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How Donald Trump’s Election Affected Broad City’s Fourth Season

Broad City co-creator and star Abbi Jacobson spoke to Vanity Fair at Sundance on Friday.<p>As <i>Broad City</i>’s inauguration-themed webisode proved, the show’s creators and stars <b>Abbi Jacobson</b> and <b>Ilana Glazer</b> will not ignore the shifting political climate onscreen. And while at the Sundance Film Festival on …

Hollywood

The Worst of Trump’s Cabinet’s Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

A week’s worth of grilling by the Senate has left Trump’s would-be Cabinet bruised and bloodied.<p>It has been a rocky week for <b>Donald Trump’s</b> Cabinet nominees, a ragtag group of billionaires, businessmen, former lobbyists, Goldman Sachs alumni, and all manner of other Washington swamp fauna. While the …

Republican Party

George W. Bush Has Struggled with Ponchos Before

There is a precedent for the former president’s viral moment at the inauguration.<p>One of the images that “went viral,” as your aunt might put it, during the inauguration proceedings today was one of former president <b>George W. Bush</b> struggling with a rain poncho during the ceremony. Bush’s face of …

Hollywood

Wall Street Welcomes Its New Trumpian Overlords

Well, this is surprising.<p>Billionaire investor <b>Warren Buffett</b> campaigned for <b>Hillary Clinton</b>, held numerous fund-raisers for her, and made it abundantly clear that he thought her competitor—<b>Donald Trump</b>— was a buffoon not fit to come within 20 miles of the White House. That, coupled with the fact that …

Financial Markets

The Obamas’ Stand-by Vacation Destinations

The <b>Obama</b> family said their final goodbyes today, and jetted off together to Palm Springs, California. The home of spry retirees and a respite for desert-weary Coachella attendees in the spring, Palm Springs has welcomed the former president many times during his two terms. For their first vacation …

Martha's Vineyard

Michelle Obama Wore a Red Jason Wu Dress at the Inauguration

The designer is a personal favorite of the First Lady.<p><b>Michelle Obama</b> arrived at the presidential inauguration on Friday alongside <b>Jill Biden</b>, wearing a red coat dress by one of her favorite designers, <b>Jason Wu</b>. A representative for the designer told <i>Vanity Fair</i> in an e-mail, “Michelle Obama wore a …

Fashion

First Lady’s Inaugural Ball Gowns Through the Years

The inaugural ball gown worn by America’s First Lady: It can make a political or emotional statement, put a once-unknown designer on the map, or set the tone for an entire presidency’s worth of style. Here, we look back at decades of awe-inspiring First Lady inauguration frocks caught on camera.

Fashion

Anti-Trump Protesters Clash with Police as Chaos Erupts in Washington

Thousands of demonstrators flooded the nation’s capital Friday to march against President Trump.<p>Protesters outnumbered supporters of <b>Donald Trump</b> in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day as thousands of demonstrators descended on the nation’s capital, with hundreds of thousands more expected to …

American South

What’s Already Different About This Year’s Oscars

The Academy makes a big change for the Oscar nominations announcement, as discussed on this week’s Little Gold Men podcast.<p>When the Oscar nominations are announced on Tuesday, January 24, things will look a little different. Gone is the podium and small stage; gone is the crowd of yawning …

Entertainment

Trump Delivers Anti-Establishment Speech to Crowd of Billionaires

The new president’s populist speech might’ve come off better if he wasn’t flanked by fellow billionaires.<p>Rarely has there been as much wealth in one place as at <b>Donald Trump’s</b> inauguration, during which the new president vowed to stand up for “the forgotten men and women of our country” and put the …

Wealth

Trump White House Deletes All Mention of Climate Change

Also missing: L.G.B.T. and health-care Web site pages.<p>Wasting no time after the inauguration of <b>Donald Trump</b>, the new Republican administration quickly updated the official White House Web site on Friday afternoon. Gone were <b>Barack Obama’s</b> policies and portrait; in were Trump’s. This is typical for …

Climate Change

Why Debra Messing, Carrie Brownstein, and More Will Protest Trump on January 21

Vanity Fair spoke to members of the Artists Table, who will be organizing at the Women’s March on Washington Saturday.<p><b>Debra Messing</b> still remembers her first-ever protest: she marched in D.C. to fight for reproductive freedom when she was in college. <b>Franchesca Ramsey</b>, writer and host of MTV's …

Hollywood

Madonna Will “Personally Slap” Any Man Who Doesn’t Identify as a Feminist

On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, the singer warned against “falling into the trap” of hating the president-elect.<p>During an event at the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday night, just hours before <b>Donald Trump</b> was inaugurated as president, <b>Madonna</b> took the stage wearing a shirt with “FEMINIST” …

Madonna

Drugstore Buys that Will Blow Your Mind

Save a pretty penny with these budget-friendly brands.<p>The holidays may have broken the bank, but there are plenty of beauty brands that can help rebuild it! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite products to stock the shelves this January—new year, new makeup, new you. Oh, and a happier wallet</b> …

Skin Care

Melania Trump Wore Designer Ralph Lauren to the Inauguration

After weeks of designer debates, Ralph Lauren offered his help in dressing the incoming First Lady.<p>After weeks of designers debating whether they would or would not dress <b>Melania Trump</b>, the new First Lady wore a sky-blue Ralph Lauren cashmere dress and matching suede gloves to the inauguration on …

Fashion

Fact-Checking Donald Trump’s Dystopian Inauguration Speech

True to form, Trump’s first address as president was rife with misinformation.<p>If the Republican Party’s reflexive distain for eggheads and elites found its purest expression in the nomination of a former reality-TV star for president, <b>Donald Trump’s</b> inauguration address Friday was its crowning …

Democracy

Al Gore Takes No Pleasure in Being Right About Environmental Catastrophe

In the first clip from An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the former vice president returns to warn us about the dangers of climate change—and to tell us things have only gotten worse.<p>Bad news, everyone: there’s, well, nothing but bad news on the horizon. Even the glittering snowscape of Park …

Climate Change

Kate Middleton and Prince William Are Officially Moving to London This Fall

Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be going to school in the city.<p>As had been previously reported, <b>Prince William</b> and <b>Kate Middleton</b> will now, officially, be moving to London this fall. The couple, along with children—<b>Prince George</b> and <b>Princess Charlotte</b>—had previously spent the majority of …

Royal Family

Shia Labeouf Launched a Four-Year Performance Art Protest Against Donald Trump

Jaden Smith was quick to join in.<p><b>Jaden Smith</b> and <b>Shia Labeouf</b>, our country’s foremost part-time child actors turned full-time performance artists, have joined their talents in opposition of <b>Donald Trump</b>. Labeouf, along with his longtime collaborators, artists <b>Nastja Säde Rönkkö</b> and <b>Luke Turner</b>, has …

Entertainment

See Broad City Prepare for the Worst After Trump’s Inauguration

“People are just going to be peeing on other people!”<p>Plenty of people are feeling a little on edge about a certain event that occurred Friday—but perhaps no one is more frantic than two New Yorkers named Abbi and Ilana. In a new <i>Broad City</i> webisode, the show’s stars grow increasingly panicked about</b> …

Hollywood

Nancy Pelosi Wore a Button Supporting the Affordable Care Act to the Inauguration

The congresswoman wore a specifically messaged button to Donald Trump’s inauguration.<p>Congresswoman <b>Nancy Pelosi</b> arrived at the presidential inauguration wearing a prominent button on her coat jacket. The blue button, which reads “Protect Our Care,” is a symbol of “solidarity and support” for the …

Nancy Pelosi

Oscar Nominations: The Best-Picture Puzzle

The Academy’s preferential ballot rewards passionate intensity. But will it reward Deadpool?<p>Well, it’s finally here. Not Inauguration Day, but something with real geopolitical ramifications: <i>Vanity Fair</i>’s Oscar nominations predictions. Hello from L.A., where we’re looking ahead to next Tuesday’s …

Entertainment

Trump Makes First Gaffe as President, Steals Twitter Photo from Obama

And four other times the Internet melted down during the inauguration of Donald Trump.<p>On Friday at noon, <b>Donald Trump</b> became the 45th president of the United States and officially took over the @POTUS Twitter account (<b>Barack Obama</b>’s tweet have been preserved on the newly created @POTUS44). As the …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Dark, Raw, Partisan Speech Shocks Washington

The new president chose to forego most of the conciliatory rhetoric for which inaugural speeches are known, and delivered instead an ominous threat to his enemies.<p>Even <b>Donald Trump</b> looked awed—at least a little—by the gravity of the moment, at least until the choirs started singing, at which point …

Elections

Remember That Time Trump Was Allegedly Cheered by Paid Actors?

The Federal Election Commission just quietly dismissed a legal group’s complaint about the incident.<p>As America was gearing up for <b>Donald Trump’s</b> swearing-in, the Federal Election Commission dismissed a case claiming his campaign ran afoul of the law—thanks to the alleged employment of a paid …

Donald Trump

Ivanka Trump Wore a White Pantsuit to the Inauguration

As did Hillary Clinton.<p><b>Hillary Clinton</b> was not the only woman in a white pantsuit at <b>Donald Trump</b>’s inauguration on Friday afternoon. Incoming First Daughter <b>Ivanka Trump</b> was front and center at the in a white suit with a small American flag pin on her coat. Husband, <b>Jared Kushner</b>, who will serve as …

Republicans

Trump Anxiety Looms Large Over Sundance’s First Night

The next president’s ascension colored both Al Gore’s Inconvenient Sequel and I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore.<p>One of the most enjoyable things about a film festival—especially one like Sundance, where everyone is holed up in a small town, huddling together for warmth—is meeting up with …

Climate Change

6 TV Power Players to Watch in 2017

Meet the muscle behind the scenes of your new favorite shows.<p>Twice a year at the Televisions Critics Association Press tour, TV writers download an increasingly large amount of information about which TV series are coming down the pike-- and, even better, get a good look at the <i>people</i> who are …

Entertainment

The Trump Presidency Begins Under the Pall of Russian Intrigues

As Donald Trump ascends to the White House, U.S. intelligence agencies are reportedly investigating several of his former campaign allies for their ties to Russia.<p>Even as <b>Donald Trump</b> prepares to take the oath of office, U.S. intelligence agencies are reportedly investigating the several of his …

Republicans

Debbie Reynolds Remembers MGM, Which Gave Her Stardom and Her First Kiss

The first in a series of interviews with the stars of the final years of MGM.<p><i>When she died in December at the age of 84, Debbie Reynolds was remembered as one of the last great stars of Hollywood's studio era, when singing-and-dancing talents were plucked out of obscurity as teenagers, signed under</i> …

Entertainment