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Vanity Fair

A magazine published by Conde' Nast Publications

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a classic magazine

  • Dec 14, 2008
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I like to read, and mostly I like to get my reading material from magazines. I love books don't get me wrong. But sometimes I need something that I can read and digest in the amount of time it takes me to commute to San Francisco on the train.

I read a lot of magazines; Spin, Entertainment Weekly, Adbusters, Atlantic Weekly, URB, Tokion, Vibe, and of course the occasional (maybe more than occasional) US Weekly.

But my favorite, above all favorites, is Vanity Fair. The writing is wonderful, the content is incomparable, and above all it is a great read. Vanity Fair introduced me to what a magazine could be. It didn't have to only have fashion and diet tips; Vanity Fair showed me a magazine could have insight into issues, and could tell stories.

Yes I'm babbling and maybe giving a magazine a little too much praise. But trust me, pick up a copy and you will be informed about everything from millionaires living on the French Riviera, to politics, to war survivors, to celebrities, to tales of corruption and cons, and of course Graydon Carter's latest hairstyle.


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December 28, 2008
I couldn't agree more. I bought a subscription to VF last year when the Africa issue came out and sold out immediately. VF shrewdly offered a low priced year with the promise of your very own Africa issue. I was immediately hooked. The article on William F. Buckley and his wife was fabulous this month.
December 14, 2008
I've been reading every issue of Vanity Fair since middle school. I can't stop. It's the love child of the New Yorker and US Weekly. Their bread and butter are those social scandal stories (only unlike tabloids, they're fact-checked), which I adore, but they also have some great political pieces as well, including Graydon's editor's letter every month. So it's a bit of everything and nothing's lacking.
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Vanity Fair has to be my favorite magazine, the unique and subtle blend of pop culture and sophistication make it a standout read!
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I am a recent graduate trying to navigate myself through the real world and at times finding it harder and easier than expected. Go figure. I graduated from UC Santa Barbara with degree in Art History … more
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Vanity Fair is an American magazine of culture, fashion, and politics published by Condé Nast Publications. The present Vanity Fair has been published since 1981 and there have been editions for four European countries as well as the U.S. edition. This revived the title which had ceased publication in 1935 after a run from 1913; the worldwide depression had reduced sales dramatically by then.
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