Playboy's July 2004 issue blends thrilling stories, revealing interviews, and stunning pictorials.
"The Wreck of the La Conte" by Todd Lewan recounts one of the most daring helicopter rescues in history. Five Alaskan fishermen survive in harsh Arctic conditions after their boat sinks, offering a step-by-step account of their ordeal.
"The Naked Page Project" by Jonathan Safran Foer delves into the author's experiences after asking readers to mail him a blank page from their own copy of the magazine. The responses range from the weird to the wonderful, creating a collage of humanity.
"The Presidential Sex Quiz" offers readers a chance to test their knowledge about the love lives of past American Presidents, from the first affair to the preferred pet names.
"Super Cars" by Ken Gross takes readers on a virtual test drive of the finest and most luxurious cars from Lamborghini, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Chrysler.
"Paparazzi Apprentice" by David Peisner explores the seedy and adrenaline-fueled world of celebrity photographers, providing an insider's view of the profession.
"Centerfolds on Sex: Serria Tawan" offers candid sex advice from the model herself.
The 20Q interview features Christina Applegate, who opens up about her role in the comedy "Anchorman", and shares anecdotes from her life and career.
In the fiction section, "Powder" by Thom Jones tells the story of a small-town man finding success in the big city thanks to a mysterious doctor and some magical powder.
The Playboy Interview of the month is with controversial author and filmmaker Michael Moore, who faces probing questions about his work and views on President Bush, Osama Bin Laden, and the late Charlton Heston.
Pictorial highlights include "Swing Time", a look into the Lifestyles Convention, Playmate Stephanie Glasson, and "La Femme Nikita" star Peta Wilson.