Playboy Magazine, December 2011

Playboy's December 2011 issue offers a rich blend of intriguing features, engaging interviews, riveting fiction, and tantalizing pictorials. Here's what's inside:

FEATURES:

  • "Dead Letter File": A collection of reflections and thoughts from notable figures including Ayn Rand and Hunter S. Thompson.
  • "The Original Blonde": Neal Gabler explores our societal obsession with blonde bombshell Jean Harlow.
  • "The Fighter": Follow the remarkable comeback of Heisman winner Herschel Walker as he becomes a professional MMA fighter, with Steve Oney as your guide.
  • "Playboy's Tip-Off 2012": John Gasaway gives insights into college hoops picks for the new year.
  • "How to Build a Time Machine": Brian Clegg reveals the missing ingredient needed for time travel.
  • "Krassner vs. Breitbart": A spirited debate between liberal satirist Paul Krassner and conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart.
  • "The Playboy Holiday Gift Guide": A curated selection for the man who seems to have it all.
  • "The Ancient and Unspeakable Ones": John Hodgman offers a funny yet unsettling vision of a drug-altered reality.

INTERVIEW:

  • Craig Ferguson: The Late Late Show host shares his life's twists and turns with Eric Spitznagel.
  • Kaley Cuoco: Star of The Big Bang Theory, Kaley opens up about her love of nerdy humor with Stephen Rebello.

FICTION:

  • "Dark Was the Night": A story by Richard Powers about a retired aerospace engineer who risks everything for a journey through time.

SEX IN CINEMA 2011:

  • An examination of sexual maturity in Hollywood.

PICTORIALS:

  • "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes": A tribute to blonde beauty.
  • "Playmate: Rainy Day Jordan": A spotlight on the sunny forecast that accompanies this Texas beauty.
  • "The Queen of Hearts": Leeann Tweeden, host of NBC's Poker After Dark, reveals all.

COLUMNS:

  • "The Friends You Can't See": Jonathan Ames discusses invisible friends.
  • "Alone Again, Naturally": Lisa Lampanelli and Jimmy reflect on love and togetherness.

This final issue of 2011 illustrates Playboy's unique ability to combine the sensational with the substantial, offering readers a comprehensive package of entertainment, intellect, and aesthetics. Whether you're a sports fan, a science enthusiast, or simply looking to be entertained, there's something in this issue for you.

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