44 THE WHISTLE BLOWERS
Super Bowl refs open up to STEVE SALERNO about what really goes on during the
56 PEEP CULTURE
HAL NIEDZVIECKI dissects the impact of blogs, social networks and reality TV and
explains what you should know about a world in which everyone is a star.
76 CARS OF THE YEAR 2009
We tested the fastest, greenest and meanest driving machines on the road. Yes,
you should be jealous. BY KEN GROSS AND THE EDITORS OF PLAYBOY INTERVIEW
31 HUGH LAURIE
DAVID HOCHMAN pays a visit to House's misanthropic yet likable doctor. The diagnosis?
Men are loners, and the star is heavily conflicted about success. 20Q
82 JOSH HOLLOWAY
The laid-back actor who plays Lost's badass tells STEPHEN REBELLO you should never
drive fast (or drunk) in Hawaii and you certainly don't want to rob his house. FICTION
72 HELPLESS LITTLE THINGS
In a story by National Book Award winner JESS WALTER, a con man who exploits wayward
youths in Portland, Oregon discovers he's the biggest patsy of them all. PICTORIALS
12 FOREIGN EXCHANGE: LOVE AND WARSAW
3olish model Marta Gut is a testament o European engineering.
48 THE YEAR IN SEX
Sarah Palin took a break from moose hunting to campaign for MILF of the year;
Hef checked out potential new girlfriends; celesbians like Lindsay Lohan and girlfriend
Samantha Ronson raised eyebrows...plus much more.
60 PLAYMATE: JESSICA BURCIAGA
Miss February hops out of her Bunny costume in Sin City.
86 GOOD-BYE GIRLS Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson come together for a final fantasy. NEWS AND NOTES
11 THE WORLD OF PLAYBOY
What happens at the Mansion...sometimes gets broadcast across the country. Adam
Carolla hosts Blotto in the Grotto; Kristina and Karissa Shannon show Hef their
12 GHOULS, GOBLINS AND GIRLS
King Tut (Corey Feldman), Popeye (Adam Archuleta) and Minnie Mouse (Kelly Os-bourne)
enjoy Hef's Monster Bash.
112 PLAYMATE NEWS
Brande Roderick leaves a sweet aftertaste on The Celebrity Apprentice; Colleen
Shannon turns the beat around with a hot playlist. DEPARTMENTS
7 DEAR PLAYBOY
13 AFTER HOURS
19 CITY GUIDE 2
26 SUCCESS: PHIL KNIGHT
27 PARTY GIRL: SUZY MCCOPPIN
1 29 PLAYBOY ADVISOR
70 PARTY JOKES
120 GRAPEVINE FORUM
115 THE MONEY PIT
It took three decades to create the financial crisis that has broken our government.
ROBERT G. KAISER looks at the grim prospects for reform and how Congress is trying
to fight corruption.
117 FREEDOM TAX
Liberty cannot flourish with an ever-increasing polarization of wealth. Just ask
Teddy Roosevelt. BY TIM MOHR