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In this1999 file photo, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner receives kisses from Playboy playmates during the 52nd Cannes Film Festival in France. Hefner has died at age 91. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)

Hugh Hefner’s legacy: Narrow visions of sex and beauty

With the recent death of Hugh Hefner, come questions about his impact on sexual culture: Did his empire broaden the sexual landscape or did it usher in a pitiful era of objectification of women?
Philosopher Herbert Marcuse in 1955. Wikimedia

The philosopher who was too hot for Playboy

Around 1970 Playboy magazine received an unexpected proposition from the radical German philosopher Herbert Marcuse - he would do an interview, if he could pose for the magazine's centrefold.
Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine, has died age 91. EPA/DAL ZENNARO

Hugh Hefner, Playboy, and being a man during the Cold War

Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine, has died age 91. While many have pointed to Playboy's problematic relationship with women, when it first appeared in 1953 the magazine was a challenge to Cold War men.

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