The January 2005 issue of Playboy offers a rich blend of intriguing articles, insightful interviews, and captivating reviews.
"The Sucker with the Money" aims to unravel the truth behind the charm of Howard Hughes. In "Diary of a Threesome Fanatic," an anonymous woman shares her intimate adventures with a famous TV star. "Champagne with a Twist" offers insights on the best bubbly cocktails.
In "Blood, Sweat, and Trade Secrets," William T. Vollmann exposes the shocking realities of Mexican maquiladoras. "Jefferson vs. Hamilton" by Gore Vidal discusses the changing reputations of these historical rivals.
"2005 Cars of the Year" brings a thrilling review of Ferrari 612 Scaglietti and eight other stunning cars. "Meet the Future of Poker" offers a glimpse into the life of a World Series of Poker winner. "Digging up Private Ryan" details the steps taken by France to amend its image in response to anti-French fervor.
In "The Playboy Forum," Sam Harris discusses the pitfalls of not being able to criticize religious beliefs, no matter how fanatical. The "20Q" section features James Caan, who discusses his past addictions and career choices. The Playboy Interview puts the spotlight on Toby Keith, country music's biggest star.
The issue also includes a range of reviews, from movies such as 'The Phantom of the Opera' and 'Elektra', to DVDs like 'Anchorman' and 'Oz: The Complete Fourth Season', and music and games like 'Halo 2' and 'Fight Club'. A special segment on books also features.