The Playboy Interview: Stephen Colbert on Politics, Grief and Bill…

Well, the #CancelColbert people got their wish. Sort of. Stephen Colbert will leave the Colbert Report to replace David Letterman on the Late Show. Since we'll be getting a lot more of the real Stephen next year when he moves from Comedy Central to CBS, we thought you'd want to familiarize yourself with the man behind… » 4/10/14 6:21pm 4/10/14 6:21pm

David Letterman's 1984 Playboy Interview. A Candid Conversation with…

One of the greatest comic voices and broadcasters of the last 50 years has decided to call it a day. David Letterman announced his retirement today. We had our first Playboy Interview with Dave in 1984, back before Leno and the late night wars, back before CBS, back before the scandals, back when he was the crown… » 4/03/14 5:42pm 4/03/14 5:42pm

A Candid Conversation with Roone Arledge, Sports Broadcasting Visionary

As the Super Bowl seamlessly transitions into the Winter Olympics this year, we wanted to revisit the man who made sports such a spectacle in the first place. No single person had more impact on the way we watch sports today than Roone Arledge. He was the original producer of the Wide World of Sports, the creator of … » 1/30/14 1:28pm 1/30/14 1:28pm

Happy 60th Ba-Ba-Birthday Howard Stern. A Candid Conversation with the…

This weekend Howard Stern turns 60. In his honor, we're publishing our 1994 interview with the King of All Media, where he discussed politics, what he hates about radio, his greatest guests and how he defines indecency. His candid conversation with writer Marshall Fine is featured in The Playboy Interview: Big Mouths, » 1/12/14 11:47am 1/12/14 11:47am

Late Night: David Foster Wallace's First Published Fiction For a Major…

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Five years ago this week, David Foster Wallace took his own life. Twenty years earlier, before Wallace was widely known, he published a piece of original fiction in Playboy called “Late Night.” Alice Turner, Playboy’s fiction editor for 22 years, introduces the short story by remembering how she first came across the… » 9/13/13 2:57pm 9/13/13 2:57pm