Playboy Magazine, March 2010

Aug. 9, 2023 in PlayBoy 2000s by Wyatt Earp

Playboy Magazine, March 2010

With an intoxicating blend of cultural examination, celebrity insights, and sensual aesthetics, the March 2010 issue of Playboy is a tantalizing exploration of contemporary society.

One of the central features is Frank Owen's "Blown Away," which investigates the tragic and mysterious death of hip-hop promoter Rian Thal, unveiling a story rife with intrigue and dark undercurrents. A foray into the literary world is presented through Charles Bukowski's humorous and pointed take on fellow writers in "The House of Horrors," providing a glimpse into the eccentricities and rivalries of literary circles.

Music aficionados will find delight in the issue's multi-faceted look at the industry. From probing into the unsolved death of the Rolling Stones' Brian Jones to presenting Playboy's 2010 Music Awards, the magazine celebrates and questions the world of melody and rhythm. Stephen King adds to this musical theme, reflecting on the demise of hippie culture and its impact on the music of the era.

Visually enticing pieces like "Eros Vinyl," questioning the disappearance of sexy album covers, and engaging pictorials of personalities like Kelly Bensimon and Playmate Kyra Milan, add a layer of aesthetic pleasure to the magazine.

The issue also hosts an interview with musician John Mayer, known for his wit as much as his tunes, and a 20Q segment with Olympic snowboarder Shaun White. For those looking for a blend of intellectual and sensual stimulation, Martin Amis's fiction piece, "The Dawn of Sexual Intercourse," presents a complex narrative woven around tales of hot Italian nights.

From the whimsical cartoons of Dedini's world to the adventurous exploration of Tokyo's fish market, the magazine brings together a diverse collection of stories, reflections, and imagery. Whether examining multifaceted sexuality, engaging with living legends, or delving into the shadows of the hip-hop scene, the March 2010 issue of Playboy offers a thought-provoking and visually striking experience, capturing the zeitgeist of a generation.

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