"It’s really easy to get killed in Iraq," says Phillip Robertson, a freelancer who covered the war for Salon and wrote the introduction to the book Unembedded: Four Independent Photojournalists on the War in Iraq.
"They want to kill you. All you have to do is give them a chance Read More
On the afternoon of June 2, Wolf Blitzer was talking to Vanity Fair national editor Todd Purdum about his 9,647-word piece about Bill Clinton.
“Some people who work for him now say that he seems to be angry all the time, angry when he gets up in the morning and angry Read More
What do you do if your magazine was embroiled in a possibly manufactured controversy over its allegedly sexualized photos of a minor? If you’re Vanity Fair, you make fun of the whole thing, of course.
VF Daily has posted a sneak peek of the magazine’s July issue featuring Angelina Jolie’s impressive décolletage Read More
As you may have already read, Miley Cyrus is totally embarrassed by the semi-topless (back view) photos printed of her in this month’s Vanity Fair. In a statement put out by her publicist, Ms. Cyrus, age 15, said, "I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be ‘artistic’ and now, Read More
Each New Year brings with it the obligatory slate of resolutions. And like some college-level sociological experiment, each New Year also brings with it a slate of stories about what famous people have resolved to either quit—smoking, say—or begin—usually something kind of boring, like marathon training or French classes. True to form, WWD recently called Read More
Lindsay Lohan’s mother, Dina, was partying Tuesday night at the Tropicana Zone in Times Square.
“I’m doing a reality show; if you asked me two years ago, I’d be like, ‘You guys are smoking crack! I’m not doing this!’ But now I realize that I have no choice. I have to fix it for Read More
When Michael Wolff started shopping his biography of Rupert Murdoch, he opted to go with a "high six-figure" offer from Doubleday instead of taking the risk of having his previous publisher, Harper Collins, put out the book. (Mr. Murdoch's News Corp. owns Harper Collins.)
But these days Mr. Wolff has emerged as something of a Read More
MemoPad is reporting that the Bono Vox guest-edited July issue of Vanity Fair, with its theme of Africa, will up the ante on that whole "collect-'em-all" cover trend:
"Sources close to the title said it could publish as many as 20 different covers, all shot by Annie Leibovitz."
Insiders seem to be telling Read More
Vanity Fair has a profile of John McCain in which he says of Hillary Clinton:
“People underestimate her political intelligence and her antennae. She’s not her husband–no one’s her husband. But she’s good. And I like her. I know you’re not supposed to say that, but I do.”
In a wrap-up of Read More
At today’s luncheon for the American Society of Magazine Editors, on the second floor of The Princeton Club and starring the former editors of Spy magazine, a Q&A session got complicated.
Susan Morrison–a former Spy editor, and so friendly with former co-worker Graydon Carter, and now an editor at the New Yorker–made a wee gibe Read More