He was a most engaged, prolific and public intellectual who wrote numerous books, was a frequent television commentator and a contributor to Vanity Fair, Slate and other publications. He became a popular author in 2007 thanks to 'God is Not Great,' a manifesto for atheists.
Vanity Fair has just released an e-book on the life of Rupert Murdoch and the News of the World phone hacking scandal.
Designer stuff is a big part of Oscar weekend – everything from handbags, Mongolian jewelry, vitamins, hand-made chocolates, aluminum art apples, and cosmetics to exotic lodging deals. Hollywood’s glitterati come to see and be seen. And to fill their swag bags.