2012 Playboys

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January / February
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Contents - Features - The Secret Treachery Of A.Q. Khan (Wanna build an A-bomb? A.Q. Khan is your man. In a chilling report, Joshua Pollack investigates how the top Pakistani scientist sold his nuclear know-how. One of the buyers has been a mystery until now. We couldn't believe it ourselves); LeRoy (LeRoy Neiman tells the tales of his best work); The Night Steve Jobs Met Andy Warhol (And brought his new Mac); Cars Of The Year 2012 (Ken Gross and our gearhead editors rev it up); Saigon Confidential (War tourism, reports Paula Froelich, is hot); The 20 Greatest Cocktails Of All Time (Terry Sullivan rediscovers classic mixology); The World's Most Dangerous Publisher (Can words kill?); Superjail! (Christy Karacas revives the Warden); Nightmare In South Beach (Never scam a weatherman); King Of The Cosmos (Carl Zimmer on Neil deGrasse Tyson) Interview - Chris Wallace (The Fox News host spars with David Hochman) 20Q - Nick Offerman (A meaty exchange between David Rensin and the Parks and Recreation star) Fiction - Raylan (The famed federal marshal faces a cutting-edge dilemma); What It Was (The killer has style. But does he have more flash than his pursurer?) Pictorials - Lindsay (Lohan) Reborn (She's taken a lot of heat, and now she's giving some of it back); The Year In Sex (Yes, 2011 was a good year after all); Playmate: Heather Knox ('Tis the season for the girl next door. We discovered Miss January at a casting call in Columbus, Ohio); Playmate: Leola Bell (...and we found Miss February at our popular Playboy Golf Scramble); Playmate Review (There can be only one. Who will be the 2012 Playmate of the Year?) Columns - How To Turn Your Dick Into A Richard (Richard Lewis discovers his now-married penis has a mind of its own); The Art Of The Deal Breaker (What kills a potential coupling? Lisa Lampanelli has her checklist) Cartoons - The World Of Sokol (Erich Sokol had a way with light, color and a good line) Fashion - Flashback (Used to be a big honking face said a lot. But times are tough, and traditional and subtle are the watches for a new age) News And Notes - The World Of Playboy (Hef hosts the afterparty following the premier of the adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's Rum Diary, starring Johnny Depp; Snoop Dog stops by the London club; Hef witnesses a miracle - Gene Simmons getting married); Mansion Monster Mash (It's fright night at the Mansion, with ghouls and girls abounding, including Miss February Leola "Tinker" Bell, Lindsay Lohan and party rockers LMFAO); Playmate News (Heather Rae Young hosts a new car show, The Brake Room; Pilar Lastra shares secrets in Treat Me Like Your Car; Irina Voronina auctions off her bra; the Shannon twins storm New Zealand) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Reviews; Mantrack; Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Grapevine Playboy Forum - Competitive Dissent (Why is the right so afraid of Occupy Wall Street? Thomas Franks thinks he knows the answer); The Breaks (Eric Klinenberg contemplates why we're infatuated with the rich)
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March
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Contents - Features - Superhuman (Your initial reaction to this report by Steven Kotler on extreme athletes may be that some people are just nuts. Perhaps. But how far will these men and women be able to push human boundaries in their sometimes deadly pursuit of perfection?); The Playboy Club In Space (A.J. Baime and Jason Harper reveal what awaits starry-eyed travelers); The Weird World Of Biopolitics (Are we born liberal or conservative? Neal Gabler investigates the strange intersection of biology and politics); Power To The People (Get your motors running. James B. Petersen selects the bikes of the year); Smoke (The late Joe Frazier was a champion in the ring and in life. Katherine Dunn tagged along during his final days) Interview - Paul Krugman (The Nobel Prize-winning economist and popular New York Times columnist tells Jonathan Tashini exactly what went wrong and how we can fix it) 20Q - David Cross (The creative comic has a returning sit-com, a beef with a Belushi and a story to tell. Our Eric Spitznagel lends a sympathetic ear) Fiction - The Orphan Master's Son (Jun Do labored with a band of orphans in North Korea until he got a special assignment - kidnapping Japanese talent. Adam Johnson takes you inside the strangest country in the world) Pictorials - Red-Hot Rio (Let's party - it's a time for Carnival and to celebrate we de-costumed some of the hottest women in Brazil); Playmate: Lisa Seiffert (The Australian supermodel says she loves to get naked and invoke male lust. Mission accomplished); Fight Club (UFC ring girl Brittney Palmer will have your head turning in eight directions) Columns - Where Can I Get Some More? (Jonathan Ames falls off the wagon with Richard Pryor); When Is Enough Enough? (Women can be particluar about sex. Lisa Lampanelli talks compromise) Cartoons - Cole's Cuties (One cartoonist describes the women of Jack Cole as "estrogen souffles") Fashion - Chairmen Of The Board (Professional snowboarders Danny Davis, Mark Sollors and John Jackson bring their sartorial style to the slopes) News And Notes - The World Of Playboy (Hef os honored by the L.A. Press Club; Playmates invade Glamourcon; Leeann Tweeden energizes the troops; Cooper Hefner gives a tour of his childhood home. Plus: Playboy at Art Basel Miami); Hangin' With Hef (James Caan, Jesse Jackson and Hef remember how Playboy changed the world; Paul Stanley of KISS and Lita Ford at Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp; talking up L.A. writers; the Hefner family gives thanks); Playmate News (Pam Anderson plays a virgin; betting on Anna Nicole; Bunnies 4 the Cure; Dalene Kurtis and her golden tan; remembering Cynthia Myers) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Reviews; Mantrack; Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Grapevine Playboy Forum - The Inequality Machine (What is America good at? Through the process of elimination, David Rothkopf concludes we are particularly skilled at making sure some people are lifted up and others are held down); Managing Despair (Liberals deserve more credit, argues Curtis White, for helping the rich and powerful stop worrying about social unrest and unstable markets so they can make loads of money); Reader Response (Drones at the door; an economic genius; have the terrorists won?); Newsfront (Stripping for freedom in Cairo; the "incendiary" American flag; where to find work; coed locker rooms; sex ed in Iran; no more sex at Yale)
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April
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Contents - Features - Realty On The High Seas (Activists came to the Faroe Islands with a documentary crew in tow, hoping to shut down the local whaling operation. But it's complicated. The whales keep the islanders' culture alive. Andy Dennart examines whether reality TV captures every reality); Playboy's 2012 Music Guide (Perk up your ears. Our critic Rob Tannenbaum reveals artists worth hearing); The Ghost Of Fleetwood Mac (Anthony Bozza visits Mick Fleetwood on Maui, where the drummer broods about his highly dysfunctional band); Michonne's Story (An exclusive graphic tale from Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead); The Ax (Greil Marcus makes his case for the six electric guitars. You agree?); Officer Finnigan (Jerry Finnigan was a decorated Chicago cop patrolling the city's most dangerous neighborhoods. Now he's serving 12 years in prison. Hillel Levin exposes the scandal that brought him down) Interview - Jon Hamm (The actor who plays the dark Don Draper on Mad Men shows his funny and sad sides to Eric Spitznagel) 20Q - Meghan McCain (David Hochman gets some straight talk from the senator's daughter and pundit) Fiction - A Russian Picnic (Three men plan an unorthodox meal for seduction in a comic story by the writer and dissident Zakhar Prilepin, translated here into English for the first time) Pictorials - London Calling (Raise your hands for Natalie Loren, the hottest DJ in the world); Playmate: Raquel Pomplun (We discovered this biochemistry major when she sent us a photo. Dream (ours) do come true); Playmates And Rock Stars (So a guy writes hit songs, makes a ton of money and acts like a bad boy. Centerfolds find that attractive? Yes, they do. Where's our guitar?) Columns - Mile High Flub (Ever fantasize about gaining entry to that infamous mile-high club? Richard Lewis had his chance); Recycled Love (Lisa Lampanelli once had 12 breakups in a month - with the same guy. Why are we forever going back to our exes when we know it's trouble? As with doughnuts, Lisa says, stop at one) Fashion - Life On Mars (The Grammy-nominated singer returns triumphant to his native Hawaii to show off fashions that belong in the sun) News And Notes - The World Of Playboy (The stockings are stuffed on Christmas Eve; Hef speaks at USC; an intimate tour of the Mansion; a visit from Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer); Black Tie And Lingerie (It's New Year's Eve at the Mansion with Hef and time to celebrate another remarkable year); Haywire Premire Party (Playboy sponsored the opening celebration in Los Angeles for the Steven Soderbergh thriller); Playmate News (Miss October 2011 Amanda Cerny dedicated herself to Haiti; the Shannon twins on Celebrity Big Brother UK; Pam Anderson plays her own double) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Reviews; Mantrack; Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes; Grapevine Playboy Forum - Overdose County, USA (The U.S. has a drug problem, but it's not the one you might expect. Vince Beiser visits War, West Virginia, which has been devastated by overdoses of black-market prescription painkillers. What can be done?); A Fake Crisis (Should you be concerned about the looming "debt crisis"? No, argues Jonathan Tasini. The crisis we face is a country that may never again have economic fairness because a few people didn't play by the rules); Reader Response (Defending Ayn Rand; popular populists; did the Vanderbilts give us government regulation?); Newsfront (Men who give away their sperm; President Obama slices up the Constitution; cameras in the trees)
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May
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Contents - Features - So You Want To Hire A Lobbyist (Need something done in Washington? It helps to know the right people who know the right people. Jack Abramoff, a top lobbyist before he fell from grace, outlines what it takes to get government largesse - and why it reflects a broken system); #Borschtbeltredux (Alec Sulkin may be the funniest man on Twitter. Jesse Pearson explains how the Family Guy writer is changing comedy); The Hit King (Michael Dolan tails Pete Rose as he signs and signs - and waits. Will he get a second act? Plus: Our 2012 baseball preview); The Super Psyche (Grant Morrison peeks inside the conflicted brains of modern superheroes); Playboy Pad: Art House (Street artist Alec Monopoly opens his creative space to Hugh Garvey); Disappearance In The East (Want to start over? Faking your death, writes Lawrence Osborne, is one option. But it works only if you stay dead); The 25 Greatest Rides (Best cars ever? Ken Gross and A.J. Baime share their definitive list. No arguments) Interview - David Brooks (The New York Times columnist and self-described moderate conservative tells David Sheff ow to fix everything) 20Q - Chris Evans (Jason Buhrmester unmasks the actor behind Captain America) Fiction - Hollywood Patrol (An exclusive preview of the latest best-seller from Joseph Wambaugh) Pictorials - The Body Electric (Marlena Bielinska, a former Elite model, has gone behind the lens to create some of the world's most erotic images. We asked for the stories behind her best shots); Playmate: Nikki Leigh (The SoCal beauty is a world traveler (she grew up with a flight attendant mom) who hopes to be a "sex symbol with brains." You'll give her an A-plus); May Andersen (You may know May from Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated. You'll remember her differently now) Columns - Sex With Ms. Oscar (Our man in Hollywood, Richard Lewis, recalls an early star-fucking adventure - or parts of it, anyway); Commitment: The Other C-Word (We all fear commitment, writes Lisa Lampanelli. We need our time and space. But what are you going to do with all that time and space) Fashion - Sprezzatura (The word is an Italian idiom meaning "effortlessly cool". We'll take you there) News And Notes - The World Of Playboy (Pam Anderson presents Hef with an award from Angelwish, which grants wishes to kids living with chronic illnesses; master of ceremonies Bill Cosby announces the 2012 Jazz Fest lineup; Cooper Hefner and friends hit Rio for Carnival); Super Bowl Party (Before the game (what game?) in Indy with Hef, Shaq, Mark Cuban, Jon Hamm, Ne-Yo, Nick Lachey, Billy Bush, Guy Fieri, Chris Evans, Aaron Rodgers, Kyle Busch, RedFoo and other famous faces); Playmate News (Playmates abound in LMFAO video; Kassie Lyn Logsdon and Kelly (Gallagher) Wearstier open shop; Daphnee Lynn Duplaix on House Of Lies; a vote for Tawnni Cable; remembering Anna Nicole) Departments - Playbill; Editorial; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Reviews; Mantrack; Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes Playboy Forum - Reversals Galore (The U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider the constitutionality of the FCC's campaign to quash the use of dirty words on TV. Paul Krassner explains what the fuck is going on); Prepare To Be Groped (The TSA's use of "enhanced pat-downs" is creepy and wrong, says Jennifer Abel. We're safer now but not because of airport grab-ass); Reader Response (Are cops at war with their communities?; Taxes are slavery; 50 years for a matchbox of weed; bring the troops home; don't expect equal rights); Newsfront (The flood of fake Viagra spam; can't stop the punks; cussing in the stands; are you in the one percent?; remembering 9/11, unintentionally)
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June
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Contents - Features - Armed And Dangerous? (Pat Jordan, a pistol strapped to his hip, tests the limits of open-carry laws in town near Atlanta. If a man walked into your workplace, a bar or shop or even strolled down the street packing heat, would you feel more secure or would you run away?); The Underground Casinos Of Paris (Adam Levin explores the discreet gambling parlors of the celebrated city); The Playmate As Pop Art (Forty-five years ago we asked 11 artists for their takes on the classic Centerfold. Critic Dave Hickey examines the meaning of the works then and now); Thy Neighbor's Life (Philosopher Slavoj Zizek questions why so many Americans concern themselves with the "bad" habits of others); Bionic Man (Steven Kotler shares an extraordinary story of modern technology); Outlaw Economists (The neoclassicts say they have it figured out. But Tim Schultz notes that some rebellious disciples of the dismal science beg to differ) Interview - Tom Cruise (As he turns 50, the actor and mogul opens up to Michael Fleming about the missteps that nearly derailed his career) 20Q - Rhys Ifans (Stephen Rebello gets the wild Welsh-man to talk about his bad boy ways and his role in the new Spider-Man movie) Fiction - Vlad (An exiled Balkan count asks for assistance in securing a new mansion. The Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes weaves a horrifying tale of what lies within) Pictorials - Desert Fox (Photographer Brian Bowen Smith and stunning Danish model Stephanie Corneliussen create dusty, lusty memories on a dry lake bed in the Mojave); Playmate: Ameila Talon (Miss June, an avid gamer, chose modeling over video game design. Both, she says, are art forms. As you'll see, Amelia is also one); Jaclyn Swedberg Is Playmate Of The Year (Miss April 2011, whom we discovered two years ago at a casting call at the Mansion, takes the crown) Columns - Jocks vs. Nerds: A Peace Plan (Joel Stein tries to end the conflict between two classic male subjects); Why Your Sex Tape Sucks (There's a reason beautiful people have sex on camera, says Lisa Lampanelli, while you do it in the dark) Fashion - Message In A Bottle (Our fashion editor selects her favorite summer scents for men and provides insight into what each will say about you) News And Notes - The World Of Playboy (Bruno Mars plays the Mansion; Hef is honored for his work saving the famous Hollywood sign; Man + Machine mixes music and fashion at a preshow Grammys party; toasting gods and goddesses); Sex, Sound, Speed (Playmates and celebs groove to Cirque de Soleil's Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour in L.A.; Playboy Mexico circles the competition at the Festival Ferrari in Mexico City; Quincy Jones, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Tucker and other famous faces at the release party for our Sex & Music issue); Playmate News (Francesca Frigo shines in Taste It: The Movie; Alison Waite hosts Hole Lotta Love on the Black9Network; personal dating advice from Brande Roderick; Bunnies 4 the Cure helps fight breast cancer) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Reviews; Mantrack; Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes Playboy Forum - Rules Of Attraction (How much of the way we relate to one another is automatic and how much do we control? That essential question, writes physicist Leonard Mlodinow, is being pursued in the new field of social neuroscience); The Long Arm Of Uncle Sam (Seventy years ago, the government forced a Dayton farmer to pay a fine for growing too much wheat. Chip Rowe revisits the case, which mirrors the debate over compelling Americans to buy health insurance); Reader Response (Is the debt "crisis" overblown? fiscal equality, what Nietzsche meant); Newsfront (Facebook apology; coke in the doors; 10-year-old with a tat; condoms as evidence; dangerous tweets)
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July / August
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Contents - Features - How We Lost The Good War (Following the 9/11 attacks, sending troops into Afghanistan didn't seem like such a bad idea - that's where the terrorists were. Ten years later, as our beleagured forces slowly withdraw, Shashank Bengali dissects what exactly went wrong); The Lost Photos Of Jack Kerouac (Greil Marcus on newly discovered images); The Iconoclast (Inside director Wes Anderson); Beyond The Sky (Rob Magnuson Smith searches for aliens); The Talented Mr. K (Rudy Kurniawan knows wine, writes Wendy Goldman Rohm. Does he also know fraud?); America's Best Bars 2012 (The most memorable watering holes); Playboy Classic: Ayn Rand (A return visit with objectivist number one); Father Knows Worst (How aspiring hipster Neal Pollack launched a daddy blog but ended up orphaned); Carnal Knowledge (Case studies in hysteria); Shattered Genius (Brett Forrest stakes out the apartment of a math master whose life doesn't add up); Sex, Drugs & Video Games (David Kushner on a wild-man gaming pioneer) Interview - Charlie Sheen (The actor sits down with Eric Spitznagel to explain how he came to his senses) 20Q - Andy Samberg (The funnyman answers to Eric Spitznagel) Fiction - Live By Night (Joe Coughlin is in deep. An exclusive preview of the forthcoming novel by Dennis Lehane) Pictorials - Model Mayhem (Nona Kohne, a fashionable Slovenian import turns heads from East to West); The Bronze Age (Our collection of memorable lines); Playmate: Shelby Chesnes (Miss July will make you melt); Playmate: Beth Williams (Down on the farm with Miss August); Jenny McCarthy (She's back and as fantastic as ever) Columns - Talking With Marina Abramovic (James Franco engages the renowned parformance artist); How Forty Became The New Twenty (Why do men in their 40s still act like kids? Joel Stein has a solution); Leave It To Beavers (Lisa Lampanelli explores the risks of taking your girl to a strip club) Cartoons - Babs & Shirley (The delightful creations of Al Stine) Fashion - Speed Racer (The Red Bull Formula One pilot Mark Webber suits up for summer. By Jennifer Ryan Jones. Plus, a high-octane race preview by A.J. Baime) News And Notes - World Of Playboy (Hef and son Cooper host a luncheon to crown Jaclyn Swedberg the 2012 Playmate of the Year; Hef and his posse chopper to see Kendra, Hank and Hank IV; Steven Tyler of Aerosmith visits the Mansion for Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp); Hangin' With Hef (Playmates hunt for Easter eggs at the Mansion; Jenny McCarthy pays a visit; the Wanted explore the grounds; the girls get cuddly at the San Diego Zoo); Playmate News (Pamela Anderson establishes a racing team; a new documentary about Bettie Page; Anna Sophia Berglund comes to party in Project X; Shannon Tweed unveils Attack of the Groupies, a game based on her experiences "protecting" husband Gene Simmons) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Reviews; Mantrack; Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes Playboy Forum - Vexed Americana (How did we become such a nation of haters, asks Taffy Brodesser-Akner. Are we meaner because we see more meanness all around us, or is it part of being human); Give 'Em Hell, Barry (Ishmael Reed hears the calls for the president to denounce Republicans. It worked for Harry Truman, but will it work for Barack Obama?); Reader Response (Not everyone in War, West Virginia is an addict; Jesus, it's the president; the fake debt crisis feels real); Newsfront (The Chinese decide to make more babies; protecting Republican delegates from water pistols; the Supreme Court strips away rights; atheists on base; the police get pranked)
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September
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Contents - Features - State Of Man 2012 (In 1992 Clinton had the votes, Los Angeles was a war zone, and we polled American men on salary, sex and life. Two decades later we take stock again and the results are in. Where do you stand? Playboy deconstructs the state of man); Pigskin Preview 2012 (A total of 120 teams, six bowl championships and one national title. For Bruce Feldman, back to school means back to the gridiron. Who will reign supreme? We have your top 25); Playboy Classic: Jay-Z (Our 50 Years Of The Playboy Interview series turns to Shawn Carter. Rob Tannenbaum sat down with the CEO of rap before he watched the throne); Death Of A Salesman (Don Lapre was television's infomercial king, a self-made millionaire living and selling the American dream. His best qualities, however, would end up killing him. Neal Gabler chronicles Lapre's meteoric rise and tragic fall) Interview - Richard Dawkins (The iconoclasticc atheist is the man people who believe in God love to hate. Chip Rowe talks to the skeptical scientist) 20Q - Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Stephen Rebello gets the indie heart-throb to open up about Zooey Deschanel, life after Third Rock and the extreme method acting of Daniel Day-Lewis) Fiction - The Way You Look Tonight (Another e-mail, another link to click. You think nothing of it - until it reveals a sex tape starring none other than your wife. T.C. Boyle lays bare the aftermath when a hidden past is brought to light) Pictorials - Home Alone With Beau (Forget the cafes and Heinekens. Beau Hesling is the only attraction in Amsterdam you need to know); Playmate: Alana Campos (From the beaches of Brazil, where amazing women are standard, comes a beauty who rises above the rest); God Save The Queen (Sultry British burlesque star Katrina Darling is a bloody knockout. She performs a private dance in our pages) Columns - Talking With Harmony Korine (What fuels the controversial director? James Franco gets some answers); A Guy's Guide To Mommy Porn (Joel Stein reveals why women's erotica is best left to women); Location, Location, Location (Lisa Lampanelli champions the joys of public sex. Oh, the places you'll go) Fashion - Style Icons (From actors to athletes, our sartorial icons demonstrate how to trim, tailor, accent and groom like the best-dressed guys around) News And Notes - World Of Playboy (Bill Cosby hosts his last Jazz Fest; London Cries rocks the Mansion; Hef is honored by Hollywood and reunites with Crystal Harris); Hot Fun In The Sun (The Mansion hosts a star-spangled Fourth of July; Crystal deejays as Jon Lovitz, Bill Maher, Corey Feldman and others frolic with our patriotic Playmates. Just another reason to say "God bless America"); Playmate News (Hope Dworaczky prefers a mama's boy; Crystal McCahill is poised (and posed) for romance; a Playmate's eye turns to gold) Departments - Playbill; Editorial; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Reviews; Mantrack; Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes Playboy Forum - Demography Is Destiny (America's changing population may spell doom for the GOP. Melba Newsome details what it means for you); We're All Hookers (What differentiates a hand job from a massage? Chip Rowe argues for prostitution, our vaguest vice); Our Corporate Masters (Brian Cook exposes how corporate cash strangles democracy); Reader Response (The touchy-feely TSA; Uncle Sam's commerce clause; the fundamentals of fuck); Newsfront ("Rifle polishing" for dummies; his holiness on Yelp; STD payback; hot-button Playmate politics)
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October
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Contents - Features - The Redemption Of A Sneaker Pimp (Why are NCAA athletes worth millions and paid nothing? Neal Gabler profiles Sonny Vaccaro, who helped create the system he is now on a mission to destroy); Gilding The Gridiron (Our crash course in gentlemanly tailgating will show you how to dress, eat and drink with distinction); Top 10 Party Schools (From sports to sex, we rank the campuses that make Animal House look like a nunnery); Playboy Classic: Stephen Hawking (Man has always pondered his origins; Stephen Hawking brings us closer to answers than anyone else. We tackle the big questions with the scientific genius); The Gaming Gold Rush (Forget Facebook. David Kushner goes inside the billion dollar world of mobile gaming, where thumb-size diversions mean big business); Playboy's NFL Preview (Rick Gosselin crunches the numbers and finds a surprise Super Bowl standouot) Fiction - Circuit Breakers (At a rehab center where patients are encouraged to indulge, an addict's fantasy quickly becomes his nightmare. By College Fiction Contest winner Don Peteroy) Interview - Lee Child (Steve Oney grills the best-selling novelist who created Jack Reacher, America's favorite badass) 20Q - Dax Shepard (How did the actor go from burnout to beau of Kristen Bell? David Hochman discovers the method to Shepard's madness) Pictorials - Czech Mate (Watch out: Kamila Hermanova can tame any man); Playmate: Pamela Horton (October's Playmate is an artist sure to fire up any imagination); Girls Of The Big 10 (Playboy's campus tour uncovers the unspoiled beauties of the Midwest) News & Notes - World Of Playboy (Minglilng with the vixens of True Blood; pregaming the ESPY's; Kendra shows Hef her Love Candy); Hangin' With Hef (Cee Lo Green, Pauly Shore and our Playmates make this a Midsummer Night's Dream to remember); Playmate News (Carrie Stevens and her Playmate pals make dinner beautiful again; rocking with Nikki Leigh) Cartoons - The Weird World Of Gahan Wilson (Ghoulish grins from our master cartoonist) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; Afterhours; Reviews; Mantrack; Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes Playboy Forum - Hands Off My Big Gulp (Mayor Bloomberg wants to downsize New York's soft drinks. But as Melba Newsome argues, the only thing he's downsizing is your freedom); Reader Response (The true cost of concealed carry; Anerican anger, online and off; straight talk about gay marriage); How Apple Rules America (Brian Cook's ongoing series reveals the brutal reailty under Apple's polished veneer); A Party Of Pirates (From the murky seas of the web emerges a new political force. Josh Kron chronicles the rise of the Pirate Party, the internet's latest uprising) Columns - Talking With Seth Rogen And Evan Goldberg (James Franco chats with Hollywood's funniest duo on maturity and pot); I Hate Football (Joel Stein dissects the sport he hates to love); Forget Money - Get A Job With Sex Appeal (Lisa Lampanelli gets you laid, via LinkedIn) Fashion - Fall For Fragrance (Our guide to autumn's most rugged scents. Currated by Jennifer Ryan Jones)
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November
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Contents - Features - Screwed (What would a Mitt Romney presidency have in store for American bedrooms? Nancy L. Cohen spells out the decidely unsexy consequences); Playboy Classic: Fidel Castro (In 1987, Lee Lockwood sat with the father of modern Cuba to ask tough questions about his dictatorship. Forty-five years later, Castro's answers are more illuminating than ever); Why Is Everyone Talking At Me? (Pundits clash and sound bites fly on cable TV shows. John Meroney shows us how political coverage evolved into a blood sport); The World's Most Dangerous 18 Holes (It's a beautiful day for golf in North Korea, where Kevin Cook tees up for a tournament in the strangest country on earth); After Atwater (GOP operative Lee Atwater put the mud in mudslinging. J.C. Gabel looks at the life and legacy of the man who, for better or worse, changed political campaigns forever); Being Bond (The clothes, the cars, the cocktails and the women. Learn how to live life like the one and only 007) Interview - Stephen Colbert (Eric Spitznagel goes beyond left and right with the satirical genius and self-elected president of Colbert Nation) 20Q - Krysten Ritter (The b---- in apartment 23 turns on her charms for Taffy Brodesser-Akner, who discovers she's not to be trifled with) Fiction - The Great Cummerbund Steeplechase (Winning the annual steeplechase is everything in Stirrupshire. When the town loses its title and the judges responsible show up dead, foul play is suspected - but the truth is much fouler than imagined) Pictorials - La Strada (In the streets of Verona, where beauties fly on Vespas, we let our imagination fly right with them); Playmate: Britany Nola (With her knockout looks and killer taste in music, critics agree: Miss November is a smash hit); Hef's Girlfriends (It takes a special girl to conquer Hef's heart; luckily, he's willing to share) News & Notes - World Of Playboy (Christina Hendricks and Adrian Brody at Pebble Beach; Playboy Club opening in Cologne); Hangin' With Hef (Hef meets Dexter; cutting the ribbon in Beverly Hills; Opus book signing); Playmate News (Charis Boyle rocks the fashion world; a chance to own a Bettie Page pinup; Pamela Anderson stays out of trouble) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Reviews; Mantrack; Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes Playboy Forum - We're All Animals (Keynesian economics transformed post-Great Depression public policy. Post-Great Recession, Jackson Lears proposes, Keynes's ideas are more valid than ever); Reader Response (Ovations for Hef's fight for sexual freedom; gun rights for dummies; Crapitalism 101); Legalize It! (Obama has the worst record on medical marijuana in history, but as Bob Kampia explains, that wasn't his intent); King Coal (What can $3 million buy you in D.C. today? Brian Cook illustrates the power of the almighty corporate dollar) Columns - Talking With Jeffrey Eugenides (James Franco talks shop with the novelist); How To Make Adult Friends (Joel Stein shows us how to find brue bromance); Does The Enemy Wear Underoos? (Lisa Lampanelli lays out the good, the bad and the ugly of MILF dating) Fashion - Steel This Watch (These timepieces are iron-clad wardrobe picks)
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December
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Contents - Features - The Secret Life Of Whitey Bulger (The full story behind the biggest law enforcement scandal of our time has never been told - until now); Inside The Head Of Football's Greatest Nerd (Karl Taro Greenfeld probes the beautiful mind of Jon Gruden, the most obsessed man in football); Artist LeRoy Neiman (A look back at the expressionist who sketched the world for Playboy); Rebel Nation (They beat the odds in one of the greatest championship runs in college basketball history. Kevin Cook revisits the 1990 UNLV Rebels. Plus: Playboy's College Hoops Preview); Adopting Africa (Does aid help Africa? Paul Theroux explains what your goodwill is good for); How To Party Like A Gentleman (From John Legend's playlist to a punch recipe from the world's biggest bar, the definitive guide to throwing a holiday shindig you'll talk about all year); Law And Disorder (Adam Reposa's sanity (and sobriety)? Questionable. His case record? Bulletproof. Bob Drury parties with the most outrageous lawyer in Texas); Playboy Classic: Jack Nicholson (The actor's 1972 conversation with Richard Warren Lewis reveals he was an iconoclast from the very beginning); All Wrapped Up (These timeless gifts will outlast any gadget or gizmo on your list. Check it twice); Sugar On Top (He's 56, his wife's 36, their girlfriend is 20 and they pay her tuition. John H. Richardson on the sugar-baby revolution) Interview - Quentin Tarantino (Michael Fleming sits down with the maverick director to talk about Duango Unchained, turning 50 and why he's no longer a Hollywood outsider) 20Q - Padma Lakshmi (The gorgeous Top Chef judge gets grilled by David Hochman on her taste in men and how to win her heart (her tips on cooking the perfect roast chicken help).) Fiction - Blind Call (When his 20-year-old unsolved murder case is reopened, LAPD vet Harry Bosch begins to untangle strings that could prove he's still worth his badge) Pictorials - 2012 Sex In Cinema (Who is pushing the boundaries on the silver screen? The women (and the men) behind this year's raciest scenes); Red Hot In Rio (Feeling a winter chill? Escape the cold with Brazilian bombshell Dany Giehl); Playmate: Amanda Streich (Enter the dressing room of Miss December, a Polish temptation who is impossible to resist); The Nude Marilyn (Monroe) (She was at once glamorous and melancholic, a tragic beauty like no other. Is that why she still intrigues us?) News & Notes - World Of Playboy (The cast of 90210 visits the Playboy Mansion 90024; the premier of How Playboy Changed The World); Celebrations At The Mansion (Hef's brother, Keith, gets hitched; Cooper's star-studded birthday - with Jeff Ross, Pamela Anderson and more); Playmate News (Shannon Tweed salutes our vets; Tiffany Fallon rocks with Rascal Flatts; Kassie Lyn Logsdon sends us a sexy mirror pic) Departments - Playbill; Dear Playboy; After Hours; Reviews; Mantrack; Playboy Advisor; Party Jokes Playboy Forum - No Smoking (A memoir from former poet laureate Donald Hall on a smoker's life lived well, against the backdrop of our vilification of those who enjoy lighting up); Reader Response (Playboy banned from airplanes and prisons; an attack on our rights? The issues aren't as simple as you think) Caartoons - Classic Cartoons Of Christmas Past (Playboy's twisted take on holiday cheer) Columns - Talking With Gus Van Sant (James Franco ponders mainstream success with the independent director); Why Women Watch Such Crap (Joel Stein comes to grips with the evils of reality TV); Closing The Deal The Old-Fashioned Way (Lisa Lampanelli's guide to the postdate touchdown) Fashion - Elegantly Wasted (Rufus Wainwright shows off his cool, eclectic style. Fashion by Jennifer Ryan Jones)
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