Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
She may not have gotten tapped to be President Obama’s ambassador to the United Kingdom or France, diplomatic posts for which she had been rumored to be in contention.
But Anna Wintour has landed on her feet.
The editor of Vogue has just been named the “artistic director of Condé Nast,” the company that publishes Vogue, Vanity Fair, the New Yorker and Glamour, among other publications. Wintour described her position as “almost like being a one-person consulting firm,” running through ideas with editors at the publication and recruiting new talent.
Wintour has been extraordinarily effective in recent years at waving the flag for her publication, with a (now-ended) Fashion’s Night Out event, appearances in multiple documentaries (most notably “The September Issue”), and a sort of good-humored series of public appearances after the release of “The Devil Wears Prada,” a film about an icy, imperious fashion magazine editor. It’s hard to imagine predecessors of hers at Vogue getting invited on David Letterman’s talk show — much less saying yes, then joking with him about how “you could buy lipstick” for $20 and her “ice queen … dominatrix” reputation.
And as the chairman of Condé Nast ages — Si Newhouse is 85 — Anna Wintour comes to appear more and more important to the future of an industry under siege by the Web. “It isn’t about a machine or an iPhone or an iPad. It’s about people,” Wintour told the New York Times; if any one person can make the experience of reading a magazine, any of Condé’s diverse stable, seem lushly glamorous enough to put down an iPad, it’s Wintour. She’ll surely be back on Dave’s couch soon.
Daniel D'Addario is a staff reporter for Salon's entertainment section. Follow him on Twitter @DPD_More Daniel D'Addario.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.