Her millions-strong popularity and inescapable media presence have made her grist for think pieces galore.
She is variously seen as a feminist-entrepreneur-pop-culture-icon or a late-stage symptom of our society's myriad ills: narcissism, opportunism, unbridled ambition, unchecked capitalism.
"We're kind of obsessed with each other," she explains.
Today, a day off, she spent at a pumpkin patch with West, whom she repeatedly calls Kanye -- she clearly enjoys saying his name -- and their 16-month old daughter, North.
You just have to say, 'This is our life, and it is what it is.'" Her delivery is Zen-like, almost affectless, as it is on the show.
"All my friends tell me the world could be coming to an end, and I'm always so calm," she says, opening a packet of Equal.
Kris Humphries is still being harassed over his 72-day marriage to Kim Kardashian ... rapping that Kris was lucky Yeezy's pal Jay Z didn't drop him from the team he was on at the time.
She tells me that she is "obsessed with apps" but, when I ask her to name one, she replies, "I like all different apps." Of her 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries, one of her rare missteps that actually left a footprint, she says: "It's just one of those life lessons that you have to learn, and it's OK." Her behavior suggests that the key to total ubiquity is giving up all of one's verbal edges and sharp angles (while occasionally tossing out a memorable visual flare: a sex tape, say, or a nude photo shoot).
Kardashian seems to know instinctively that, as Andy Warhol once observed, "When you just see somebody on the street, they can really have an aura.
But then when they open their mouth, there goes the aura." Take the stream of small faux-confidences that she offers during the interview.
"I couldn't really pick out our pumpkins, and [North] couldn't really enjoy it," she says.
After a moment, perhaps concerned that she has come perilously close to complaining about her fame, she adds matter-of-factly: "You just have to not care.