MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Barbara Lippert

  1. Our Martha, OurselvesIt’s no longer sufficient to dismiss Martha Stewart as a control-freakish middlebrow tastemaker. She’s bigger, much bigger. Coming to terms with […]
  2. Punchin’ JudyTV’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 a […]
  3. Punchin’ JudyTV’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 a […]
  4. Rights of SpringerThe Jerry Springer Show is the most voyeuristic, violent, obscenity-laden program on TV. But if you disapprove, that’s not Jerry’s problem. […]
  5. The Hillary MystiqueYears and years of cleaning up after Bill Clinton have turned the First Lady into a problematic figure. Does one applaud her sense of purpose, o […]
  6. Scrimmage MakeoverWhere have all the macho Super Bowl commercials gone?
  7. 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 imi […]
  8. Album of the YearMartha meeting Busta, Ellen finding her inner Winkler, and practically everyone talking to Larry King: Some ‘97 moments to remember … with alarm.