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The Which Blair Project

Once one of the most popular prime ministers in Britain’s history, Tony Blair is now reviled at home for his role in the Iraq war and the lucrative consulting career he’s built since leaving office. Delving into the byzantine world of Blair, Inc., which includes several philanthropic foundations, …

The Bill Cosby Scandal, Brought to You by YouTube

For years, major media outlets aired sexual-assault accusations against Bill Cosby—and America ignored them. But when a badly shot YouTube video went viral, the 77-year-old comedian’s career and legacy were destroyed in days. Such are the new dynamics of scandal.<p>No amount of riches or celebrity can …

Trial by Ebola

When Ebola reached America, arriving in Dallas on September 20, the city had no real plan to handle the outbreak. Nor, it appeared, did the federal government. As epidemiologist Wendy Chung, county judge Clay Jenkins, and other local officials quickly realized, they were largely on their own. Bryan …

Larry David Woefully “Regrets” His Broadway Debut in Fish in the Dark

While Larry David is unquestionably a comic genius—co-creator and writer of one of the greatest television shows of all time, Seinfeld, and creator and star of the equally original and influential Curb Your Enthusiasm—he’s hardly conventional heartthrob material. But with the March opening of Fish …

Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

Remembering Frank Sinatra’s 50th Birthday Bash, the Most Magnificent Party Nancy Sinatra Sr. Ever Threw

In December 1965, Nancy Sinatra Sr. hosted a birthday party for her ex-husband Frank. A half a century later, granddaughter A.J. Lambert reflects on the night to remember.<p>On December 12, 1965, my grandmother Nancy Sinatra Sr. threw the biggest party she’d ever thrown. Her friends knew her as an …

Vanity Fair Picks the Top 10 Greatest Movies About Manhattan Ever Made

From Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Taxi Driver, Vanity Fair editors choose the most iconic films about the megalomaniacal muse of the city our magazine calls home.<p>‘If I can make it there, / I’ll make it anywhere, / It’s up to you, New York, New York.”<p>With lyrics by Fred Ebb and a melody by John Kander, …

The Fugitive Heir

Two decades after his lovely young wife vanished, Robert Durst, scion of a Manhattan real-estate family worth billions, faces new murder charges. A cold case is now red-hot news, with a gangland-style execution, a headless torso, a manhunt, and revelations that Durst led part of his double life as …

Meet The Weather Underground’s Bomb Guru

In an excerpt from his new book about 60s-era radicalism Vanity Fair special correspondent Bryan Burrough delves into the disastrous Village townhouse explosion caused by the Weather Underground, and introduces the man who became the group’s “bomb guru” in its wake.<p>Ever since 9/11, the threat of …

The Saudi Princess and the Multi-Million Dollar Shopping Spree

Saudi princess Maha bint Mohammed bin Ahmad al-Sudairi reportedly tried to stiff some of Paris’s most exclusive boutiques for $20 million and skip out on a $7 million dollar hotel bill. James Reginato follows her trail.<p>It’s an old gambit—slipping out of a hotel in the dead of night to dodge the …

Isis destroys historic Christian and Muslim shrines in northern Iraq

Islamic State militants appear to have destroyed Christian and Shia Muslim shrines in northern Iraq – including a fourth-century memorial built by an Assyrian king – in the group’s latest rampage against the embattled country’s religious and cultural heritage.<p>On Thursday, Isis’s “Nineveh province …

Blue Bell issues ice cream recall after three patients with food poisoning die

The deaths of three patients who contracted food poisoning while in the hospital for other conditions have been linked to a venerable favorite of the south – Blue Bell ice cream.<p>A household name in parts of America, Blue Bell issued the first product recall in its 108-year history on Friday. The …

Labour leader takes heat over two kitchens as UK press shout 'hypocrite'

LONDON (Reuters) - British left-wing leader Ed Miliband hoped to win more votes by inviting a TV crew into his home. Instead his election rivals have gleefully seized on the revelation that the would-be “man of the people” has two kitchens in his 2 million pound home.<p>Britain's opposition Labour …

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15 Pictures That Will Change The Way You See The World

A selection from the amazing finalists of the Smithsonian.com's 12th annual photo contest.

Fire in major Russian library destroys 1m historic documents

A fire that ripped through one of Russia’s largest university libraries is believed to have damaged more than 1m historic documents, with some describing the fire as a cultural “Chernobyl”.<p>The blaze, which began on Friday and was still not completely out on Saturday evening, ravaged 2,000 square …

These Movies That Will Remind You What It Truly Means To Be Cold

The Weeknd can't feel his face. You can't feel your face, your toes, or your fingers, and you're fairly certain that your ears now resemble two …

Diabetes Is Already Psychologically Demanding, So Cut the Stigma Too

<b>When Rachel Kerstetter woke up</b> the morning of Aug. 11, 2011, she knew something was wrong. She had risen multiple times during the night. She was …