Let Them Have Cheesecake

Rachel Syme, writing for Matter on Medium:

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wanted to marry at Versailles. They made a request to the French government: Let us wed like royalty, in the palace of the Sun King, among the gaudy gardens where Marie Antoinette swished around in satin, where a grand hall of mirrors will reflect back our image, over and over, infinite selfies giving way to infinite likes, for as long as we both shall live. Their request was denied. The French still have their standards.

Terrific, thoughtful pop culture writing. I say it all the time—love them or hate them, the various arms of the Kardashian clan are the vestiges of what we all collectively refer to as The American Dream.