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Hollywood’s Private Eye

Though he captured many of golden-age Hollywood’s greatest stars as the public had never seen them before—Marlon Brando taking out the trash, Elizabeth Taylor sunbathing, Anthony Perkins waxing his car—photographer Sid Avery slipped into oblivion, dying in 2002 without the renown he might have …

A Man Called Hope

As if Nelson Mandela’s political legacy—bringing democracy, peace, and freedom to South Africa, and hope to the world—weren’t powerful enough, he has devoted himself, in his 80s, to fighting a global pandemic. A partner in the H.I.V./AIDS crusade, Bill Clinton, shares his personal experience with …

Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2014: Photos from the Red Carpet, Inside the Star-Studded Party

The wait is over, and Hollywood is out in full force for <i>Vanity Fair</i>’s Oscar Party 2014. VF.com has the most comprehensive and exclusive coverage of the event, from photos and video of arrivals on the red carpet to live tweets and reported coverage of the action inside.<p>This year, the legendary …

Paul Rudd

The Lonely Guy

He’s a community organizer who works alone. What was once his greatest strength—he kept his cool and didn’t need feedback—is now a liability.<p>When Barack Obama arrived in Washington almost five years ago, the universal assumption was that the young president—who had, after all, won office by …

Vanity Fair Nominates Hudson Taylor And Lia Parifax

<b>BECAUSE</b> in 2011 this three-time All-American wrestler from the University of Maryland and his wife, a graduate of the George Washington University Law School, pooled their credentials and built bridges in order to found Athlete Ally, a nonprofit organization dedicated to “educating, encouraging, …

Becoming Obama

When Barack Obama met Genevieve Cook in 1983 at a Christmas party in New York’s East Village, it was the start of his most serious romance yet. But as the 22-year-old Columbia grad began to shape his future, he was also struggling with his identity: American or international? Black or white? …