Vanity Fair

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Behind the Scenes of the Fifty Shades of Grey Movie

In spite of the boiling-hot anticipation of its release, no one had much fun making this movie.

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Darkness Visible

A novelist’s memoir of depression, whose “intrinsic malevolence” as a disease brought him close to suicide.

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“They Have Your Emails.”

Seth Rogen, Amy Pascal, and the inside story of Sony’s hacking saga.

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To Steal a Mockingbird?

How Harper Lee was duped into signing away the rights to To Kill a Mockingbird, which still sells 750,000 copies per year, and how she’s fighting to get them back.

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Decoding The Starr Report

Ripping out the guts of an “utterly preposterous document”: the Starr Report on the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

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From Gitmo to an American Supermax, The Horrors of Solitary Confinement

On the psychological damage punitive isolation inflicts upon Guantánamo and American prisoners alike.

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A Matter of Life and Death

With a brutal cancer prognosis, a woman learns to live on borrowed time.

Winner of the 2006 National Magazine award for essays and criticism.
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The Chinese Century

Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy.

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Salvage Beast

When massive ships sink, burn, fall apart or get stuck, their owners call Nick Sloane. His job: figure out how to save as much as he can.

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The War of the Words

A history of the war between Amazon and the book industry.

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New York’s Most Sensational Jewel Heist

Fifty years later, the men who stole priceless gems from the Museum of Natural History recall the crime.

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The Stradivarius Affair

The bungled theft of a $6 million violin.