Wed. February 20
The Daily Scene
Kim Kardashian is showing off her natural beauty — inside and out — in the spring issue of DuJour magazine. The reality star shows off her pregnancy glow by going practically makeup-free in her first photo shoot since announcing on Dec. 30 that she’s expecting with boyfriend Kanye West.
By virtually all indications, today’s youth is a whipped puppy whose spirit has been decisively house-broken. Consider the truly catchy tune that took home “Song of the Year” Grammy: “We Are Young,” by the ironically uncapitalized group called fun. On a superficial level, the undeniably catchy song celebrates a gather-ye-rosebuds-while-ye-may sensibility that the cavalier poet Robert Herrick would totally grok: “We are young/So let’s set the world on fire/We can burn brighter/Than the sun.”
Many critics find Oscar acceptance speeches disturbing on account of their insincerity. As a fan of the form, I say: nonsense. Anyone who thinks you can get up on stage at the Dolby Theater in front of 40 million people, take an atomic blast of approval from a select audience of your peers, and then fake your response, is very much mistaken. It peels you like an onion.
Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison have been married since 1996 and, individually, they have been among the best-known and most successful performers and songwriters on the Austin, Texas, music scene longer than that.
“Before I became a dad, everybody was saying how hard it would be,” said Mr. Perez, publisher and editor in chief of the magazine, Kindling Quarterly. “When he was born,” he said of his son, Amon, “nobody told me I’d actually enjoy this.”