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.
The original incarnation of Roseanne had embedded itself in TV history as both a comforting classic and a renegade […]