How the Internet Killed Playboy

Starting next March, Playboy will stop publishing photographs of naked women. The cheesecake will be dialed back to a “PG-13” rating, the New York Times’ Ravi Somaiya reported Monday night. Playmate photos will look “more like the racier sections of Instagram” than the adult section of the bookstore. In place of nude women, the magazine will highlight its “tradition of investigative journalism, in-depth interviews and fiction.” It will target “young men who live in cities.” According to Playboy CEO Scott Flanders, the Internet is to blame. “You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free,” Flanders told the Times. “And so it’s just passé at this juncture.” Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2015-10-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Fast Company | 2018-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Internet Archive accused of using Covid-19 as 'an excuse for piracy'

The ‘National Emergency Library’ has made 1.4m ebooks freely available, many by current bestsellers, and sparked outrage from writers’ organisationsThe Internet Archive has launched a “National Emergency Library”, making 1.4m books available free online – but has been accused of “hitting authors... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-03-30 17:13:20 UTC ]
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Internet Archive Responds, Says National Emergency Library Is Legal

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[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Coronavirus shows we need local papers – but it could kill them off | Jane Martinson

As City AM suspends publication, regional print media are coming under increasing pressurePlayboy, the glossy magazine relic of the pre-#MeToo era as well as the occasional publisher of Margaret Atwood, among others, would seem to have little in common with City AM, the business-led freesheet... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-03-22 14:00:08 UTC ]
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Playboy Shutters Print Magazine After 66-Year Run

[caption id="attachment_178530" align="alignright" width="215"] The March 2020 cover of Playboy.[/caption] It seems Playboy's Spring 2020 issue, on newsstands this week, will be its last. The 66 year-old magazine is ceasing regular production of its print edition and moving ahead with a... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-03-18 21:08:45 UTC ]
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[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-24 15:35:17 UTC ]
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R. Eric Thomas talks Internet fame, comments sections and his fear of suburbia

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[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-11 16:22:32 UTC ]
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Lee Child wanted to kill Jack Reacher—but instead he’s giving him to his little brother.

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[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-21 15:51:39 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-03 21:08:41 UTC ]
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[ CBC | 2019-10-22 17:42:52 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-18 08:21:31 UTC ]
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How the Internet has changed the way we write — and speak. It’s not all ALL bad.

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[ Advertising Age | 2019-07-17 07:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Advertising Age | 2019-06-28 09:00:00 UTC ]
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