Margaret Talbot

The Story of How, and Why, Martha Stewart Became the Queen of Living Well
August 21, 2014

Stewart demands perfection from herself—and her acolytes.

From the Stacks: “Chicks and Chuckles”
February 16, 2014

An acute anthropology of the New York City striver.

The Perfectionist
July 20, 1998

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Les Très Riches Heures de Martha Stewart
May 13, 1996

Julia limited herself to cooking lessons, with the quiet implication that cooking was a kind of synecdoche for the rest of bourgeois existence; but Martha's parish is vaster, her field is all of life.