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How Angela Merkel Has Led Germany to New Prominence

vanityfair.com — She may be the world's most powerful woman, but German chancellor Angela Merkel has governed with the utmost caution-one of several contradictions that make her an enigma at home and abroad. After a year that forced Merkel into confrontations with Putin and Obama, Maureen Orth explores how a once frumpy physicist has led her reluctant country to new prominence on the global stage.
Nov 24, 2014

Politicians don't look at polls MT @PostReid: Angela Merkel commissioned 600 public polls between 2009-2013. vanityfair.com/politics/2015/…

Nov 24, 2014

Angela Merkel commissioned 600 public polls between 2009-2013. Fascinating profile by @LukeRsmom -- vanityfair.com/politics/2015/…

Nov 24, 2014

.@VanityFair profiles Angela Merkel, a “once frumpy physicist” who led Germany to new, global prominence. #longreads vanityfair.com/politics/2015/…

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Justin Bieber Highest Earning Under 30

vanityfair.com — Lately you may have heard some Gloomy Guses and Davey Doomsayers worrying about the economic prospects of the millennial generation in this uncertain world-laden with debt and facing a difficult job market, young people are in a whole heap of trouble, these Cathy Complainers say.

J.J. Abrams Teases Star Wars Trailer

vanityfair.com — Flare Up Earlier this morning, Regal Cinemas accidentally broke the news that a new Star Wars trailer would be premiering in nine of their theaters over Thanksgiving weekend. I say accidentally because the site has since removed the theater information and replaced it with this humorous acknowledgment that they may have spoken too soon.
Nov 24, 2014

a teaser to a trailer. got it. RT @VanityFair: J.J. Abrams teases what's in this weekend's new Star Wars trailer. vnty.fr/1Fkav4M

Nov 24, 2014

RT @VanityFair: J.J. Abrams teases what's to come in this weekend's new Star Wars trailer. vnty.fr/1Fkav4M pic.twitter.com/fthuKURgKE

First Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Cast of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

vanityfair.com — In age of social media, not every "first look" at a new project is elegantly staged. For every glossily iconic black-and-white Star Wars portrait, there's an actor's grainy on-set selfie. The latter is definitely what we have here, as Samuel L.

Is How To Get Away With Murder's Next Death Predicted In This Book?

vanityfair.com — Guess this plot-a small group of tight-knit students, working under the eye of a brilliant yet demanding professor, become hopelessly and dangerously entangled in two murders near their prestigious school's campus. Did you say How to Get Away with Murder? You're wrong.
Nov 24, 2014

Is 'How To Get Away With Murder's' next death predicted in Donna Tartt's novel? vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/2… #HTGAWM

Rockefeller Family Leaving 30 Rockefeller Center for the First Time

vanityfair.com — The Rockefeller family has kept offices at 30 Rockefeller Center-the Art Deco centerpiece of the complex that John D. Rockefeller, Jr. developed during the Great Depression-since its opening. That's due to change in the coming months, as the family vacates the offices referred to as "Room 5600," and heads to the slightly less impressive 1 Rockefeller Center.
Nov 24, 2014

Gentrification is real - the Rockefeller family is leaving 30 Rockefeller Center for the first time vnty.fr/1uwAii7

Meet the Young Stylist Shaking Up Awards Season Red Carpets

vanityfair.com — About a year ago, a woman you may have never heard of, Lupita Nyong'o, was in the running for an Oscar nomination. Aside from a knockout performance in a film, and a series of winsome interviews, this quest also included an endless parade of red-carpet appearances.
Nov 24, 2014

Renaissance woman @rsevillet on red carpet wunderkind @micaelaerlanger. Read it on @vanityfair dotcom.

Homeland Recap, Season 4, Episode 9: Who Will Die Next?

vanityfair.com — Hey! This is a spoiler-heavy recap of Season 4, Episode 9 of Showtime's Homeland, titled "There's Something Else Going On." Consider yourself warned!

New Jurassic World Teaser Reveals a Troubling Reliance on Nostalgia

vanityfair.com — Universal Pictures released the new Jurassic World teaser for the trailer (yes, yet another trailer for a trailer) today. The brief, 21-second video has everything we could possibly want. Dinosaurs! That guy we like from Guardians of the Galaxy ! That familiar, hummable theme song! A fetching redhead!
Nov 23, 2014

RT @VanityFair: Every second of new Jurassic World teaser is engineered to make you nostalgic for Jurassic Park. vnty.fr/1qWE75t

Polish Lawmakers Want to Ban Winnie-the-Pooh Over his “Dubious Sexuality”

vanityfair.com — Far from the Hundred Acre, in the small town of Tuszyn, Poland, a town council was trying to come up with the name for a local playground. In the running was naming the park after Winnie-the-Pooh, the beloved silly old bear that has warmed the hearts of children around the world for generations.
Nov 24, 2014

What?? Polish Lawmakers Want to Ban Winnie-the-Pooh Over his “Dubious Sexuality” vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/2…

Nov 23, 2014

RT @RobertPriceKABB: Seems reasonable. RT @VanityFair: Winnie the Pooh called a "half-naked" "hermaphrodite" by town council vnty.fr/153TO0K

Nov 23, 2014

Seems reasonable. RT @VanityFair: Winnie the Pooh called a "half-naked" "hermaphrodite" by town council vnty.fr/153TO0K

Nov 22, 2014

This is amazing. What would they make of Kermit the Frog's near-nudity? vnty.fr/1HA05jQ

Who Bill Murray Considers “the Greatest Living American”

vanityfair.com — Sure, Bill Murray might show up at your ice-cream social, minor-league-baseball game, and bachelor party for an amusing cameo. But Murray also has a serious, contemplative side, which he displayed during a recently published interview with The Guardian .

Bill Cosby Got a Standing Ovation in Florida Last Night

vanityfair.com — Many strange things have happened in Florida: giant eyeballs, the oxymoronic giant shrimp, giant snails and giant applause for a comedian accused of drugging and raping over a dozen women. Last night, Bill Cosby got not one, but two standing ovations from a sold-out crowd at Melbourne, Florida's King Center for the Performing Arts.

Anjelica Huston Writes About Her Relationship with Jack Nicholson

vanityfair.com — In an adaptation from the second volume of her memoirs, the actress recalls falling in love with Jack Nicholson-and the stormy end of their romance.

See Marcus Mumford and Elvis Costello Sweat for Bob Dylan’s Approval

video.vanityfair.com — Vanity Fair contributing photographer Sam Jones discusses directing the Showtime documentary, Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued, about contemporary musicians writing songs around found Bob Dylan lyrics. Watch on vanityfair.com!
Nov 22, 2014

@samjones: What is my Basement Tapes movie about? Here’s me telling @KristaSmith all about it. Thanks Krista! video.vanityfair.com/watch/see-marc…

See Beyoncé’s Homemade Music Video for “7/11”-Complete with Blue Ivy Cameo

vanityfair.com — 7/11 As we've previously established, Beyoncé can do whatever she damn well pleases. So if that means dropping a surprise music video-in which she dances in a sweatshirt, animal-print underwear, and knee pads on a hotel balcony-on a Friday night, she can.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @VanityFair Beyoncé unveils surprise music video featuring Blue Ivy cameo vnty.fr/1xLJztY

Hear Jennifer Lawrence Sing in Hunger Games: Mockingjay

vanityfair.com — DOUBLE THREAT Earlier this month we learned that Jennifer Lawrence recorded a song for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 -an experience that seemed to traumatize the Oscar-winning actress. She was so "horrified" to sing, in fact, that the film's director, Francis Lawrence,-the person who wouldn't let her just lip-sync along to Lorde's voice, as Lawrence requested-confirmed his star cried before filming the scene.
Nov 21, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence singing "The Hanging Tree" from Mockingjay is better/more haunting than I could have ever imagined vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/2…

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night: The Year's Most Provocative Vampire Movie

vanityfair.com — You wouldn't know it by looking at her, but the skinny girl in the Alejandro Jodorowsky T-shirt is the intimidatingly cool face of globalism in the 21st century. Born in England to Iranian parents who eventually settled their family in California, Ana Lily Amirpour is also one of the year's most exciting breakthrough directors.

Holderness Family, One Direction "Night Changes"

vanityfair.com — The little notation I have next to the link for this video is "nightmare family," and boy oh boy what an utter nightmare they are. Deadspin has already done a pretty thorough, and accurate assessment of the horrible Holderness horde, who do song parodies with lyrics about their wacky upper middle class suburban lifestyle.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @VanityFair: The Week in YouTube: The worst family on the Internet, bad celeb impressions, and One Direction takes you on a date vnty.fr/1AuGorG