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Great boxes throughout history

Great boxes throughout history

What better way to pay homage to some of the greatest (and some not so great) boxes throughout history than this gallery from Vanity Fair, featuring everything from Pandora’s Box to the mailbox to the boombox, which provided the soundtrack of summer in city streets during the 1970s and ’80s.

Pixar cast reunion for Vanity Fair

Pixar cast reunion for Vanity Fair

To accompany a recent spotlight in Vanity Fair of Pixar, the powerhouse animation studio produced this reunion picture of all alumni of Pixar films. The image was inspired by J. R. Eyerman’s iconic photograph of moviegoers watching a 3D film. Pixar’s Bob Pauley and Guido Quaroni discuss the challenges of composing this picture from getting the tone (“They don’t live in the same world, so we had to achieve this without making our teeth hurt.”) to the technical scale right.

52 architecture VIPs vote on the most important buildings and structures

52 architecture VIPs vote on the most important buildings and structures

Vanity Fair sent 52 of the “world’s leading architects, critics, and deans of architecture schools” a two part survey asking them first, their list of “the five most important buildings, bridges, or monuments constructed since 1980,” and second, what they considered to be “the greatest work of architecture thus far in the 21st century.” Among…

Somebody Feed James Cameron's Wife. Seriously.

Somebody Feed James Cameron's Wife. Seriously.

James Cameron with his wife Suzy Amis on the red carpet before the Oscars

Maybe I’m just getting too old and cynical for the Oscars. Heh. When you see Joan Collins out every night, you do start to wonder – what the sam hell is going on? This post will be briefer than the lasts as, well, baby is hungover. Yes, I know. AGAIN. There does seem something so wrong about Oscar week in LA. The abundant narcissism and back slapping is fricking hilarious (“Good Job! That movie you made was awesome! Forget curing cancer – you are the best person alive! Especially because you are so rich and pretty!”).

Answering the Proust Questionnaire

Answering the Proust Questionnaire

There were two things that forced me to subscribe for years now to Vanity Fair: Dominick Dunne’s column and the Proust Questionnaire. Now that Dunne has died the first thing I do is flip to the last page of Graydon Carter’s magazine to see who answered those questions. I am never let down. To celebrate…

Vanity Fair Edits Sarah Palin's Speech

Vanity Fair Edits Sarah Palin's Speech

Vanity Fair’s editing staff tackles Sarah Palin’s “rambling, sophomoric resignation speech” (original speech here). The result unsurprisingly is a lot of red lipstick on a pig red ink.

Simran Sethi Hosts Upcoming Environmental Event

Simran Sethi Hosts Upcoming Environmental Event

Simran Sethi, the host of THE GREEN, is an inspired journalist who covers stories that most news outlets would not consider investigating. In collaboration with Uptown Magazine, Simran Sethi is investigating how cultural differences play a part in the green movement going on around the world. “Join a panel of A-list personalities, nationally recognized environmentalists…