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Inside The New York Times’ Big Bet on Games

Wordle. Connections. Spelling Bee. Ye olde crossword. The Times is home to beloved brainteasers that are helping boost the paper’s bottom line. As one staffer jokes, the “Times is now a gaming company that also happens to offer news.”
year in review

The Most Read Vanity Fair Stories of 2023

Real Housewives and Lost, the Murdochs, Brad and Angelina, Gisele, a grifting rabbi, and more of the stories that most captivated readers this year. 
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Dua Lipa Thinks Greta Gerwig “Defied All Odds” on Barbie and Was Happy to Come Along for the Ride

The pop star tells Vanity Fair about “Dance the Night,” her secret contributions to the film during a busy world tour, and what she learned from reuniting with her “Electricity” partner Mark Ronson.

Céline Dion’s Sister Says Singer “No Longer Has Control of Her Muscles” As a Result of Stiff Person Syndrome

The singer shared in early 2022 that she suffered from a condition called Stiff Person Syndrome.
snakes and stones

Taylor Swift Opens Up About How Kanye West and Scooter Braun Feuds Transformed Her Career

“I’ve been given a tiara, then had it taken away,” Swift said in a new profile.

Kate Middleton Shares One of Her Childhood Hobbies with Princess Charlotte

The princess’ middle child is musical like her mother.

Art Basel Miami Beach 2023 Preview: An Unprecedented Spree of Brand Activations and Picture Buying…Just Like Every Year.

Your guide to achieving synergistic nirvana when the annual art fair and marketing bonanza kicks off in South Florida next week.
the swift-space continuum

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn’s Breakup Timeline May Have Just Been Dismantled By Jack Antonoff

Wait, did you say…2021? 

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce Appear to Be Engaging In the Time-Honored Tradition of Flirting on Social Media

First comes dating, then comes social media PDA.

Taylor Swift Reportedly Turned Down Performing at King Charles III’s Coronation

The Queen of Pop declined to perform for the King of Britain, according to a new book.
for the record

Beyoncé’s Mom Responds to “Ignorant” and “Racist” Comments About Singer’s Renaissance Premiere Look

“She does a film, called the renaissance, where the whole theme is silver with silver hair, a silver carpet, and suggested silver attire and you bozos decide that she’s trying to be a white woman and is bleaching her skin?” Tina Knowles wrote on Instagram.

Brigette Romanek Loves Smoky Scents and Vintage Seating

The interior designer to Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyoncé, and more, on items that evoke bliss and the best gifts of the season.
la vie en rose

It Was the Year of Barbie Pink, But Whose Color Is It Anyway?

As large segments of the planet donned their figurative rose-colored lenses this year, artist and occasional troll Stuart Semple used the moment to make a statement about color.

The Best Short Books to Read in 2023

A very long list of super short books. 

Alessandra Sanguinetti’s On the Sixth Day Captures Life on an Argentinian Farm

“The images I added [to the book] had always been swirling in my head as missing,” Sanguinetti tells Vanity Fair of the newly released expanded edition of her photobook.

Winona Revisits 20 Years of Friendship With Winona Ryder

Robert Rich’s new photography book features intimate portraits of Ryder through the lens of one of her best friends.
the guy on the chiefs

Travis Kelce’s Secret to Dating Taylor Swift: “Make Sure I Don’t Say Anything That Would Push Taylor Away”

“I can tell you this, he’s happier than I’ve seen him in a long time…. God bless him, he shot for the stars!” Donna Kelce said of her son's relationship with Swift. 

Evanescence’s Amy Lee on 20 Years Since Fallen, One of Best-Selling Albums of the 21st Century 

“I know what it means to be known in a song and to feel like you're clinging to that music with your soul. I know that feeling, the fact that we could be that for anybody is so moving to me still,” she told Vanity Fair.
In Conversation

Miranda July on Writing a Book That Takes On the Adventure of Aging

The director and author spoke to Vanity Fair about her upcoming second novel, All Fours, and the important realizations about fiction and menopause that helped her write it.