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Perfectly Imperfect and the Growing Currency of the Personal Recommendation

In an era when micro-targeting and algorithms dominate personal tastes, the upstart newsletter’s real-time catalog of New York cool-kid sensibility is a terrifically unserious delight.
True Colors

True Colors: Jimmy Iovine and More on That Pseudo-Controversial Interscope Show at LACMA

“When something happens like this, yeah, there’s a push—but there has to be a pull,” the legendary music executive said of the collection of works inspired by the label’s artists. That plus the latest on Kanye and Julia and more in this week’s column.
From the Magazine

Snoop Dogg Answers the Proust Questionnaire

The rapper and business mogul on smoking weed, coaching peewee football, and performing at this year’s Super Bowl.
From the Magazine

Parisian Luxury Hits New Heights

In the city that has launched a thousand fantasies, a hotel nonpareil.
Music

Italian Composer Ludovico Einaudi Was in a “Different Dimension” While Creating New Album

Underwater follows Seven Days Walking, Einaudi’s monumental six-hour, 80-track 2019 release he described as a meditative travelogue of daily walks.
It’s All Happening on Twitter

Taylor Swift Was in a One-Hour Feud With Damon Albarn

In a recent interview, the Blur and Gorillaz frontman claimed Swift “doesn’t write her own songs,” and the pop star took offense on Twitter.
TRUE COLORS

True Colors: The San Francisco Billionaire (Would-Be) Art Bonanza

True Colors is back for 2022 and on the ground in San Francisco, where Fog art fair asks the eternal question: You can bring a cash-flush tech denizen to the art market, but can you make them buy? Plus Julia Fox’s party planning, the Olsens’ new favorite haunt, and more in this week’s column.
From the Magazine

Everyone’s Swooning for Giveon

The Grammy nominee on his SoundCloud beginnings, his dream collaborator, and working at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.
From the Magazine

On Becoming Lucy Sante

For the first time, the renowned writer, culture critic, and scholar of the demimonde discusses her transition—and finding herself.
In Memoriam

​​André Leon Talley, “One of the Last Great Fashion Editors,” Has Died at 73

The longtime Vogue creative director and fashion icon helped shape a diverse and globalized fashion landscape during his decades in the industry.
Editor’s Letter

Radhika Jones on Returning to Theaters—And How This Awards Season Is Different

Vanity Fair’s editor in chief introduces a new special issue, and February cover star Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
From the Magazine

Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster Open Up About The Music Man’s Broadway Return

V.F. goes behind the curtain to reveal how the industry’s next big hope survived charges of obsolescence, Scott Rudin’s downfall, and COVID-19.
From the Magazine

XXX-Files: Who Torched the Pornhub Palace?

When the CEO of Pornhub’s mega-mansion mysteriously burned to the ground, there was no shortage of possible suspects. Now, for the first time, the site’s shadowy founders tell their story.
FIXATIONS

Turns Out We Missed Having Some Good, Old-Fashioned Editor Mythology to Dish About

The collective headspace devoted to Hanya Yanagihara’s book release this week sparked a kind of throwback fascination once held with iconized editors of yore.
Style

Gen Z, Meet Jenny Lewis and Her Signature Style 

Fresh off Harry Styles’s Love on Tour, the singer-songwriter introduces a whole new generation to her colorful aesthetic. 
In Memoriam

Ronnie Spector, Lead Ronette and “Be My Baby” Singer, Dies at 78

Her family announced on Wednesday that Spector had died from cancer.
From the Magazine

What Lies Beneath

In 1708, the Spanish galleon San José sank in a deadly battle against English warships, taking with it billions in treasure. Centuries passed until a secretive archaeologist found the wreck, but now nations are again warring over who may claim the gold and glory.
Positive Thinking

The Pitfalls of the Positivity Movement

A generation’s relationship to dating, sex, their bodies, and their selves has been fed to the flames of dating apps and online discourse. Time to log off?
A New Year’s Poem

“My Readers Are Always My Muse”: Amanda Gorman Debuts New Year’s Poem in Partnership With Instagram

In an interview with Vanity Fair ahead of the release of her new poem, “A New Day’s Lyric,” Gorman says “love” is the driving force keeping her inspired and motivated.