Vanity Fair

The subtle art of showing off at work

9 December 2017 9:00 am

This has been an interesting year for me. Back in January, I took up a full-time job as director of…

Will my inner party animal ever roar back to life?

25 February 2017 9:00 am

According to a front-page story in the Times earlier this week, your personality does change over the course of your…

Christopher Hitchens (Photo: Getty)

Cultured — and combative — criticism from America

30 January 2016 9:00 am

Four years after his death, it is still faintly surprising to recall that Christopher Hitchens is no longer resident on…

President Obama’s ‘secret’ lunch was no secret to me

29 October 2015 9:00 am

The Metropolitan Club in Washington is so close to the White House that President Obama chose to walk there for…

I’d move to Kosovo if Ed Miliband became prime minister

9 May 2015 9:00 am

If any of you sees Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair, walking around with a begging bowl in his…

Melissa Kite comes out fighting. Again

4 April 2015 9:00 am

Madison Flight is a divorce lawyer, nicknamed ‘the Chair-Scraper’ for the number of times she leaps to her feet arguing…

Those ancient Greeks were bores — but things are looking up

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Thick snow is falling hard and heavy, muffling sounds and turning the picturesque village postcard beautiful. I am lying in…

Why don’t any of the sisterhood take up the banner of poor Noor Hussain’s wife?

31 May 2014 9:00 am

 New York Here’s a question for you loyal readers: if a hubby asks his wife to cook him a hearty…

Chasing Pulitzers has ruined American journalists. That’s why they're edited by Brits

24 May 2014 9:00 am

I was interested to read a story by Michael Wolff in USA Today saying that Graydon Carter may be about…

Lessons from Tina Brown on the art of failing upwards

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Shortly after I started working at Vanity Fair in the mid-1990s, I suggested to my boss Graydon Carter that I…

ANOTHER media failure. How does Tina Brown get away with it?

21 September 2013 9:00 am

Gstaad Why are hacks scared to state the obvious? In Britain the excuse is the strict libel laws. But in…

Memo for Prince Alwaweed bin Talal – here’s how you handle Forbes

9 March 2013 9:00 am

I feel a twinge of pity for Prince Alwaleed bin Talal — and it’s not often you can say that…