On March 15, the day of the Los Angeles Marathon and myriad street closures, Bruce Jenner left his bunker-style home above Decker Canyon in Malibu at in the morning to avoid any possibility of being late.
Detection seemed unlikely this early in the day; even the paparazzi go back to their wormholes for a few hours’ sleep before the body count begins again.
In the Netherlands, the anti-immigrant right became the second-most-popular vote-getter — a new high-water mark for illiberalism in that once famously liberal country.
So the more nondescript the car the better, which is why the black 2014 BMW sedan, in the conspicuous consumption of Los Angeles, was inconspicuous. The hair on his body and his facial hair had been removed.
Few recent stories have gripped the public imagination as much as Bruce Jenner’s journey from Olympic icon to transgender woman.
And no one has had the unfettered access that Jenner and her family gave Buzz Bissinger, who chronicles the fears and doubts, love and courage, and tensions and traumas involved in the transition. “If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life,’ ” she says.
Turkey has morphed from a resolutely secular state to one run by an Islamic strongman, whose powers were just ominously increased by a referendum.
Israel has shifted from secular socialism to a raw ethno-nationalism.