In pictures: some of Vanity Fair's most famous front covers
Chris Beetles Fine Photographs, London
Peddlers of hype would have people believe that singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas is very good at what she does. They would be wrong - she is exceptional.
Before green screens, CGI and 3D blockbusters, Hollywood made its impact with people – and faces that came to define a generation.
A painting of the Queen by Andy Warhol – part of the artist's Reigning Queens series – is estimated to sell for £20,000 to £30,000 when it is auctioned at Bonhams in London tomorrow.
Geoffrey Macnab salutes the life and work of Tony Curtis, the star of 'Some Like it Hot' who died on Wednesday at the age of 85
Hollywood legend Tony Curtis, whose career spanned more than 60 years, has died at the age of 85.
Previously unseen images of Marilyn Monroe have been published in a new book, Marilyn: August 1953: The Lost LOOK Photos, which comes out this week.
Fraternal amity is not a condition necessarily associated with the Roman Empire in its latter days, though the Gracchus brothers do seem to have held each other in high regard. Both tribunes of the Republic and both possessed of "eloquence sufficient to make the less creditable plausible", as Plutarch has it, their campaign on behalf of Rome's down-trodden alienated the senatorial elite and led to their end. Tiberius was slain with a foot stool by a Senator with a gripe. His brother Gaius committed suicide on the point of his personal slave's sword.
America faces a problem, a dilemma so fundamental that not even the political skills of Barack Obama can disguise it, heightened by, but not originating in the BP affair: She either risks her environment by drilling for more domestically sourced oil, or she accepts the need to import more from a turbulent world – jeopardising her "energy security".
A joyous dose of double-dealing
A bra and stockings belonging to screen icon Marilyn Monroe are expected to fetch thousands when they go under the hammer this weekend.