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Barbara Lippert

May 15, 1995
Our Martha, Ourselves

It's no longer sufficient to dismiss Martha Stewart as a control-freakish middlebrow tastemaker. She's bigger, much bigger. Coming to terms with an emblematic figure of our times.

June 15, 1998 | This Media Life
Punchin' Judy

TV's newest Oprah-beater is a tough-talking former Family Court judge from Brooklyn who likes to take the high moral ground. Is Judge Judy the anti-Springer?

June 15, 1998 | The Image
Punchin' Judy

TV's newest Oprah-beater is a tough-talking former Family Court judge from Brooklyn who likes to take the high moral ground. Is Judge Judy the anti-Springer?

April 20, 1998 | Feature
Rights of Springer

The Jerry Springer Show is the most voyeuristic, violent, obscenity-laden program on TV. But if you disapprove, that's not Jerry’s problem. “Hey,” he says. “That’s America.”

February 9, 1998 | The Image
The Hillary Mystique

Years and years of cleaning up after Bill Clinton have turned the First Lady into a problematic figure. Does one applaud her sense of purpose, or cringe at her compliance?

February 2, 1998 | Feature
Scrimmage Makeover

Where have all the macho Super Bowl commercials gone?

January 19, 1998 | The City Politic
Whose Life Is It, Anyway?

There might be something, after all, to Woody Allen's insistence that his art isn’t imitating his life: Lately, in fact, it seems to be imitating Philip Roth's.

January 5, 1998 | The Image
Album of the Year

Martha meeting Busta, Ellen finding her inner Winkler, and practically everyone talking to Larry King: Some '97 moments to remember . . . with alarm.

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