Shrimp Boy’s Day in Court

What happened when one of San Francisco’s most notorious underworld bosses tried to go clean.

Our Favorite Articles from Playboy

Classic interviews (Steve Jobs, Malcolm X, The Beatles) and stories dating back to the magazine’s earliest days — our complete archive of Playboy articles.


The Death and Life of the Great British Pub

Pubs are closing all over London. One Camden establishment, the Golden Lion, decided to fight it.


A Conversation in Iowa

An exchange on faith and politics in America.

Monday, October 12


A Very Revealing Conversation with Rihanna

‘‘That’s something I don’t think I could ever do,’’ she said. ‘‘Send my only girl to another random country to live with people she’d just met. It had to be God that paralyzed Monica Fenty’s emotions so that she’d say, ‘Yes, go.’ To this day, I don’t know how that happened. But thank God it did.’’


The Western Hemisphere before Columbus.


Road Warrior

The hectic life of Gloria Steinem.


The Two Sacagaweas

The construction of a modern American myth.

Sunday, October 11


Playboy Interview: Steven Jobs

Steve Jobs, age 29.

"It’s often the same with any new, revolutionary thing. People get stuck as they get older. Our minds are sort of electrochemical computers. Your thoughts construct patterns like scaffolding in your mind. You are really etching chemical patterns. In most cases, people get stuck in those patterns, just like grooves in a record, and they never get out of them. It’s a rare person who etches grooves that are other than a specific way of looking at things, a specific way of questioning things. It’s rare that you see an artist in his 30s or 40s able to really contribute something amazing. Of course, there are some people who are innately curious, forever little kids in their awe of life, but they’re rare."

The Strange Saga of Steve Jobs

The Hollywood backroom machinations that got the biopic to movie screens.


What Would You Do If You Found a Bag of Human Ashes?

The challenge of finding answers about some abandoned cremains.


Can Wolves Bring Back Wilderness?

The history of canis lupus in America, up to the present day.