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.
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.
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.
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.
On January 13, a unique NASA artifact goes up for auction. What is it? A topless photo of Ms. DeDe Lind (a.k.a. Playboy's Miss August 1967) that was smuggled aboard Apollo 12. Bidding starts at $1000.
The October issue of Playboy is vamped out. Huzzah for supernatural nudity but here's hoping they turn down the coy and turn up the blood-bathing Elizabeth Báthory centerfolds.
Tricia Helfer, the human side of Cylon Number Six, is doing a charity event for kitten rescue by auctioning off an uncut sheet of Battlestar Galactica cards that have been signed by just about every actor to appear on the show. In fact, it wouldn't be surprising if some random background character had signed one of…