Publisher Hugh Hefner was known most for his role in the sexual revolution, his magazine's long and searching conservations were remarkable for the people who spoke and for what they said.
The entrepreneur helped slip sex out of the confines of plain brown wrappers and into mainstream conversation in the U.S. He was widely admired but far from universally beloved.
"Fifty Shades of Grey" is part of a corporate capitalist onslaught that has seen women dehumanized, men desensitized, children damaged and violence and exploitation glorified.
British actor Gary Oldman unleashed a torrent of instantly regrettable remarks about Hollywood culture in the latest edition of Playboy, couching his statements in that tediously familiar type of defiant language so often brandished by the clueless.
Playboy magazine sent economics writer Jonathan Tasini to speak to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman about the economic crisis and the possibilities for the future. What resulted was a neat picture of Krugman’s views on the state of the U.S. economy, the plight of common Americans and the failure of the political class to do anything about it.
We've been tracking the fate of Erwin Arnada since 2006, when the editor launched a PG version of Playboy in the world's most populous Muslim country After all these years, the Indonesian high court has invalidated the indecency charges on which Arnada was convicted It's a big day for swimsuits in Bali.
He and his lawyer waited until the Oscar ballots were in, but on Tuesday, Master Sgt. Jeffrey Sarver, a U.S. Army soldier who worked as a bomb disposal specialist in Iraq, filed a lawsuit claiming that he had provided the real-world inspiration for actor Jeremy Renner's character in "The Hurt Locker." Why did he wait until the votes were cast?
Hey, you can really learn some interesting and revealing stuff at the Values Voter Summit! Take, for example, this startling declaration made Saturday by Michael Schwartz, Sen Tom Coburn's chief of staff, about how all pornography is gay and can make viewers gay or at least less attentive to their wives.