Vanessa Grigoriadis is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and New York.
On the art of the celebrity interview: "People are smart. Particularly these people. They're sitting there thinking, 'When is she going to drop that question?' They know what you're doing. So the way I think about it is: let's have an actual, genuine, human, interesting conversation. ... [Journalists] have all sorts of schemes of what they think works for them. My scheme is no scheme."
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- Grigoriadis on Longform
- [4:00] "Why Is Nancy Pelosi Always Smiling?" (New York • Nov 2009)
- [13:00] "Can Shakira Conquer the World?" (Rolling Stone • Oct 2009) [pdf]
- [16:30] "Travels in the New Psychedelic Bazaar" (New York • Apr 2013)
- [23:30] "New York's Power-Girl Publicists" (New York • Dec 1998)
- [38:00] "The Adventures of Super Boy" (Rolling Stone • Mar 2011)
- [40:45] "Everybody Sucks: Gawker and the Rage of the Creative Underclass" (New York • Oct 2007)
- [43:30] "The Tragedy of Britney Spears" (Rolling Stone • Feb 2008)