You may be wondering what all those X’s on our homepage are all about. Well, today, March 8, is the International Day Without A Woman, and we’ve marked this content to let you know that that it has, in some way, been touched or is influenced by a woman. From bunnies who choose to be a part of the World of Playboy, to editors working hard on creating posts, to our photo team sourcing images, to even our social media rapport, this story wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the ladies who call Playboy home. And tomorrow, when those X’s are gone, we hope you remember all the gals who worked to bring you great stories.

So as you enjoy today’s Playboy.com, remember to thank a lady: You wouldn’t be here without one.


For years, the South by Southwest conference and festival — SXSW, if you’re nasty — has been an annual destination for anyone seeking to hobnob with influential thinkers, artists, filmmakers and musicians. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, that’s more true than ever, but one man won’t be making an appearance later this month: FBI director James Comey has pulled out of a planned appearance.

Comey was originally scheduled to appear on stage in conversation with Newseum CEO Jeffrey Herbst, as part of “a unique conversation examining the tensions between privacy and national security.” That’s no longer the case, however. Today, it was announced that, “due to scheduling conflicts keeping him in Washington DC” — like, perhaps, being at war with the administration over reality — he’ll be replaced by FBI general counsel James Baker.

Fans of the Political Elite shouldn’t feel too hard-done-by, however; yesterday, it was revealed that former Vice President Joe Biden will be unveiling plans for a Biden cancer initiative at the festival. Biden will be joined by Texas Congressman John Ratcliffe, Washington State’s Congresswoman Suzan DelBane, Hakeem Jeffries and Nanette Barragan from the U.S. House of Representatives, a whole host of CIA officers (discussing the connection between CIA missions and gaming, of all things) and a lot of mayors of cities across the country.

Sure, none of them will be able to answer awkward questions about ill-advised (and maybe illegal) correspondence that might have changed the direction of last year’s election. On the other hand, perhaps someone can persuade Joe Biden to save the country (or at least, tell the current administration how to turn on the lights).

SXSW 2017 begins March 10 in Austin, TX.