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Jack Antonoff: Questioning Taylor Swift's Songwriting Ability Is “Like Questioning Someone’s Faith In God”

“You come after my friend Taylor, you’re toast to me,” the frequent Swift collaborator shared in a new interview. 
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Adele Won't Be Saying (Or Singing) “Hello” to Las Vegas Anytime Soon

The singer announced that five weeks of shows will be postponed as she goes on vocal rest. 
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Sloane Crosley Wrote a Book About Her Friend’s Suicide (Because She Wanted Him to Laugh)

The Cult Classic novelist and humor-writing virtuoso has turned her eye to grief, death, and loss—and it’s not not funny.

He Polarized Readers by Writing About His Late Wife’s Affairs. Now He’s Ready to Move On.

Molly, Blake Butler’s memoir about his late wife, has ignited intense online debates around authorial responsibility, but as his book tour draws to a close, Butler has found himself exhausted. “I’m trying to both take care of myself and take care of the book. I want this to be the end,” he tells Vanity Fair.
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Dolly Parton Responds to Elle King’s “Hammered” Birthday Tribute Performance

The queen of country has spoken. 
In Conversation

Leslie Jamison Explores “Grief and Love All Twined Together” in Her First Memoir

In Splinters, a series of essays Jamison describes as “short, sharp pieces,” the author reckons with some of the most intimate relationships in her life.
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Beyoncé Releases Two New Songs, Announces New Album During Super Bowl 2024

Yeehaw, Bey is going country with Renaissance Act II
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Meet the NFL WAG Turned Romance Novelist Who May Have Manifested a Travis Kelce–Taylor Swift Super Bowl

Author Alexa Martin used Travis Kelce as inspiration for the lead in her 2019 novel, and now explains the “competency porn” of his relationship with Taylor Swift. 
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Taylor Swift Is Here (Tokyo), There (Releasing an Album), and Everywhere (the Super Bowl?)

Where in the world is Taylor Swift?
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Travis Kelce Delivers the First Review for Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department: “Unbelievable”

Plus, the hints that it’s a breakup album just keep coming.
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Ariana Madix Shoots Broadway’s Chicago to Record Ticket Sales Week

The Bravo star’s broadway debut led the long-running musical to its best non-holiday ticket sales week ever.
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Taylor Swift and Celine Dion Hugged Backstage at the Grammys 2024 Amid Snub Accusations

Some Grammy viewers felt that Swift snubbed Dion at the event. Evidence shows otherwise.
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Taylor Swift Wins Album of the Year, Breaking a Record and Making History at the Grammys 2024

She surpassed Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and Paul Simon, who each won the award three times.
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Taylor Swift Arrives at the Grammys 2024

Her reputation precedes her: The singer is nominated in six categories at this year’s awards ceremony.

9 Books We Can’t Stop Thinking About

From a thought-provoking probe into the algorithms that govern taste to a spiny collection of short stories, here are favorite recent reads from the Vanity Fair staff.
From the Magazine

At This Mexico City Hotel, Escape Is the Color Green

Lush foliage and a moss-toned marble foyer frame the Casa Polanco, near Xinú, Máximo Bistrot, and other travel hits.

Grand Ole Opry Apologizes for “Hammered” Elle King’s Dolly Parton Tribute

King cursed and slurred her way through Parton’s “Marry Me.”
From the Magazine

Palm Beach Is Having a Category 5 Identity Crisis

Tumult in Trumpland: PB vs. West Palm, entrenched elites vs. Gen X newbies, Everglades Club vs. Carriage House.
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Taylor Swift Takes Another Spin in the Recording Studio

It’ll be a cruel winter until we find out what’s going on in there.