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C Pam Zhang on Relishing Pleasure, Observing Billionaires, and Writing a Love Story

In Land of Milk and Honey, the novelist conjures a sensuous oasis from her own perilous world.

13 New Books to Read This Month

A monograph from an undersung Pop art queen, brilliant story collections, new work from Jhumpa Lahiri and Karl Ove Knausgaard, and more.

Sophie Turner Steps Out With Taylor Swift and the Haim Sisters After Filing Lawsuit Against Joe Jonas

The message is strong: (Haim) sisters before misters (perfectly fine).
Such Great Heights

Twenty Years Later, the Postal Service Is Still Rocking

The indie-rock supergroup reflects on the lasting impact of their album, Give Up, and reuniting for its 20th anniversary.

Jann Wenner’s Biographer: “He Revealed the Ugly Truth of Rolling Stone

Sticky Fingers author Joe Hagan says Wenner built the rock magazine “for and about white men.”
life after love

Are Cher and Her 40-Years-Younger Boyfriend A.E. Edwards Dating Again?

They reportedly split in May, but that's an awful lot of hand-holding and dinner-having for exes.
In Conversation

Chappell Roan on Making Pop Music and Giving Back

“Chappell’s a drag-queen version of me because it’s very larger-than-life,” the singer-songwriter tells Vanity Fair as she gears up for the release of her debut album, The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess.
In Conversation

Comedian Gary Gulman on Taking His Act From the Stage to the Page

“I get very anxious onstage when I go too long without a laugh. With a book, you can really air out these stories that are very personal,” Gulman told Vanity Fair of his new memoir, Misfit: Growing Up Awkward in the ’80s.
happy bey-day

Beyoncé Reportedly Took a “Nice Break” In French Polynesia for Her Birthday

A source reports that in addition to working hard and grinding 'til she owns it, the performer also took some time off to relax.

Rachel Bloom’s Off-Broadway Musical Laughs in the Face of Death—In a Nice Way

In Death, Let Me Do My Show, the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend cocreator confronts motherhood, mortality, and a tree that smells awfully familiar.
In Conversation

Samantha Leach Explores the Inner Lives of Three Teenage Girls in The Elissas

After the death of her childhood best friend, the writer spent three years learning about the years her friend lost inside the troubled-teen industry.

What Do the MTV VMAs Mean in a Post-Monoculture World?

Each year the sense that the VMAs are a relic of a bygone era of uncensored celebrity, comes creeping back in, but this year’s show put icons, performances and showmanship centerstage.

Selena Gomez Self-Owns With Pic of Taylor Swift: “I Look Constipated”

She's stuffed full of joy at seeing her.?

Radhika Jones on the Virtues of Human Intelligence

The VF editor in chief previews the October issue, from a deep dive on AI to an investigation into the Titan’s final descent.

Bernie Taupin’s Journey From Teenage Neophyte to Consummate Rock Insider

On the eve of publishing his new memoir, the lyricist and longtime Elton John collaborator is taking stock of nearly six decades of life in rock—including the Wild West of the 1970s recording scene, his inability to suffer bullying, and who really inspired “Candle in the Wind.”
True Colors

The Armory Show Enters a New Era in an Uncertain Art Market

The New York standby, under new ownership, was one of several stops on a packed art world calendar as galleries continued to weather an up-and-down season for sellers.
the name game

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky Chose Another R-Name for Second Baby

It’s not Ryan, but good guess.
papa, can you hear these?

Barbra Streisand Is Releasing Two New Albums, Full of Classics and Vault Tracks

Evergreens: Celebrating Six Decades on Columbia Records and Yentl: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will be released on October 27.
it's all a bra

Drake Has All the Support He Needs (Bras. A Lot of Bras.)

They'll need their own tour bust soon.?