Tag Archives: celebrity

Elvis and the birthday not celebrated

It’s been 82 years today, and I’m thinking of a sleepy-eyed, full-lipped boy born in East Tupelo to a ne’er-do-well daddy and a hard-working mama. Not the boy who wound up king of rock ‘n’ roll, but the one who wound up in a shoe box beneath unmarked earth. It was a couple of hours before […]

Jenner and gender

Bruce Jenner’s sensational public debut as Caitlyn Jenner via the July issue of Vanity Fair troubles me. Trading one’s natural sex for its surgically synthesized opposite appears to be a radical expression of the individual freedoms we hold so dear in the United States. Yet Jenner’s choices about how to present herself as a woman should […]