Vanity Fair posted the cover of its September issue today. And guess who is featured? None other than Diana Spencer, “the people’s princess” aka “The Grandmother Prince George Never Knew,” as Vanity Fair melodramatically refers to her in the blog post.
A brief synopsis of the cover story explains that it is actually about Diana’s true love, who was apparently a Pakistani heart surgeon named Hasnat Khan who Di dated for two years.
(And hey, it’s not like there’s any more relevant news about the royal family going on right now, so why not take a stroll down memory lane?)
On Friday night, Feb. 20, in Los Angeles, Mark, a friendly expert in the art of mixology, tore up a few more bits of oregano at Cecconi’s, a sprawling Italian bistro that sits atop the hallowed Melrose Avenue dirt that was home to longtime industry staple Morton’s. The restaurant, which is owned by the folks Read More
Over the next week or two, the January issues of monthly magazines will start hitting newsstands—or perhaps “lightly floating onto newstands like little snowflakes” would be a better way of putting it.
“A lot of people are really, really down in the dumps about what January looks like,” said Jay Lauf, the publisher of Read More
What else do you call a day when the comedic actress and writer is seemingly everywhere all at once?
First up, Vanity Fair, which enlisted The Times‘ Maureen Dowd to profile Ms. Fey, whom the magazine’s cover trumpets as "A New American Sweetheart!" (Punctuation theirs.) The magazine’s Web site also features one of Read More
Even though the election and economic crisis have pushed the Iraq war off the front—or even the first dozen—pages of newspapers, the December 2008 issue of Vanity Fair features an article by Seth Mnookin in which he reports on life inside The New York Times‘ Baghdad bureau. The story is not yet online, Read More
One more addition to Graydon Carter’s stable: longtime Atlantic writer and Blackhawk Down author Mark Bowden is dropping his exclusive contract with The Atlantic and signing a two-story-a-year contract with Vanity Fair.
In a landscape where there are no available media jobs, and there’s virtually no mobility in the market, Mr. Bowden Read More
An up-and-coming writer named Brad Pitt has a piece on Vanity Fair‘s Web site in which he nominates Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, to the magazine’s "Hall of Fame." (Not, it should be noted, to the magazine’s Best-Dressed List: International Hall of Fame.)
Mr. Pitt offers Read More
Maybe the heat’s just getting to us, but is there something odd about the logo for Vanity Fair‘s VF Agenda Web site, where readers (presumably of all persuasions) can get "the inside story” on everything the magazine cares about.
OK, fine, keep moving. Read More
On Tuesday, Vanity Fair‘s Power & Politics blog posted a satire of The New Yorker‘s now legendary Barry Blitt cover of Barack and Michelle Obama as flag-burning, Osama bin Laden-honoring terrorists. In VF‘s version, drawn by illustrator Tim Bower, John and Cindy McCain are portrayed as their own worst Read More