Playboy Magazine, April 2013

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Gents

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PLAYBOY

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SUNSNATION

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PLAYBILL

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F rom the first time some cave­man smacked a stick against a tree to celebrate the rhythm of his own beating heart, music has capti­vated humanity, inspired us, inflamed our emotions like nothing else could. Except perhaps the sight of the opposite...

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WOODFORD RESERVE

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THE WORLD OF PLAYBOY

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HEF SIGHTINGS, MANSION FROLICS AND NIGHTLIFE NOTES PLAYMATE SUMMIT "Playmates are more than images on a page. You are what brings the magazine to life, touching the hearts and minds of our readers." Crystal Hefner delivered these words from Hef at...

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HANGIN' WITH HEF

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GOLDEN GLOBES AT THE MANSION One of Hef's greatest loves is film. "My childhood dreams and fantasies came from the movies," he has said, "and the images created in Hollywood had a major influence on my life and playboy." Hef has appeared in movies...

GRACE UNDER FIRE

Letters to the Editor

Salman Rushdie's comments about one of his critics, the writer Roald Dahl ("The only thing worse than being attacked by Dahl would be to be his friend"), are hilar­iously spot-on (Playboy Classic, January/ February). I met Rushdie about three years...

EARLY VOTING

Letters to the Editor

There are too many excellent choices for Playmate of the Year (Playmate Review, January/February). After much delibera­tion, I managed to narrow my list to Raquel Pomplun (April), Amelia Talon (June) and Pamela Horton (October). Pomplun, like PMOY...

MISSING PLUG

Letters to the Editor

I'm surprised you didn't include the Tesla Model S in Cars of the Year 2013 (January/February). In your description of the electric Honda Fit EV, you men­tion the Chinese CODA and its 125-mile range. But the Model S has ranges of 160 to 300 miles,...

FAN MAIL

Letters to the Editor

Month after month playboy is the most interesting, informative, entertaining magazine on the newsstand and in my mailbox. Thanks, Hef! Lauren Freeland Seattle, Washington You've outdone yourselves with the December and January/February issues, which...

DEVILS IN THE DETAILS

Letters to the Editor

I enjoyed your article on the Univer­sity of Nevada, Las Vegas and its former head basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian {Rebel Nation, December). In 1991 the NCAA was not going to let Tarkanian and UNLV win two championships in a row. This was evident...

The Mighty Paz

Letters to the Editor

Kudos for the stunning cover image of Paz de la Huerta (January/ February)! It's delicious and direct. R. Gabriel Denver, Colorado As you show in your cover shot, a woman's hands complete her beauty. Steve Carcieri Tamarac, Florida Like Bettie Page,...

WHITEY'S DEFENSE

Letters to the Editor

In The Secret Life of Whitey Bulger (December), Richard Stratton notes the 83-year-old accused killer has a court-appointed lawyer. I presume this means a public defender, i.e., a lawyer provided at no charge to Bulger, despite the fact that police...

THE DARK SIDE

Letters to the Editor

I know Hef prefers blondes, but have you ever noticed the women who bring powerful men to their knees usually have brown hair? Think Cleopatra, Josephine, Wallis Simpson, Monica Lewinsky, Sarah Palin and the sirens of Eliot Spitzer and General...

BONDING OVER BOND

Letters to the Editor

The 1970s and 1980s were not the best time for James Bond fans (Being Bond, November). For those of us reared on Ian Fleming's novels and/or the early Bonds of Sean Connery, the film series took a turn for the silly. Yet after each new release fans...

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INSPIRING STORIES

Letters to the Editor

Michael Fleming has interviewed director Quentin Tarantino twice for the Playboy Interview—in November 2003 and December 2012—but both times neglected to ask (or Tarantino neglected to answer) the holy grail of movie-geek questions: Which came...

CURVE APPEAL

Letters to the Editor

playboy has featured many beautiful women; however, lately most of them are tall and slender. What happened to women with curves, such as Rosemarie Hillcrest, Cynthia Myers and Janet Lupo? Martin Roberts Richmond Hill, Georgia All Hef s girlfriends...

HOT TALK

Letters to the Editor

I mixed my own hot sauce ("DIY Hot Sauce," After Hours, January/February) and now all my friends want a bottle. If I don't let the jar sit overnight, will that change the flavor? How long will the sauce last in the fridge? And why is it nec­essary...

CLASSIC SCHLOCK

Letters to the Editor

How can you discuss sexploitation films without mentioning Joseph W. Sarno, whom many consider the father of the genre ("Labor of Lust," After Hours, December)? As Sarno said, "When I make movies, they're made with the story built around the sex,...

BIG EASY LIVING

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I'm a new subscriber, and "Uptown New Orleans" (After Hours, January/ February) is a perfect start. Your fresh look at eating and drinking outside the French Quarter makes me itch to go back. Will Franklin Wilmington, North Carolina

SHE'S AN EIGHT

Letters to the Editor

Despite the constant negative com­ments about Octomom Nadya Suleman, she is a very sexy woman (The Year in Sex, January/February), as are the Colombian party girls who got those Secret Service agents in trouble. Who can blame them? James Donis...

CRYSTAL ROCK DEODORANT

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GRIZZLY

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SANDRA VERGARA

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• "COLOMBIAN women are just different," says Hollywood's latest import, the fiery Sandra Vergara, actress {Nip/Tuck, Fright Night) and cousin of Modern Family's, Sofia Ver­gara. "It's not the accent or the way we move. We're taught to embrace and...

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ROCK RELIC

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Adam Baer

WHO KILLED THE GUITAR GOD, AND WHY DIDN'T ANYONE NOTICE? •Slash is 47, Tom Morello is 48, and Jack White is 37 (older than two college freshmen combined)—and they're the young ones. It's no secret that the virtuoso rock guitar god is dying. Revising...

STIMULATING READ

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EROTIC PHOTOGRAPHY HITS A NEW WAVE —» We never tire of looking at beautiful women. Lucky for us, photog­raphers never stop finding exciting new ways to capture their images. The New Erotic Photography 2 ($60, taschen .com) collects 50 of today's...

THAT'S THE SPIRIT

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WHY RIGHT NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO START YOUR OWN LIQUOR COMPANY • By day, Ron Dolin is an engineer at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. After hours, however, he toys with a sweeter science. With his wife, Olha, Dolin runs the Don...

LAW & ZOMBIES

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THE APOCALYPSE DOESN'T START UNTIL THE COURT SAYS SO -> When The Walking Dead's Rick Grimes guns down zombies, is he enforcing the law or breaking it? That depends on the zombie, says James Daily, an attorney at Stanford University's Hoover...

REBIRTH OF THE MIXTAPE

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TECHNOLOGY REVIVES ONE OF ROMANCE'S GREATEST WEAPONS -» The digital-music age destroyed many things—the CD, the record store, heck, the music industry—but we miss the mixtape the most. Crafting a track list and handing it off to a crush was a rite...

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HOT TROPIC

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AND PIRATE-WORTHY RUM-IT'S TIME TO BELIEVEJNBELIZj • We're thrilled the Mayans were dead wrong about the world end­ing last year, but there would have been worse places to experi­ence Armageddon than this Central American hedonist retreat. Belize's...

GO PUBBING IN PLACENCIA

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A LAID-BACK FISHING VILLAGE GOES MENTAL AT NIGHT RUMFISH Y VINO -» Order a potent haba-nero rum fizz and a plate of barracuda tacos at the bar. Repeat. BAREFOOT BAR -* At this open-air cantina (left) women dance like jaguars. Locals call all that...

CROWNROYAL

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SOLE POWER

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DRESS SHOES GETDANDY WITH VIVIDLY COLORED SOLES • It was only a matter of time before the sarto­rial craze for all things saturated (flashy pocket squares, electric blue jeans) made its way to our shoes. And we have to say it's kind of cool to be...

THE NEW DRESS SHIRT

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IT'S LESS DRESSY. IT FITS BETTER. HERE'S WHAT TO LOOK FOR AND HOW TO WEARIT • Unless you're a politician or a Hollywood agent, chances are you don't need to dress textbook white collar. And you likely don't have to wear a blazer or suit jacket all...

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NICE RACK

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Adam Baer

CHEF JOSE ANDRES SCHOOLS US ON HOW TO MAKE SPRING LAMB SING • Of all the cuts of meat available to modern man, lamb chops reign supreme. The intense wild flavor is a reminder of a time when man had to take to the woods to find dinner, the bone an...

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RUSSIAN REDUX

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Nicholas Tamarin

THE ORIGINAL VODKA MAKES A COMEBACK • In the face of the ongoing boutique-vodka boom, Russian distillers are respond­ing with homegrown high-end offerings. (Legend has it Russian vodka was first dis­tilled as early as 1430, in a monastery...

THE PLAYBOY PARTY

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THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDER-STONE

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Stephen Rebello

• Steve Carell's new comedy casts him as a vain Las Vegas magician whose Siegfried and Roy-style swagger, mile-high back-comb, sequin-studded velour jumpsuits and massive ego are seriously threatened by a rock star street magician played by Jim...

AN ACTOR TELLS ALL

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Paul Krassner

• In By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There, his memoir about recovering from his days as a drug addict, Tom Sizemore blurs the line between lust and love ("My whole body got hard—not just my dick"), and he's murky about the distinction between...

TEASE FRAME

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Diane Kruger The director's cut of Troy shows why the world went to war over Helen, played by Diane Kruger (pictured). Kruger is out of this world in The Host, in theaters now.

A CUP OF JOE

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Director Jon M. Chu leaves the world of music (he directed Step Up 3D and Justin Bieber's Never Say Never) to try his hand in the action arena with GJ. Joe: Retaliation, the sequel to 2009's Rise of the Cobra. Q: Why leave the familiar world of...

TOMB RAIDER

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Jason Buhrmester

• After years of video games popu­lated by generic buzz-cut and muscle-bound heroes, the original Tomb Raider blessed us with gaming's first badass heroine and a reason for Angelina Jolie to squeeze into a pair of skintight cargo shorts. So even...

LIFE OF PI

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Bryan Reesman

• Yann Martel's mystical tale of how a young Indian man and a Bengal tiger share a lifeboat at sea in order to survive gets a dazzling visual rendering from director Ang Lee. This Oscar-nominated drama takes viewers on a surreal journey that...

BATES MOTEL

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Josef Adalian

• The world wasn't clamoring for a prequel to Psycho, yet A&E's Bates Motel, about how young Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) got so fucked-up, is more promising than pathetic. Producers (including Lost's Carlton Cuse) smartly set the show in the...

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RAW DATA

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MANTRACK

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AUTO LORD OF THE RINGS AUDI'S REBORN R8SUPERCAR TAKES AMERICA BY STORM • Fifty years from now, autophiles will look back on our generation of rides and point to Audi's R8 as an era-defining model. Launched in 2006, it set a styling benchmark, with...

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THE SWEAT SCIENCE

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Eric Raskin

"I train hard to make the fight easy," explains Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin, the reigning World Boxing Organi­zation middleweight champion. The fight isn't always easy, as any­one who saw Quillin's recent six-knockdown brawl with Hassan N'dam can...

MOTOR HARLEY-DAVIDSON CYCLES

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METAL HEADS

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THESE WILL, THESE WILL ROCK YOU .pfans „ iy Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, it was only a matter of time before hard-rocking audio engineers cranked out designs fine-tuned for blasting loud guitars instead of thumping beats. Behold three pairs of...

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Talking With Sam Raimi

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James Franco

From cult horror films including The Evil Dead to his blockbuster Spider-Man trilogy, Sam Raimi is a filmmaker who is hard to pigeonhole. His horror films are simultane­ously vicious and humorous, and he invents entire grandiose worlds from his...

Azunia TEQUILA

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You Are What You Eat

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Joel Stein

T here was no way I was going to mess with that prissy, leather-bound wine list. I was having dinner with a guy I've known since high school—and I went to high school in New Jersey. But since we weren't eating hot wings and our waitress wasn't...

MAN UP!

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LISA LAMPANELLI

, Lisa Lampanelli, am a life­long fan of men. Ever since I was a sophomore in high school and found myself wishing Peter Frampton was fingering me like he fingered his Les Paul, I have loved the male gender. So I'm sure you'll understand why I am...

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PLAYBOYSTORE

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PLAYBOY ADVISOR

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IVIy girlfriend and I are Chris­tians, and we've grown together in our faith. However, we un­derstandably have reservations about premarital sex. She in particular feels super guilty af­ter we have intercourse or oral sex. She wants us to be "pure"...

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New York Mint

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CASINO

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ATHEISM WARS

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JOHN GRAY

There's little reason to think our world would be a better place if no one believed in God W hen in 1931 the pop­ular historian of phi­losophy Will Durant sent a number of fa­mous contemporaries a letter asking about the meaning of life, H.L....

TAXING ARGUMENTS

Letters to the Editor

Your chart "Who's Buying?" (December), which compares individual and corporate income tax rates since 1950, is mislead­ing. After noting the share of revenue from corporate taxes has dropped from 26 percent to less than 10 percent today, you ask...

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PLAYBOY ON THE PLANE

Letters to the Editor

I read the letters in December from readers who had been asked on Southwest flights to put away their piayboys. I had the same experi­ence in 2006 on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Seattle. An hour into the flight an attendant knelt beside me in the...

KEYNESIAN PUSHBACK

Letters to the Editor

I thought a near-trillion-dollar giveaway—a.k.a. "stimulus package"—plus a trillion dol­lars a year in welfare payments that led to a trillion-dollar-a-year deficit was Keynesian economics ("We're All Animals," November). Deficit spending can...

CUTTING THE FAT

Letters to the Editor

I applaud Mayor Michael Bloom­berg's efforts to ban supersize sodas in New York City ("Hands Off My Big Gulp," October). As someone who exercises and doesn't smoke or consume soda and fast food, I don't appreciate having my tax dollars pay the...

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FLEEING THE BURBS

Letters to the Editor

Eric Klinenberg, in his analysis of the sprawl of the U.S. over the past 60 years ("The Suburbs Are Dead," January/February), notes there will be a huge surplus of "large-lot" houses, which he defines as those built on a sixth of an acre or more....

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CLIVE DAVIS

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A candid conversation with music's most successful exec about Whitney Hous­ton's death, Janis Joplin's come-on and teaching Bruce Springsteen to dance When the first CD was released in 1982, it wasn't named after Clive Davis, but it wouldn't be...

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Stauer

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Vile RAT

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DAVID KUSHNER

Sean Smith lived a double life—one as an American envoy at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya and another in a cult online fantasy world peopled by real spies, hackers and government agents, where he was known as Vile Rat. On September 11, 2012,...

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you like to go dancing, or what... ?!"

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SEX & MUSIC ISSUE

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I Ladies and gentle­men, it is our distinc pleasure to present to you the evening's star attraction— an act so wild, so electrifying, it will surely be an ex­perience the likes of which you shall never forget. Here they are, coming to you live one...

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Playboy's 2013 Music Guide

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IT'S A BOLD NEW WORLD. HERE ARE THE ARTISTS, i TRENDS AND MORE YOU'LL BE TALKINGI ABOUT O MAYA VIK SHE'S GOT LEGS This glamorous, leggy Norwegian singer and bass player is some­how unknown in the U.S., which is odd because her best songs, including...

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say it's a pleasure showing my trophies to guests who really understand animals!"

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GHOST IN THE MACHINE

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ALEX PAPPADEMAS

fif-Hffi *lo$r t*-P&"n> Suoof poGt,-. / "I ^ » One of the few things you can be sure of in this world is that rapper-producer Dr. Dre is not finished with his third and pos­sibly final solo album, Detox. Dre has been working on it off and on for a...

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Dunham

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David Rensin

The woman behind HBO's Girls tells the naked truth about making viewers squirm, her troubles with men and how porn screws up sex Playboy: On one episode of Girls a guy tells Hannah's hot roommate, Mamie, "I want you to know, the first time I fuck...

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reference, think about spelling Lana backwards."

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THE HIEROPHANT

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JAKE ARNOTT

THE MANANA LITERARY SOCIETY. THERE WAS AN impressive group of writers at Robert and Leslyn Heinlein's house in Laurel Canyon on that fateful night when Mary- Lou and I attended. Jack Williamson, my great idol, shy and diffident in person; Leigh...

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Special OF THE Day

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A lunch date with delicious Miss April h me, oh my!" says Jaslyn Ome, sitting in a booth /at a Los Angeles diner. You're sitting across from r, and she's describing how to pronounce her last name. OH-me, oh my. You get it. Jaslyn is a fantastically...

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PLAYBOY'S PARTY JOKES

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A fourth-grader was sitting at dinner with his parents. "Pop," he said, "today one of the kids in my class called me gay." "Well, son," his father said, "tomorrow I want you to walk up to that boy on the play­ground and punch him right in the nose."...

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you know what a nice girl like me is doing in a place like this."

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The 38 BEST SONGS About Sex

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Rob Tannenbaum

FORGET ALL THOSE SAPPY LOVE SONGS. HERE'S THE TOP MUSIC ABOUT THE ACT ITSELF Best Song About a Girl Rejuvenated by a Big Dick •< Madonna, "Like a Virgin," 1984 As the film Reservoir Dogs begins, Mr. Brown (Quentin Tarantino) announces, "Let me tell...

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David Bowie

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When he wasn't redefining music and bending gender perceptions, the 29-year-old rock star was effortlessly manipulating the media A mong the most influential rock musi­cians in history. David Bowie has changed musical genres almost as often as he's...

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DANCING OFF THE EDGE

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1 I I F rom being very much a minority taste, the beat-laden, drug-fueled behemoth of electronic dance music is now the USA's mainstream entertainment, with the repercussions of its infiltra­tion into American culture yet to become manifest. EDM's...

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you to update this—I've had implants."

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Obrigado Brazil

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THE HUMAN BODY AS A*RT PIECE, WITH BOMBSHELL GABRIELA MILAGRE ' There is so much beauty in this photograph, it's hard to know where to start. The inert black lava rock brings out-the vibrancy of the flesh. The delicate composition uses the fabric of...

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POT AND CIRCUMSTANCE

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WITH MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION AT AN ALL-HIGH, WE PRESENT OUR FIRSTEVER* GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO GAnJaIi^ ITH 25 STATES AND COUNTING either decriminalizing or legal­izing marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, this is the dawning of the age of...

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DIPLO-MATIC MISSION

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Rob Tannenbaum

THE STYLISH DJAND PRODUCER ROCKS THE COOLEST SPRING FASHION Fashion by Jennifer Ryan Jones Styling by Mark Holmes you're anything like us, you've wondered, What the hell does a DJ do? In Diplo's case, the answer is a lot. He runs the record label...

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You take us number one fella, we give you plenty nice stuff!"

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can't you use regular sex toys like everybody else?"

CIGARS INTERNATIONAL

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have a spare tire or a flashlight. My emergency kit contains condoms, a bottle of wine and a blanket.'

SINCLAIR Institute

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You're gonna ruin it for the rest of us!"

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LIBIDO-MAX

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husband! Think, where did I put the handcuff keys?!"

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LIBERATOR

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HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS

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find the idiot who yelled 'Women and children first...!'"

PLAYMATE NEWS

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VICTORIA SILVSTEDT THERE'S A NEW VICTO LINGERIE "For me it's important to wear pretty lingerie," says PMOY 1997 Victoria Silvstedt. "It makes me feel modern, con­fident, glamorous and sexy." With that notion, she and the Marie Meili brand conceived...

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your parents giving you a pet is a sign of their love—even if it is a drug-sniffing dog."

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NEXT MONTH

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VA-VA-VROOM-IN A PICTORIAL THAT WILL GET YOUR HEART RACING, SOCIALITE, HEIRESS AND REALITY-TV STAR TAMARA ECCLESTONE-DAUGHTER OF AN ARMANI MODEL AND A FORMULA ONE MOGUL-SHOWS WHY SHE'S WHAT THE BRITS CALL THEIR "BILLION $$ GIRL." CANNIBAL-HE...

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