Claire Landsbaum, Vanity Fair

Claire Landsbaum

Vanity Fair

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Past articles by Claire:

How Kristen Stewart’s ‘Spencer’ Tour Aesthetic Wooed the World—From Butterscotch Blonde to “Daddy” Hat

With Oscar predictions buzzing and a newly announced engagement, it was all eyes on Stewart during the movie’s press circuit—made easy with her signature brand of lived-in glamour. → Read More

“Even a Novelist Has to Wear Something”: Haruki Murakami Puts His Massive T-shirt Collection on Display

In his new book, Murakami T: The T-shirts I Love, the prizewinning author takes a sartorial turn—and shares his best thrifting tips. → Read More

“The Story We’re Told Just Doesn’t Add Up”: Megan Rapinoe Wants to Blow Your Mind With Her Book Club

The soccer star wants to be a conduit for writers and activists to reach the masses. “I don’t know who let me have a book club, but they did,” she says. “So I’m going to make the most of it.” → Read More

Kristen Arnett’s With Teeth Sinks In

The author’s darkly funny second novel sets up a queer spin on a toxic family dynamic, with inspiration from the Real Housewives, the “messy slop of humanity” at a Florida library, and the only lesbian bar in Orlando. → Read More

Pale Waves’ Heather Baron-Gracie Is Music’s Reigning Queer Emo Queen

In many ways, the band’s second album, Who Am I?, is a love letter to Baron-Gracie’s girlfriend—who she planned to marry in Vegas last March. The openness is new, but the sentiment isn’t. “When I came out of the womb I knew I was gay,” Baron-Gracie says. → Read More

Astrologer Chani Nicholas Says 2021 Will Still Be Tough, but There’s Hope

Nicholas, who just launched an eponymous app, predicted an ugly 2020. This time around, she says, the signs look brighter—and could even indicate systemic change. → Read More

“F--k It—I’m Just Going to Say How I Feel”: Rania Woodard of LANNDS on Psychedelics, Rebirth, and Normalizing Black Indie Musicians

Woodard, the ethereal vocalist behind the band LANNDS, dropped a dreamy new EP that’s the closest she’s come to a true representation of herself. “The more I do this, the more I want to present myself in a way that’s more confident—like, I’m here regardless,” she says. “Deal with it.” → Read More

Why We’re All Crying to the Backstreet Boys Again

“I Want It That Way” is about trying and failing to be close to someone—no wonder it’s hitting home in self-quarantine. → Read More

Why We’re All Crying to the Backstreet Boys Again

“I Want It That Way” is about trying and failing to be close to someone—no wonder it’s hitting home in self-quarantine. → Read More

Donald Trump Can’t Stop Touching Things, Other People

As coronavirus spreads across the country, the social-distancer-in-chief is still pressing the flesh. A photo gallery. → Read More

“I Think of Us as the Anti-Unicorn Unicorn”: Brian Armstrong Confirms Coinbase Is Profitable

Onstage at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit, the Coinbase CEO talked the future of crypto and weighed in on Facebook’s Libra. → Read More

“He’s Unraveling”: Scaramucci Predicts the Trump Endgame

Onstage at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit, the born-again Trump critic calls the Ukraine scandal a “full-blown constitutional crisis” and suggests Mitch McConnell will push Trump out of office. → Read More

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey on How Far #MeToo Has to Go

The reporters who helped ignite a movement reflect on its stunning success—and the enormous work that remains. → Read More

Inside Queer Fashion’s Big Night at the Brooklyn Museum

The sixth annual dapperQ runway show featured sharp suiting, scandalous silks, and a Martha P. Johnson muumuu. → Read More

A New Book About the Eight Presidents We Didn’t Elect

A deep dive into the terms of eight former presidents is chock-full of political hijinks—and déjà vu. → Read More

George H.W. Bush, Who Ended One Era and Began Another, Passes Away at 94

Bush, the 41st president of the United States, had a life that spanned the American century—from World War II and the Nixon Tapes to Gorbachev and Saddam. But he also, perhaps inadvertently, oversaw the coarsening of the American political conversation. → Read More

It’s Omarosa’s Reality Show Now

The Hive’s crack team of reporters reads the tea leaves on Steve Bannon’s reemergence, Twitter’s Alex Jones problem, and of course, the Omarosa tapes. → Read More

Rick Gates Shivs Paul Manafort

The Hive’s crack team of reporters has the latest on the Manafort trial, Musk’s Twitter misstep, the return of Hope Hicks, and more. → Read More

“A Blast of Fresh Air”: The Instagram Account That’s Revolutionizing Queer Dating

@_personals_ lets queer folks look for love on their own terms—and it’s growing faster than ever. → Read More

“Trump Is Stirring the Pot”: The Hot-Button Supreme Court Case That Could Explode the Culture Wars

As the White House stokes the fears of its evangelical supporters, a new case presages an emerging front in the battle over religious liberty—and free speech. → Read More