January 2009

Table of Contents

  • Page Numbers: 40 41

    Interview |

    Playboy Interview: Richard Branson

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    Interview |

    Richard Branson David Sheff

    A candid conversation with the world's happiest billionaire about surviving tough economic times, cheating death and becoming very rich in the process

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    Feature |

    What W Did Christopher Hitchens

    Out of the colossal wreck that was the Bush Administration, a few victories come forth

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    Pictorial |

    Icon David Hochman

    How Tara from Cincinnati became Carmen Electra, one of the hottest sex symbols of our time

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    Pictorial |

    55 Beautiful Years

    1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

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    Feature |

    The 55 Most Important People In Sex Chip Rowe

    To celebrate Playboy's anniversary we ranked the most influential men and women in sex from the past 55 years. Who's in? Who's out? Where's our boss? And who the hell is Charles Ginsburg?

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    Feature |

    A Man Of Letters Norman Mailer

    A literary giant's correspondence on Hollywood, celebrity & society shows him to be a critic and crusader, pugilist & poet

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    Feature |

    Party Of The Year Janet Woolley

    Brilliant! Let's put frosty 2008 into a deep freeze. Candidates! Call girls! Crises! This apres-ski has everything but the kitchen sink and Joe the Plumber

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    Fiction |

    In His Own Words Scott Turow

    Hard to say what frightens a man more-the undiscovered country outside his door or inside his mind

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    Pictorial |

    Playmate: Dasha Astafieva Stephen Wayda

    Take a dip with Ukraine's Dasha Astafieva

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    Feature |

    The Playboy Bar: Champagne

    Champagne for the real friends. Real pain for my sham friends.

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    Feature |

    Super Rat Richard Stratton

    James "Whitey" Bulger is the Jimmy Cagney of sociopaths-charismatic Irish American, ruthless killer, the great criminal mastermind of our time. Will the FBI ever nab him?

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    Feature |

    The Great Hooters Road Trip Joe Queenan

    One man's journey across America, eating nowhere but Hooters

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    Feature |

    Playboy Interview's Greatest Hits

    Some smart, funny and, of course, candid comments from the best Q&A in magazines

  • Page Numbers: 118 119

    20Q |

    Marston And Cooper Hefner Bill Zehme

    Hef's teenage sons go public about outwitting mansion security guards, dealing with their famous last name, getting sex advice from dad and how they'll run Playboy when take over

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    Pictorial |

    Playboy's Playmate Review

    Thirteen beauties vie for Playmate of the Year