The problems reaching late career when you were all about shock and sex

Madonna with a new persona, or personas, Madam X

When I discovered Madonna was incensed over a recent article about her in New York Times Magazine, I immediately recalled what another writer had to say about her. It was illuminating.

Lisa Robinson, author of “There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll,” wrote, “We talked for almost two hours. I recently listened back to