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How Has Playboy Affected America?

Heidi Legg | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts
Heidi Legg

For Chehalis Hegner, an American photographer who fell upon a Playboy photo shoot on her family-farm in Halo Hills, Illinois when she was a child, the shock of that encounter remains defining and has informed much of her work.

Open Letter to Hugh Hefner and Cory Jones: Reinvent the Centerfold

Shelley Bird | Posted 10.20.2015 | Media
Shelley Bird

Mr. Hefner and Mr. Jones, hear this: I believe there is an opportunity to create media history again. And to start, reinvent the centerfold. Feature women who exemplify leadership, creativity and intelligence. Feature women who are provocative because of what they have achieved, not because of what they are wearing or how they are posing.

Playboy To Stop Publishing Nudes

The Huffington Post | Kelly Chen | Posted 10.14.2015 | Media

Playboy Magazine has decided to stop publishing photographs of fully nude models in its print edition, The New York Times first reporte...

10 Things I Learned about Nina Simone

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I screened What Happened, Ninan Simone? on Netflix. The title comes from a Maya Angelou quote: Miss Simone, you are idolized, even loved, by million...

7 Reasons We Need To Bury The Playboy Bunny

Maryjane Fahey | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty
Maryjane Fahey

The Easter Bunny Bonanza is upon us ... baskets of bunnies everywhere: chocolate bunnies, caramel bunnies, marshmallow bunnies, foil wrap bunnies stuffed with god-knows-what and, it seems, Playboy Bunnies. Ex-Playboy Bunnies, to be more precise. They're in the early spring air too.

Women Read Playboy For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.06.2015 | Women

Fun fact: Between pages of naked women, there are actual articles in Playboy. BuzzFeed asked 10 women who had never read Playboy to read the magaz...

Niecy Nash Offers A Provocative Solution On How To Keep A Man

Posted 11.17.2014 | Black Voices

--Actress Niecy Nash gives advice on how to maintain a healthy relationship and keeping a man satisfied. (Playboy Magazine) More Notable/Qu...

California Girls: In Photographs

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Baudouin

Sasha Eisenman is a Los Angeles based photographer born into the Southern California surfing lifestyle and raised in the LA music scene. He began his ...

WWKD? In Banned Books Week? He'd Celebrate Reading!

Pat LaMarche | Posted 11.17.2014 | Books
Pat LaMarche

Welcome to the Monkey House was first published by Playboy Magazine. Playboy's published countless controversial stories by likewise provocative authors. In spite of this literary contribution, or perhaps because of it, the pinup publication has faced censorship around the world.

Dear Market Researcher, I'm Gay -- Stop Sending Playboy Subscription Offers!

Domenick Scudera | Posted 08.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Gay acceptance has reached new heights if 49-year-old, recently married gay men are one of Playboy's "preferred demographics."

Hugh Hefner and Jean-Jacques Pauvert Celebrate Their 88th Birthdays

Mary Duncan | Posted 06.04.2014 | Books
Mary Duncan

From the beginning they wanted their publications to defend the rights of artists, freedom of the mind, freedom of the press and the right to publish sexually explicit content.

A Blogger's Pain, Aquatic and Massage Solutions, and a Tweet Victory for Long-Form Journalism in Playboy

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Ashley Jude Collie

If you've been blogging/writing a lot this year, sending out thousands of words and tweets into that overhead digital cloud, you've probably been hunc...

Jean Shepherd, A Man of Many Personas

Tania Grossinger | Posted 02.08.2014 | Arts
Tania Grossinger

All of my friends should be so idiosyncratic.

A Side Of Hugh Hefner We've NEVER Seen Before

Posted 11.14.2013 | Fifty

He's the envy of men half his age everywhere. He's married to a 27-year-old and lives in a mansion full of buxom blondes. But Hugh Hefner, or as t...

Rare Vintage Photos Recall The Golden Age Of Playboy

Posted 09.28.2013 | Arts

Hugh Hefner has always been more than willing to give the world a glimpse into his very personal -- and very polyamorous -- lifestyle. So it's no surp...

Playboy Releases New Top Party Schools Ranking

Posted 09.25.2013 | College

Playboy magazine released its latest top party school ranking Wednesday, about a week later than it originally planned. Playboy planned to release ...

What The First Issue Of Playboy Looked Like

Posted 08.23.2013 | Women

The cover of the first issue of Playboy magazine was decidedly more demure than its more modern incarnations. In December 1953, Hugh Hefner launch...

Twenty Feet From Stardom

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.12.2013 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

They can sing a joyful noise. In pitch-perfect harmony. Never missing a beat. Yet they rarely take center stage. Why? Background singers, are the unsung heroes of music.

LOOK: Playboy Ads From 1967

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.26.2013 | Women

Though Playboy might have been slightly more classy back in the day than it is now, the general premise of the magazine seems to have remained the sam...

Playboy Hits Israel With Hebrew Language Edition

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 03.07.2013 | Style

JERUSALEM -- Israelis can now read Playboy `for the articles' as a Hebrew language edition came to the holy land Tuesday. Playboy has been widely ava...

Hugh Hefner's 10 Dating Tips (NSFW, PHOTOS)

Bill Zehme | Posted 02.17.2013 | Books
Bill Zehme

The romantic whims of Hugh M. Hefner, I will tell you, are epic and not infrequent.

PHOTOS: Chefs Get Steamy In New 'Playboy'

Posted 12.17.2012 | Home

At this point, joking that you "read Playboy for the articles" is a bad cliche. But the Jan/Feb issue gives food fans reason to do just that with a ni...

Inside Playboy's Sexy Headquarters

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 12.06.2012 | HuffPost Home

In case you were curious.

12 Things Hugh Hefner And His 26-Year-Old Fiancee Couldn't Possibly Talk About

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 12.03.2012 | Fifty

Hugh Hefner was born on April 9, 1926 in Chicago. He served in the U.S. Army for two years during World War II before transforming the adult entertain...

New Playboy Clubs Are Missing 1 Crucial Element

Reuters | Posted 01.01.2013 | Small Business

MUMBAI, Nov 1 (Reuters) - The Playboy club is coming to India -- but with "bunnies" in non-revealing outfits. "The costumes of the bun...