The November 1982 issue of Playboy Magazine delivers a unique blend of interviews, pictorials, in-depth articles, and intriguing fiction.
The issue opens with a candid Playboy Interview with Luciano Pavarotti, the world's most celebrated tenor. He discusses his first film, "Yes, Giorgio," a $15,000,000 MGM production, addresses the alleged rivalry with Placido Domingo, responds to critics who accuse him of selling out, and shares what it feels like to possess such a massive physical stature.
In the fiction section, Stanley Elkin's "George Mills" provides an engaging narrative about growing up in a town built and sustained by illusion.
The issue also features an enticing pictorial of the women who worked for the recently grounded Braniff Airlines. Readers may find themselves wondering why they never chose to fly with Braniff given the opportunity.
Arthur Schlesinger Jr. contributes an in-depth article examining the Democratic Party's future post the Ronald Reagan election. He argues that it's not all doom and gloom, and that the Democrats could still make a comeback if they address their internal issues.
In a sartorial feature, David Platt makes the case for tweed as the next big thing in men's fashion, likening its return to the cyclical appearance of Halley's comet.
Wrapping up the issue, Mitch Sisskind's "The Second Coming" is a quirky fiction piece, presenting a unique take on a Nativity story set in a post-apocalyptic world.
The November 1982 issue of Playboy Magazine promises an intriguing mix of interviews, pictorials, political commentary, fashion features, and absorbing fiction, available on various online platforms and select vintage magazine stores.