In the past six months, Playboy's editorial team has been rethinking and redesigning the storied publication, using the intellectual, artistic and literary powerhouse years of the 1960s Playboy as their guiding light. The result is a Playboy magazine for a new generation, full of fresh contributors, new regular features, and an entirely contemporary take on photographing the beautiful women who have made the publication one of the most enduring and successful of all time.
Inside the new pages, cover model Sarah McDaniel perfectly describes Playboy's fresh point of view when she says, "The idea was to look at me from a boyfriend's perspective." The pictorials in the March issue are intimate looks at these beautiful women with a very real, relaxed vibe.
The magazines nudity is not the only change as the new edition also presents a new magazine format at 9" x 11" and will be on the shelves in more news stands (nearly 1200 more) without a polybag for the first time since 1985.
Highlights of what else is between the covers of the new Playboy magazine include:
- Francofile – the return of a high-profile interview every month by resident renaissance man James Franco.
- Rabbit Hole – the maestro of miscellany Ben Schott's monthly take on the subject of his choice. This month, appropriately enough, it's "nudity."
- My Way – Entrepreneurial inspiration by those brave enough to follow their dreams.
- Playboy Advisor – the magazine's most famous column will now be written by a woman, columnist Rachel Rabbit White.
- Artist In Residence – each month will feature an original artist. For March it's artist and cartoonist Jay Howell.
- No Filter – We give the mic to a woman who's making waves in entertainment.
- Politics – Each month will feature an essay from political columnist John Meroney.
Additional features in this month's issue include:
- The Playboy Interview – An insightful interview from television news anchor Rachel Maddow on the eve of the Presidential primary season.
- 20 Questions – This month we hear from Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the team behind "Broad City," one of the funniest shows on television.
- Modern Sexuality – An essay from Bret Easton Ellis.
- God Bless Birth Control – Erin Gloria Ryan takes a look at the I.U.D. which she says "has the potential to lead women into the next sexual revolution."
- My Deportation – a scary look inside one man's tussle with U.S. Immigration (note, things aren't going well for him).
- Literature – two installments: an exclusive excerpt from Karl Ove Knausgaard's epic series My Struggle: Book Five, and new exclusive fiction from Don Winslow entitled "Boone Daniels Rogue Ride."
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