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‘Die Hard’ at 30: How It Redefined the Sexy Action Hero

When the original Die Hard debuted in theaters 30 years ago, it was anything but a sure thing. It earned mixed reviews (Roger Ebert gave it...

Cyborg Enthusiasts Want to Redefine What Being Human Means

By Maggie Grimason “People do not usually ask of themselves how human they feel,” Neil Harbisson says, his clipped English accent stuttering through the shaky Skype...

Loving the Algorithm: How the Future of Sex Lies in Artificial Intelligence

By Lynsey G. For those of us who greet the future of artificial intelligence with a mix of excitement and dread, 2017 was a minefield. In June,...

Tired of Finishing Last? Then Don’t Be the “Nice Guy”

Robsonphoto With the nonstop parade of ousted men our news feeds have been inundated with for several months, it seems we’re facing a renewed plight...

Cosplay and Consent: Are Comic Cons Getting Better for Women?

By Madeleine Deliee On a brisk January evening in New Orleans, a crowd gathers. They point, take photos, plan for the spectacle they’ve anticipated for weeks or...

Meet the Willy Wonka of Booze, Who Uses Science to Unlock the Secrets of...

By Jason Horn From the outside, 1235 East 6th Street in downtown Los Angeles looks like a fairly generic industrial building, sitting across from a giant...

Looking for Meaning Inside Happy Place, The Newest Instagram Fad

By Lina Abascal You are strictly prohibited from bringing professional camera equipment and “your problems,” to this exhibit. There is a 20,000-square-foot space in the downtown Los...

Go Ahead and Take Your Shoes Off at This Vienna Speakeasy

By Natalie B. Compton You walk through the door and kick your shoes off. There’s a pair of slippers waiting for you under a hallway table. This...

Hare Force One: Relive the First Flight of the Big Bunny in 1970

The Big Bunny took its maiden voyage on February 17, 1970. Its original intent was to shuttle Hef between the Chicago Mansion and his new...

Will LGBT Ugandans Ever Be Free? Inside the Fight for a Queer Country

By Jacob Kushner Photography by Jake Naughton This story appears in the November/December 2017 issue of Playboy USA Subscribe Three years after courts struck down a “Kill the Gays”...

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