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When Ruth Bader Ginsburg Thanked Hugh Hefner

It is no exaggeration to say that Hugh Hefner, the womanizing hedonist and founder of Playboy magazine who died at 91 on Wednesday, helped to define modern American sexual culture. He was “Hef,” an icon of late 20th-century personal freedom, celebrity and consumerism, albeit one whose silk pajamas and pipe-smoking suavity became a cliché of (mostly white) male heterosexuality. In ...

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Banned Books Week

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) – It’s Banned Books Week across the nation. It was started in 1982 and takes place each year in the third week of September. It’s in recognition of books that have been banned or challenged through the years. The bans usually took place in schools or in public libraries. The Bangor Public Library has many of those ...

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Hefner created the magazine industry as we know it, says Wordfest CEO Shelley Youngblut – Calgary

Hugh Hefner was a true American original, says a Calgary media expert whose own career was hugely influenced by the iconic publisher, who died Wednesday at the age of 91. Shelley Youngblut, the CEO of WordFest, spoke to David Gray on The Calgary Eyeopener Thursday about the outsized influence Hefner played in creating Playboy Magazine. “He invented the magazine world,” she said. “He ...

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Playboy’s Hefner, who revved up sexual revolution, dies

………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner, the pipe-smoking hedonist who revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and built a multimedia empire of clubs, mansions, movies and television, symbolized by bow-tied women in bunny costumes, has died at ...

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Sylvia Plath’s bikini shot: it’s time to stop sexualising a serious author to sell books | Cathleen Allyn Conway | Books

On the US cover of Sylvia Plath’s Collected Letters, a volume out this week that contains mostly unpublished letters by the poet between the ages of eight and 24, is a picture of her taken in December 1955. She’s walking outside somewhere in Cambridge, bundled up in a coat, and has a thoughtful smile. The UK edition went for a ...

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Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner Dead at 91

Hugh Hefner, the Playboy founder and icon of the sexual revolution, died on Wednesday at the age of 91. Playboy Enterprises announced that he “peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones.” American Icon and Playboy Founder, Hugh M. Hefner passed away today. He was 91. #RIPHef pic.twitter.com/tCLa2iNXa4 — Playboy (@Playboy) September 28, ...

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Hugh Hefner: Playboy magazine founder dies aged 91

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hefner is survived by his third wife, Crystal Harris Hugh Hefner, founder of the international adult magazine Playboy, has died at the age of 91. Playboy Enterprises Inc said he passed away peacefully at home, from natural causes. Hefner began publishing Playboy in his kitchen at home in 1953. It became the largest-selling men’s magazine ...

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See Blac Chyna’s Sexiest Magazine Cover Yet | Style

Looks like Blac Chyna is back to making big waves again, literally. The social media star stepped back in time for a recent photo shoot for Bombshell by Bleu — and we are here for her retro-inspired beauty looks.   Take a look at the behind-the-scenes video from the shoot: Are we sensing some burlesque vibes? Perhaps. In our opinion, that’s how ...

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