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Playboy's clothed call: Who needs to see headlights?

Playboy's clothed call: Who needs to see headlights?

The wraps are off the latest iteration of Playboy magazine, which is to say the wraps are on. Effective with the March issue now on newsstands, the models' naughty bits now are covered, blocked or otherwise obscured.

The result is Playboy is now like Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue, also coming out this month, but less racy and diverse.

Or an Abercrombie & Fitch catalog, but less racy and diverse.

The new edition of Playboy, the historic publication founded in Chicago 62 years ago, probably is a perfectly satisfactory example of something. We won't know for sure until it's more clear what that something is. Right now, the emperor is trying on a lot of...

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