Vanity Fair's excellent Hollywood issue proclaims that film glamour lives on in a new generation.
The 29th annual celebration of the movies sizzles with the magazine's old flair, a triumph for Editor Radhika Jones, beset by seismic cultural shifts and falling circulation, news-stand sales and advertising since she took charge in late 2017.
Jones' compelling mix of Hollywood features and in-depth journalism recalls the great issues of predecessors Graydon Carter and Tina Brown.
Disputing a prevailing belief that the film star is dead, a photographic gallery of Hollywood's rising generation glows with film magic.
Photographer Steven Klein and stylist Patti Wilson capture the charisma of Selena Gomez, Jonathan Majors, Austin Butler, Ana De Armas, Florence Pugh, Keke Palmer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Julia Garner and Rege-Jean Page.
Hollywood's glorious past is honored with Mark Seal's history of the 100-year-old Hollywood sign and Wayne Lawson's reminisces of co-writing Gloria Swanson's autobiography.
Magazine staff writer Joe Pompeo examines a new media update of the film gossip publications of the past with a feature on Ankler, a movie industry news site.
Writer Richard Rushfield, a fedora-wearing throwback to newspaper entertainment columnists of the past, started the popular news source, and now seeks to expand it on Substack in partnership with media entrepreneur Janice Min.
Washington politics receives attention with Abigail Tracy's profile of Maxwell Frost, the first Gen Z congressman.
Writer James Pogue in a disturbing article investigates the "New Right's" desire to withdraw from American society and live in isolated communities, hoping to survive the collapse of civilization they foresee.
Pogue gives a soberting portrait of wealthy American "preppers" who have colonized rural areas of Montana, driving up property values and forcing longtime residents to flee. The revealing article is one of the most important the magazine has published in several years.
Like Hollywood, Vanity Fair shines on.