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Vanity Fair October 2016

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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HIVE Covering Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and Washington, D.C. WHAT’S NEXT FOR FOX NEWS? After the most powerful man in cable news, Roger Ailes, was jettisoned from the empire he built, Fox News is on the brink of implosion. Sarah Ellison reports on who’s fleeing—and who’s fighting—inside the embattled network. TRUMP’S LAST CHANCE With a dramatic drop in the polls, some are saying the tyranny of Trump may be coming to a close. T. A. Frank follows the candidate on the campaign trail to determine whether he’s just down—and not out. HWD Obsessing over TV, film, awards, and more MAKING HISTORY Ava DuVernay continues to break Hollywood barriers from the director’s chair. The Selma director, behind this month’s Queen Sugar series and the upcoming film adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, opens up about leaning in and charging ahead…

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editor’s letter

SOME PRAY THAT BENEATH DONALD TRUMP’S EPICALLY VULGAR EXTERIOR LIES A THOUGHTFUL, DIOGENES-LIKE FIGURE. Most of us just take it for granted that prominent people present one person to the public and then, when they’re off duty, revert to someone completely different. Dr. Seuss didn’t much care for children, for instance. Groucho Marx used to correspond with T. S. Eliot. Groucho’s “silent” brother, Harpo, was a favorite of the F.D.R. White House set. There are even people in this country who pray that beneath Republican strongman Donald Trump’s epically vulgar exterior lies a thoughtful, Diogenes-like figure who will become apparent to voters before November 8. Alas, much as I hate to be the bearer of bad news, this isn’t going to happen. Strip away the racism, hatred, and bullying of Trump’s…

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ANNIE LEIBOVITZ Annie Leibovitz began photographing Bruce Springsteen in 1981. His album The River had just come out, and her picture was for the cover of Rolling Stone. She photographed him next three years later for the cover of Born in the U.S.A. The American flag in that now famous picture was his idea. For this issue of Vanity Fair, Leibovitz photographed Springsteen in concert in Paris and then again at his home in New Jersey. “I had been thinking about Bruce recently,” she says. “It felt like it was time to do another portrait. I admire him now more than ever—his work as an artist, his values, his generosity, his joy. He is a hero in dark times. The shoot was very emotional for me, because of our history and…

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style points

How do we define personal style? A few clear trends do emerge. A majority of us are convinced that tattoos are here to stay. And across party lines, the Kennedys remain the epitome of First Couple glamour, though Democrats see a bit of Camelot in the Obamas as well. Some differences reflect the age spread. Those of us in the prime of our working years frown on dressing down for job interviews; some members of the senior set also tend to be concerned with looking good at holiday dinners—and funerals. (We’re divided about choosing clothes for our own funerals— good thing so many of us plan to be cremated.) And if you thought young people are all about gadgets, think again: the largest group of them would choose a two-story library…

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the photo that changed my life

“I am a photographer. The power of images has always spoken to me. Historical photojournalism. A Jewish boy in the Warsaw Ghetto, hands held high before the guns of Nazi soldiers. Sebastião Salgado’s mine workers, an anthill of humanity. “This portrait of Berry Berenson, by Paul Jasmin, gave me the confidence to be myself despite the plethora of imagery and messaging that I was not enough. Her natural grace, acceptance, strength, and beauty made me feel much more comfortable in my own skin. If there was a style heroine for me, it was she. She was also an accomplished photographer. “Years after this portrait was taken, I met and was photographed by Paul for Interview magazine. We talked about this image and how important it was to me. Berry died when she…

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hard lessons

I want to thank Benjamin Wallace for his hard work and thorough account of a multi-layered and complex tragedy [“St. George’s Hidden Dragons,” August]. Many of us have endured a kind of trauma by association and have been deeply immersed, as Wallace mentions, in supporting survivors and processing the ordeal online. Social media is both exhausting and beautiful. Maybe the nickname St. Gorgeous should stick, because through all the pain and ugliness tremendous caring has emerged. The bravery of survivors to bring the truth into the light is nothing less than gorgeous. LISA BOSTWICK St. George’s ’83 San Francisco, California Your article about St. George’s struck a chord on this side of the Atlantic. During that same period, many genteel and even grander British prep schools had similar goings-on. I, along with about 30…