Posts Tagged: Kardashians

History Will Forgive Kim Kardashian

Death jostled our usual holiday traditions, so my family spent last Thanksgiving with friends in Hastings-on-Hudson. I was seated at the kids’ table, millennials edition, which naturally meant an hour-long tangle of a conversation about Kanye West. I announced that I think of Kanye as a musical genius, but added that he struck me as something of a megalomaniac, given his remark to the Times, “I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus." The young man sitting beside me, lanky and exquisite and recently out of Middlebury, took umbrage. Kanye, he insisted, spoke publicly about feeling barred from the highest level of our cultural [...]


Case of Bleeding Eyes Stumps Doctors, Non-Doctors

Did you see the video yesterday of Calvino Inman, the Tennessean teenager afflicted with mysterious and disturbing condition of bleeding eyes? Doctors are stumped. Calvino's mother is distraught. This won't help, because I'm not a doctor (or even a very good person), but here are some thoughts.