Cover Photo: Two images of Kim Kardashian standing against a dark peach background. Her blonde hair is slicked back and she is wearing a tight, glittery beige fitted dress.
Photographs via @kimkardashian/Instagram

The Enduring Myth of the It Girl

The mystique behind icons like Kim Kardashian and Marilyn Monroe comes from the parts of American culture we prefer not to look at too closely.



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Emmeline Clein is a writer living in Brooklyn. Her criticism, essays, and reporting have been published in outlets including The Yale Review, VICE, BuzzFeed, and Berlin Quarterly.