It’s the end of an era, folks. Playboy, the magazine famous for its nude photos, will stop publishing nude photos because there are already plenty of those on the internet. Playboy will still feature sexy “PG-13” content, but you can kiss the nipples goodbye.
For decades, Playboy was known as the home of some of the best short fiction published anywhere — including a lot of groundbreaking work by Ursula K. Le Guin, Ray Bradbury and Doris Lessing. This was largely due to the strong editorial hand of Alice K. Turner, who died yesterday of pneumonia.
Sometimes it's easy to forget that Steve Jobs was once quite a visionary. His legacy has arguably been tarnished by stories of his need for total control, the bizarre antics at the end of his life, not to mention a shitty biopic starring Ashton Kutcher which hopefully won't be the last word on the man. But when you…
Yes, beloved Japanese icon of kid-friendly cute Hello Kitty and legendary magazine of class, culture and nekkid ladies Playboy have teamed up to spawn an unholy merchandise mash-up. Assuming the complete cognitive dissonance hasn't caused you to pass out, here are a few of the items now available.
NSFW. This is NSFW guys. If you don't want to see body parts typical of a Playboy photo shoot, do not click. Anyway. NSFW. Here's a collection of images from photographer Patrick Van Dam's book Playboy Behind The Scenes. It shows how those iconic centerfold sausages are made and how hilariously awkward and unsexy it…
“I wish I had a huge fart saved up to describe our love: silent but deadly,” says Nick Offerman about her love with Megan Mullally. It's also hilarious and occasionally noxious, says Playboy's Danielle Bacher in this equally hilarious and occasionally noxious article.
Marfa, Texas—the high-art colony on the West Texas plains—is home to work from the 20th century's most famous artists. But the town's simulacra of a luxury boutique, Prada Marfa, is by far its most well-known piece (it even appeared on Beyonce's Instagram, the highest measure of fame, last year). Now, it may face…
Back in the mid-1990s, everyone was exceedingly jazzed about the internet. In fact, people were so darn excited that it was impossible to leave the house without being smacked upside the head by such jargon as "electronic mail," "mouse," or "CD-ROM drive!" And nobody was more enamored of the promise of the…
Stoic, sword-wielding Michonne is one of the greatest characters in The Walking Dead comic series, but before the zombie apocalypse, she was an ordinary lawyer who used swords for fencing rather than chopping off limbs. The new issue of Playboy features a six-page comic that reveals the precise moment Michonne became…
The Playboy Club might have failed on television, but could it succeed in space? Following Virgin Galactic's space tourism lead, Playboy is pondering its own space station luxury club, with amenities that include zero-gravity sex suites and human roulette balls.
From a 2004 Playboy interview with Larry Page, in which the Google co-founder describes a very different company from the one we use now:
Are you in the mood to have your face judged by a somewhat-busted Playboy playmate? Would you like to do so without having to find and approach her? Perfect! The Rating Game lets you do just that. This sounds fun!
In the last decade or so, researchers investigating human preferences for male and female body shapes have turned to a previously under-explored academic resource – in the form of double-page gatefolded magazine spreads. Specifically, the centerfolds of so-called ‘top-shelf' publications.
Playboy seems to have a major scoop on the rest of us. Their latest issue lists the Touchpad and Pre 3 as being $500 and $200, respectively. With the release nearing, take this with a grain of salt. [Engadget]
Health officials have confirmed that the "whirlpool spa" aka the hot tub aka probably the grotto at the Playboy Mansion was ground zero for a legionella bacteria outbreak. It's being held responsible for causing a number of people to get sick at an early February conference.