April 2013

Table of Contents

  • Page Numbers: 56 57

    Interview |

    Clive Davis David Sheff

    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

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    Feature |

    Vile Rat 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, when terrorist attacked the consulate, Smith's two worlds converged in one final, harrowing moment

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    Pictorial |

    Sex & Music Tony Kelly

    Ladies and gentlemen, it is our distinct 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 night only from our studios in Beverly Hills: the inimitable, the sensational Playboy power trio.

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    Feature |

    Playboy's 2013 Music Guide Rob Tannenbaum

    It's a bold new world. Here are the artists, trends and more you'll be talking about

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    Feature |

    Ghost In The Machine Alex Pappademas

    The D.O.C. helped birth the west coast Hip-hop scene alongside N.W.A and Eazy-E. When his career was derailed by a tragic accident, he transformed himself into Hip-hop's most respected ghost writer, polishing hits for everyone from Dr. Dre to Snoop Dogg. Meet the genius hidden behind three decades of hits

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    20Q |

    Lena Dunham 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

  • Page Numbers: 88 89

    Fiction |

    The Hierophant Jake Arnott

    Larry sensed his life was about to change, but he had no idea how profound that change would be

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    Pictorial |

    Playmate: Jaslyn Ome Stephen Wayda

    Special of the Day A lunch date with delicious Miss April

  • Page Numbers: 100 101

    Feature |

    The 38 Best Songs About Sex Rob Tannenbaum

    Forget all those sappy love songs. Here's the top music about the act itself

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    Feature |

    Playboy Classic: David Bowie Cameron Crowe

    When he wasn't redining music and bending gender perceptions, the 29-year-old rock star was effortlessly manipulating the media

  • Page Numbers: 106 107

    Feature |

    Dancing Off The Edge Irvine Welsh

    A drug, a beat and thousands of sweaty bodies. Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh looks at America's growing addiction to electronic dance music

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    Pictorial |

    Obrigado Brazil Irene Schaur

    The human body as art piece, with bombshell Gabriela Milagre

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    Feature |

    Pot And Circumstance Jonathan Kantor

    With marijuana legalization at an all-time high, we present our first ever gentleman's guide to ganja