At last, the New Establishment issue of Vanity Fair is on newsstands everywhere, at 400 pages threatening to leave the nation's particle-board magazine racks in splinters. Nicole Kidman is on the cover baring her brassiere. Here's the online version of the Vanity Fair 100 list (in a dead heat with New Establishment as the project's official name for at least another year).
I wrote entries on 22 globally heavy hitters; 15 of them made the final cut. Apologies to the 7 who fell to the pitiless X-Acto of my editors, Peter Newcomb and Heather Halberstadt. You have 10 months to remake yourselves into the power-dripping, large-living, Graydon-Carterrific beings we see depicted in the list's sepia, golden and money-green glory.