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Vanity Fair April 2018

From entertainment to world affairs, business to style, design to society, Vanity Fair is a cultural catalyst, inspiring and driving the national conversation. Now the magazine has redefined storytelling for the Digital Age, bringing its high-profile interviews, stunning photography, and thought-provoking features to your device in a whole new way.

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Conde Nast US
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agenda

ADVERTISING PROMOTION EVENTS OPPORTUNITIES EXPERIENCE Canada: A Place to Push Your Limits Across the border to the north lies a place rich with experiences that will challenge you physically, culturally, and even emotionally. Eat, drink, and discover the world’s most diverse cities alongside the people who call them home. Open your mind to a place that celebrates difference and embraces adventure. Start your journey here: www.keepexploring.ca SHOP Battle-Hardened Polo players endure a sport made up of equal parts elegance and violence. When Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille set out to create the RM 53-01 Tourbillon timepiece for top-ranked polo player Pablo Mac Donough to wear during matches, durability was paramount. The result—a first in horology—is a timepiece encased in indestructible Carbon TPT, with a cable-suspended movement visible through laminated sapphire glass. Thirty pieces will be made. www.richardmille.com FOR THE LATEST NEWS,…

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contributors

WILLIAM D. COHAN In “The Devil to Pay,” on page 110, Special Correspondent William D. Cohan examines billionaire Eddie Lampert’s controversial efforts to salvage Sears and Kmart—much-diminished brands that have faced particularly hard times in the Amazon era. “Lampert is an intellectual and a true believer,” says Cohan, to whom the retail mogul gave his first in-depth interview in 15 years. “An investor with a smaller mind probably would have pulled the plug already.” ANNIE LEIBOVITZ “A photo-essay can seem too intimate, but Lena was fearless about opening up her life for our photographs,” says Contributing Photographer Annie Leibovitz. For this month’s cover shoot, Lena Waithe, the Emmy-winning writer and actor, showed Leibovitz around her Los Angeles apartment, including her resplendent shoe closet. Leibovitz also photographed Jane Fonda for the V.F. Portrait on…

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editor’s letter

On a cold day at the end of January, I flew to Los Angeles for my first Vanity Fair cover shoot. Our subject had initially caught my attention through her television work—playing Denise, the wise, occasionally wiseass lesbian sidekick to Aziz Ansari’s Dev on the Netflix series Master of None—and then through her speech at the Emmys last fall, when she became the first black woman to be honored for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. “The things that make us different, those are our superpowers,” she said, accepting the award for an episode in which Denise comes out, a story based on her own experience. “The world would not be as beautiful as it is if we weren’t in it.” When I thought about the kind of person I’d…

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la la land

I just finished your Hollywood Issue—you knocked it out of the park! I read every word: loved Tom Brokaw’s piece, the investigation into Harvey Weinstein, the Eric Roberts profile, and the backstory on the Annie Leibovitz shoot—that was truly great. SHAUNEEN HENRICK New York, New York That wonderful story Tom Brokaw wrote about his first days in L.A. [“To Live and Dine in L.A.”] was really enjoyable. There was an ironic touch for me. I grew up in one of those houses in Brentwood that Brokaw describes, the ones built by Frank Capra, with the screening room where all the big stars would come to see movies every Saturday night. (We were “the Bel-Air circuit.”) My father was an agent, and my girlfriend’s mother was a stand-in for Katharine Hepburn. However, the only…

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v.f.   mailbag

“Thank you for telling us about the film Jane [“The Goodall Days,” by Mark Seal, Hollywood Issue]. I look forward to watching it (again),” writes Judy Briemle, from Livermore, California. “However, if the film was made in 1962, as the article explains, and it was lost for 60 years, then it has not been found yet.” Forgive us for living four years in the future … chalk it up to wishful thinking in the age of Trump. “Witnessing the era of Annie Leibovitz is like being alive in the era of Leonardo da Vinci.” The Mailbag has been wrong before, but this sounds a great deal like fan mail. Go on, Shehryar E. Qureshi, of Islamabad, Pakistan. “It’s astounding how she continuously re imagines a simple composition into something I want…

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john david washington

AGE: 33. PROVENANCE: Los Angeles. GROWING UP: Washington waited to act, despite being the son of Denzel and Pauletta. “I knew every one of my father’s lines in Glory—I broke the VHS tape—but I hid my love of acting to make it as my own man. Football was the best route to obtain my independence.” He was signed by the N.F.L.’s St. Louis Rams in 2006. “I was in a whole other business, but I always wanted to dip into the arts. My parents were 100 percent supportive—my mom’s my biggest fan, my father’s tough love.” HBO: His on-screen break was in familiar territory, as wide receiver Ricky Jerret on Ballers, returning with a fourth season this summer. “I’m nothing like this guy, I swear, but it’s therapeutic playing Ricky—there’s…

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