i am here to talk about kim kardashian

i’ve been writing this essay about kim kardashian for so long that it feels like i have never not been writing this essay about kim kardashian.

and that’s saying a lot coming from someone who’s been writing a book about jackie onassis for the last 20 years.

i’ve such a vivid memory of being at the HOTCUS conference in june 2015 and talking to someone about how amazingly wild it would be to write biographically about kim kardashian. in large part, because i couldn’t imagine how it might be done.

i couldn’t imagine how you could bring in the game and the bacardi adverts and the show and all of the paratexts and all of the transmedia.

it seemed impossible.

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jackie, janet and lee: “women who existed only to captivate the world’s richest and most powerful men” (emotions via britney)

today, class, a close reading of the DM’s article of 16 february 2018, entitled: “Sisters who competed to snare the world’s richest men: Schooled by their mother to seek out power, a new book reveals the jealousy between Jackie O and sister Lee and how they both bedded JFK.”

i mean, just right there, yeah?

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the pathos of jackie kennedy dolls on etsy, 2.0

i’ve written about this before. AT LENGTH. so i’mma keep it short here. try to anyway.

but i was doing my annual pre-birthday perusal of kennedy things on etsy…

nothing new to see, ya’ll. the gang’s all here.

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FACT TIME WITH OLINE: the daily mail on jacqueline kennedy’s suicidal thoughts

in the first of what may or may not become a recurring series…

FACT TIME WITH OLINE!!!

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oh hey, ya’ll. i’m a legit doctor now so please note the new, highly over-educated gravitas of my lit crit here.

good timing too because with the release of jackie, lo! a kennedy season is upon us.

translation: prepare yoself for some really ridiculously counter-factual daily mail reports.

et voilá!

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a deep reading of the promotional photo from JACKIE, a film which has not yet been made and which i have, therefore, not seen but about which i will now make some conclusions based on fashions

1962 Tour of the White House, Jacqueline Kennedy © Copyright CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved Credit: CBS Photo Archive

© Copyright CBS Broadcasting Inc.; Credit: CBS Photo Archive

so there’s been a natalie portman jackie movie in the works for awhile, scheduled for release in 2017, and they’ve doled out a promo image to excite us all and prove they’re in production.

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why jackie?: an autoethnographic exploration

so much of life, or our experience of the world around us, is what i’mma call THINGS IN THE AIR.

(feel free to credit me with that incredibly precise phraseology when discussing this later with all yo friends.)

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