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  1. AS DAVID LETTERMAN SIGNS OFF TONIGHT, LOOK BACK AT HIS 1994 PLAYBOY INTERVIEW


    In the last decade of the 20th century, there came upon the land the dread and terrible Late-Night Wars. Network was pitted against network, band against band, comic against comic.

  2. HERE’S WHAT A DAY IN AMERICA’S ONLY FULL-NUDE, HEDONIST SEX RESORT IS LIKE


    DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. _ As I sat naked in a lounge chair by the pool, talking with a Southern California fire chief we’ll call Mike (not his real name) about our mutual loathing of Pope Benedict, framed just over Mike’s right shoulder from my point of view a 20-something dude ate out his girlfriend while other guests ate lunch and sunbathed. That was 15 minutes into my day at the couples-only Sea Mountain Lifestyle Resort.

  3. WINE OF THE WEEK: AN UNDERAPPRECIATED, BUT EXTRAORDINARY RED FROM FRANCE


    Patrick Cappiello, the wine director at Pearl & Ash in New York City presents his wine of the week, Cotes Du Jura from producer Jean Bourdy, a surprising red wine made with a blend of Poulsard, Pinot Noir and Trousseau grapes from the Jura region in France. For more videos and articles from Patrick, visit Tasting Notes.

  4. CATCHING UP WITH BILL PAXTON, AMERICA’S FAVORITE CHARACTER ACTOR


    Bill Paxton has battled aliens, a Terminator, and tornadoes; he’s uncovered the Titanic with James Cameron; and even juggled multiple wives on the hit HBO polygamy series, Big Love. But it’s hard to pin down the versatile actor to any genre, given a filmography that spans Weird Science, Apollo 13, Nightcrawler, Edge of Tomorrow and even Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.

  5. 50 PLAYMATES FROM THE ‘50S


    The year 1953 signaled the beginning of Playboy, bravely putting sex icon Marilyn Monroe on its very first cover. And as America became one of the world’s strongest powers during the decade, Playboy became even more of a household name in part to its beautiful girl-next-door-like centerfolds.


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