930s? (To ride the bus witn underclass America is to be transported to the Depression era, when there was no unemployment insurance or welfare government. Politicians today may be shocked by the backlash to their attempts to privatize Social Security, but that's because they go first-class and not Greyhound) 20Q - Kurt Busch (This young NASCAR champion has left other drivers in the dust with his skillfun handling and unapologetically agressive behavior on and off the track. We get his wheels spinning about Dale Earnhardt flipping him the bird, the perks of being a champ and why he wears all those caps) Interview - Thomas L. Friedman (A three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, this New York Times columnist and best-selling author has established himself as the leading popular commentator on globalization. His latest book, The World Is Flat, describes the technological revolution that has leveled the playing field for India and China to compete with the West. He chats candidly about the war in Iraq, the future of the Middle East and why two countries that are involved in Dell's supply chain will never wage war with each other) Pictorials - Swedish Blondes (Join the joyride with these Scandinavian sweethearts as they show how Stockholm stacks up); Playmate: Vanessa Hoelshier (Take a trip to wine country with this sun-ripened Georgia peach, easily the sexiest oenophile on the planet); The Slugger's Wife (Jessica Canseco bursts out of ex-husband Jose's shadow - and her clothes - to give us a major league flash dance) Notes And News - The World Of Playboy (Hef is named one of the 100 Greatest Americans; the E! reality series The Girls Next Door tails his three girlfriends); Hangin' With Hef (Tiffany Fallon, Baiu Ling, screen legend Jane Russell and the Entourage guys help keep the party going at the Mansion); Playmate News (Don't wreck your neck as you crane your head out the car window to take in Lauren Michelle Hill's sexy new Guess billboard; Erika Eleniak stars as one of the two Ginger temptations on The Real Gilligan's Island 2) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Mantrack; The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; On The Scene; Grapevine; Potpourri Fashion - The New Playboy (What does the 21st century man look like? We asked eight top designers to construct the varied looks of the modern male - a guy who wants clothes to compliment rather than define his sence of individuality) Reviews - Movies (David Croneberg shakes up a rural town in his disturbing A History Of Violence; George Clooney is a CIA terrorist hunter in Syriana); DVDs (Go under the knife with Nip/Tuck; attack the wack with essential blaxploitation classics); Music (Head Diplomat Jim Jones drops hard lyrics on his second LP; Daddy Yankee discusses the music genre reggaeton); Games (Gunslingers grapple with vampires in the supernatural Western Darkwatch; get mean and green with The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction); Books (Bret Easton Ellis's long-awaited Lunar Park; the hallucinatory, erotic images of Cheyco Leidmann's Sex Is Blue)
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