35 Burst results for "Vanity Fair"
Breaking Down the Wuhan Lab Leak Hypothesis, Dr. Fauci and Other Government Officials Involved
"So it appears that there's some kind of and I'll get to this moratorium in a minute. The United States government has a moratorium on funding research that would make viruses more powerful. Gee, I wonder why we put a moratorium on that. Because we could create a whole bunch of really deadly viruses, and that would really suck. Sounds like the government finally did something right when they weren't doing something wrong. Hey, we shouldn't do research like that. But it appears a sub agency of the NIH led by Dr Anthony Fauci. May have approved this grant that went to this eco health alliance that eventually made its way to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where it's believed. Now, this virus may have leaked from Mm. Oh, it gets better. Here's the third part of this daily caller piece again. They're talking about this Christopher Park, who was the State Department person who apparently did not want to open the Pandora's box looking into this stuff, according to this Vanity Fair report. He says Park was not the only government official to oppose pursuing the lab leak hypothesis, however. The Nano another until Vanity Fair that an intelligence analyst struggled to find a report written by officials working at the Department of Energy Lab that Anna must be a whistleblower. The Nano told the island he viewed the report is being intentionally buried within the classified collection system. Department of Energy officials then attempted to block State Department officials for meeting with the report's authors did Nano alleged okay? So just clearing that up a bit. We have funding paid to echo Health alliance through FAO cheese group there. Making its way around the moratorium against this kind of funding that makes its way to a Chinese lab. We think this virus may have leaked from, and apparently there's a report on it that the government's burying in its own classified system who's burying it? What are they covering up
Ariana Grande Secretly Marries Dalton Gomez
"Ariana grande is a married lady. She tied the knot with dalton gomez in a private ceremony at her home over the weekend. Now this comes just five months after he popped the question with this diamond and pearl ring. Now a source tells eat. It was a beautiful day and very romantic. It was perfect. And just what i really wanted. What was your reaction when you heard visits. I mean i'm excited for her. I you know. I think we're all rooting for her does she. Because we don't. I mean i don't know she can do a sequel to that song with more xs. We you know she was great. We love it. I love that absolutely have happy for her. She but she always did like she's a baby. You gotta let it grow up. That's the thing we cannot let her grow up. I'm like is she owned up to get married. She looks like because she's so petite she looks on. So you're like oh. I hope that this works out. Because she's been with so many superstars and nationally as a regular guy who is real estate. Let's say you brought up something really interesting. That she was with all these superstars before a lot of people say oh. I think it works because this guy's not famous. But i actually think it works. Because for the first time in her very young life she got a chance to stop and think and live and be normal yes and the pandemic kind of forced to be a regular person for a second and she got to know this guy. I am happy as a gay man. I will be honest. i'm pissed i didn't get full. Spread in vanity fair. I'm so mad. It wasn't on an island with four hundred people. But i'm happy. She got to do the wedding like she wanted to. And not make a
Katie Hill on Matt Gaetz: 'I feel betrayed by him'
"In twenty nineteen then democratic congresswoman katie hill who. We'd have in the program number times resigned from congress after revelations of an inappropriate relationship with someone who worked on her campaign and that relationship have been exposed in a really awful way in nude photos that were leaked to and then published nate british tabloid without katie hills consent. Now he'll sued that tabloid for violating california's revenge porn law. Yesterday she lost that suits. You now plans to appeal. Katie hill also struck up what she called an unlikely friendship with matt gaetz in congress not the time when she resigned gates actually publicly defended her over the league's photos the two kept in touch through twenty twenty despite pizzas relationship with donald trump but their relationship petered out after the trump january. Six insurrection then. Cnn reported the congressman gates had showed nude photos of women he had slept with two lawmakers in a new piece in vanity fair. Katie hill writes. That report is true. Engage in the very practicing defended me from and should resign immediately and katie hill joins me now. It's it's it's great to have you on the program katie. I wonder if you just maybe just sort of talk about your relationship. Friendship with matt gaetz. What you sort of thought of what you make of all this now. I mean look. We became friends because we served on the same committee in. We're about the same age. And he was friendly to me when i was in new lawmaker but when it really mattered when i was feeling particularly abandoned by the people within my own party And when i felt just betrayed in alone in disgusted and Disgusted with myself. It matters a lot that somebody stands up free and i. I don't know how many people have been in a situation that right where you were anybody standing up for. You feels like a big deal but it gets a lot of points and now with all of this coming out. I think people can certainly say that. I have maybe not made the mess choices. When it comes to my relationships with men i had a real relationship with matt gaetz but regardless i feel i feel betrayed by him and i have to wonder about his motivations for defending me in the first place.
Samra Habib on Being a "Queer Muslim"
"Our guest today as samra habib. She's a writer journalist and photographer based in toronto last year. She released the critically acclaimed. We have always been here. Acquire muslim memoir and it was the winner of. Cbc's canada reads twenty twenty. I love this book so much. I think i cried at least three times. She's a leading voice in canadian. Literature for writing and photography has been featured in publications like the new york times the guardian the washington post and vanity fair. We spoke to her at the beginning of the year. I actually saw an astrologer a month ago with a seven arlen session not yet to take a bunch of breaks and she told me that When i was born my father was having his saturn return so he was going for law was really released of inches bow. How was gonna support a child and we just moving from basically but a new kid would arrive you know. That's kind of like a consistent theme through meisters for home I think that is very much shaped by the fact that growing up. I didn't really have this stable home way.
J-Rod continues: Lopez, Rodriguez say they're still together
"J. rod is still a thing pop star Jennifer Lopez and former Yankee Alex Rodriguez released a joint statement the reports of their split or inaccurate and that they are working things through they posted a picture together last month in the Dominican Republic multiple reports including the New York post's page six based on anonymous sources said the pair had called off their two year engagement the former slugger proposed to the actress a couple of years ago after the celebrity couple started dating in early twenty seventeen the couple was given the nickname J. rod three years ago after they landed on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine in that issue Lopez talked about their first date she says he brought up things like getting married again and described him as competent and just so talkative I'm Jennifer king
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Interview With Oprah Fetches at Least $7 Million From CBS
"Oprah Winfrey's interview with Meghan Markle in Prince Harry airs tonight. Vanity Fair reporting, CBS paid Winfrey's production company at least $7 million for the broadcast
A review of the book, Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
"Jones joins us now from brooklyn. New york is the editor in chief of vanity fair magazine and this week she reviews the new novel by couso shapiro. Clara and the sun ra. Thanks for being here. Hi thanks for having me so for those who are not aware. Rodica is still one of us. We think you're at the new york times. She was formerly the editorial director of the books. Dusk before working at vanity fair. Where you've been now for more than three years right yet just a little over three years. What is it like doing that. Job in quarantine. We're so used to it now. I know so year. Old question is feels unless normal which i never thought i'd say but i will tell you this week. We released our hollywood issue which is traditionally an enormous photo production to create a three panel. Gate fold cover and it's a big group portrait so obviously in the age of group. Portrait's are rather challenging and unsafe and so we decided we needed an artist. Who would be up for the challenge. So we enlisted. Maurizio cuddle alon and pierpaolo ferrari. The italian conceptual artists to do a remote shoot with ten people. They ended up photographing people remotely over ten days on four continents all through laptops and you know very small local sets and it was really an amazing feat and so with every issue with every day covering the news. We are finding our way. I have to say. I don't know how it's been for you. But you know there's something about having new boundaries and new challenges that that pushes you to be creative and innovative. And i feel like that's what my team has been able to do. So it has felt very much like a journey. But i've been really really pleased with how creative we've been able to be and still sort of fulfilling that core purpose of entity fair to cover a range of entertainment reporting investigative reporting political reporting and iconic photography. And all of the stuff that we do best all right. I'm asking a superficial question. And i'll followed by deep one. It has to be slightly less glamorous. And i'm assuming that there's no vanity fair oscars party this year. I want you to know that for this podcast. I'm wearing my fancy sweatpants there in the rotation. it's our tradition to celebrate the oscars and and we are finding ways will find a way to do that this year. That is safe and respectful. It's an interesting year for the academy as well because even though movie theaters have been closed for most of the time and it's obviously been really challenging to get films out there. There has also been an explosion of actually really fantastic cinema and again presented in sort of innovative ways. And i know the academy wants to really celebrate that talent and so we are going to figure out ways to do that on our part as well all right. I promised i'd follow it up with a deep question. I don't know if it's steep but it's a literary question those of us here. At the time. I think all leaders of vanity fair and know that you are at heart very much A literary percent of book person. What has your year of reading been like in quarantine. I know you're usually at least part of at least one book club. Have you been having trouble concentrating on books. Have you found books to be refuge. What's it been like for you. I am ashamed to say that my reading at least for my comfort level has fallen off a cliff. So which is why. I was so delighted to get this assignment to review issue. Gross new novel because he is one of my favorite favorite living writers. And i am a complete us. I have read all of his works and will continue to read and reread them. As long as i live so that was wonderfully focusing and it was an opportunity to sit not only with the new novel but with so much of his former work and really think about it. But it's been tough. I don't know i mean i. I feel like for a lot of readers out there. It's been tough to focus. And i think that the thing that made a difference for me. Oddly enough was that. Because i was no longer commuting to work. I lost that staple commuting time which i realized. In retrospect is when i did a lot of my reading but it's that i do lead a book club of incredibly wonderful astute readers all women who work or have worked on wall street and so with them. At least i've been keeping up a minimum a reading activity. We just met last week. Actually and discussed martin mrs novel london. And we have a of great books lined up for our next meeting.
Caroline Giuliani, daughter of Rudy, opens up about being polyamorous
"Right rudy. Giuliani's daughter caroline rose says she finds strength and being a unicorn and we're not talking about the mythical creature carolina reveals in vanity fair that she takes pleasure and pride in being the third and a sexual relationship with a couple so she is very open in this letter. She is unapologetic. She is very happy and proud and she said it took her awhile to get to this point but she is super happy to spread awareness. I would like to hear your thoughts. The guest our guest stars always the role. That wanna have. If you're going to do this. Explain to the people first of all unicorn. This first of all unicorn is a mystical creature. Obviously the third person in a relationship Go ahead i'm more like a goat. I come in food. I rummaged leave. You don't want me there. Because i'm digging. I'm asking you questions about your relationship. Okay oh yeah you're involved. Enjoy the moment. Have a nice night. So maybe we can do this again sometime. It's going to be sexy but then it turns into dr phil. It's like a whole connection here. What can we do to bring you back to get an older home doing nothing. One hundred days to the unicorn mad that the even using this word unicorn is the mystical creatures. A word my son would use the unicorn and now that it's this person who's in a relationship with a couple. I never use that word again. May mommy and were beautiful. I bet you do see this. Is that bronco unicorn. We normally call that person. Frankie freak frigging day game. Get with the couple all. It's a thing i gotta say. What is now the thing because you're also unattached. You know unicorn side piece. yes that's what is normally called. you are they. Are we committed. No there's no people with papers der together a unicorn. The definition of a person comes into a razor. They cannot interfere with the couple mainstays. You're just to come and go
White House deputy press secretary suspended for 1 week after threatening reporter over story
"Pay. After he reportedly threatened to journalist spokeswoman Jen Psaki reached out at every level there to convey our apology and been clear this will never happen again, and it is not going to be tolerated here at the White House. The deputy press secretary involved in the comments against reporter from Politico. This suspension came after Vanity Fair reported that he had threatened the political reporter by telling her quote. I will destroy you after she asked a question about his personal life more from town hall dot com.
White House deputy press secretary suspended for 1 week after threatening reporter over story
"White House suspends the deputy press secretary for a week without pay after he reportedly threatened a journalist. Deputy press secretary TJ Duck Low suspension comes after Vanity Fair reported that he threatened a political reporter by telling her I will destroy you. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki says. Duck clothes, actions and language were unacceptable. It doesn't meet our standard. It doesn't meet the president. Standard Duck Close personal life came under scrutiny earlier this week when political reported on his relationship with a reporter for the news out. Let
"I started our tell them. It's me god. Hey y'all this is lisa and his car and this is pop fashion. Lisa how are you. I'm i'm on the edge of my year car. I ready to fall off a cliff. Twenty twenty clip into an abyss. That's probably secretly a post office. That is a great mental image to start off the show. I appreciate that this is about to fall into a endless pit of male. Excellent corley wraps mail. Yeah that's my entry to. That's what i have to contribute today at. Look into the post office like every other day for the past week. Why did i want so badly to wrap the gifts that i ordered online and then mail them to my family. I see the post office is where i go to lose faith in humanity. I know at such a mailing quagmire right now to. It's harsh out there. They're talking like it's historic level problems with shipping right now so everybody just hang on. Santa will get there when he gets there right. It'll get there but like also if you're y'all bends the post office you're done but just i just want you all to like think of me. Finally when you mentally envision me waiting in line at the post office and the woman behind me. Just talk to me. No and tells me that. Her muscle relaxer made her constipated. This this really truly happens like two days before we're recording. And i was like fuck my line. Wow wow wow lisa why these people engaging in so many reindeer games on my car and gets on the phone today. She's like these reindeer games. Call it everything from now until the end of the season man. My buddy better stop at those reindeer games. You can send that right through january. That's a that's a it's seasonal because it's winter you know reindeer don't just disappear on december twenty six. I ended that. Yes right i mean. They aren't mythical they actually. They're real with that in mind. Should we i mean. Let's talk about some reindeer game right here. So we're going to start with the sing. y'all wanna talk about. Let's on our instagram here. We go anna winter at legit wrote my notes. Anna wintour t. s anna wintour s. She's been editor in chief of us. Vogue for the jillian years like honestly since nineteen eighty eight. That's older than a lot of you. And since two thousand fourteen she's been conde nast. Us artistic director and now she's got a new promotion. All of a sudden conde nast was named her. Its first ever global chief content officer which means that she will oversee all five vogue editions worldwide and all of conde nast brands so that includes chiku new yorker vanity fair bunches of others. It is all an effort to unify u s global segments of the publishing house of conde nast but like anna wintour has not had the easiest year. Cutting ask first of all. He's laying off people. So which is not a good look for the company right and then you're going to promote this woman who like basically runs the media world and whole bunch of black and brown folks. Staffers came out this summer and said that when toward didn't take them seriously over the years that she's been editor she brought to do better but the question in my mind is just. Do we need to just keep giving anna and tour promotions. She still going to be out. Yeah so she's going to oversee all twenty-five vocations worldwide including the us one that she's already editor us and olive conde nast brands like being the. Let's backup. I would like to call this segment the wind tour of my discontent. They give all day to say that to me. No i haven't. But when i start thinking about those reindeer games led me here. We go down this road She's gonna stay to editor vogue. She's doing all this other stuff and goodness knows when you have one job you want seventeen other jobs. One of my guys are hilarious when we put this up on instagram. Because i put up without terry and then you guys just ran with it. We have the best listeners. You guys are so funny so insightful. And so so laser sharp. Just cutting like y'all are are cruel and i like it our listeners. Lauren dropped in. The comments are instagram post. I like how you just dropped. That turned here. That was exactly the one. I thought you were gonna say. Yeah which first of all you know who i am because i just wanted to present without commentary and see what happened I am struggling with understanding. The torah really did have a place in fashion history. That was very important. Juxtaposed with it's time to go. I look back. And i wanted to kind of like look through some dates and i want to remind everybody that this magazine has been around since eighteen ninety two it had its first black person to photograph the vote cover and twenty eighteen twenty eighteen. That is shameful. She cannot say but she's vowing to do better and then nothing changes. I just like i. I can't i'm wrestling with the idea that like. She harnesses power when she wants to. And then this summer when she had an apology. Not i've just basically like not including black and brown people.
The Oracle of Britney
"Happened upon this article from Vanity Fair, and this article was published. In mid November, and I, it's called the Oracle of Britney, and it's written by a Haley feeling. And I thought, OK, Am I dreaming? Did we have a conversation about this? But as I started to read through it, I thought No, I don't think we did because This article. Does something that I believe is amazing. And it goes through kind of the history of the free Britney movement from conception Till now, in a super sis inked way. And it accounts for a lot of the weird twists and turns that we've had in the life of Britney Jean Spears over the past more than a decade, and there were little things buried in this article that I was like, Oh, my gosh, I feel scene because essentially what she says, is there said there there When it comes to this free Britney movement, But there's a lot of things going on in the free Britney movement. It is not just you know, the ladies from Britney's Graham, who Started the most recent iteration of the Free Britney movement, who got some Intel from a person who worked in the law office that used to be the holder of her conservatorship. Which is kind of where we entered the story. The it's more than just that layer. There are some really deep conspiracy theories around how Brittany's doing and what's going on with her in her instagram and her conservatorship that include things like There is a picture that somebody says, um, in the picture her eyelashes spell out call 911. Okay. Okay, So what's interesting about this Take on the history of Britney's conservatorship and where we find ourselves now is essentially the author of this Vanity Fair article says. You know, there's actually a benefit on behalf of the Conservatorship to some of these conspiracy conspiracy theories like they are actually promoting and it seems like and leaning into them as a means by which to as we've said in the past, make it appear as though Britney really does need this conservatorship. Does that make sense? Yeah, absolutely. But one of the things that I don't think that we paid the right kind of attention to her. Maybe we just didn't see all the pieces of the puzzle come together. Is that Do you remember there was a conservative er, one of the co conservatives. So Jamie Spears, her father is one of the conservatives. There was another guy named Andrew Wallet who stepped down and step down very mysteriously at the time, like we were like, he said, some stuff was gonna happen. She needed help immediately, and then it was in her best interest for him to step down. Well, apparently prior to that, And this is the part that I maybe, like, was a piece of the puzzle that maybe we knew at one point, but we didn't realize Prior to that he had asked for a considerable rays, which Is interesting in the author of This article points out like conservatorships are typically not supposed to be a for profit. Entity and so for him to ask for a raise on his already seriously robust salary tells you a little bit about kind of how they're operating the conservatorship behind closed doors that stick a pin in that Because Also remember then in September We had a hearing. Or they had a hearing. We weren't there. I wish we were on this, by the way is the one that like the Her the free Britney fans bombed. With their like protests, and nobody knows how that happened. Meaning they got in on the zoom and nobody knows how that actually happened. And nobody is owning and they had to, like. Shut it down. Shut it down, but at that time also, it was an hour before that hearing in August. That Jamie Spears asked the court to reappoint Andrew Wallet as the co conservative. So this is the guy who again asked for a raise in 2018. So there's a mystery there somewhere that we haven't figured out like, what's really going on with Andrew Wallet, right? And here's the interesting part. The theory is that this was a retaliation to Britney Spears refusal to perform and this is what Jamie Spears side says that this will require Jamie Spears to undertake drastic changes to her budget. Which apparently means That Her refusal to perform puts the estate in some sort of financial jeopardy, which sit with that for a moment because apparently that does not apply to the exorbitant. Fees that Jamie Spears pays. To himself as the conservative and also to the financial professionals that he employs. So he's essentially asking like saying she needs to perform in order to keep this whole thing going.
"Work in vanity fair the new york times magazine and sports illustrated. Let's give them a call. Let's do it. Hello hi. this is cheryl strayed. Thank you so much for agreeing to talk to us. I have my co host. Steve almond here. I am a big fan of your writing. Thank you thank you so we're talking about spending addictions today and we'd love if you could share with us and our listeners. Your story let's go back to the beginning. How how did this begin for you. I think it began Ten years ago. I think it was frankly. Precipitated by My wife lisa job overseas new york university and abu dhabi. And that's kinda hard to make a weekend trip and i was. I was on my own. And i was an empty nester. My last son had just got off to college. And when i was on my own i sort of just started shop i think it was related to repression. In my case. I think it was related to trying to figure out my sexual identity clothing for me is very Linked to sex and so it's one box two boxes. Three boxes four boxes. I mean no one except the ups guy probably felt it was insane. And you know. I got a sexual rush. Every time i opened the box and you know in some cases When even aware it out and it just would not stop and it got worse worse and frankly i wrote a book was a memoir by one of my sons and it didn't do well and that is when i hit the wall and i just felt the press. I thought i don't really give a crap about anything than you know ultimately went into rehab. Did it take you some time to come to the conclusion that it wasn't addiction. People diminish this experience. I think we say oh. You're you're a shopaholic and it's not really an addiction. I'm curious what your experience with that was well. I hate the term shopaholic. Because i think it. Minimizes what this is. I mean this is an addiction when you're spending six hundred thousand dollars on leather three years. That's an addiction. That's insane when you have over. One hundred pairs of leather pants and over one. Hundred pairs hundred fifty pairs of leather jackets in two hundred pairs of leather gloves. And obviously i'm a leather fetishists. That's an addiction and you know it's like any addiction it can destroy can certainly destroy financially but it can store relationships it harm my relationship To to my wife. So i really hate this idea that you know. It's like that movie shopaholic in it's kind of cute and it's ridiculous and i know because of rehab and and fifteen years of therapy but can you point to the moment where you realized you needed to address it. Get into rehab. Whatever it was. What was the the low point. I think it happened in two thousand fourteen because there are a lot of things going on within me. Begin to abuse myself physically. I mean you know. I would burn myself. I would cut myself I would you know play with frankly. With with weather is fixation hoods by myself and then i knew this was getting dangerous. 'cause you know you can kill yourself and that combination of factor said you. I'm really going down a rabbit hole. And i need more than just once a week therapy. I really need something. Very very Intensive edits help. But it doesn't cure everything and you know the the urge in the addiction still doing well. So what did you. You went into inpatient rehab. Is that correct. Yes and what did what did you learn there. I mean how did you learn how to at least control this. Even though you say it's still with you. Well i mean you know. It's it's like anything in rehab for me. I can speak for others. You know you're trying to get to the root cause and you know it's painful to realize i mean for me. I think this shopping outgrowth of tremendous sexual repression Fear of coming to grips with with who i am and i still don't know who i am sexually which i think is fine. I don't think we have to put labels but my wife had been waived in fear and shame as a child was terrified of my mother i could see her as a dominatrix. I never felt comfortable with myself physically. I never felt comfortable with the way. I looked
Ex-Bill Clinton aide Doug Band dishes on family ties to Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell
"Guy Doug band, he's used to be an aide to what to Bill Clinton. And I think the name sounds vaguely familiar. It's probably because some of the stuff that came another wiki leaks. Was him talking about? I'll had done he had set up this money machine with the Clinton Foundation was very interesting, interesting memo that he put out and he expected to get more money because his check shut hid the set up this amazing Racket. Excuse me. It was a foundation, a charity. It wasn't a racket. And apparently, he really didn't like Chelsea Clinton because you know, she was just a spoiled rich kid as far as he was concerned, And so now, all these years later, after the after the wiki leaks came out and his memos were made public. He's given a big interview to Vanity Fair. I guess he's trying to sell a book. It's the front page of the New York Post today. About how how many times that Bill Clinton went down to, uh, Epstein. So island Uh, on the low Vita express many more times than Bill Clinton has claimed and apparently bring. It was so bad that band wouldn't even go on the flights because he knew what was going on. But, you know, we kind of suspected that all along the most interesting thing I found in the interview. Was that he said that you know, they lied about how much Chelsea was paid by NBC 600,000 when she was an intern, Doug Band, the Former aide Close aide to Bill Clinton says she was paid $1.2 million.1.2 million dollars as an intern.
Michael B. Jordan Is People's Sexiest Man Alive
"Heating up on daily pop today. We have some major. Hollywood feuds to talk about the first shall we start with something. A little sexy feud about that hunting not okay. Michael jordan was just named sexiest man. Alive i feel like i've been waiting for this wherever let's put it that cover. That's what i'm talking about looking good good choice. I think i called this a couple of years ago. I thought he was going to a couple of years ago. So it's taken some time but we'll finally got it by the way the nation the world america is divided on a lot of things right now. This is one thing that we can all agree on. Give this man the cover. And as dr fauci of sexy man. You don't have fifteen years experience in this situation. I have actually been right for out of the five times guessing. The cover blake shelton through america for. I think that by google jordan was the perfect choice. There was no one else again. It to true true definitely deserving of it and it's so funny How he found out the big reveal for this issue happened last night on. Abc's jimmy kimmel live. Michael said he was driving with a friend when he got the call from his publicist and manager. What on speakerphone. Who you with With bryce he's like okay rice's family he can. No i said okay. Cool because they keep this thing super under lock and key and they told me the news and it was like it was a moment like really did bryce immediately start making fun of you or did he wait at least wait until they hung up the phone and then he immediately started cracking jokes. Sexiest man is like that's cool to everybody else. Anybody really knows you. That's just like just another way they can give jabs. Oh yeah. I can totally see that Do you think celebs secretly love getting this more. They find it embarrassing. Listen i think first of all. I think the way he described it as perfectly. I think it's it's an honor. It's obviously something that's been going on for many years. Definitely not something. That's negative. But i think that when people know you intimately know all of your sides how awkward and dorky and goofy you can be and then you get sexiest man alive. I'm sure that your give you our time about it. Of course yeah i mean. It's a lot of pressure. A lot of pressure like for a year. You can't miss a leg day. You can't be caught eating a car. Those shirtless photos. Better be on point. Because i think people are going to hold you to that standard. It's almost like that. Vanity fair like he would issue if you're the girl who doesn't make it to the next level on that cover people going to be like what happened to her. You know i remember. Blake shelton talking about this. Whenever he won he's like it. Opens up the door for everybody to argue. Why you're not maybe the sexiest man. And there is a hard argument. Rudolph ow justin. Jesus is sexy. I think blake shelton sexy. He's got his his country going on. Yeah exactly
NBC/WSJ poll: Support for Biden has almost doubled
"NBC News Wall, Street Journal poll released yesterday, and support. For Joe Biden has almost doubled after just last week's debate the poll taken before trump announced he had covid nineteen has biden by fourteen, fifty, three to forty nine still with us our professionals. Steve Schmidt, Robert Gibbs Robert I am duty-bound to point out I think Hillary Clinton on this date in two thousand sixteen was ahead by exactly fourteen points with that in mind. What would your charge to your fellow Democrats be? Well I would. I would ignore the polls. And go full steam ahead on what you have to do to win this race next continue to assure the American people. That you're capable and that you've got a plan for implementing that. The. Change that you need to see in the White House but I think Lewis startling about that poll. This race has been remarkably stable Brian it's been stable for a really long time regardless of all that gets thrown at it, and so the NBC NBC eight previous polls, the average margin was Biden by eight percent in February it was Biden by eight percent in September. It was Biden by eight percent now it's fourteen. The American people got a good hard look at Donald Trump in that debate and they liked absolutely nothing of what they saw I don't think Joe Biden is going to win this race by fourteen points. The one of the last moments Donald Trump had available to him to begin to change the trajectory of this race in his favour not only did he miss that opportunity, but he actually handed a significant amount of support with now just four weeks left in this race to his opponent Joe. Biden. Mister Gibbs makes a great point Mr Schmidt and let's go further on. Politics. Steve Mitch McConnell is seventy eight. He is a polio survivor he is scared to. Of Covert nineteen by all available evidence politically, he is scared to death of not pushing through the third Supreme Court nominee what's going to happen? Do you think in the US Senate three Republican members down with positive diagnoses? Well look specifically when it comes to stopping a Supreme Court Nomination Brian you have to think about it like trying to rob a train before you can get to the safe with the gold on it on the train to derail the train you have to slow it down you have to be able to get on the train and so what the Democrats have to do is not be focused on delaying the hearings pass the election they need to be focused on delaying the hearings for the first day they need to push it back one day, and then once you can push it back one day you can. Get the second day, but the reality is is it'd be very difficult for the Senate to hold onto the time line because total recklessness of so many of these senators and of course, trump at the trump administration and all of the chaos that we're seeing play out over over this weekend, and then elect Wurley for the Senate I. Mean This is just a disaster I. Think Certainly Mitch McConnell understands. He's on the precipice of losing his Senate majority. It's almost a certainty that he will. It may be a wipeout. You see for example, Mike spn Mississippi Mike espy is in a very close race now you see. The Kansas Senate race, the Democratic candidate is points up there. So the it seems like the walls are collapsing on all of this. This was a terrible terrible week for trump and for all the trump of batters, enablers and accomplices in the United States Senate I, mean, it started with the with the debate and it got worse from there the. Senior leadership of the campaign scandalized there is a mutant in the campaign on Friday night. PEOPLE DON'T WANNA show up to work too terrified to go into the White House profound mistrust of their leadership, and then there's reports out tonight from the incomparable Gabe Sherman for example, a Vanity Fair talking about the divide in the family looking at how crazy trump's behaviors been. Over the course it is last weekend with Donald Trump junior apparently talent people that they have to try to rain man knowing what a disaster this is. So my view is this is all coming down the Walzer collapsing we're seeing that play out everything we're seeing trump do is from a position of weakness and the idea now that he's going to be able to. CAST himself as some type of hero for having defeated cove at I think is. A ludicrous delusion on the part of him Sean Hannity and his
They Call Us Mulan
"Low, and welcome to another edition of they call us Bruce unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asia America I'm bill you and I'm Jeff Yang and this will indeed be an unfiltered podcast. It is one which we are going to used to. You know spend talking about something that we've been wanting to talk about for a while waiting to see for awhile, and that is Disney's live. On which released this weekend right before Labor Day and immediately generated quite a lot of opinions some of which we have. And we have guests, schools, opinions in some of them our guests We've seen quite a lot of in somewhere new. Who have with us? Phil? We have making her third appearance on they call US Bruce. Quite possibly a record. Record record. Our good friend formerly journalists of the with the Hollywood reporter most recently, she did a profile of Tima in Vanity Fair. Are Powell Rebecca Son Rebecca. Welcome. Thank you. I'm here to reinforce and ensure that my title as most frequent they call us first guest. On. Challenged. Bring honor to us all. We also have a first timer on the show hopefully, not the last frankie. Hong who is a freelance writer and illustrator and Frankie also grew up until age nine in China and has a pretty solid grasp. I think of some of the larger context around the film both as somebody personally in in more immerse perhaps in Chinese culture than those who grew up here but also just from being able to read and understand the conversations that are going on in. Chinese about this. Conversation's. Break Welcome, to the show. Thank you for having me. So excited to chat with you about this. Well, the conversation has been proceeding Apace has a not I mean literally the show. The movie itself debuted Friday, and I think that's we don't have any metrics yet that feels like a lot of people in have been streaming it despite the way that it's being presented and I mean, maybe that's the first thing to talk about a little bit like. The film. You know how the film has changed over time how it was what was meant to be in where it is now today in this time of Of Covert in quarantine in theaters basically being shot I think I wanted to ask if maybe everybody could share their relationship with the original film because that's that will serve you know color a lot of people's. The way they perceive this this new one right. Rebecca. What was it like watching the original Milan and how did that impact actually shape? This one for you. Yeah. Well, for me, I you know sort of your classic ABC asian-american Crawl one in the bay area you know live here lived in America, my whole life, and so I was I'm looking this up now and I was actually not cured with anime tomatoes teenagers. So I think I was sixteen when I came out Even, though I was no longer a small child I, what I remember most palpably was bursting into tears at the end of the animated film when Milan she's at the Forbidden City and she turns around and it feels like the entire country is kneeling and bowing and Reverend before her and the swell like I remember for years after that, like you know even without we watching the film just thinking about that moment. Just swallow emotion. Kind of being unprepared to see that image of of somebody who representative you know about as exactly. Who I was, you know just a small Chinese girl could be treated with such respect and honor. Listen. you know and reverence that was so moving. So that's what I remember most about you know the animated law and I think the way that made me feel is is sort of what I treasured about that movie even though it was, you know I haven't seen it in such such a long time. And Frankie in you grew up until age nine in China, right? Yeah in Beijing was. Yes. But you but you did also see Milan and I'm atrophies theaters or at home or so I was already living in the US by the time Mulan came out. So I washed it in Missouri were I was in the fifth grade and I think. My first exposure to Mulan the figure was actually when my mother taught me the ballot of Milan and made me memorize recited back to her. So this character was already one of my favorites. You know this cross dressing heroine who bests all the boys that was basically my dream I wanted to. Show everyone how amazing I could be. So you know I wasn't super. I had very mixed feelings about it because even as a ten year old I was you know I had trepidation about whether or not Disney was going to do a good job representing my culture, my country. So but at the same time, of course, I was really proud to see that they chose a Chinese story to bring to the big screen. So when I saw it I think I continue to feel mixed because there were these moments like the one that Rebecca described was incredibly moving but there were also these little things that day I guess. I don't know if I would say they got wrong because you can tell a story a story Harry you want, but it's more like there were very clear league. American narrative elements that were meant to. Get, a reaction out of American audiences. It makes sense but as a Chinese viewer I just thought while if you're going to represent my culture, why don't you get it right? Why don't you think that the? Quote Unquote correct representation can't also get a reaction out of Americans I remember when she dressed up for the matchmaker in the face was all white I just thought well, this reminds me of Geishas much more so than Address up Cheney's lady and maybe geishas is much more recognizable symbol. But why can't you just make her look uncomfortable as? A Chinese woman rather than something that looks more, Japanese. Their stuff like that.
A conversation about Mulan
"Low, and welcome to another edition of they call us Bruce unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asia America I'm bill you and I'm Jeff Yang and this will indeed be an unfiltered podcast. It is one which we are going to used to. You know spend talking about something that we've been wanting to talk about for a while waiting to see for awhile, and that is Disney's live. On which released this weekend right before Labor Day and immediately generated quite a lot of opinions some of which we have. And we have guests, schools, opinions in some of them our guests We've seen quite a lot of in somewhere new. Who have with us? Phil? We have making her third appearance on they call US Bruce. Quite possibly a record. Record record. Our good friend formerly journalists of the with the Hollywood reporter most recently, she did a profile of Tima in Vanity Fair. Are Powell Rebecca Son Rebecca. Welcome. Thank you. I'm here to reinforce and ensure that my title as most frequent they call us first guest. On. Challenged. Bring honor to us all. We also have a first timer on the show hopefully, not the last frankie. Hong who is a freelance writer and illustrator and Frankie also grew up until age nine in China and has a pretty solid grasp. I think of some of the larger context around the film both as somebody personally in in more immerse perhaps in Chinese culture than those who grew up here but also just from being able to read and understand the conversations that are going on in. Chinese about this. Conversation's. Break Welcome, to the show. Thank you for having me. So excited to chat with you about this. Well, the conversation has been proceeding Apace has a not I mean literally the show. The movie itself debuted Friday, and I think that's we don't have any metrics yet that feels like a lot of people in have been streaming it despite the way that it's being presented and I mean, maybe that's the first thing to talk about a little bit like. The film. You know how the film has changed over time how it was what was meant to be in where it is now today in this time of Of Covert in quarantine in theaters basically being shot I think I wanted to ask if maybe everybody could share their relationship with the original film because that's that will serve you know color a lot of people's. The way they perceive this this new one right. Rebecca. What was it like watching the original Milan and how did that impact actually shape? This one for you. Yeah. Well, for me, I you know sort of your classic ABC asian-american Crawl one in the bay area you know live here lived in America, my whole life, and so I was I'm looking this up now and I was actually not cured with anime tomatoes teenagers. So I think I was sixteen when I came out Even, though I was no longer a small child I, what I remember most palpably was bursting into tears at the end of the animated film when Milan she's at the Forbidden City and she turns around and it feels like the entire country is kneeling and bowing and Reverend before her and the swell like I remember for years after that, like you know even without we watching the film just thinking about that moment. Just swallow emotion. Kind of being unprepared to see that image of of somebody who representative you know about as exactly. Who I was, you know just a small Chinese girl could be treated with such respect and honor. Listen. you know and reverence that was so moving. So that's what I remember most about you know the animated law and I think the way that made me feel is is sort of what I treasured about that movie even though it was, you know I haven't seen it in such such a long time.
"vanity fair" Discussed on X96
"Because Mark Mother's buys in the news. Yeah. He sent you that Vanity Fair article Bill, the lead singer of Devo. Founder, lead singer of Devo Mark Mothersbaugh. Hey, got coated in May And nearly died. He he said he was at home and not feeling too well. And he took his temperature was 103. And he said nothing Well, wife said, Well, maybe you should go to the hospital, and he said, no, no, no, no, no. And then he said a nurse came over. The next morning. My temperature again and said You have to go to the I C u right now. This is how covert works for some people. You are fine one day and in the I C u the neck, he Hey, said. His wife and his daughters. He has two daughters. He has a daughter named Margaret and a daughter named Quickly H u i, I I, um Said that He thought he was probably going to die. He was in the I C U for, like, two weeks. So what? On a ventilator? What I think is interesting. I think a lot of people don't know this about being on a ventilator because you hear some people go. Well, you know, they put you on a ventilator for a while and then and then you get off in your fun No, usually come off the ventilator. Not only is there Often permanent organ damage. When you're on a ventilator, and you're on a ventilator, they put you in a coma. So you can, you know, deal with being on a ventilator and I I know people who have been on a ventilator for weeks. And you don't just go to sleep. You have these terrifying and Mark Mothersbaugh talks about this thes terrifying nightmares that never stop. Yeah. They're scary, and he so he had this nightmare that, uh, he was in the hospital because he was attacked. Like some somebody by a gang or something. Yeah, and he was and it was so vivid when he was coming off the ventilator. He he wanted to know if they caught the guys that attacked he. He absolutely believed this happened. And he also in a solution, Nation wrote and produced the New Devo album, and they were getting ready to tour with it. One of the other hallucinations He's back home with his family. And he says, if anybody's doubting whether the Corona virus and covert 19 Israel It really is really he said Israel he almost died and I just saw Uh, this just came across Twitter. And I know you guys don't know who this is. But Neymar. He's one of the most. Isn't he? The underworld Now you know the sea Savage sub Mariner. This is the soccer player. Oh, not sub Mariner. No, no. Katie knows who is. Ah, just tested positive. Now He's a dumb ass. Because he caught it because he Ah Ah ah! Defied his Ah soccer clubs. Instructions that said, you know, stay home and decided he wanted to go party in a visa like you, D'oh. Well, yeah, Listen, you've ever partied in a visa. It's worth giving up your life for my work. I have it. But, you know, healthy young people in good shape. Can't get Corona virus. I just want to tell you that they can't Get it. They're all kinds of athletes and young people. You're trying to control my life. Shut up, trying to control my life. You can't tell me what to do. Let me let me counter and my best. Adam West Batman. I'm trying to save your life Jump. Well, I didn't ask you to do it. Thank you for the Devoe, one of my favorite bands. I just quite enjoyed.
"vanity fair" Discussed on Chicago Dog Walk
"It's hard to. It's hard to know like what happened behind the scenes, and does he does he have power control of everybody blackmail on everybody, and that was like another thing that came out of this. The level that he would go to for blackmail that they would show like the place in Florida had like this kind of cement stucco. Finishing in the walls. So, you have like all these tiny little holes everywhere. and. There are just cameras in in every single room, so you come over and he's got the girls here and you do something. He's Gotcha. Because every single room is on camera and he was in like this vault, he kept all that stuff in a vault where he would be able to sit there and watch who was doing what and then he then he had you, so he said they said. said the same setup into Mexico, same set up in the Virgin Islands same setup in. New York City and that's where the people who install the shit because the workers were you know? They knew something was going down, had because they interviewed. You know the landscapers interview Dino people who just did maintenance on the house, the telecommunications guy in the virgin islands gas, and everybody was timid and the police recordings. Timid like. I like they knew. I don't want to be part. I don't really wanted to do this I. Don't want him to come after me. And and don't blame him because he has a long history of coming after people threatening people they, it said the one pharmacist serve the older one. She moved all over the country and then choose get settled. She'd be there for three weeks. She phoned it was maxwell like I. Know where you are. So so the level that the they would go to threaten these women after they had already abused, them was absolutely sickening, and it should be noted as well like that's. How maybe okay the Vanity Fair? Maybe that is true about the whole libel suit, but they were also failed by people who said they knew this guy. Yeah, because that's when it very very started the whole doc, Maria farmers I don't know if it was a school or if it was just an art company, she worked for me, but she had three paintings, and they had sellers for twelve grand twelve grand. Grand, fourteen, grand or something like that and they're like. Hey, you gotta take those the market. This is my friend Jeff..
"vanity fair" Discussed on We Hear
"E. A. R. to sixty four thousand. It was a terrible week for the faces isn't good looking people all say okay let me break it down for you. Amber rose and Presley Gerber both have face Tattoos Yass. Ask Okay so amber rose. The former girlfriend of Kanye west and former fiance former fiance on say is Khalifa and current activist behind something called slut. Walk yes no that yes Owner of gorgeous face throughout I've correze view of a woman rose and the rest of her whole package so there was a video posted over the weekend of amber and her current current largest Alexander Edwards Alexander Alexander e Alexander Alexander Edwards Edwards Alexander a the Edwards. Okay Maggie M. C.. Cognition exactly exactly my friends. Call me Mac. EMC enough time to say the whole. Think okay so they go shopping in La for some sneakers as you do. And she's in this video and we noticed that she's got tattoos right at her hairline. Her forehead meets her hairline. That is nice to slash and bash right there in sort of like cursive. Yeah classic kind of Tattoo script and she always has like a shaved tune head shaved hair like very short kind of gold. Old Hair So they're like right at the top there right so they say slash and bash so says slash bash. Yeah what is slash bash slash. is her her seven month. Old Son With A. E. His name is slash electric Alexander Edwards seemed after slad And basch is her nickname for Sebastian. Taylor who is for Sun with Wiz Khalifa. So what do you think about this Maggie like being it looks good. What's the reaction? been or people that if I was that beautiful I wouldn't be doing it. I mean it's her choice her face but I just feel like you can love your children and place your tattoos somewhere else besides your forehead right. Yeah it's a little bit. I don't know I kind of agree with you on this one. But she's not the only only person who's gotten so everyone is getting face tattoos now every single person Presley girl people's MOMS amber roses people's MOMS exactly clearly. She's yeah she's people's mom's getting face tattoos mom. If you're listening Kenny rash decisions okay. So Presley Gerber son of Cindy Crawford and Ranbir Right Model Model Ashen model has gotten a tattooed boy now new Maurienne. He's got got attached to you under one of his is that says misunderstood. Why how? What's the misunderstanding about? And I quote it says Misunderstood Ed because that's how I felt my entire life. Yes I don't know that's how everybody feels that's called being a human. Yeah so you know. He's got tattoos on his neck on his hands. I don't know why we had to take the leap under the eye. But does he have tattoos on the rest of his body. Because there is a thing Maggie in the Tattoo community where people who get some people now will just. They're not heavily tattooed on the rest of their body but they they just are getting tattoos on the neck and the hands. It's called the warped tour bodysuit. They call that. Yeah that's amazing so I he might. They'd have a warped tour bodysuit of that term. So he's only as you just get the knack in the hands and you're all like like but then the rest of the anyway. So He's He's twenty years old twenty so but like everyone feels misunderstood within twenty years old. I'm much older than that. And I feel misunderstand totally I understand all too well which is my the problem understanding my crushing rushing awareness but the other thing about his tattoos see the the thing is that it is a weird thing and I don't know how to explain the science of it but I think we should consult some sort of a panel of experts because because there are some people on whom face tattoos actually look really cool like when I was in Miami for the Super Bowl and I saw post malone. I hate to disable like his face. Tattoos look awesome. He looks really good and they make sense. I think part of it is that you're like casual air about him and they're done in such a casual way and then also there's sort of. They are kind of practical like his always always tired concrete statement whereas misunderstood. It's like I don't but also asked me about my post Malone. I feel like I'm looking at kind of. It's an entire project. His face the Tattoo. Hugh seem to play off each other. And it's very cohesive whereas this misunderstood feels like someone took a stamp that's at misunderstood it. Just hit him underneath. Thi- also the Tattoo trend like like the the mainstreaming of it sort of happened in that. Like soundcloud rapper. Role of like the Takashi six nine and the bills fan and the Lil peep and the Lil Maggie and the The Face Tattoo now only looks good. If you're you gotTA start putting on some more stuff there like what I would have started with. is you go rand. I on awesome random iconography like a little cross Sar- with the Cross under the I like the aft up Little Cross that your buddy did you know what I mean. 'cause he got his by like John Boy. Who is this celebrity tattoo artist? Who does all of the kind of the Kendall Jenner's and all the kind of Hollywood Reality Reality Stars Right? So it's like he started with that. You have to do it in like yeah you were like in your friends. Living Room goofing around you know. And you have the little jacked up kind of trash tattoos on your face and then you get misunderstood so he needs to just get some more crazy jacked up stuff on his face and then Back Tamboura Tamboura back to amber rose. I don't know I mean is this the influence of a e because he has a lot of facial that's true her her partner hurting her the father of slash He has a bunch of tattoos on his face in his neck and then he also has green green hair Green hair now. It's not permanent. I mean a lot better about like I'll tell you one thing though about this. Like so when Takashi six nine came out and like that whole world of all these people with face tattoos I have to like initially I was an. I'm as you know. Oh Pro Tattoo maximums exactly and I actually recently got two more tattoos. I'm GONNA show you after I. Maybe I'll even post them on social media which which I've never done just for our listeners of we hear the page podcast and exclusive social media drop you have the exclusive on herself. Amazing gun clearance from myself to release this to myself and my contact declined. So but the thing is like the Kashi nine had all the crazy six nine tattoos in the face and I was like watching his videos and going down this crazy k hole of this whole world because the one guy who really got me was the Robert named Zan Frank who has the giant an Dan Frank portrait tattooed on his face and the weirdest so I was totally shocked by the whole thing and I was like this I. I was horrified. Fight because you see it and you're like Oh my God. Something's wrong with the world. Everything's up. People are running amok. The youth is going wild like we got highs like I don't clutching my pearls and whatever but then I was just like this is ingenious and I'm like the reason this is amazing is I'm now like you know a parent and like you know I like youth culture. Its job is to shock parents and make parents like think. Oh my God like in the fifties like there at the sock hop going nuts there at the drive in or whatever I'm like. This is brilliant. Dan I should be afraid of this and like it should make people like scared so I'm not against like the whole trend in a way but I just think it's now trickling it. This is what we're seeing is it's like trickled down to like the male models and the sort of like peripheral I mean why would you ever get face to. Yes no I well. I don't no no like I was thinking about it on the subway the other day. This is what I think about on the subway like a small but I. I don't think I could pull it off. That's the thing is like I notice. Stay in my lane. You know what I mean like. I see stuff and I'm like I know that I can't do it and that's where Presley Gerber I think has gone wrong but I have an idea Maggie you know unlike shows like twenty twenty or whatever and with like John Keno Nassar ever lead right. They go in they do these like sort of hidden camera. Kinda man on the street thinks about whatever we need to do a we hear segment we get you a face tattoo non-permanent and get you out on the streets and you're going to report back to us on how you are treated with the face Tattoo. I have freckles. which are face tattoos from God?.
"vanity fair" Discussed on We Hear
"Shirt on we hear DOT ORG Yeah Angelina. Jolie has not had as much luck Maggie On the big screen. Some of her recent movies like Melissa. Sint sequel Have not performed so well. The box office one thing to keep in mind as well as well her Melissa. Since sequel did not perform as well as people were perhaps expecting acting domestically it made like one hundred fourteen million dollars. It was huge internationally so Worldwide the movie made four hundred ninety one million in dollars so think Angelina. Jolie's currency is much more as an international star than as a Hollywood star in America America sort of going a bit of a different direction than Brad Pitt and our own. EMILY'S SMITH OUT IN LA for the Oscars reported that behind behind the scenes Angelina Jolie has just switched agencies to try and revamp her career. Oh yes she reported that Joe Lee has signed with w view Emmy Yup after she had been with their rival ca and UTA right. She spent time she had been at. UTA for many years. And I think for the bulk of her career earlier she'd always been at. Uta then she jumped ca. The kind of you know death star of Hollywood agencies I mean not a complimentary wag because you want your agent agent beyond the death star. You don't want your agent to be like the like you know cuddly fluffy place and then Now she's gone with Wm. which is headed by you? You know our Emmanuel and Patrick White Soul Lauren. Sanchez's ex but sources have told us that it is not to necessarily boost her her movie movie career she has some other projects in mind that she wants. WMU To land for her. What kind of projects like more you meant humanitarian work? Exactly she's looking these are going to be more Things along the lines you say of her humanitarian work so more you know. She has been directing and producing documentaries. She wants to do more documentaries. More books and other initiatives around the project she cares about you know including protecting refugees and stuff about education So a source told emily. That Angelina has been looking for a global noble company to support her global ambitions. She wants to diversify and to grow. Who doesn't what is Lindsay Lohan? Doing she had correct. The source. Said this is all about helping Angelina. Create a platform right to use her knowledge of international humanitarian causes MHM. The discussions have been about documentaries events speeches books caused your caused driven motives. Seems like that idea. Seems like a very smart smart move for her it does I mean the thing. Is that even wall. She is focusing on this stuff. Humanitarian stuff stop is I call it in my sort of sophisticated parlance. She hasn't given up entirely on her movie career because she does have attorneys right. which is like she's out to star Dr in this whole marvel franchise she already has that going? So if that succeeds she'll have the marvel franchise you know to fall back on while she's doing these these other documentaries. I feel like so much of her. Identity is unitarian aid focused that to think about her as an actress. Something that's kind of Harkening back to an earlier time when I think of her. I know that she's an actress. I know that he's directed but I mainly thinking about her work with with refugees and other marginalized groups. Yeah I think she's sort of moving into that Amal Clooney's zone where you know you sort of think of her more charity. The work than her acting. But it'll be interesting to see if this attorneys franchise works. You Know Selma Hayek is also in it. She's kind of resurrecting acting her acting career. Richard Madden from actually Kit Harrington an Richard Madden from game of thrones are both in it and then this is the movie that Kumail who male Nanjiani got super jacked. Forgot Super Jack Warren. That's why he's in shape so he's getting in shape for like you know the past year Angelina. Julia was already in shape. Let's see what shape her career takes on the quest for an excellent night of sleep and it sounds easy. I'm tired I work out. I go to work. I talk to you all on this podcast. I should be tired. I got into bed. I stare at the ceiling and toss and turn now. I'm going to try attitude sheets. I have ordered attitudes featherweight sheets for my queen size bed. I'm really excited..
"vanity fair" Discussed on Curiosity Wins
"Payne DOT TUMBLER DOT COM. And it has pictures of Taylor pictures of herself. Pictures of cats And it's interesting in her instagram. By which is private and it specifically says like she really only lets people she actually knows in real life follow her. She has a link to the song with Those on the fifty shades darker soundtrack contract. I don't WanNa live forever. which is a great song? It's Zane featuring Taylor swift but I thought those interesting that that's the one she links. Since it's just one that Taylor swift's featured on on an order song so fascinating she liked. Taylor also loves cats with squished faces. Oh and this is a fact I like. She has a connection to the property. Brothers so her husband is lance pain. Who was formerly the President of a massive candy brand as well as Scott brothers global the company behind? HDTV's property brothers. And then lastly this article talks about how her effectiveness as with spear is a subject of debate because of all leashes. That's gone down with Taylor with You know the Taylor Swift is over party when cam released the Connie tapes. Her public break up with Tom. Hilson her continuing feuds with Conde Nikki Manashe and again as I mentioned being painted as an outright combi various neo Nazi groups online. But I think people probably don't realize what a good job she is is doing and how much other shit probably could be out there if she wasn't doing her job. So I think when you how someone like Taylor it's just impossible to keep track. Keep Dibs on everything you know. So I I. I don't think I could better job. Let's put it that way and since I didn't have a ton of updates this week and I've been kind of blowing through all these articles. I thought it'd be fun to do one more so this one is called the night I crashed column. Births Oskar moment by Nell scoble in all. This might be one of my favorite articles. Ever Robert short-form Otter hole that they've done because it speaks to that elusive feeling of being around celebrities but not being one of them and wanting an access to what they have. It's sort of the strange conundrum that feeling. Because when you're in a situation like that you you totally get that they are normal people. They go to the bathroom like you. They get hung over like you. Yeah they might have more money okay. But they're human but the glitz the Glam the freebies that access. I feel like even though. I'm not a super superficial person. You want to be close that it's infectious you. You WanNa get up in the grill. So this articles written by fanfare contributor and she talks about attending the Vanity Fair Oscar party which is very timely with the Oscars. Coming up tomorrow so now Lieutenant I v F Oscars Party in the early nineties. And as you can imagine things have definitely changed since then so. She writes that her first. The party was an intimate gathering of about two hundred people. Can you believe that only two hundred people and it was held at a now defunct restaurant in Beverly Hills. It was odd to roam around a room where where I recognized everyone in new. No one starstruck. I made a loop around the main room and passed in the center to Gawk Diane Key and looked happy and comfortable. Playing herself. Steve Martin Linden elicited visited a laugh. old-timer Kirk Douglas. Didn't he just die. RIP looked elegant. As did new timer Julia Roberts in a room of statuesque women no one looked more regal. Then indelicate Houston until Sheldon. I wanted to take it all. I wanted to remember the moment forever. I wanted to move. I need you to move a man holding a camera bark. You're ruining my picture. I turn to see what he meant. In realized Mohammed Ali Madonna were conversing behind me. Any shot would have captured to icons of the twentieth century and in a short nerdy. Commodore who hadn't even taken the time to put on lipstick. I ducked out of the shot. scooting off like Groucho Marx. So I like that little story about her very first. Pf Party and then she tells a delightful story about years later. The cookies at the party had famous people's Pictures Inc jetted on them and I swear I remember. I think this was like when I was in in high school and still watching E.. which I miss like I was such an e junkie? I think I probably talked about this before. Like I teed on E. TO GET my pop culture goodies lease and I swear I remember them talking about these cookies because it was like new tech back then so she talks about how she finds when Goldie Hawn's face on it and she wraps it up in a Napkin and she she puts in her purse and guys maybe just related to this article so much because that is one hundred percent my move. When I'm at a party I wake up with a mutilated? napkin wrapped wrapped chocolate chip cookie. Every Damn Party I go to. I swear that's my move. So back to Nell an hour later. She was standing at the Valet. She heard a familiar. Laugh Goldie Hawn was behind hind her waiting for her car. Had she seen her cookie I had to ask no. She said with haunting in enthusiasm. I missed it. That didn't seem fair so now pulled the Napkin out of her clutch. Such an unwrapped the treasure. You should have this. She said Goldie lit up and clearly accepted the cookie. The cookie exchanged encouraged now when presented with the right opportunities. She we do more than just observe the stars. She also related this part or. I'm sorry I related to this part. About how one good celebrity interaction she can really give you some bravely bravery but usually minor bad so I don't really have this but we're fast fast forwarding Brunell story to two thousand eleven and by this point that the party had grown a shit ton and Colin. Firth was the man of the hour for the king's speech which I honestly was directed by the director as cats who we all know how that went so now explains the whole night. She couldn't get close to Earth because people circled him late. Vultures and I can vouch. This is another thing that happens at events where celebrities are. It's scary sorry the volt truism like you don't really WanNa be that close to it because it's it's it's a lot so I feel bad for them just like have to deal with that. Because every at these parties there are people who are not celebrities and even the people who were celebrities like lower down on the totem pole. They want to be close to them too. So it really creates a fortex of celebrity. Hell anyways I'm going to read you now. Widnall says at one am. I called it a night. I walked out of the hotel. Handed my tickets to the ballet and weeded under a heat lamp near the in and out truck while pondering whether at time to grab some fries stretch Shlomo pulled up in a valet waved to a group that emerged from the hotel behind me. Colin Firth and his party were on the move. I figured Oscar winner would screw into the parked vehicle I but instead instead he remained on the sidewalk and held the door open for his entourage with their high heels and long gowns. It took some time for the women to maneuver into the Limo. Ever the gentleman. I waited patiently early at the curb as he stood facing the sidewalk. His gaze fell on the person standing directly across from him. That would be me. Perhaps six feet separated us and I could see the dice. Triumph still still still twinkling in his eyes. He flashed me a roguish little smile. I smile back convert and I were having a moment I felt a rush of warp which could have been the heat lamps and realized realized I wanted more than a moment. This was my chance to connect with Colin Firth. Tom How happy I was that he won. And I knew just what to say in my serious voice. I called out. Well done Mr Mr Darcy instantly. The actor's face fell he lord. His liver's shook his head with annoyance. He spun around and hurried along. The last person loading into the Limo were were sports sliding and quickly closing closing the door. The Limo pulled onto sunset boulevard and sped off. I thought offered this was a high point of his career and somehow my forwards seem to darken his perfect night. I slunk into my car and cringely entire drive. Home wracked with guilt. Now I knew how Elizabeth Bennet felt so as not telling the story to her sister. Her sister acknowledges judges that obviously this was a faux pas but she made her feel better inside. You did nothing wrong. If convert doesn't want to be associated with Mr Darcy than maybe he should stop playing him and now writes after years of attending the Vanity Fair Party. I've come to understand that while actors loom large on the big screen they can be all too human at the valley stand. So maybe you guys is won't find any pleasure in this article at all but I really think it nailed kind of the celebrity interaction thing and how it can go on the head and I don't know if I told this story before but one of my favorite slept interactions was so stupid. I was obviously with Aleida. Whenever something crazy happens we were in the East village? We're right by Frankie's I think which really cool store there and we're just standing outside. We're trying to figure out their next move. I think really waiting on her uber. And I see Robert Schwartzman Smith who is the front man of Rooney and he also plays Michael Moskovitz and Princess Diaries shout out miracles and so I literally just raise as my head up. And I'm like Hey rob he turns and you could tell it for far away. He's trying to figure out if he knows who I am. But he's kind of like um no I don't so as a worried he's going to walk over. I literally just say just a fan and he does like head. Does like a little wave and walks off. Now is the last time I saw him but it was a pretty satisfying interaction for me. I have to say so even try that method. I think it goes pretty well. It it's it's kind of a fun story and now on for today's Legit Shit. I thought I would share my favorite drink to get at a bar and maybe this isn't nude nude any line. Maybe you don't give a shit but my favorite drink order. If you wanna be feeling good you wanna be feeling a little for ski. Get get a Tequila. Soda Splash Grapefruit. Lots of lives. And then you'LL WANNA get a real fancy Asan to add a little special contro so basically you have like a not sweet great Margarita and it is heaven and you can bring them all night dullish. That's May legit Shit Shit. This week is nothing you even have to buy. Just a little tip when you're out there this week and having fun hope you guys have an amazing weekend and I will see you next week bye..
"vanity fair" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Would serve you sound like you're from there my knee until tomorrow at Bogart's I don't mind spending on the cover of Vanity Fair the mood obviously Tom petty's Pasternak in CD or hearing our music from Tom but you know I go see cover Vespasian like a different error it's you know you go and see what did I see cover band us there's ACDC tribute band was pretty good except when one was pretty good and and the Tom Petty is pretty good too well if you're if you're a fan of Tom Petty or just look at this on the do Bogart's tomorrow seven five if you could show probably the place you know every song right you know I saw we saw New York was he a Tina Turner musical I'm not a big four Broadway guys but I get it now I finally got it I saw him someone like okay this has nothing to do with Hamilton John Knox all or anything like that so and I went there is a disappointed you know what I jungle gently jungle gyms and nothing it almost went over here and I snagged in the last good good job clever collided so we all run into but anyway yes we will send it in this girl who played and it was fantastic we saw at thanksgiving or watching for some reason have the Macy's thanksgiving day parade I was kinda background and my wife person there and then my mom passed away for love Tina Turner love primarily sick and disturbed the girl who was playing her looked and it was on point sure and so we're like right when we are going to York let's get to got tickets in the back row in it was it and blew my mind it was probably the single best performance ever seen in my life what was the best thing about the choreography was great the storytelling was really great about how she came up in her relationship with Ike and the guy played Ike was really good but the music the the the the the ability of her to channel Tina Turner even if you still feel that raspy kind and it will kind of weird accent she was able to even an older life portray her on point was on point no they did allow me to conserve the ended two or three songs and it was actually sounded just like her so if you're a fan of that it was like oh my god probably the best it's easily the best tribute if your call tribute band I've ever see that Tina Turner from Nutbush too young should not fishy to the whole story her grown up and not bush and and of the songs and all that hard to believe she is eighty plus north of eighty years ago right still looks pretty good that she damn I mean she had in the story isn't in our preview that too if you're a fan of music history is how she had to reinvent herself because you know she was that relationship rumors the movie from back in the day where Clyde to be using her clock light is I could be a singer I could be a what what I'm using right now Jimmy I just showed and all of a sudden I'm an abuse well you can be your use of to me sometimes so anyway you know so the story very but like veterans day you know the navy for twenty four how dare you talk to someone who serve their country like anti veteran yes I've done military so icon on the right the music so she could do any this every time you try to perform he liked but the lawyers so she had a totally reinvent herself and that that was half the story was that was really that fascinating item may block right yeah very good anime bullet yeah yeah yeah yeah so she dealt with her upbringing and all that in the caymans like okay reinvent yourself and she found a producer in the eighties and he was on with a chance our came up this huge album and Tina Turner reinvented herself middle that money made more cash in the back after like the first effort just about one and I I I just died I think would like penniless basically yet to do all along was helluva musician but normal human being than what you gonna do there so that I can Tina Turner story yes all right so southern accents Tom Petty tomorrow at Boger city guide good to see you my friend what's on tap for the rest of the week for the rest of the week for me what's on yeah what's on tap what's on tap today being Friday today I'm going I'm going down down south to see mom good good good for you I told my two daughters and I said it dad it's a Daddy daughter hall on driving or flying yeah driving skills drive in drive but the way my older daughter drives the flight hello black and white knuckle and our pop up all right I'll see you next time they come in have our a guide you to do it happy new year but it we are the best clay gray from a channel line up the CPO of course since the lifestyle we can mornings at ten o'clock this is Scott flanger Friday morning here seven hundred W. L. seven hundred W. L. W. the new year but maybe not for everyone a happy new year fire that destroyed the abandoned Middletown.
"vanity fair" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"To listen to this. It's just I dunno. It's too especially because Alex Jones been attacking Rogan's surprise on at it. Sort of finish up. The why I'm so angry was that of I didn't wanna talk about any chance enters kind of transgender. The military in China. We did. Up here. Anyway, I just I don't think the you understand about women and about the stereotype of fetish, and you know, being an object and doing all that she goes on the cover Vanity Fair in our unaware. You know what I mean? I just think it's all she did was just varying all the stereotypes right into the forefront that we are like a sexual object. And it's about faddish knits about the clothing about that. The family that Kate one is a part of it's pretty reasonable picture because it's all about the car dashing. It's all it's all money and a tall glam and doing that. And then they're doing silly fashioned stuff. So again. I have not even on ICU. Maybe I'm just a moron. But it's I just don't I wanna stereotypes we broken in a good way. Not by promoting the stereotypes of that. And I really makes me kind of sound. And so I had Vanity Fair asking me to do a photo shoot. And I did a photo shoot advantage fair. But I told him I said right up, and I said, I'm not gonna wear anything. That's I'm gonna wear jeans t shirt. And you're like, wow. That's what you wanna do. Okay. And so I had jeans a t shirt and a cowboy hat on because I have a ranch with cattle and everything else. I really do have cowboy hats. I feel like that's trying to make it opposite. I was just want this to be totally respectful. On some level. That's you. And that might be Kate. What is you know? I I don't think Kaitlyn is someone who's in a cowboy jeans t-shirt, maybe a little harsh. I don't know. I I really don't. I I don't want kids out thanking that faddish, and I don't want, you know, dudes. They're young thinking that it's a sexual object. You know, that this person is this or that it's like there has to be more of a of respect. You know, I wouldn't want to promote the fact that this is about, you know, sex object, Tiffany or or anything else like that. Because that's totally opposite. What it really is about? I just wish she wouldn't have promoted the fact that that's what that's the stereotype. That's what gets me most upset. Well, wrapping pisses me off. They kept saying kept saying he really that that did vis you off. Okay. And it shouldn't be reserved because he can't you can't say that heroes is just a military corker just a military because it's not it's not at all. But they kept saying about hero and LGBT here on all this other stuff. And it was like right when she first came out, and it was like she hadn't done anything at all. She did was just walk out the door. How about we just give her some time before you start using that word science? She's a hero of this community. You know, let's give it a year or so until she doesn't stop for the community promotes a fact that hey, you can't just have so many walkout at door and say, hey, you're a hero because he walked out of door. Well, I'll I'll I'll send you the picture of Andrew with Kayla. Funny picture, but wrapping stuff up here, be sure to check out creek club. Of course, we've different tiers of membership depending on how prepared you want to be gift options are.
"vanity fair" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Is in Laguna Beach, California. Hey, what's happening? Hey, I want to thank you for all the education, you give all of us every morning. It's very appreciated. Thank you, sir. I am concerned with what the terms of the compromise on the wall might be I'm Cheryl on DACA. And if it is a pathway for citizenship, it should be coupled with changing asylum law. What what do you think on that? Well, I don't know. I mean, I don't I don't I don't yet know that there are the basic ingredients of a compromise. Look, I've heard this DACA business being thrown around. But I have not heard Trump throw it around. I've heard all kinds of other people throw it around to saying, this might be what was that via the Democrats will be starting point arrogant, DACA. Give them a. That that is the equivalent of. Oh, man, taking an element of the Obama agenda, which by the way, speaking of that there is a fascinating piece if it's possible. In Vanity Fair magazine today on their website. About the Democrats. Abandoning the Obama agenda and why they are. And much of it centers on the fact that the reason it's happening is that Obama was too much of a establishment guy here. It is. I just happened to turn to it. I highlighted two paragraphs. So where does this leave us in? What does it portend for Democrats in trinity trinity on the one hand, it's unfair to call Obama and establishment, president all the status quo overtones of the term. Obama gave us the Affordable Care Act. He gave us the stimulus. He gave us the Dodd Frank Wall Street before he gave us an executive action for dreamers. Are you have your DACA? He gave us the repeal of don't ask don't tell. He gave us a nuclear deal with Iran. He gave us diplomatic relations with Kuba. He gave us a climate deal in Paris. He gave us a new start tree read. This Trump has gotten rid of every damn one of them. This is great. Affordable Care Act, CEO ater stimulus bid, what dodd-frank well that's still around. But they're trying to weaken it. Executive action for the dreamers. Not yet the repeal of don't ask don't tell that's kind of hanging around nuclear deal with Iran were out of it. Diplomatic relations with Cuba. Climate deal in Paris. We walked out of it. A new start treaty strategic arms reduction treaty are reform of the student loan program in to liberal supreme court appointments on the other hand, many other countries most obvious trans proceeded with Obama the financialisation of the economy kept increasing. I'm going to get to the area this paragraph for the Vanity Fair writer starts criticizing Obama. And why it's understandable that many Democrats are running away from the Obama legacy is somebody tell me what this is the financialisation of the economy. May isn't the economy financial anyway. When we're talking about the economy. Are we not talking about money? We're talking about commerce. We're talking about the movement of goods and services. So what the hell is the financialisation? Of the economy. The financialisation of the economy kept increasing. What does this mean that was this clown? I'm sure there's an answer. Anyway. Financialisation economy kept increasing student debt kept exploding trade policy. Kept it same priorities opioid addiction kept. Spreading suicide numbers. Kept rising disparities in life expectancy between the rich and poor kept widening union membership kept declining illegal border crossers kept coming. Our defense commitments kept growing in towns like Jasper, Indiana and North Carolina factory workers a hundred here. Couple hundred their capital losing their jobs out competed by giant CHAI com mills with appalling condition, so that's an indictment. That's what was wrong with Obama after the list of things that they loved. The concise and indispensable new book the way, I'm fascinated by intellectuals right about each other the inestimable such and such. Indispensable such and such. Replaceable. We're talking to people nobody ever heard of. The concise and indispensable new book the nationalist revival. I'm sure you've all read it because it's indispensable. By the left leaning author. John be Judas contains one especially haunting statistic of this is what I was referring to earlier this is this listen to this three point four million jobs lost. This is an indictment of Obama, by the way, Vanity Fair three point four million jobs lost to the growth of trade with the tchaykovsky since two thousand one when they joined the World Trade Organization. For many of these forgotten Americans Obama's final state of the union resolution leading a manufacturing surge rang hollow and his vision of making change work for us, always extending America's promise outwardly, the next frontier. They don't really heard many times that they may have to retool may have to retrain renew era of decline. Obama said. It was Bill Clinton who said. At times had to observe that millions of people look pretty picture of America he painted, and they cannot find themselves at a talking about Obama. And it pretty picture though, about the pay that was BS because America was in decline. It was a new way of measuring economic success America's salad days were behind us. All that stuff. But this statistic it totally escapes this writer three point four million jobs lost to the growth of trade with China since two thousand one guess there's one person that is trying to change this one person trying to get those three point four million jobs back. His name happens to be Donald Trump. One person totally escapes this writer. But the people who lost their jobs to the Chaika know full. Well, what Trump is doing? And there by the way, there is more support. In that region over there among the Japanese the Malaysians in all of. Western asia. There is so much support for what Trump is doing vis-a-vis the CHAI calms. So here is a piece in diving Obama explaining why it makes perfect sense that this new crop a democrat presidential nominee is what abandoned the Obama legacy? Folks there in turmoil on the side, I'm telling you that they are in a big mess on the democrat side. They're going to have all these people seeking a democrat nomination. Some of them are going to be running away from the Obama legacy is going to be advocating it. In its own. Little contained element is going to be entertaining. If they win it's going to be challenging threatening. But I just thought this one little step three point four million jobs to China law since two thousand one. Yeah, it's a shame one guy is trying to fix that along with all the other jobs lost because of similar. Lackadaisical lazy American foreign policy when it comes to.
"vanity fair" Discussed on Las Culturistas
"I like bumped into them at some sort of party, and like was like so attracted to them. And then like TM one of them when I was really stoned on corn. So great chatting last night. Like, we've really got to get together. I, you know, we want to have kids one day. So I'd love to like talk to you about your fam-. We did not talk about any of this all I was trying to respond. No, I think he saw here. Just he saw ended sought through it. You guys do a lot of stone diem to be honest with you. I probably do it more than I should is unaltered. Oh, oh, it's not good. I'm trying to get better about a. I myself when I have a crush on a guy I'm talking to them in the here's the thing. It's like it's like the opposite dead Deums are the way the Deums our the way we all know it through. So it's transparent and I follow so many like in mostly they're people I've never met and probably will never might because they're like models who live in other countries. But like, but it's fun to be like, hi, I'll tell you I met when we did we covered vulture festival for vulture. I'll be weird if you're coming in from Vanity Fair. But we we met my crush who is your crush Jonathan Groff. Don't think Roth. Okay, walk me through. I've actually never met Jonathan Groff, actually. What happens? So were there and I'm nervous because this Jonathan Graefin. I've talked about my crush on Jonathan DM him because he's not on social even on social. So he's coming in. And he's like talking to his co stars because we're interviewing him for mind hunter, which had it couldn't give buck about off. So I go to him. I'm like, hey. So pretend you're me and say, hey, I'm Matt. Okay. Hey, I'm Matt Jonathan. Ooh. That's a firm handshake. We're still holding hands by the way. And then my hand melted in his. Yeah. And I was like and I had to like pull it away. Like come came out of your fingers. It was it was very overwhelming. And then I think we did like a d plus interview with them. Yeah. It was not because they didn't say goodbye to us. It was it was very it wasn't like a winning interview of was his vibe sexy, though, he has a confident vibe he knows how these us. Okay confidence. Yeah. He's a competent. Viper. Also like this. And this is also equal it just adds to the charm in a way. But also to me I was like, oh, you're just like a dorky, dude. He was talking about musical theater with one of his co stars. And it feels like someone like would write that in a scripted Jonathan. He's normal too. It kind of got the vibe from him or it's like, okay, he's he's seems far away because he's Jonathan Groff. And I do think there probably is like not not an ego there because he knows how charismatic and Hoti is. But there there doesn't exist a world where we could not be friends. You know what I mean? Yep. It was like that. Yeah. Yeah. That's your number is here number one cry on. He's he is up there. But I don't know always top of mind free. You holiday love him. I have never ever once seen him in anything because I'm so frustrated by how hot is and his success. I'm jealous to watch his work. Yeah. He's so talented. Yeah. I've never seen him. Do anything. Never watched episode of looking mind, whatever that is. I could not care less about mind hunter. But I did watch slogged through looking. It had its high points and low points. Sure, largely wasn't great. But he I think I'm sure a great show. I literally cannot watch things with him in it. Because Rosen I get you. No, they're gonna really have avoided him. I mean, I've seen like the clips of seeded. Let it go. Let it go. Sure. I'm not a fucking monster. I have a question. I'd like to pose are we as a gay culture? Getting better about gay jealousy. I'm not really don't think. So I try I am I'm trying. I'm I I'm doing I'm doing great..
"vanity fair" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"So the great news has been that it is a combination, and I think that's a real. That's a strength for us. And it's something that again is very encouraging because the mix really matters to our readers like they, they want to because there are a lot of places where you can go for the one thing and where you can do a really deep dive, or you know, in politics or in celebrity news or what have you. But I think it seems from the data that we have that would people appreciate about Vanity Fair is that they can be an environment where they're being served. Multiple different kinds of dishes. But all with the sort of same level of quality, and I connect to the word entertainment, like the in the writing of it in the tone in the voice. So that's been great to see because we do care a lot about covering all of our different worlds and also finding the intersections between them. Your editorship has coincided with the metoo era in Hollywood. Vanity Fair, obviously, huge impact in in Hollywood. It's one of the main subjects that you're known foreign cover aggressively both the business of Hollywood and the celebrities themselves in the culture around them. How have you approached Hollywood in this in this time? It was truly fascinating. Again, I go back to a year ago just to think about what Vanity Fair could mean or could do in this era. That was that was just changing rapidly under our feet. You could argue that this magazine played a major role in the creation of the celebrity industrial complex, and and it's it's very much part of that world. But also, you know, it's it's our job and it's appropriate for us to hold that world to account. So for me, what felt like an opportunity to me with that. It meant that all of that that establishment the the kind of codes of the way things were done in Hollywood. The certain aspects of the clubbiness of it, certain impressions about what would fly in what wouldn't or what, what kinds of movies would succeed in what wouldn't all those things have been being picked apart? It's me too, but it's also this is the year of Black Panther. You know, this is the year of crazy, rich Asians, like there are just all of these truisms about Hollywood that I don't think are actually true anymore, or at the very least they bear interrogation and it's it's fun and exciting and intellectually exciting for me to think about how Vanity Fair can pursue some of those storylines because I think that audiences perceive the change. Certainly we read all about it in the news, but I think that that we're in the middle of a very dynamic kinetic cultural moment, and that's sort of the perfect place for us. I think that some folks would ask Vang. Fair has has. Really sort of conflicted relationship here. Right? It's it is one of the practitioners, the the prime practitioners of the celebrity profile, which requires access, which requires negotiation, which you know in in some ways can make you a less aggressive scrutinize her of of the networks of power in Hollywood. You know, Vanity Fair didn't break the Harvey Weinstein story. The New York Times and the New Yorker did despite Vanity Fair having a really aggressive passed in investigative journalism. Do you think that's shifting now? Is that something that you'd you'd you'd like to see greater scrutiny of these power networks enough investigative reporting kind of way? I think it shifting and I think that all journalists or at least a lot of us now it's funny. It's almost like the the analogy in politics makes it interesting to me at a certain point when certain kinds of stories in our current moment, one has to ask oneself whether. The access is helpful to the story. Her sister worry, you know, just having access to Donald Trump gets you closer to the truth about Donald Trump or is the right around really the way to, you know, to get at the truth about him..
"vanity fair" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"Class, travel for everyone been correct me if I'm wrong. But my sense is that there is a desire to to bring that into more into line with the realities of publishing as as it exists today. And more generally, I think Conde nast is been on a on a trajectory of what seems from the outside, like decline, your closing titles, consolidation, things like that. How's the business going? Well, I will say reading tina's diaries. Was very entertaining on that score just as someone who's worked. I mean, let alone Vanity Fair, but he's worked in the business over the last twenty years, I guess. Well, and I've been all over it. I've been in at newspapers been at a weekly magazine at time. I think what I take away from the arc of that experience is that there are ways to innovate. I mean, they're definitely they're are titles that are that are lost to us. Now they are gone and their titles. I still miss, I miss gourmet, and so not everyone makes it. But I do think that in terms of brand like Vanity Fair, the legacy is something that works in our favor. There are assets. I mean, I thought about this. You know, I thought about this one. I was. Thinking about the job because you know it's something I think back in the day, if you were the editor, you just didn't worry about the business side of it and, and that's just not true anymore. What percentage of your time do you spend thinking about the economic sort of challenges or opportunities of Vanity Fair? I probably spend one hundred percent of my time thinking about aditorial and a hundred percent thinking about the business. And so that's two hundred percent. That sounds really familiar completely your it right experience. Like it's almost, you know, it's I, I just think for people of our generation, it's almost harder to split them apart because you're thinking about the vitality of the product, and those two things are related in my mind. But there are values to legacy publication that I hold very dear. For example, the opportunity to work with an archive vanity. Fair's amazing, and that is just a huge asset to us. And so. And so when when we think. About the challenges of the business. You know, one of the challenges of the businesses just that there was a very clear model that used to be the case, and it was very straightforward advertising model, and that's what powered tina's Vanity, Fair subscriptions to. But really it was an advertising model, and the truth is now we just have to diversify and that's already happening. I mean, we put up a paywall this spring which has been very encouraging successful and that's about, you know, we have. We still do have a robust advertising business, but we also want to think very seriously about what our consumer revenue picture could be because there are a lot of people out there. Harari touched to what we do. And I remember from my days as a freelance her, the philosophy that if you set a value to your work, people will believe that you are worth it. And I think you know, personally, I was very struck by that advice. You know when I was young, scrappy editor. Roaming all around town looking for work, but I think it's true of of content to, and so I think really for me and maybe this is true for Conde nast large, but I can speak mostly for myself. It's really about just trying to creatively about where how can we, we know that we will not be able to ride on a solely advertising business for the rest of our days, or rather if we do the rest of our days will not be terribly long. And I care about this content and I and I care about the opportunities that it presents not just for me and my stuff, but for the people we cover and the stories we can tell. So it's, you know it. So it's part of the job to think about how we can change that model. Have you gleaned any insights from your experience with the pay wall about what motivates people to to sign up? I mean, is it got annot the latest inside dope from the White House from Gabe Sherman is at the big profile is or is it some combination?.
"vanity fair" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"Luxury is reading experience. All of the care that's taken when you don't have unlimited space. The way that you do online, but you actually have to fit something to a page. And so you really have to weigh the value of words in a sentence and sentences in a paragraph, that craft is very dear to me, and I think it's worthwhile because I think I mean, we still, you know, we circulate it at one point, two million. There are a lot of people who are reading the print magazine and they deserve the very best that they can get. And it's something that is also a time stamp. You know, it is a cultural artifact, and I think the things that have mattered to me many things that have mattered to me since I took this job and people have been telling me sort of how they engage with Vanity Fair and what they love about it, and what they don't love about it past and present. But one of the things I love hearing is I'm keeping this one. This one is I'm keeping this one. You can do that with a magazine. Yeah. I mean, National Geographic is is a great example of rated p who just keep you know, old copies of it, and I still have old copies of magazines that inspired me in my career, and this is after, you know, I live in. New York City. So I've moved like eight times. And yes, like some of those magazines went away, but I still have this core, these core, the core shelf of magazines that really hit that bar and it's fun. Also, it's project based work, and it goes very much hand in hand. I mean, we've been much more integrated operation now than than it was a year ago in terms of the digital staff and the print staff. I mean, I wouldn't even categorize them in that way. It's really the Vanity, Fair stuff. So there's a lot going back and forth in terms of where story ideas coming from and who's doing the work. He's doing the writing in the editing, like the steps are blended, but we have to make all these different things. And so I d Lee, you've, you know, you're just like making them to the very best of your ability. So let's turn to the the business of making magazines. Obviously, you came in, I think with a significant expectation that that you know costs would come down at at Vanity. Fair. Having read, Tina Brown's diaries. I know what the world was like back then. I don't know how exactly what it was like during the world of Graydon Carter, but you know, you have this this kind of caricature in your mind of very expensive lunches, black cars, chauffeuring everyone around unlimited location, budgets, business.
"vanity fair" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"And so when it came to thinking about that cover, which was the April cover? I just. I don't know what seemed to it. I wouldn't say it was obvious necessarily, but it just seemed to me like she her work aligned with the kind of thing that I wanted to be thinking about. And so we we did that shoot any liebowitz to shoot, which was great. And we went to Jackie Woodson to do the profile, literary writer, a writer of young adult fiction among other things and memoir and memoir, and someone who I felt would I'm I've always been interested as an editor in cross casting. So someone who's written a lot about politics, have that person right about someone in music or or have a fashion writer right about celebrity or something because I do feel like that in the intersection of those worlds. That's that's where my Vanity Fair loops and something that we can offer, but also just brings things out differently and different conversations emerge and, and you never know. I mean, you never know if that person's going to be interested in the subject or. Or what, but Jackie was interested and it, it just worked out. It is just felt like a interesting match and something that I hadn't seen before, and I come back to that idea that if to be in an editorial role, the way that we are the thing that makes it worthwhile as to think, oh, am I, you know, I'm using this opportunity to put something in the world that maybe hasn't been there before in the same way. And I mean, I think if I look back at the covers since you took over as editor in chief, Meghan Markle may perhaps an obvious one, Meghan, Harry, but you know, Kendrick, Lamar, and then this this months cover Michael Jordan. That's a pretty high proportion of people of color. They're, they're younger people. There voices that wouldn't necessarily have been seen with such frequency on the cover of of Vanity Fair. So I think that's, that's been really remarkable ask you about sort of the case for magazines in general, and there's a really interesting jokes too. Position to my mind. I feel like the internet is the perfect medium and particularly social media's the perfect medium to transmit the kind of me like quality that a magazine cover has. Right. And yet the disaggregation that the internet has brought to media really kind of pulls at the seams of idea of the magazine. So this is true of tabloid newspapers as well. So it's like the best of times because the your, your billboard travels in a way that it really couldn't before even when it was on newsstands, you know, in in the palm of everyone's hand. But the thing -ness of the magazine has has been in many ways kind of fragmented and pulled apart. And then he wrestled with that. It's funny because as a consumer, I, I feel all of that. I feel it viscerally. I mean, I do see the place I see magazine covers his on my phone. I see my own magazine hours on my phone. I see other people's I react to them, and and that really, I think a lot about that. You know, I think anyone in my role either. In five years ago was thinking about new stand and I just feel like there aren't a lot of newsstands now. I mean it's great if you're if you have a great news tense Heller. That's awesome. That's wonderful. And everyone should go to the newsstand and buy Vanity Fair. And I'll say that again before our time is up, but, but I also just I do think that there is that that you know the amplifying power of technology in terms of getting those images out and getting that identity out is really powerful. So I guess my answer to your question is these days if you have a brand like Mandy figure that is a legacy print publication, but also a player in the digital space and and the event space and all that, you know, you do have to do all things that is the job. And so the, you know, the challenge for us is to do the best work that we can do Taylor to the pace and momentum of each place. And I in a way I feel like the print magazine like the the, the opportunity for print magazine now is to raise the bar even higher..
"vanity fair" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"It's like, yes, I am terribly literary. I worked so hard to be high. Zero? No, I, it's, I am absolutely literary person, but I also will sit on my phone and look at slide shows of prince, George, which I feel is you know, it's like it makes me human left to do it. I think that honestly, most people have that range of interest, but I certainly to and and I think that the common denominator again for Vanity Fair is, you know, there are a lot of news outlets that do serious investigative journalism which the magazine is always been known for their fewer places that publish really high impact photography. And I think that's a core area of strength and one that we want to build on. But I think that as long as if we're telling a story, well, then the story can be about the high or the low, but the thing that makes it equality story that makes it a Vanity, Fair stories in the telling of it. So it feels to me, I don't have a problem reconciling that at all it, it feels. I mean, the other thing is that. I, I think I've always had a quick taste in music and books and all of those things. And I think that that's kind of that's really at the heart of it for me in that high low. What's your biggest? Low brow. Guilty pleasure. Oh my, that's a very loaded question. I mean, we're talking about egg mcmuffins before. Well, my mind is mine is real housewives, Beverly Hills. Okay. That's a good one. Well, we gotta have yours. I have to think about it a little bit. This doesn't really count, but I will say one of my go-to shows is the great British baking show. I think of that as therapy in the credit in the current environment, it's uplift, it's it's uplift it like how they're so nice to each other. Super nice to other everything looks tasty. Even the things that don't work look, tasty, we'll we'll stay with the baking show. But if something else comes to mind, I'm gonna let you interject let me know. We're gonna take a quick.
"vanity fair" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"But it was an incredibly volatile time in Moscow, and there were wars going on with Chechnya and there was a there were a lot of sort of juggling alliances, and there was sort of the rise of the oligarchs and an all of these. It was like the table was being set for a lot of what we see going on in the world today in terms of certain power alliances and struggles. So it was just a really exciting time to be there and be kind of in this world of the news. And I sort of worked all around the paper. You know, it was people came in and out because it was this very small but dynamic English language paper in Moscow at a certain point. I was the restaurant critic which may still be my best ever job I was. I will say a terrible restaurant critic in I had no palate, but in a way it was more like a sociological survey because there was really no restaurant culture in Moscow at the time. So it was just every week was sort of an adventure with my dining companion. So I, I learned a lot of just almost about just like being curious and being open to experiences and. That was my first experience with journalism was like, like world events are happening. But in this very volatile away and my center of gravity had shifted from the US. So that was very informative for me. But I did realize that I wasn't going to stay there for the rest of my life. So I came back to the states and I started a graduate degree at Columbia, PHD track in English, which I did end up finishing, but it but I ended up working in magazines throughout. And as you said, I worked at literary magazines, visual arts, kind of all over the place. I just kind of became a magazine junkie. I like project based work. I like deadlines. I like the adrenalin of news and I basically just tried to take upper -tunities and jobs where I felt I was gonna learn something from the people around me. And as you know, there are a lot of incredibly intelligent, but also curious and innovative people in our field. So I was lucky to be able to move from place to place and just keep learning. I mean, there were things I went on press when I was working at the Paris review. Which is a literary journal. Philip, which was the editor at the time, and he felt it was very important for one of us to be on press because we were publishing photography, and we were doing it on Matt paper, not glossy paper, which which means that it's harder to reproduce the colors in the way that the photographer might have intended. So I went on pressed to Winnipeg seven times for the Paris review. And I think I saw all the possible sites to see in Winnipeg. I was there every season, but just to be in a printing press and watch something come off. The press is very romantic, but also it's, it's just, I feel like I, I got to touch through all of these various jobs. I touched not only a lot of subject matter, but a lot of parts of the of the work like the actual making of a magazine or journal in that case. Or you know the creation of a micro site for digital project or something like that. I've always been an omnivore in terms of how things get done. So in a way the dotted line from job to job is a little bit. Of his exact, and I can't say that I ever had a master plan, but when I started having conversations about Vanity Fair, it did feel that there was something about the eclectic nature of my experience that actually worked for this role because it's sort of an eclectic and just intellectually curious magazine in it's interesting because I mean, you obviously, I think you're the first doctor person with a PHD to edit Vanity Fair. I suspect maybe I don't know. Actually we should. We'll find out. I think the, you know, when when the initial sort of shock of your name emerged and people are like, wait who? Oh yeah, have very glamorous woman who runs the time. One hundred isn't she terribly literary? Isn't she incredibly high brow? How is she going to manage the high low mix that so important to Vanity Fair. It's so funny because the things you work for in your life, you know they change on time..
"vanity fair" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"What would the boss do? Either way boss would choose Hilton hotels and resorts to get down to business and the little pleasure checkout Hilton hotels and resorts and travel like the boss. This is Recode media from the vox media podcast network. I'm Lydia poll green in for Peter Kafka. I'm the editor in chief of huffpost, but I'm here at the vox media studios today in New York City because this is Peter show. I will tell you what he always says. Tell someone else about this show tweet about it or post about it on Facebook or just tell someone in person today. I'm really excited to be in the studio with Redick Jones. The editor in chief of Vanity. Fair for Deka. Welcome to Recode media. Thank you. Lydia. It's great to be here. So you have been the editor of Vanity Fair for how long now? It's been about nine months, nine months, long enough to make a baby. Does it feel like a baby has been born? I almost wish you could go into hiding for nine months and then come out with the baby. That thing about the thing about Vanity Fair is we're, you know, we're publishing hourly and republishing monthly, and you know how it is. So all of. The baby making is done, kind of, you know, every moment, but it has been great to start to cycle through this first year and kind of get an understanding. We cover so many with these core areas of coverage, Washington, Silicon Valley, Hollywood and Wall Street and celebrity culture also in general. And so I feel like over the course of the year just because of certain events like the Oscars, and also just because of the natural ebbs and flows of the news cycle, not that the f. so much anymore. You know you, you start to get a feel for the rhythms of the job. And so nine months in is a lot better than six months in which is love better than three months. So you took over this job from a one of the best known magazine editors out there? Graydon Carter a celebrity in his own, right? What's it like stepping into a role as yourself following someone who's a larger than life personality? Not that I personally have any experience with this having followed Arianna huffing. Even at at a huffpost. I think the thing that I try to be very clear about in my own mind from the beginning was that there was no way that I could replace Graydon Carter. He is still walking among us for one for one thing, and he's an incredibly iconic and creative and innovative editor. And I think that with these jobs, you have to just have confidence that you make the job your own. The brand has existed for a long time. Tina Brown was the editor before grading, and she too was icon. And so I thought a lot about tina's vanity Farren and I spent time looking at the archives and thinking about wh- what is the vendor Graham between the editor sensibility and the identity of the brand? And I think that's really the challenge for me is not, you know, do I imitate, Tina? Do I imitate Graydon? I could try to do those things for very long time and I would fail utterly because because imitating is not how you succeed in these roles. So for me, it was more about trying to figure out. What I could add to this brand to make it special in my own way. You mentioned Tina Brown. And I think I read that that you read her diaries, which I think was one of the most delicious reads, I devoured it basically in one sitting on a flight to India and one of the things that struck me in reading that book was just how different the media world is. Now, are you going to those kinds of parties that she goes to? Are you running the business in this kind of big ticket way that she was running in sort of women in the arena. I loved reading that book and I had an early copy because I was the New York Times..
"vanity fair" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"Aw driven barton were to be interesting to look at the emergence of criminal also an olive leases they're on more profile for this really subversive streams raft especially ensued allies like from one world trade center in manhattan this is the new yorker radio hour this looks like the lex you a nightclub in the 80s action suicides studio fifty four how are we going welcome to the new yorker radio hour i'm david ramnik tina brown by friend and predecessor at the new yorker is a legend in magazine publishing and a force of nature in the very best way i'm just saying this looks like a schrager hotel was my lunch reservation helo brown brown came to the united states in 1983 to takeover vanity fair magazine she'd been running the small but influential british magazine gossipy thing called tatler and very quickly add vanity fair she somehow caught the american zeitgeist of the 80s she mixed glamour and celebrities in glossy photography with serious reporting and intellectual heft in a winning formula that made vanity fair must read later brown went on to edit the new yorker and talk and she founded the daily beast tina brown has just published a chronicle of her first years in the united states and it's called the vanity fair diaries she was not even thirty years old when the adventure starts you weren't happy immediately you arrive in new york on april ten 1983 and you say that you're london bravado almost immediately began to evaporate what was your sense of the city and why did you bravado which i've never known to event i was absolutely mowed down by the velocity of new york i mean i realized the sudden ladies reagan 80s reagan new york uh you know i arrived for my job interview just before christmas when the stores are just sort of a light with a materialistic thumbing commerce you know and and christmas lights sudden holiday blablabla coming up me in a then i take over an unjust the velocity of at the sort of american media machines to seemed to me so big uh i mean county nice felt like.