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Playboy (1-year)

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Playboy is America's best-selling men's magazine. Every month, this provocative and informative magazine provides stimulating articles, probing interviews, and eye-pleasing centerfolds.

No other magazine entertains you with the quality, style and naked truth of Playboy. Every issue brings you the world's most beautiful women, uncensored advice about sex, revealing celebrity interviews, award-winning fiction and humor, the famous cartoons and jokes, stimulating articles and, of course, those sumptuous eye-pleasing centerfolds. Provocative and informative, Playboy is America's best-selling men's magazine.

Playboy publishes double issues, each counts as two of 12 issues in an annual subscription.

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Who Reads Playboy?
Provocative and informative, Playboy is America’s best-selling men’s magazine. Playboy is read by more than 10.3 million people in the U.S. – of which two million are women. The magazine is primarily aimed at men in their twenties and thirties, but is read by men and women of all ages.

What You Can Expect in Each Issue:
Whatever goes on between a man’s ears is a convenient way to sum up the content of Playboy. Prominent among its features are the pictorials, which showcase women ranging from the girl next door to world-famous celebrities, but also includes sports, entertainment, politics, social trends, developments in the areas of sex and romance, short fiction and compelling articles on behalf of a wide variety of subjects.

  • Pictorials: Featuring the world’s most beautiful women, as captured by some of the world’s most talented photographers.
  • ManTrack: New cars, sporting equipment, technology, furniture, travel destinations and other consumer goods.
  • After Hours: A bemused tour d’horizon of current culture.
  • Forum: Opinion and argument about political and social developments, often focusing on issues of personal freedom and expression.
  • The Playboy Advisor: A column in which readers’ questions about modern living, including love, sex, fashion, technology, etiquette and other topics are answered.

Each month, Playboy magazine offers the most engaging and eclectic mix of material in the general interest and men’s categories. The Playboy Interview, a monthly in-depth conversation with an important figure—recent subjects include Richard Branson, Alec Baldwin, Chuck Palahniuk, Tina Fey, Kanye West, Seth Rogen, Jay Z, Gov. Bill Richardson, Arianna Huffington, Kenny Chesney, Bill O’Reilly, Farheed Zakaria and Thomas L. Friedman—is the most authoritative body of interview-format work in the history of American journalism. A shorter, lighter interview called 20Q (recent subjects include Danica Patrick, Judd Apatow, Charles Barkley, Jack Black, Fergie, Scott Boras and Amy Smart) allows readers another chance to hear about a celebrity in the person’s own words.

Playboy delivers news-making and substantive journalism like "Death and Dishonor," the story of the brutal home-front murder of an Iraq War veteran that was the basis for the movie "In the Valley of Elah," “Our Battles Joined,” a search for the true circumstances behind the execution of an Afghani translator, which was turned into the HBO documentary “Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi,” and “The Strange Redemption of James Keene,” about a convicted drug dealer turned federal informant who infiltrates a prison for the criminally insane to befriend a serial killer—and which is also being made into a feature film. Reporting for Playboy also served as the basis for the fictionalized account of an U.S. bomb unit in Iraq for the film, “The Hurt Locker.” Other recent articles include a joint profile of comedians Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman, an series of provocative letters written by Norman Mailer during the course of his illustrious career, a multi-part memoir of the romantic escapades of brilliant noir novelist James Ellroy, photo-driven profiles of actors such as Justin Long, Ray Stevenson and the cast of “Mad Men,” a feature about Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lange, a profile of LAPD chief Bill Bratton, an expose of sexual repression in fundamentalist Iran, several essays about maintaining privacy in an era of dizzying technological and legal change, and a series of definitive articles on male sexual health.

Each issue also includes a piece of fiction, spotlighting the best of established and emerging talents. In 2008, for instance, Denis Johnson wrote a novel exclusively for serialization in the magazine called “Nobody Move,” the follow-up to his National Book Award winning “Tree of Smoke”; it was published in 2009 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Playboy has also secured rights to an excerpt of a unpublished novel by Vladimir Nabokov which will appear in its December 2009 issue.

Past Issues:

Playboy’s roster of contributors over the course of its history is second to none. It includes Norman Mailer, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Hunter S. Thompson, William F. Buckley Jr., Arthur Schlesinger Jr., John Cheever, Arthur C. Clarke, George Plimpton, Ray Bradbury and Shel Silverstein. Active contributors include Gore Vidal, Stephen King, John Updike, T.C. Boyle, Jonathan Safran Foer, Chuck Palahniuk, Richard Dawkins, Jeff Greenfield, Denis Johnson, Jimmy Breslin, Christopher Buckley, Jane Smiley, Margaret Atwood, Robert Coover, Jim Harrison and Nadine Gordimer.

Magazine Layout
The magazine offers a pleasing balance of attractive photography, lively illustration, and well-designed text.

Comparisons to Similar Magazines:
Playboy informs its entire editorial product (articles, photographs, and illustrations) with intelligence, wit, and sophistication. They provide readers with a unique editorial mix, including lifestyle service information, entertainment, interviews, politics, advice, women, sports, news features, and short fiction.

Playboy is an American icon. Smart, edgy and a bit provocative, Playboy has been the leading men’s magazine for nearly the entirety of its 55 year existence, surpassing and outlasting all competitors and imitators.

Playboy has long been recognized for its design, art and writing, receiving more than 1,600 awards. Most recently, Playboy won eight design awards from Creativity, encompassing illustration, design and editorial photography. In 2007, Playboy was also nominated for a National Magazine Award for Fiction.

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  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: Playboy Enterprises International Inc
  • ASIN: B000HWY1PG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (265 customer reviews)
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102 of 120 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Thanks for the Subtlety February 27, 2011
By Mike L.
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
The magazine itself isn't bad, nothing ground breaking but can offer an interesting read at times. When I receive a product like this I expect the packaging to be subtle without PLAYBOY labeled everywhere. And for the most part it is. That was until about 7 months into my subscription when I started to receive renewal notices.

The first renewal request I received was titled "URGENT - 3rd notice" with Playboy clearly written on it. Every couple weeks I receive a new one, including my most recent that came in a bright yellow envelope with "SUSPENSION ADVISORY" across the entire front of it and Playboy written up in the corner. I understand the intent is to attract attention to it, but I would at least hope they would carry the same considerations in packaging their magazine to the renewal requests.

I canceled with 4 months left on my subscription just to stop the renewal request spam. I won't be subscribing again.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Playboy magazine February 9, 2012
Subscription Term Name:2 years|Verified Purchase
The most convenient and least expensive way to continue my 40 year subscription. I will continue renew this way as long as it is offered.
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22 of 29 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I read the articles, seriously October 4, 2010
Subscription Term Name:2 years|Verified Purchase
The magazine offers interesting articles more often than many people imagine. Especially when it comes to science of sexuality, their choices of writers are good and fun.
On the other hand, the photos of young naked girls are repetitive and boring, how many blond girls with artificial lips and boobs can you enjoy looking at? They look all the same, and worst, so digitally "improved" they don't look human most of the time. Too much airbrush work made them look like a clone game character.
To me, the most interesting section in the magazine is the Q & A from the readers, there are so many questions about human behaviors, normal or not. I learned so much about ourselves and what's really going on in the modern America. The answers are most often very specific and helpful, wise and tongue-in cheek fun.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Subscription Term Name:1 year auto-renewal|Verified Purchase
I ordered this for my husband as a Christmas gift and based on all the previous reviews I ordered it in early Novemeber to arrive in Mid to late December... well it arrived less than 4 weeks later.

On a side note, the magazine insert for has the 1 year subscription for only $12.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars There really are articles in there February 4, 2010
By Zeb
Subscription Term Name:1 year
The articles are well written and interesting most of the time. This is a pretty good magazine that happens to have beautiful (if only through the magic of airbrushing) nude woman on some of the pages. It's also cheaper then most other entertainment magazines. Win-win. Buy it.
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19 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars everything covered; except the women February 25, 2008
Subscription Term Name:2 years|Verified Purchase
What can I say? I have subscribed to Playboy for over 40 years. Every subject imagineable is likely to be in the magazine eventually. The women are more beautiful than ever, and the interviews are always interesting. No magazine covers more topics than Playboy with insight and intelligence. I particularly enjoy the Playboy advisor and 20 questions.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say? May 11, 2014
By Rich C
Subscription Term Name:1 year auto-renewal|Verified Purchase
Duh! It's Playboy.
I fricken love it.
Still has the best writing, photography, and cartoon humor. Three things I love and enjoy. Lifestyle galore. Keep going Hugh Heffner. You da man.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not just for perverts August 25, 2013
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
While I am not going to say I am not a pervert and do not admired the attractive women in this magazine, I am going to say the articles are some of the best I have read in any publication. I have subscribed to Popular Mechanics, Wired, Popular Science and others, yet Playboy has consistently provided the best articles and interviews I have read anywhere. I read nearly ever issue cover to cover. In fact I honestly do not even really care about the centerfold. They could remove all the naked women and I would still subscribe.

The only part I dislike about Playboy is its amazing liberal slant. I understand why it is in there, but at times it is so overtly bias and blatantly false or misleading I get a bit irked. Still it is worth glossy over that to read some of the best coverage of important happenings of our world. If you do not believe me, pick up the issue that features an interview with Yvon Chouinard, owner of Patagonia. I have reread that entire issue several times because of all the interesting things I have learned.
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What does it (and any other similar magazines from Amazon) look like...
It arrives in a bag with the cover blacked out, and no, not really.
Oct 31, 2010 by AG |  See all 3 posts
Double Issues? 6 or 12 a year?
I think a year's subscription now includes one double issue, maybe July/August. So you should get 11 issues per year.
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