Playboy Magazine, August 2008

Aug. 7, 2023 in PlayBoy 2000s by Wyatt Earp

Playboy Magazine, August 2008

Playboy's August 2008 edition features an intriguing collection of stories that navigate various aspects of culture, politics, sports, and entertainment:

  • Explore the incredible story of James Keene's redemption, a man offered early release from prison to extract a confession from a suspected serial killer, in "THE STRANGE REDEMPTION OF JAMES KEENE" by Hillel Levin.
  • Delve into America's cultural shift in the '50s and '60s, with Bill Zehme's reflection on the birth of the "Cool" and PLAYBOY's influence in that era.
  • Join the political scene with an inside look at the unforgettable quotes, blunders, and moments of political conventions, along with Mickey Edwards' critique of presidential power in "FORTRESS WASHINGTON."
  • Feel the rush of the "THE PERFECT SPRINT" as Jonathan Littman takes you behind the scenes of training with some of the world's fastest athletes preparing for Olympic gold.
  • Enjoy part two of Denis Johnson's gripping modern noir, "NOBODY MOVE," as the adventure of fugitive gambler Jimmy continues.
  • Engage in candid conversations with Selma Blair and Ben Stiller, each discussing their unique roles, experiences, and outlook on Hollywood.
  • Lastly, indulge in visually tantalizing content, including a tribute to fierce Olympic competitors and a breathtaking pictorial by world-ranked tennis pro Ashley Harkleroad.

This issue blends thought-provoking narratives with captivating visuals, encapsulating the essence of Playboy’s diverse and stimulating content. Whether examining the complexities of redemption or reveling in Hollywood's allure, the August 2008 edition promises an enriching read.

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