August 14, 2006

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: What really happens in Hugh Hefner’s bedroom 5253
SOCIETY

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: What really happens in Hugh Hefner’s bedroom

BY THE SIMPLE FACT that I was living at the Playboy Mansion, I became freer. There is this mystique, this aura of sexuality. It’s like the house fondly remembers the’70s, when sex ruled, and it tries to seduce you back into the swing of things. Even if a person is not that sexually open-minded, at the Playboy Mansion he or she can pretend to be.
EAT, DRINK AND BE FABULOUS 7879

EAT, DRINK AND BE FABULOUS

Nigella’s dipping sauce, Nick Hornby’s fave new book, the Carlyle’s drink du jour, plus Kevin Smith on movies, Ben Mulroney on shopping, and more: An experts’ guide to summer fun
Two girls, three years and a mystery ‘Mr. Big’ 4041
CRIME

Two girls, three years and a mystery ‘Mr. Big’

The winding road to a murder charge was in fact an elaborate sting
IT’S SWEDISH FOR INVINCIBLE 32b33
BUSINESS

IT’S SWEDISH FOR INVINCIBLE

IKEA breaks all the rules of retail. So why can’t anybody beat it?
REMEMBER SARS? THIS MAY BE WORSE. 4445
HEALTH

REMEMBER SARS? THIS MAY BE WORSE.

It keeps mutating, acts fast—and it’s spreading. Meet the No. 1 superbug in hospitals today.
SYRIA’S NEXT TRICK: A BARGAIN FOR POWER 2627
WORLD

SYRIA’S NEXT TRICK: A BARGAIN FOR POWER

Lebanon’s neighbour is willing to help. If we can get a few things straight.
'When one great power sees a serious threat it will just, you know—the elephant will charge out of the tent’ 1616a
INTERVIEW

'When one great power sees a serious threat it will just, you know—the elephant will charge out of the tent’

PAUL KENNEDY, UN HISTORIAN, AUTHOR OF THE PARLIAMENT OF MAN, TALKS TO KENNETH WHYTE ABOUT POWER, PEACEKEEPING AND A 500-LB. GORILLA
NOT A BANG BUT A WHIMPER 5051
SOCIETY

NOT A BANG BUT A WHIMPER

A Hefner Girlfriend chronicles the last rattle of a sexual trailblazer
IRAQ TURNS INTO A HOLY WAR 3031
WORLD

IRAQ TURNS INTO A HOLY WAR

As Shia death squads battle radical Sunnis, talk of apocalypse fills Baghdad's streets
GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER? 2223
NATIONAL

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER?

A new book examines evidence of alleged mob ties of Alfonso Gagliano
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