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  1. Spend the Snowpocalypse Catching Up on These V.F. Editor-Recommended LongreadsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Vanity Fair

    Those of us who are likely to be stuck indoors waiting out the monster snowstorm barreling its way through the Northeast may find ourselves feeling a bit stir crazy. As an antidote, editors teamed up to suggest some of our favorite, recent long-reads.


  2. Will Lange Return to a.H.S?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Vanity Fair

    The one thing we can consistently rely on when it comes to American Horror Story is change. Each season the show changes everything from cast members to location to time period.


  3. Magazine Names David Hajdu As Music CriticRead the original story

    Monday Jan 12 | The Nation

    January 12, 2015 - The Nation , America's oldest weekly magazine of politics and culture, today announced the appointment of David Hajdu as music critic. In his new role, Hajdu will write features for the print edition of the magazine and blog regularly at His first post will be coming soon.


  4. The backlash against Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch - snobbery or necessity?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 10 | South China Morning Post

    Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch , published late in 2013, was the novel everyone wanted to talk about last year. It sold more than a million copies - and more are selling as you read this - and won the Pulitzer Prize.


  5. Kim Gordon releasing 'Girl In A Band' memoir, going on book tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | Brooklynvegan

    Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon , no stranger to authoring books, is releasing a new memoir on February 24 via Dey Street Books called Girl In A Band , presumably named for the ill-advised question female musicians are often asked in interviews that Kim sarcastically sang about on "Sacred Trickster" . She's now announced a book tour in support of it, which has her being interviewed by different people at each stop.


  6. C. Wonder, the Preppy Fashion Chain Founded by Tory Burch's Ex, Is Officially Closing Up ShopRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | Entrepreneur Magazine

    It was a brief but dramatic run. The colorful retail company, founded in 2011 by Tory Burch's ex-husband Chris Burch, started with a bang, immediately generating plenty of snarky comments from fashion insiders.


  7. January Hot Type: The Books You Need to Read This MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 | Vanity Fair

    Clockwise from top left: courtesy of Random House, courtesy of Scribner, courtesy of Little, Brown, courtesy of Viking, courtesy of Soft Skull, courtesy of Ballantine, courtesy of Basic Books, courtesy of Knopf, courtesy of Atria, courtesy of Algonquin, courtesy of Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The deeply aggrieved narrator of first-time novelist Ben Metcalf 's eccentric, magnificent Southern Gothic metafiction unleashes bitter Faulknerian arias Against the Country .


  8. Why the backlash against Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch' was so extreme (2014 Year in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | The Oregonian

    Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," published late in 2013, was the novel everyone wanted to talk about this year. It sold more than a million copies -- and more are selling as you read this -- and won the Pulitzer Prize.


  9. Quote of Note | Martin FillerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | UnBeige

    "It is axiomatic among architectural editors and art directors that if a building is not very good, then one should use images of it at sundown; if it is worse than that, show it reflected in water at twilight. This perhaps explains why several publications, including Architectural Digest , Vanity Fair , and The New York Times , have depicted Gehry 's newest work in a dim crepuscular glow, rising above its shallow pools and dramatic stepped cascade.


  10. People, Etc.Read the original story

    Tuesday Dec 30 | Publishers Marketplace

    Nan Vermylen Thornton will join Zachary Shuster Harmsworth as an agent. Previously, she was in-house counsel practicing copyright law at Pearson Education.


  11. Political photos only change something if the political mind is ready to be changed'Read the original story

    Dec 16, 2014 | Buenos Aires Herald

    Born: Missouri, United States Studies: Master's Degree in Art History from New York University Institute of Fine Arts. Worked for: The New York Times, Vanity Fair.


  12. James Patterson gives money to three Portland bookstoresRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 |

    James Patterson donated a total of $473,000 to dozens of independent bookstores on Monday. Three of them are in Portland: Powell's, Broadway Books and Green Bean Books.


  13. Arlington bookstore wins grant from James PattersonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Staff members at One More Page Books, from left, Lelia Nebeker, owner Eileen McGervey and Terry Nebeker. One More Page Books in Arlington, Va., has won a $9,000 grant from bestselling novelist James Patterson.


  14. Notable Photo Books of 2014, Part IIRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | Photo District News

    Photo books remain the preferred medium of photographers, and its stature has grown in recent years with no signs of slowing down. Here, the editors of PDN highlight some of the most notable photo books of 2014.


  15. Book News: Australian Prime Minister's 'Nasty' Move Sparks Lit-Prize FurorRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott rankled the judges of the Prime Minister's Literary Award with a last-minute announcement. Judge Les Murray later called Abbott's pick a "stupid and pretentious book."


  16. Bookmarks | Fairy Tales Are More Than TrueRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2014 | Commonweal

    What do we mean when we call a story a "fairy tale"? Nowadays, the term is often used pejoratively. It means that the story has failed the test of realism, that it trades in all of those elements-supernatural interventions, incredible coincidences, pure wickedness and pure virtue-that don't conform to our sense of how the everyday world works.


  17. 10 Weekend ReadsRead the original story

    Nov 15, 2014 | The Big Picture

    ... Did this man inspire two of noir's iconic fictional detectives? ( LA Times ) - 28 Important Philosophers List the Books That Influenced Them Most During Their College Days ( Open Culture ) Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, ...


  18. Will Angelina Jolie run for political office?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | Deming Headlight

    The 39-year-old actress, who's on the December issue of Vanity Fair, told the magazine she's "open" to the idea of running for office. "When you work as a humanitarian, you are conscious that politics have to be considered," said Jolie, who was recently made an honorary dame by Queen Elizabeth.


  19. Bookselling Roundup, Week Ending October 31, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | Publishers' Weekly

    As Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena celebrates its 120th, there was good news for younger bookstores like Russo's, which had closed its retail location in Bakersfield, and opened an office to supplement its online sales. Bookhampton in Mattituck, N.Y., too, turned a corner after asking its customers to buy more hardcovers last May. The only feminist bookstore in Florida, Wild Iris Books has also found a way to move forward by changing to nonprofit status so it can seek grants.


  20. Successful Queries: Agent Kate Testerman and "Steering Toward Normal"Read the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | Writer's Digest

    This series is called "Successful Queries" and I'm posting actual query letter examples that succeeded in getting writers signed with agents. In addition to posting these query letter samples, we will also get to hear thoughts from the writer's literary agent as to why the letter worked.