Inside the Very Big, Very Controversial Business of Dog Cloning

“Barbra Streisand is not alone. At a South Korean laboratory, a once-disgraced doctor is replicating hundreds of deceased pets for the rich and famous. It’s made for more than a few questions of bioethics.”

Source: Vanity Fair
Published: Aug 7, 2018
Length: 17 minutes (4,352 words)

Lorena Bobbitt’s American Dream

When Lorena Bobbitt cut off her husband’s penis and threw it out her car window in 1993, she not only did what many woman want to do to abusive, deserving men, she became both a feminist icon and a tabloid caricature. Twenty-five years later, the couple still disagrees about what really happened, but the Bobbitt’s castration story remains relevant today, when women’s rights are under fire and our President is accused of sexual assault.

Source: Vanity Fair
Published: Jul 11, 2018
Length: 16 minutes (4,248 words)

“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, The Man Who Created The World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets

Tim Berners-Lee reflects on how corporations like Facebook and Google have misused the World Wide Web to manipulate and spy on users. In a bid to revive the original promise of an open and safe web for all, he’s redoubling his effort to give users privacy and control over their information with a new platform he’s building, called Solid.

Source: Vanity Fair
Published: Aug 1, 2018
Length: 12 minutes (3,078 words)

Monica Lewinsky: Emerging From “the House of Gaslight” in the Age of #MeToo

On the 20th anniversary of Ken Starr’s investigation of President Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky reconsiders her relationship with Clinton — 27 years her senior — through the lens of the #MeToo moment, and realizes that given their power differential, the word “consensual” might not perfectly apply.

Source: Vanity Fair
Published: Feb 25, 2018
Length: 14 minutes (3,522 words)

“Oh My God, This Is So F—ed Up”: Inside Silicon Valley’s Secretive, Orgiastic Dark Side

While the guys get laid, the women get screwed.

Source: Vanity Fair
Published: Jan 2, 2018
Length: 19 minutes (4,775 words)

Meatballs: An Oral History

Vanity Fair talks to members of the cast and crew who created one of America’s cult comedies, and Bill Murray’s breakout film, to see what happened on and off camera that fateful summer of 1978.

Source: Vanity Fair
Published: Jul 6, 2017
Length: 15 minutes (3,938 words)

Serena Williams’s Love Match

How the greatest tennis player of all time met an internet entrepreneur, fell in love, got pregnant, and won a grand-slam.

Source: Vanity Fair
Published: Jun 27, 2017
Length: 19 minutes (4,905 words)

How Wells Fargo’s Cutthroat Corporate Culture Allegedly Drove Bankers to Fraud

Between 2011 and 2015, staff at Wells Fargo banks created over 1.5 million deposit accounts and 565,000 credit-card accounts without customers approval. The practice is called ‘gaming.’ It violated company ethics, but too many employees at the company let it happen.

Source: Vanity Fair
Published: Jun 1, 2017
Length: 23 minutes (5,921 words)

How Nan Talese Blazed Her Pioneering Path through the Publishing Boys’ Club

A fascinating profile of Nan Talese, a trail-blazer in publishing, and one-half of one of the most interesting, highly public marriages in history. The piece comes just as her husband, famously non-monogamous Thy Neighbor’s Wife author Gay Talese, prepares to write a book about their long, complicated, and very flexible union.

Source: Vanity Fair
Published: Mar 29, 2017
Length: 28 minutes (7,034 words)

Warren Beatty, Pauline Kael, and an Epic Hollywood Mistake

The roads in Hollywood are paved with failed projects. The New Yorker‘s 1970s film critic helped produce one of them, more proof that what goes into making blockbusters is often more interesting than what gets made.

Source: Vanity Fair
Published: Feb 1, 2017
Length: 21 minutes (5,361 words)