Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair  is a magazine of popular culture, fashion, and current affairs published by Condé Nast.  The present Vanity Fair has been published since 1983 and there have been editions for four European countries as well as the U.S. edition.  This revived the title whose last title publication was February 1936 after a run from 1913.  The current editor is Graydon Carter.   (More from Wikipedia)
Patti Smith has been more or less a recluse all of her professional life – the whole time I was in NY, her only performance was a poetry reading that I passed on – but she has been getting a little more prominence lately, I am delighted to see:  She interviewed Johnny Depp in the current issue of Vanity Fair magazine and has an acclaimed memoir out now called Just Kids, about her life with her late roommate, the brilliant and notorious photographer Robert Mapplethorpe
(January 2011)
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Iggy Pop’s album Brick by Brick has several vulgar songs where (for a change) the crude language actually enhances their enjoyment.  They include “Butt Town”, “Pussy Power”, and “I Won’t Crap Out”.  “Starry Night” has verse after verse of putdowns of the Hollywood scenesters and hangers-on that always make me smile when I hear them:  “I don’t care about your city / Or your fat income / I don’t care about your Vanity Fair / Or your f--king sitcom”; “Take your building and your income / And shove it up your ass / Take your building and your income / And stuff it with your cash”; and “Which country is the strongest? / Who plays the best guitar? / Who f--king cares / Under the stars”. 
(March 2017)
Last edited: March 22, 2021