Hobby Lobby Taught America a Lot About Contraception. That's the Problem

I first learned about Plan B (a.k.a. the morning-after pill) in 2009. I was 17 years old and accompanying a male friend to his STD screening at a Planned Parenthood in Canoga Park, not far from where I grew up in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley. After a few cancellations, I snagged an appointment of my own. The… » 6/25/14 3:00pm 6/25/14 3:00pm

Tesla Vs. the Hypocrisy of Free-Market Politicians

When New Jersey governor Chris Christie spoke this spring at the Conservative Political Action Conference, he attacked Obamacare as an example of big government "trying to control the free market." He also took a jab at Senate majority leader Harry Reid, saying Reid, who has lambasted the Koch brothers for donating… » 6/24/14 12:00pm 6/24/14 12:00pm

Extreme, Part 2: An Original Short Story by Don Winslow

Novelist Don Winslow, author of Savages and The Kings of Cool, has written a three-part serial entitled Extreme exclusively for Playboy. Winslow's newest work of fiction debuted in the magazine's May 2014 issue and will continue to run through its July/August 2014 edition. Read the second installment below. » 6/20/14 12:00pm 6/20/14 12:00pm

A Bartending Icon Decides To Share All of His Secrets, Starting With…

This is a special time for me, both as a bartender and as a writer. I've spent the past 18 years behind the bar, obsessively learning all I can about my chosen craft, then the last two years committing that knowledge to paper. Last week, all of that hard work culminated with the release of my first book, The Bar Book:… » 6/19/14 8:17pm 6/19/14 8:17pm

Henry Paris: The Great Auteur of The Golden Age of Porn

As a professional ballerina, I barely finished high school, so my sense of inadequacy in all subjects but classical ballet remains adequately high. In the years since I became a writer, my curiosity has roamed from classic literature to sexual literature to classic sexual literature. A few months ago, I decided to… » 6/16/14 2:00pm 6/16/14 2:00pm

Rolling Thunder: 4 Great Cruising Motorcycles

Chasing a narrow strip of blacktop to the distant horizon with nothing ahead of you but time, space and freedom. That's the idea behind the cruiser motorcycle, which offers instant entrée to a club of like-minded rebels. The cruiser is as definitively American as the cowboy and the muscle car, and this season a slew… » 6/13/14 4:00pm 6/13/14 4:00pm

Jonah Hill: The 22 Jump Street Star on His Career Transformation,…

Jonah Hill could still be buying hooker boots at an eBay store right now. A decade ago, with that one-minute scene in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, he launched a career in bro comedies that could have kept him fed like Henry VIII on chronic for years to come. Instead, the party-hearty star of Knocked Up and Superbad went… » 6/12/14 10:00am 6/12/14 10:00am

Ronaldo on the 2014 World Cup, Brazilian Politics and Trying Viagra

Ahead of this year's tournament, Playboy Brazil spoke with Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, the 1998 World Cup Golden Ball winner [player of the tournament] and the 2002 Golden Boot winner [top goal scorer] about his role in the 2014 World Cup Local Organizing Committee—and about skulduggery in soccer, the Brazilian… » 6/11/14 11:00am 6/11/14 11:00am

John Oliver Brilliantly Lays Out All The Reasons To Hate FIFA

We spend a lot of time talking about what a cartoonishly corrupt organization FIFA is, but sometimes it feels like there's not enough time in the day to do a proper rundown of everything there is to hate about Sepp Blatter and his goons. Thankfully, John Oliver is here to give FIFA the comprehensive takedown it… » 6/09/14 1:35pm 6/09/14 1:35pm

In Orange Is the New Black, Prison's a Cage But Sexuality's Free Range

When we last left Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), she was beating fellow inmate Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett (Taryn Manning) to a bloody pulp in the snow. When we meet her again in Season 2 of Orange is the New Black, which drops its entire, binge-worthy second season on Netflix tomorrow, she's in a new prison in… » 6/05/14 2:30pm 6/05/14 2:30pm

Seth MacFarlane Is the Class Clown Who Refuses to Grow Up

Seth MacFarlane can do everything but grow up. The comic mind behind FOX's animated juggernaut Family Guy, along with American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, MacFarlane can draw, write and voice-act a galaxy cartoon voices. He hosted the Oscars in 2013. He sings, with one album of big-band standards already out and… » 5/30/14 5:17pm 5/30/14 5:17pm

The Classic Daiquiri Is an Ideal Summertime Cocktail

Up here in the rainy Pacific Northwest we don't see much sun until roughly mid-July, but this year we've been treated to an unseasonably warm spring. I've altered my weekend beverage schedule accordingly. You see, while April and May are usually set aside for Mint Juleps at my house, this glorious sunshine has me… » 5/29/14 4:56pm 5/29/14 4:56pm

The Playboy Travel Guide: 5 Destinations for the Stylish Jet-Setter

Sure, you could jet off to the world's most famous monuments and take the exact same selfie every other tourist posts on Instagram. Or you could embrace all the not been there, not done that our world has to offer. Here are five of the most thrilling destinations for the stylish traveller. » 5/29/14 12:00pm 5/29/14 12:00pm