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Apple C.E.O. Tim Cook: “I’m Proud to Be Gay”

vanityfair.com — "I'll admit that this wasn't an easy choice," Apple's chief executive Tim Cook wrote in an essay for Businessweek . "Privacy remains important to me, and I'd like to hold on to a small amount of it."
Oct 30, 2014

Then why did my iPhone have unwanted U2 album? RT @VanityFair Apple's Tim Cook: "Privacy remains important to me" vnty.fr/1nTHEjp

Oct 30, 2014

Then don't use iCloud RT @VanityFair Apple's Tim Cook: "Privacy remains important to me" vnty.fr/1nTHEjp

Oct 30, 2014

RT @VanityFair: Apple C.E.O. Tim Cook: "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay" vnty.fr/1q2T1Bf

Oct 30, 2014

RT @VanityFair: Apple C.E.O. Tim Cook: "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay" vnty.fr/1q2T1Bf

Here’s the Stylist Behind Kate Middleton’s Bold New Looks

vanityfair.com — When the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out looking more red-carpet glam than mumsy recently, there were whispers about her new look. Now Royal Watch can reveal Kate's secret weapon in the wardrobe department: her P.A. turned stylist. Natasha Archer, a 27-year-old personal assistant at Kensington Palace, has been helping Kate shop and experiment with some sophisticated new looks, according to sources.

Game of Thrones Actors Sign on for Seven Seasons

vanityfair.com — Debts Paid The Hollywood Reporter just broke the news of a recently settled salary negotiation among the cast of Game of Thrones. Here are the most important takeaways: There Will Probably Be a Season 7!: The principle cast was only signed through Season 6 but this latest negotiation extends through a seventh season.

Seth Rogen Joining Christian Bale in the Steve Jobs Movie

vanityfair.com — The role in a mega prestige project like this is surely a huge step for Rogen, who had back-to-back comedy hits with Neighbors and This is the End but has never been in a studio drama like this one.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @VanityFair: Seth Rogen is joining Christian Bale in the Steve Jobs movie vnty.fr/1tGybwo

Olive Kitteridge Review | Vanity Fair

vanityfair.com — Cold, stony, stubborn. Adjectives used to describe the Maine of the new HBO mini-series Olive Kitteridge could also describe its title character. Which is the most obvious metaphor of director Lisa Cholodenko's film, which was adapted by Jane Anderson, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Elizabeth Strout.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @VanityFair: Olive Kitteridge, starring Frances McDormand, is a simple, wistful look at the life of a difficult woman vnty.fr/13n6bnQ

Oct 30, 2014

Here's my review of OLIVE KITTERIDGE, a sad, simple miniseries featuring some really good acting vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/2…

Niia’s Live Version of “Body” Is a Stripped-Down, Smokey Haunt

vanityfair.com — If you've heard Wyclef Jean's 2007 single "Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)," you've already encountered Niia Bertino, who's featured on the track. But in the intervening years, Niia, who toured with Jean and used to record jingles for companies, has come into her own as fully formed artist who has transcended the need for co-signs.

From July 1926: Sherwood Anderson Expounds the Standardization of American Society

vanityfair.com — Sherwood Anderson, July 1926: Hello, Big Boy [on America's 150th Birthday] In the early days, when the towns and cities were widely scattered, when it was a difficult slow job to get from one place to another, when the forests spread away on all sides, men lived in comparative isolation and were thrown back upon themselves.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @VanityFair: Sherwood Anderson expounds the standardization of American society in the July 1926 issue of Vanity Fair vnty.fr/1tFUXod

Olivia Pope’s Red-Wine Habit Scrutinized By the New York Times

vanityfair.com — Can't a girl enjoy red wine without it becoming the subject of a deep-probing New York Times analysis? Not so for Scandal heroine Olivia Pope, the fictional D.C. fixer played by Kerry Washington. The character is packaged as a sophisticated career woman who puts out political fires while inevitably wearing elegant designer silhouettes.

See David Fincher’s Gone Girl Re-Enacted by Cats

vanityfair.com — FELINES DO FINCHER If you've ever wondered how Ben Affleck, the actor, would stack up against a cat delivering his same lines, you're in luck.

The 50th Anniversary of New York’s Most Sensational Jewel Heist

vanityfair.com — Upon their arrest, the three beach boys taunted and outwitted the authorities. Federal and state prosecutors vied to retrieve the jewels, convening separate grand juries and stealing each other's witnesses. Only after a bizarre series of events-including a Miami chase scene that included Kuhn jumping out a hotel window, double-dealing by a fence, and ransom money paid by one of America's richest businessmen-were most of the jewels eventually recovered.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @bydanielvictor: NYC's craziest jewel heist happened 50 years ago yesterday. It led to 23-year-old Nora Ephron's 1st front-page story vnty.fr/106DtoS

Oct 30, 2014

NYC's craziest jewel heist happened 50 years ago yesterday. It led to 23-year-old Nora Ephron's 1st front-page story vnty.fr/106DtoS

Oct 30, 2014

50 years ago today, NYC woke up to news of stunning museum jewel robbery by Murf the Surf. Meryl Gordon take us back: vnty.fr/100kXil

Oct 29, 2014

50th anniversary of NY's most sensational jewel heist. Rich and amazing piece by @MerylGordon vnty.fr/1p47vWt

Oct 29, 2014

50 years ago, three beach-boy robbers led by Murf the Surf pulled off epic jewel heist. Meryl Gordon in Vanity Fair: vnty.fr/100kXil

Russell Brand’s Road to Radical Change

vanityfair.com — READ MORE: An extended Q&A with the actor turned (imminent) revolutionary. Last year, the comedian Russell Brand declared on national television in his native Great Britain that he has never voted and doesn't believe in voting. "It's not that I'm not voting out of apathy," he told his inquisitor, Jeremy Paxman of the BBC Two program Newsnight.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @VanityFair: How @rustyrockets went from comedian to radical anarcho-syndicalist puritan recovering-addict dandy revolutionary vnty.fr/1tFlWjQ

Oct 30, 2014

Vanity Fair piece on Russell Brand @rustyrockets vnty.fr/1tFlWjQ I am quoted. I think its fair but he appears upset with me now.

From May 1919: Dorothy Parker Offers an Intimate Glimpse of Vanity Fair

vanityfair.com — Dorothy Parker, May 1919: Our Office: A Hate Song An Intimate Glimpse of Vanity Fair- En Famille I hate the office; It cuts in on my social life. There is the Art Department; The Cover Hounds. They are always explaining how the photographing machine works.

Kara Swisher, Jonah Peretti, Shane Smith, and David Carr on New and Old Media

video.vanityfair.com — At Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit, the folks behind Re/code, Buzzfeed, and Vice speak with David Carr of The New York Times about how the Internet has changed the news media. Watch on vanityfair.com!
Oct 29, 2014

Super interesting conversation about media innovation. Plus, @karaswisher makes a dick joke vnty.fr/1p2p09E

Oct 29, 2014

RT @VanityFair: .@KaraSwisher, Jonah @Peretti, @shanesmith30, and David @carr2n discuss how the Internet has changed the news media vnty.fr/1thqhcR

Oct 29, 2014

RT @VanityFair: .@KaraSwisher, Jonah @Peretti, @shanesmith30, and David @carr2n discuss how the Internet has changed the news media vnty.fr/1thqhcR

Exclusive Excerpt from Aasif Mandvi's No Land's Man

vanityfair.com — As a self-described "Indo-Muslim-British-American actor who has spent ore time in bars than mosques over the last few decades", Mandvi played a lot of doctors and cab drivers, and was growing frustrated with the stereotypical roles offered him when The Daily Show came calling.
Oct 29, 2014

When @aasif tells his parents he's going to be The Daily Show's "Senior Muslim Correspondent" vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/2… via @VanityFair

The de Blasio Diaries, Chapter 3: Costume Drama

vanityfair.com — The De Blasio Diaries Beset by a public health scare and gubernatorial grief, New York's first dad-jeans mayor contends with a more personal Halloween fight as well. Dear Diary, I love Halloween. We're a Halloween family, you know.

Exclusive Excerpt from Aasif Mandvi's No Land's Man

vanityfair.com — As a self-described "Indo-Muslim-British-American actor who has spent ore time in bars than mosques over the last few decades", Mandvi played a lot of doctors and cab drivers, and was growing frustrated with the stereotypical roles offered him when The Daily Show came calling.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @VanityFair: How @aasif Mandvi became "The Jihadist of Irony" for @TheDailyShow, in this exclusive excerpt from his memoir vnty.fr/1u7XdXn

Chadwick Boseman is Marvel’s Black Panther

vanityfair.com — Chadwick Boseman, veteran of the Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue and star of biopics 42 and Get On Up, is the latest rising star to join the Marvel lineup. The studio announced today that he'll star in Black Panther, a standalone film about the titular superhero set for release on November 3, 2017.
Oct 29, 2014

Chadwick Boseman (who played Jackie Robinson and James Brown) is now Marvel’s Black Panther. He only plays icons! vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/2…

Interstellar Gets Lost in Space

vanityfair.com — How to talk about Interstellar, Christopher Nolan's space epic opening nationwide November 7, without giving away the whole thing? I suppose I can base a loose synopsis on what you've seen in the trailers: the world of the not-so-distant future is dying, with food going scarce and huge dust storms sweeping across the remaining farmland.