2017 Playboys

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September / October
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Contents - Departments - Let's Play (Escape with the adventurous Jhene Aiko on the singer-songwriter's upcoming release, TRIP 17); Sex (Why aren't more men writing erotica - is it because women don't want them to?); Music (Vic Mensa almost didn't live to see the release of his thrilling debut album, The Autobiography); Politics (Raise your fist (and scratch your head) for the Trump-era return of protest music); Music (The War on Drugs' thoughtful frontman navigates the band's major-label debut while breathing new life into rock and roll); Also (Spooky stats in Drawn Data; Season two of Stranger Things; and the Playboy Advisor on dating a friend's ex) Features - Interview (Patton Oswalt brings an astonishing openness to his life's tragic turns and how he confronted them with comedy); The Publicly Traded Human..(Mike Merrill has been selling shares of himself for years; now he's working blue); Fiction (Riley tempts fate on the way to a funeral in T.C. Boyle's Subtract One Death); Busy Being Borns (The Indie singer and fashion ambassador talks Gucci, haircare and getting weird); 20Q (From her open DM's to her proudly biracial heritage, pop powerhouse Halsey proves no-topic is off-limits); Fiction (To save their sex life, a young couple gets kinky in R.O. Kwon's Safeword); Tim & Eric At 10 (The creators of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! celebrate a decade of absurdist brilliance); Crossroads 2.0 (Should artists embrace computer-assisted music or rage against the machine); Kingsman: The Big Exit (British superspy Eggsy goes deep in this exclusive comic by Rob Williams and Ozgur Yildirim); Heritage (A vinyl countdown: the history of Hef's music label. Plus classic Playmates, quality cartoons and Sir Elton John) Pictorials - The Body Electric (Join Daria Savishkina on a high-voltage visit to Electric Lady Studios in New York); Night Fever (Skim the city skyline at dusk with Tsanna LaTouche); Touch-Tone (Hello, operator? Please connect us with September Playmate Jessica Wall); Flower Power Forever (Body paint, daisy chains, guitar: Jordy Murray heads to Woodstock); Center Stage (October Playmate Milan Dixon outshines and leaves us begging for an encore); L.A. Woman (Just got into town about an hour ago... Let Carmella Rose show you around her California bungalow) On The Cover - Halsey, photographed by Ramona Rosales. Cover typography by Alex Trochut. Opposite: September Playmate Jessica Wall, photographed by Graham Dunn

November / December
Contents - Departments - Philosophy (Put down the plastic bottle; step away from the gas guzzler. It's time to go green); Let's Play (Rainey Qualley, who performs as Rainsford, brings sunshine in December); Art (Shepard Fairey offers a sneak preview of his sprawling new solo show, Damaged); Drawn Data (Naughty elves spice up a yuletide brew of fascinating facts); Movies (Guillermo del Toro reflects on his Swamp Thing romance, The Shape Of Water); Literature (Celebrating 25 years of Jesus' Son, the late Dennis Johnson's shattering, seimnal masterwork) Features - Interview (Chelsea Handler is gradually revealing her serious side - but she still enjoys cocktails and one-night stands); Danger In Tomorrowland (Estonia, Russia's tiny, tech-savvy neighbor, is the West's canary in the coal mine); Playboy's American-Made Gift Guide (From bourbon to a bike, prepare to purchase patriotically); Fiction (A smuggler stirs up high intrigue in the Moon's low gravity: an exclusive excerpt from Andy Weir's new novel. Artemis); 20Q (James Corden swerves out of the Carpool Karaoke lane to talk about life in late night and getting laid in New York); Sisters Of The Cam (What happens when three homeschooled Christian beauties discover camming?); Fiction (Bedsheets and time are both a-twist in Under The Clock by Robert Coover); Queer Uganda Stands Up (Will LGBTQ Ugandas ever be free? We follow a young trans woman into exile and back); Red Christmas (In an exclusive chapter of The Secret Diary Of Bettie Page, the peerless pinup takes on Soviet Claus); Heritage (It was 1975, and our Bunnies only seemed hopping mad. Plus, Roberta Vasquez, Vicki McCarty and a sexy snow fight) Pictorials - Anchors Aweigh (O captain! My captain! Come sail away with Johanne Landbo); Enchante, Mademoiselle Rau (November Playmate Ines Rau brings sultry holiday cheer from Paris); Milena's Penthouse (An intimate romp at the top of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel...Going up!); Fire And Iceland (December Playmate Allie Leggett puts the hot into hot springs); Taylor, Sydney & Terra Jo (Three blondes make for an extra steamy sauna scene)