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22 May: Newsday: ‘Roseanne’ review: Reboot was more about the ravages of time than politics

WHAT IT’S ABOUT In the season finale, Dan (John Goodman) and Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) have to make some tough choices which could damage long-standing friendships. Meanwhile, Roseanne and sister Jackie Harris (Laurie Metcalf) dig into the family’s deep past to see if there’s any of it they can hock. Also: Becky (Lecy Goranson) has some job advice for her own sister, Darlene (Sara Gilbert).… Keep on reading

“I’m Kinda Still on Fire”: How Roseanne Divided Hollywood and Conquered Primetime

22 May: Vanity Fair: “I’m Kinda Still on Fire”: How Roseanne Divided Hollywood and Conquered Primetime

“I’m Kinda Still on Fire”: How Roseanne Divided Hollywood and Conquered Primetime

ABC’s reboot has been a ratings bonanza, and yet another front in the current culture wars. How did both its namesake and her TV alter ego go from progressive antiheroines to troublemakers? Let Roseanne Barr explain.

If I hadn’t been waiting to interview her, I might not have recognized the blonde standing before me in a tailored dark-gray blazer and blue velvet loafers as Roseanne Barr, the pop-cultural provocateur whose recent return to TV felt like a bomb detonating in prime time.… Keep on reading