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One of the Top Gigs in Publishing Is About to Open Up

Graydon Carter is leaving 'Vanity Fair' after 25 years at the helm

(Newser) - The New York Times says it's not so much a "changing of the guard," but a "regal passage." Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair for the past quarter-century, is stepping down in December, vacating one of the most sought-after positions in publishing. "I...

A Brutal Vanity Fair Review, a Scathing Trump Tweet

President-elect says magazine is 'dead' and in 'big trouble' after it trashed his Trump Tower restaurant

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Vanity Fair published an unflattering review of NYC's Trump Grill(e) restaurant (yes, it's spelled both ways on signage), Donald Trump got wind of it, and … you probably know where this is going to end up. To be fair, the review of the steakhouse in Trump...

Writer: Mag Nixed Sex Allegations in 2003 Epstein Article

Says 'Vanity Fair' editor Graydon Carter believed Epstein, not underage sources

(Newser) - In the fall of 2002, Vicky Ward was conducting research for an upcoming Vanity Fair article she was penning. Her subject: the "high-flying" and mysteriously wealthy Jeffrey Epstein, now a convicted sex offender recently tied to accusations that Prince Andrew had sex with an underage girl . Yesterday Ward published...

Gwyneth Slammed With New Round of Cheating Rumors

This time she's said to be cheating with Kevin Yorn; her rep denies it

(Newser) - Poor Gwyneth Paltrow just can't escape rumors of her infidelity. First came the rumor that Vanity Fair was going to publish an " epic takedown " that could, among other things , reveal an affair Paltrow supposedly had with a Miami billionaire. Then, yesterday—the same day Vanity Fair published...

Vanity Fair Editor Compares Gwyneth to Kim Jong Un

That article about Paltrow is finally running

(Newser) - Remember that "epic takedown" of Gwyneth Paltrow that Vanity Fair was supposed to run—the one that Paltrow supposedly convinced the magazine to soften ? Well, editor Graydon Carter addresses it in a letter that appears in the March issue, part of which appears online . In it, Carter says...

Christopher Hitchens Dead of Cancer at 62

 Dead at 62 

Christopher Hitchens Dead at 62

Cancer claims one-of-a-kind firebrand author

(Newser) - Author, intellectual, and firebrand atheist Christopher Hitchens has died at the age of 62 after a long fight with esophageal cancer. The British-born writer, who had lived in Washington DC since 1982, chronicled his illness with the same caustic insight he directed at targets including Bill Clinton, Mother Teresa, and...

Times Star Sorkin: Too Cozy With Wall Street?

Colleagues clash with Too Big to Fail author

(Newser) - Andrew Ross Sorkin isn't the only entrepreneurial writer in the New York Times stable, but he might be the most successful, with his DealBook blog and newsletter, his Times column, and now his bestseller, Too Big to Fail making him ubiquitous in the media these days. “It’s hard...

Writer Dominick Dunne Dead at 83
 Writer Dominick 
 Dunne Dead at 83 

Writer Dominick Dunne Dead at 83

(Newser) - Dominick Dunne, the best-selling author who covered some of the past two decades’ highest-profile trials for Vanity Fair, died today at 83; his son, actor Griffin Dunne, told the magazine bladder cancer was the cause. Dominick Dunne served in World War II and produced TV shows and feature films before...

Astor Witness List Is Star-Studded

Kissinger, Walters, Annan could testify

(Newser) - The Brooke Astor trial could be a who’s-who of New York hotshots: The list of possible witnesses includes Henry Kissinger, Kofi Annan, David Rockefeller, and Barbara Walters, the Times reports. Vanity Fair boss Graydon Carter said he felt “very privileged” to be on the list, provided by the...

Miley Spread Jams VF's Inbox
 Miley Spread Jams VF's Inbox 

Miley Spread Jams VF's Inbox

Readers' response sets record for volume, though not for vitriol

(Newser) - Readers really responded to Vanity Fair’s now-infamous Miley Cyrus photo spread—but not in a bad way. The 915 letters were by far a record, but editor Graydon Carter tells Women's Wear Daily he's seen much worse on the outrage scale: “They were much kinder than the letters...

Graydon Carter on Making a Scene—and a Magazine

'Life is all about seating and lighting'

(Newser) - Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter runs the glossiest magazine, hosts the most A-list parties, and runs one of New York's most exclusive restaurants, all on the same principle, he tells the Guardian's Janine Gibson: "Life is all about seating and lighting." The key, he says, is not who...

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