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Speaking Ill of Hugh Hefner - New York Times

Hugh Hefner, gone to his reward at the age of 91, was a pornographer and chauvinist who got rich on masturbation, consumerism and the exploitation of women, aged into a leering grotesque in a captain's hat, and died a pack rat in a decaying manse where ...and more »

Hugh Hefner: Looking Back At A Controversial Life - NPR

Hugh Hefner made history, and then tripped over it. When I was growing up in Chicago, the formidable women who were my mother's friends considered Playboy a good place to work for a single woman. Women at the Playboy Club were well-paid, got ...and more »

Hugh Hefner left a problematic legacy, but his Playboy Jazz Festival endures - Los Angeles Times

A figure who was as influential as he was polarizing, Hugh Hefner built an empire that was ultimately based on ideas. Sure, the dominant ones could easily be called lascivious — as well as exploitative, and inarguably retrograde — but his Playboy ...and more »

Horse named Hugh Hefner wins Yonkers race day after Playboy founder dies - New York Daily News

One day after Hugh Hefner reached the finish line, so did his namesake horse. Hugh Hefner N., a 9-year-old trotter that shares the late Playboy founder's name, finished first in an astounding Yonkers Raceway mingling of life and death Thursday night ...and more »

Chicago Hip - City Journal

Hugh Hefner, who died this week at 91, never quite made it to maturity. That was the source of his regal riches. It was also the reason for his imperial downfall. The child of puritanical parents, Hefner grew up in Chicago, graduated from the ...and more »

Hugh Hefner, Butt of the Joke - The Weekly Standard

Reactions to the death of 91-year-old Hugh Hefner this past week seem to waver between tributes to his pioneering role in the postwar Sexual Revolution–and horror at the consequences of his pioneering role in the Sexual Revolution. My own view of the ...and more »

In the Playboy Mansion, Hugh Hefner created a house of hedonism that may not survive him - Los Angeles Times

The Gothic Tudor was one of many estates built for Los Angeles' wealthy class during the boom years of the 1920s, an ornate European revival sitting slightly out of place in a Westside canyon. But in the 1970s, Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner saw the ...and more »

Letting her hair down: Kendra Wilkinson parties at concert... days after paying tribute to ex Hugh Hefner - Daily Mail

She was devastated by her ex Hugh Hefner passing on Wednesday. And Kendra Wilkinson enjoyed a well-deserved night out as she was seen partying the night away at the Offspring concert on Saturday in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 32-year-old former Playboy ...and more »

The 16 most bizarre facts about Hugh Hefner's life - INSIDER

Hugh Hefner, Playboy's founder, lived a wild life. Before building a multi-million-dollar brand around the objectification of women, he served in World War II and toiled in the publishing industry. Later, as an entertainment magnate, he kick-started ...and more »

The Playboy philosophy -

The late founder of Playboy was considered a retrograde chauvinist by many, but his politics and his support for women's rights were once as radical as his sexual mores. By Carrie Pitzulo. 9/30/17, 4:04 AM CET. A 1970 portrait of Hugh Hefner | AFP via ...and more »