Playboy Is Putting Nudity Back In Their Magazine Amid Feminist Rebranding & Wow Is There a Lot to Unpack There
Playboy is bringing nudity back to their magazine, saying it was "a mistake" to remove it. What does that mean for their new feminist branding?Read More
Zootopia cosplay seems pretty difficult -- not to mention expensive -- but this set of cosplay photos by SeeU shows that you can still make the characters recognizable with just a pair of ears, a tail, and some clever wig styling. You also need the right clothes, of course!Read More
This should be interesting.
It's really just for the articles now: in a New York Times feature yesterday, it was revealed that Playboy is planning 'to drop' images of nude women.Read More
“I find your lack of fluff disturbing.”
Star Wars Celebration gave some cosplayers an excuse to break out their bunny tails again. You may remember of few of them from the super cool Gotham Bunnies group we posted last year but this one features an Admiral Ackbar head so...Read More
This is what it looks like when you get a super-rad lady to draw your Spider Woman covers.Read More
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Remember how Playboy made this year's best "sexy" costumes - including Game of Thrones scribe George R. R. Martin? Well, GRRM himself has seen it, and... is maybe kinda into it?Read More
"I'm too sexy for my vest, too sexy for my vest. So sexy... oh look, a black hole!"
Yes, yes, let's skip the "I already find George Takei incredibly sexy" comments and go right to "Why didn't I think of that??"Read More
Downton Abbey is already really great, and things tend to get better because of Paul Giamatti.
Downton Abbey doesn't really need to get any better than it is now, but it's going to anyway. Paul Giamatti is joining the PBS Masterpiece masterpiece for the finale of its fourth season. He's unfortunately apparently only appearing in that one episode, but hopefully we can expect him to return for season five. So who is he playing?Read More
The long-time excuse of husbands, boyfriends, and anyone else who subscribes to Playboy without wanting to admit they like looking at photos of naked women has been that they just read it for the articles. Well if that's the case, you're in luck, because Playboy's new iPhone app doesn't have any nudity at all.Read More
This morning saw Playboy launch it's long-awaited (by some people, probably) Hebrew-language edition in Israel, allowing men around the world to pretend they're reading a Chuck Palahniuk story while they leaf through their favorite skin mag in yet another language. Truly, we live in an age of wonders.Read More
A new image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows us that a little lighting goes a long way. The new picture of Saturn was taken in the planet's shadow, using the Sun as a back light for the solar system's third largest body. If NASA images were a Playboy magazine, this would be the centerfold. Turn-ons: Rings, moons, and hydrogen. Turn-offs: Short orbital periods, Pluto.Read More
If performer-politicians like former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and senator Al Franken have shown us anything, it's that having a certain amount of public notoriety doesn't hurt when you're running for public office. It's curious, then, to see that Kerri Hoskins Branson, a candidate running for a seat on the board in Kane county, Illinois, doesn't seem to be publicizing her fifteen minutes of fame. You may not recognize the name, but you may remember Ms. Branson for her roles as a cheerleader in the original NBA Jam and, more importantly, the motion capture/likeness for Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat 3.Read More
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The July issue of Playboy's Portuguese edition features an unexpected figure on the cover: None other than Jesus Christ, who frolics with three different nude women within the pages of the magazine.
The shock value of the cover and concept is undeniable: Believe it or not, though, it's in the service of an ostensibly higher -- even literary -- purpose. Last month, Nobel literature laureate José Saramago died: A national hero in Portugal, he was the only Portuguese-language writer to win the Nobel literature prize.
Saramago was an atheist, and one of his most famous novels was titled The Gospel According to Jesus Christ (O Evangelho Segundo Jesus Cristo), depicting a flawed and human Jesus: You can see the book's title engraved into the headboard of the bed on the Playboy cover. Because that's where you're looking, right? It's in Saramago's honor that this religiously and literarily laden (and unsurprisingly, rather controversial) Jesus-with-naked-ladies photoshoot took place.Read More
After loads of speculation about Apple's sudden, sweeping ban of more than 5,000 sexually suggestive iPhone apps -- ranging from pornography to pictures of women in bikinis -- the company's head of worldwide product marketing, Philip W. Schiller, has explained where Apple is coming from. In an interview with the New York Times, Schiller says that complaints from "women who found the content getting too degrading and objectionable, as well as parents who were upset with what their kids were able to see" led Apple to institute its ban on sexually provocative iPhone apps. Why, then, did Apple give racy Playboy and Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue apps free passes, even as they shut down an app from a swimwear vendor that featured women wearing the bikinis they were trying to sell?Read More
Comicrazys has curated a fantastic collection of cartoons from Gahan Wilson, Playboy's longtime cartoonist-in-chief. Wilson has been described as having a "genius for grotesquery," a trait which is certainly on display in the melted slug-people and splayed-out dead elephants in his cartoons:Read More