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Activist, Rebel, Icon: The Life of Hugh M. Hefner

By Hugh Garvey  In 1953, playboy founder and editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner set out to publish a sophisticated men’s magazine and in turn created a global empire. Six decades...

Hugh Hefner Talks Partying With the Rolling Stones and How Playboy Changed the World

By Larry DuBois Photography by Mindas This article originally appeared in the January 1974 issue playboy magazine. From the moment playboy first hit the newsstands in December of 1953, it was obvious that...

Stop Eating Coconut Oil—But Definitely Start Having Sex With It

By Sofia Barrett-Ibarria Illustration by Robin Eisenberg The hype around coconut oil is a big, fruity, delicious lie—or at the very least, a big, fruity, delicious inaccuracy....

INTERVIEW: Michael Hayden

In the days after Al Qaeda terrorists hijacked and crashed four commercial jetliners on September 11, 2001, American President George W Bush ordered the...

The Playboy Philosophy: Feminism

By Cooper Hefner Illustration by Katie Bailie Feminism. Like love, the word holds a lot of different meanings to a lot of different people. At first glance, feminism...

Straight Men Like Each Other More Than They Like Women

By Bobby Box Romance is dead, as they say. Bromance, however, is thriving. New research published in Men and Masculinities has found men benefit more emotionally from male friendship...

INTERVIEW: Christopher Nolan

A candid conversation with the filmmaker on the through-lines that bind his sprawling canon — from Memento to the Dark Knight trilogy to his...

A Burning Man Sex Diary: Orgies, Consent & Eroticism on the Playa

By Daniel Saynt, September 13, 2017 It’s about 10 hours till my red eye to Reno and I’m at Shag, a Williamsburg sex shop, discussing the best...

Hare Force One: Relive the First Flight of the Big Bunny in 1970

By Playboy Staff   The Big Bunny took its maiden voyage on February 17, 1970. Its original intent was to shuttle Hef between the Chicago Mansion and...

Playboy Fiction: Windows

  By Etgar Keret; Translated by Sondra Silverston Illustration by Mario Wagner September 12, 2017 This article originally appeared in the April 2015 issue playboy magazine. Tech support says she’s only an...