Vanity Fair Magazine

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Vanity Fair Traces the Dallas Years of Norma McCorvey, the Plaintiff in Roe v. Wade

    In 1969, Norma McCorvey was just 21 and living in Dallas with her father when she got pregnant for the third time. She was poor, working menial jobs and couldn't afford another child. She wanted an abortion, but she also couldn't afford the trip to one of the six states that allowed the practice at ... More >>

  • Film

    August 25, 2011

    Our Idiot Brother: The Littlest Lebowski

    Long-haired dreamer has predictably profound effect on his siblings.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Opening Day: When a Game is Just an Excuse to Tailgate

    Today in Buffalo, New York, it's 37 degrees. There's snow on the ground, and more is expected tonight. Who cares, right? Well, Arron Wight does. He's from Buffalo and came to Texas for opening day at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington with his uncle Steve Greis, who lives in Dallas. Photos by Lauren Drew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    L.A.-Based Photograper Insists "The Disrepair at Dealey Plaza ... Is An Insult to History."

    Photo by Harry Wilonsky​Vanity Fair's Jim Wolcott directs our attention today to a dispatch from Los Angeles-based photographer Donald Barnat: "Disappointment at Dealey Plaza," posted yesterday. Long story short: Barnat was in town during the Super Bowl and, like most visitors to our city, found h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2010
  • Film

    July 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    "Jessica Simpson Has Hovered Over This City Like a Dark Cloud." That's Not Very Nice.

    We'll return to weightier issues in a moment -- ba-dum-dum -- but, for a moment, this respite from hotel talk and DISD chatter. Vanity Fair's been gracious enough to post the entirety of its Jessica Simpson June cover story, due to his stands shortly. It's quite the breathless read that touches on p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Vanity Fair Recounts the First 100 Days of the George W. Bush Not-Presidency

    Courtesy Elliott's HardwareVanity Fair contributing editor Nancy Jo Sales has a lengthy "Web exclusive" about the post-presidency of George W. Bush -- specifically, how he's looking to "reshape his legacy," both alone and with the assist of former White House colleagues. From Bush's March 17 speech ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    The Big Rich Author Plunges the Stake Deep in the Heart of "Texas Power"

    Bryan Burrough was in town earlier this week to sell a few copies of his must-read tome The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes. Been looking forward to the book ever since September, matter of fact, when Vanity Fair excerpted a chapter that made mention of H.L. Hunt strol ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2009

    Slick Oil Story

    Bryan Burrough doubles up on Texas tea

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008
  • Film

    October 2, 2008

    How to Lose Friends and Nick and Norah: Double Your Disappointment

    Two mediocre adaptations by two directors who really should have known better

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    WWMCD? Well, For Starters: "Get Out" and "Short the Shit"

    Appearing on Dancing With the Stars was not a suggestion. Mavs owner Mark Cuban was in NYC yesterday, speaking on a panel titled "The Future of Media" held in conjunction with Advertising Week. Among his fellow panelists were Randy Falco, CEO of AOL; Vanity Fair columnist Michael Wolff; and Ken Aule ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008
  • Film

    September 27, 2007

    Clients of Industry

    Brazil's kidnapping epidemic spawns its own supply-and-demand economy

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    Logrolling In Our Time

    A former professor of mine at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Stephen Fried, has just released his fourth book, and while it has nothing to do specifically with Dallas, it’s a great read for any married man -- or any married woman. Fried, who is best known for his investigat ... More >>

  • Music

    March 8, 2007

    Fifteen Minutes of Fame

    It's tough to crack the Bernhard mystique

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2007

    Who's Vanity Fair's Mystery Man? Probably Not Mark Cuban, For Starters.

    If you're interested in playing along, there's a new guessing game taking place this week in media circles: Who's the unnamed billionaire mentioned in the first sentence of Michael Wolff's Vanity Fair piece about very rich men trying to buy into the newspaper biz. Or I guess you could play along, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2007

    Darwin's ACS in a Sling. Or Not.

    It's a new year, but the same ol' news stories still keep cropping up -- and this one isn't going away any time soon. For months, we've written here about the backdated stock-option scandal at Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services, most recently about the firings -- pardon, the resignations -- o ... More >>

  • Film

    November 9, 2006

    Heart Attack

    Attempting romantic comedy, Sir Ridley Scott conquers neither

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2006

    Ray Nagin's Dallas Daze

    In the June issue of Vanity Fair is a riveting excerpt from Douglas Brinkley's forthcoming book The Great Deluge, which chronicles in horrific detail how New Orleans drowned in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and just who let it happen. One of the leading suspects is New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2006

    Dallas Ain't a Believer

    Seems like everybody loves Rhett Miller right now. He's currently one of the "featured artists" at MySpace's music section, where his latest solo album, The Believer, is available to preview gratis. Miller's on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight, and Rolling Stone and some non-music mags, such ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 19, 2006

    The Luce-y Show

    With The Women, CTD tests the Clare-voyance of a 1930s single-sex comedy

  • Music

    June 9, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    Cory Helms benefit entertains and helps out; The Hourly Radio plays NYC showcase; rockin' women headed for Hailey's

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2005

    Oh, My Goss

    Goss Gallery has more going for it than the George Michael buzz

  • Music

    January 20, 2005


    Tift Merritt breaks through with an impressive album and an even more impressive Grammy nomination

  • Calendar

    December 9, 2004

    Frida's Frames

    See the real Frida Kahlo, unibrow and all, at PDNB Gallery

  • Film

    September 2, 2004

    Reese's Piece

    Mira Nair's Victorian England bursts with sensuality, but not impact

  • Film

    May 20, 2004

    Blessed Are the Cheeky

    Python's Brian returns, bearing cinematic salvation

  • Dining

    April 3, 2003

    Tough Sledding

    Rosebud is far from a work of genius

  • Dining

    December 26, 2002

    Not Our Thing

    There's drama at Café Nostra, but it's not on the menu

  • Culture

    August 22, 2002

    Fallon Fast

    Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen

  • Culture

    June 13, 2002

    Face Time

    The Carter's latest exhibit revels in the human visage captured by the artist's hand

  • Film

    September 20, 2001

    Wynter of Our Discontent

    Beresford finds truth and beauty in the Wind between her ears

  • Calendar

    July 19, 2001

    Awesome Possums

    Being a dame isn't what one keeps in his or her support hose

  • Culture

    July 12, 2001

    That's All, Folks

    Contemporary art superstar Ed Ruscha turns a mirror on his times, and finds...not a whole lot

  • Culture

    June 21, 2001

    Cumming Up

    Is he a writer, director, actor symbol? Um, yes--and more

  • Culture

    September 21, 2000

    Almost Famous

    Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell isn't Carrie Bradshaw. Like, really.

  • Culture

    January 27, 2000

    By the book

    Julie Speed tells her viewers all they need to know about her art -- and her

  • Film

    November 4, 1999

    The men who did too little

    Michael Mann's The Insider proves real life trumps fictional suspense every time

  • Calendar

    November 19, 1998
  • Music

    March 5, 1998

    Love hate

    Nicholas Broomfield's Courtney problem

  • Calendar

    November 20, 1997
  • Film

    August 28, 1997

    Time to kill

    McConaughey and Zellweger take a Chainsaw to their careers

  • Film

    January 9, 1997

    Go ahead and cry

    Madonna's Evita is better fashion than fascism

  • Culture

    January 2, 1997

    Unsentimental journey

    A confident cast traverses T3's The Fantasticks

  • Culture

    August 8, 1996

    Zoo story

    Pegasus Theatre rounds out a Nicky Silver festival with Raised in Captivity

  • Music

    December 28, 1995
  • Film

    July 20, 1995
  • News

    February 9, 1995
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