2008 Playboys

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February
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Contents - Features - Sex In America (Social and cultural issues still divide Americans, but voters in both blue states and red states are surprisingly united when it comes to sexual matters. Our exclusive survey by political pollster Frank Luntz paints a vivid picture of a nation much happier in bed than in the voting booth); Peace Through Pole Dancing (Patton Oswalt makes a convincing argument that the secret to a happy, stable relationship with your wife or girlfriend involves you dating a stripper); Saving Los Angeles (Supercop Bill Bratton has conquered crime in Boston, New York and now Los Angeles, with an approach police departments across the country are emulating. Joe Domanick takes an up-close look at the lauded police chief and his inventive methods); Up In Smoke (The past five years have seen a boom in cigar sales and the flourishing of stogie-friendly rooftop bars and festivals. We check out the latest and greatest cigar brands and accessories to please the sophisticated tobacco enthusiast); 21 Sexiest Commercials Of All Time (Take it off. Take it all off! Just in time for this year's batch of sexy Super Bowl television ads, we look back at some of the hottest commercials in the annals of corporate sponsorship history - from Paris Hilton getting messy with a Carl's Jr. burger to Alyssa Milano showing everyone who's the boss for Candie's) Fiction - Holy Man (Every boxing trainer wants a fighter, a "holy man" who will take him to the big time. Champions, however, are hard to spot and even harder to keep. Five years have passed since the death of F.X. Toole, the author of Million Dollar Baby. This valedictory tale of triumph and failure brings back his singular voice) The Playboy Forum - My Apostasy (In faith-first countries like Ireland, religion has exercised an iron-fisted control over people's lives. John Banville assesses the cultural changes that have taken place in his nation and makes a case for overcoming Catholic guilt) 20Q - Rachel Bilson (On The O.C. she played a beautiful, rich and spoiled vixen who got into serious messes. Now one of the stars of the sci-fi flick Jumper tells us about the worst trouble she's gotten into in real life, the perils of dating a co-star and whether she would ever disrobe for a role) Interview - Matthew McConaughey (No leading man seems more comfortable in his own skin (naked bongo playing, anyone?) that this "redneck Buddha," as pal Lance Armstrong describes him. The star of the new romantic comedy Fool's Gold gets characteristically casual as he chats about his most reckless adventures, his aversion to shirts and how sucking Coke off a table landed him a part) Pictorials - Irish McCalla (In these never-before-published vintage photos, the original Sheena, Queen of the Jungle sheds her leopard-print wrap); Playmate: Michelle McLaughlin (For Valentine's Day, a sweeter-than-chocolate Miss February dresses like Lady Godiva); The Women Of Hooters 2008 (Here's an unobstructed view of the women whose tank tops are filled to overflowing at our favorite neighborhood bar and grill) Notes And News - Freaky Fright Fest (The nights leading up to Halloween saw the spooky and the sexy haunting the Mansion grounds, among them Playmates, Painted Ladies and celebrities such as Adrian Grenier, Paris Hilton, Quentin Tarantino, Adrianne Curry and more); Playmate News (In her latest book, Jenny McCarthy opens up about her son's struggle with autism; Bebe Buell checks out a bejeweled cast of her breasts) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Reviews; Mantrack; The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; Grapevine; Potpourri Fashion - Playboy's Designer Of The Year (Tomas Maier has transformed Bottega Veneta into Gucci gold. The subtle colors and understated yet innovative elegance of the gifted German designer's spring and summer lines reinterpret the fashion adage to say the man makes the clothes)
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March
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Contents - Features - The Medical Marijuana Murder (The unsolved murder of medical marijuana activist Ken Gorman in Denver has cast a harsh spotlight on new cannabis laws now on the books in a dozen states. In an investigative report Frank Owen examines how this movement has become entangled in conflicting laws that have thwarted its promise); Playboy Music Awards (For our annual look at the year's best music, we sound out T.I., Anna Netrebko and Ghostland Observatory, peek at Gary Allan's record collection, designate the hottest tunes and reveal your preferred aural pleasures in our readers poll returns); Better Living Through Chemistry (At the most innovative drinking establishments across the country, a new breed of bartenders cum mad scientists is using molecular mixology to stir up the most dynamic cocktails in decades); The Sexual Male, Part Four: The Look Of Love (In the fourth installment of Playboy Advisor Chip Rowe's series on the science of male sexuality, we explore the startling discoveries made by researchers who study the human mating dance. The reasons women choose their partners - that's right, pal, the women choose - and why couples stay together may surprise you) Fiction - The Cook (The author of Whiteman and The Konkans returns to Playboy with a story about three American Peace Corps volunteers in India during the 1960s. The challenges of the third world and the clash of cultures tap feelings of empathy and understanding in two of them, while fueling the arrogance of the other) The Playboy Forum - Is John Doe Dead? (We have come to expect cameras in banks and bodegas to capture our every move. But has fear of crime and terrorism caused us to surrender our privacy too complacently? Daniel J. Solove argues that rather than accepting our status as fish in a fishbowl, we should fight to maintain the right to live portions of our life in anomymity) 20Q - Charles Barkley (Sir Charles remains one of the most outspoken and controversial figures in all of sports. Here the opinionated commentator explains with bracing candor why Stephon Marbury isn't worth $20 million a year, why the answer to the immigration mess is to jail rich people and why he'll govern Alabama) Interview - Garry Kasparov (He's the greatest of chess grandmasters, now leading a movement to protest competition in Russian president Vladimir Putin's regime. Obviously, this is no game, but the stakes are high. Kasparov's critique, leveled in the streets of Moscow, led to his arrest and imprisonment. Right after his release and on the eve of the Russian elections, the chess champ turned political activist sat down with David Sheff to discuss why he thinks Putin is destroying his country and whether accusing the president of having blood on his hands has put Kasparov's life in jeopardy) Pictorials - Ice-T's Hot Coco (Rap's original gangster shows off his bodacious, bootylicious wife); Foreigh Exchange: Petter Hegre's Luba (A Norwegian photographer captures the global allure of his Ukranian muse, Luba Shumeyko); Playmate: Ida Ljungqvist (Beware the Ides of March - her pictorial will raise your blood pressure); Playboy's 25 Sexiest Celebrities (The stars who sizzle at any distance, from the Girls Next Door to Christina Aguilera and more) Notes And News - World Of Playboy (The Amazing Race touches down in Holmby Hills, and we fete Kim Kardashian back east); Hangin' With Hef (Hef hosts turkey day, Tom Leykis's Bunny Ball comes to the Mansion, and Fabio is back for more); Playmate News (Environmental activist Cara Zavaleta wants you to know green is the new black; Jayde Nicole and her sexy friends get a reality show) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Reviews; Mantrack; The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; Grapevine; Potpourri Fashion - Rock The Rabbit (For our annual rock-and-roll fashion shoot, musicians Daft Punk, Iggy Pop, Duran Duran, the Shins, Gogol Bordello and Hot Chip designed their own concert T-shirts, each featuring their unique spin on Playboy iconography)
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April
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Contents - Features - The Man Who Would Be Chief (Before Chief James E. Billie invented the concept of Indian casinos, the members of his Seminole tribe were among the poorest of the poor. Now each one receives a $120,000 payout from the gaming profits every year. Oddly, Billie has been unceremoniously booted from his tribe, as have other prominent Native Americans across the country. Pat Jordan seeks an explanation); Wailing Shall Be In All Streets (In this poignant excerpt from a forthcoming collection of his unpublished work, Kurt Vonnegut details his formative experiences as a prisoner of war in Dresden, Germany during the cataclysmic air raid that gave his classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five its terrible origin. Vonnegut's haunting firsthand account of a picturesque city reduced to rubble and his assignment to recover incinerated bodies from the ashes is a powerful comment on the barbarity of war); The Body Shop (Human sperm created from bone marrow? Bionic teeth that release medication at the command of a microchip? These products may sound as if they were dreamed up for William Gibson's next novel, but they are just two of many new body parts scientists may well perfect before your next corporal tune-up); Sommeliere Likes It Hot (As a porn star, Savanna Samson says she developed "Aa taste for big things". This extends to the acclaimed vintages she produces for her own wine label. The erotic oenophile chats with Dan Dunn about bold flavors and explosive pairings) Fiction - Charm City (A married man meets an alluring woman at a recital. After they share a drink he whisks her away to his house in the country. But what could have been an impulsive sexual encounter evolves into something sinister. Master storyteller Robert Stone spins a wicked tale about role-playing gone wrong) The Playboy Forum - Zero-Narrative Nation (We live in an increasingly aliterate nation where quality books, magazines and newspapers are being killed by an indifferent public. Susan Jacoby wonders if a culture without memory is a culture at all) 20Q - Jenna Fischer (On The Office she plays the daydreaming receptionist who inspires fantasies in cubicles throughout America. Meet the self-effacing actress as she opens up to David Rensin about such workplace-inappropriate topics as embracing her sex appeal, talking dirty and her amazing ineptitude when confronted with coffee) Interview - Chad Kroeger (His band, Nickelback, has sold more than 15 million records despite getting little love from critics. Whether you admire or despise lead singer Kroeger, his disturbing, violence-laden lyrics are brutally honest and, as we find out, often autobiographical. Kroeger seldom speaks to interviewers, but he lets down his guard with Rob Tannenbaum and reveals details about his criminal record, partying like a rock star and why he still thinks it's fun to be bad) Pictorials - Come Fly With Me (Samba into the skies with three bodacious Brazilian flight-attendants who provide a first-class antidote to the fear of flying); Playmate: Regina Deutinger - (Miss April is a wonder of German engineering - sleek, stylish and fully equipped); Marvelous Maria (Maria Kanellis of WWE RAW has taken her lumps in the ring, but make no mistake. The auburn-haired Diva's day is here) Notes And News - World Of Playboy (The search for the 55th anniversary Playmate begins: Hef and the girls spend late nights with Jimmy Kimmel and Jay Leno); Swingin' In The New Year (Join Sarah Silverman, Dennis Haysbert and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the Mansion bash); Playmate News (Playmate of the Year 2005 Tiffany Fallon keeps her integrity in the cutthroat boardroom at Celebrity Apprentice; behold the most beautiful bike burning up the streets; Anna Nicole Smith's custom chopper) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Reviews; Mantrack; The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; Grapevine; Potpourri Fashion - The International Playboy (We've collaborated with our 24 international editions to approve your passport to global style. Just in time for the spring travel season we present a collection of lightweight clothing from heavyweight designers)
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August
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Contents - Features - The Strange Redemption Of James Keene (Jim Keene was staring at a 10-years-to-life sentence at a federal proson on drug charges when an assistant U.S. attorney offered him a chance at early release. All he had to do was transfer to a maximum-security penitentiary for the criminally insane and get suspected serial killer Larry Hall to confess to his crimes. Hillel Leevin tells the tale of one man's harrowing quest for a second chance); The Birth Of The Cool (Everyone knows about the sexual revolution, but people forget that the 1950s and 1960s brought another seismic cultural shift - the birth of the Cool. America's premier coolologist, Bill Zehme, examines Hef's role as cultural tastemaker and describes Playboy's part in midwifing this new era); Funny Hats, Flaccid Balloons And Mayor Daley's Finger (Whether you lean blue or red, the parties' political conventions leave a lasting impression on voters before a presidential election. Paul Slansky tests your memory of the conventions' most memorable quotes, flubs and follies); The Perfect Sprint ("I was privileged to track, if you will, the training, philosophy and motivation of several extraordinary athletes," writes Jonathon Littman. To find our what it takes to be one of the fastest humans on earth, Littman ran alongside such speedsters as Jeremy Wariner, coach John Smith and his champion Maurice Greene, and Torri Edwards, our best hope for 100-meter gold in Beijing) Fiction - Nobody Move, Part Two (In this second installment of a gritty four-part modern noir written exclusively for Playboy, National Book Award winner Denis Johnson has the fugitive gambler Jimmy and his sexy new friend Anita on the lam. As they hide out and get to know each other intimately, Gambol, the bookie's collector whom Jimmy shot, nurses his wound and fantasizes about revenge) The Playboy Forum - Fortress Washington (President Bush has operated under the theory that he as been free to do as he wished since his election. Not so, says former Republican congressman Mickey Edwards. The public, through its representatives, can and must check the executive. Too often presidents claim the people should be protected from the government, while they spend their time protecting the government from the people) 20Q Selma Blair (The actress who famously French-kissed Sarah Michelle Gellar in Cruel Intentions doesn't think she has an erotic bone in her body. We beg to differ. Stephen Rebello chats up Hellboy's main flame about her offbeat roles and appeal) Interview - Ben Stiller (Blockbusters like Meet The Parents and There's Something About Mary have made him one of Hollywood's most powerful multihyphenates. Now we reunite the star of this summer's Tropic Thunder with Jerry Stahl, whom Stiller portrayed in Permanent Midnight, to candidly discuss Stiller's on-screen humiliations, his casting Tom Cruise as a bald studio head and how not to house-train a dog) Pictorials - The Surreal Wife (The Two Coreys' Susie Feldman won't share everything about her private life - including what you see here - with the TV audience); Playboy's Olympic Hall Of Fame (We present our favorite fierce competitors from Games past); Playmate: Kayla Collins (Save room for dessert: A hot and sunny Miss August has brought whipped cream); Love, Ashley (World-ranked tennis pro Ashley Harkleroad serves up an absolutely smashing pictorial) Notes And News - The World Of Playboy (Hef celebrates his birthday at the Palms in Vegas with Criss Angel, David LaChapelle and an underdressed Pam Anderson); Hangin' With Hef (Bo Derek, Michael Jordan and Smokey Robinson raise a glass with the Man at Churchill Downs); Playmate News (Jenny McCarthy stars in a web sitcom for mothers. How well do you know your Playmates on the tube? Take the quiz) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Reviews; Mantrack; The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; Grapevine Fashion - Josh Peck (The former Nickelodeon star graduates from sneakers to suits for his breakout role in The Wackiness); Cowboy Up (A pair of pro bull riders show that a sports jacket over jeans is a look that works as well in the ring as in a restaurant)
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October
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Contents - Features - The Adderball Effect (Second only to marijuana in popularity on college campuses, Adderall is frequently peddled by students who have been prescribed the speed-like drug to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Investigative reporter Frank Owen embeds himself on campus at exam time to check out the impactof the Lamborghini of study aids); Everything We Need To Know We Learned In College (From avoiding premature ejactulation to cramming a semester's worth of studying into two weeks to identify which drug you friend has taken, Joel Johnson consults experts about meeting the perennial challenges of college life); Shoot-Out In Vegas (After studying the art of dice control with legendary teachers Dominic "the Dominator" LoRiggio and Frank Scoblete, Stephan Talty rolls into Vegas with the Five Horsemen - the greatest crapshooters in the world); Playboy's 2008 NFL Preview (Last season nobody but nobody believed the Giants had a shot until the final gun sounded in what is now widely called the greatest Super Bowl ever. Who will slip on Cinderella's cleats this year? In our annual pro pigskin preview we tackle who's up and who's down and enlist some Hall of Famers to read the tea leaves for the 2008-2009 campaign to predict who'll be polishing the Lombardi); Haunted Classics By Gahan Wilson (His macabre illustrations and wicked sense of humor have made a lasting impression on Playboy readers since December 1957. Just in time for Halloween we look back at Gahan Wilson's most delicious cartoons) Fiction - Nobody Move, Part Four (In this final installment of Denis Johnson's gritty tale, hapless hero Jimmy Luntz prepares for his last stand against the gangsters closing in. Trusting no one, Luntz realizes he is quickling running out of options) The Playboy Forum - The New Cold War (Global warming is thawing the Artic, opening vast oil and gas reserves for exploitation. Already governments are vying for control. Slovene sociologist Slavoj Zizek suggests that judging from past experiences, one reason governments haven't moved more boldly to head oil environmental catastrophe is that powerful interests stand to profit from it) 20Q - Kevin Connolly (He used to hang with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire when they were all struggling actors. Now Entourage's star wingman hugs it out with Ashley Jude Collins about how TV imitates life and where he and the guys are heading) Interview - Pete Wentz (As the leader of Fall Out Boy, he's the emperor of emo, and as the husband of Ashlee Simpson, he's one of the luckiest men on earth. Perhaps all this good fortune explains why vast numbers of people love him and vast numbers of others don't. Wentz opens up to Rob Tannenbaum about the public's divergent perceptions, life with Simpson, battling depression and why the losers have won) Pictorials - Hold The Tequila (Passing on a shot of love with Tila Tequila, Kristy Morgan takes some sexy shots at the shore); Playmate: Kelly Carrington (Miss October is a gorgeous Gators fan, and even Seminoles and Hurricanes applaud); Girls Of The Big 10 (Here are 48 reasons why the Big 10 rates an 11 on the wow scale) Notes And News - World Of Playboy (Hef hosts ESPN Fight Night at the Mansion; Holly, Bridget and Kendra face off against The Sopranos" Big Pussy and his posse on Celebrity Family Feud); Hangin' With Hef (The Man bumps into Kanye West at the NBA finals, fetes Juno writer Diablo Cody at the Mansion on her birthday and talks to Dave Navarro for Spread TV); Playmate News (Carrie Stevens launches a green fashion magazine at envi-image.com; a look at Big 10 Playmates) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Reviews; Mantrack; The Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Where And How To Buy; Grapevine Fashion - Throwback To Campus (No need to dress to impress a professor - sweats, scrubs and tees are fine. But when it comes to girls, making an effort pays off. Keep it simple with old-school outerwear and vintage prints)
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