Rebecca Mead

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Two Picks for the Week: D.H. Lawrence and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Friday, November 06, 2015

Staff writer Rebecca Mead talks about why she loves the Hamilton soundtrack, and also talks a classic a novel by a man without children that has surprising insights on motherhood.  

Rebecca Mead Discusses Middlemarch and My Life in Middlemarch

Friday, March 28, 2014

Many of our book club authors have listed Middlemarch as among of their favorite and most influential novels, so for our March selection, the Lopate Show Book club is reading George Eliot’s masterpiece, which is often called the greatest English novel. It deals with the complexity of love, the meaning of marriage, morality, and human aspiration and failure. Rebecca Mead joins us to talk about what makes the classic novel so great, and to discuss her book, My Life in Middlemarch. Mixing biography, reporting, and memoir, Mead explores Middlemarch’s important place in her own life, as well as the many lives the novel has led since it was written.


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Rebecca Mead Lives In Middlemarch

Friday, February 14, 2014

At 900 pages, George Eliot’s Middlemarch is a serious read for serious readers. It’s a Victorian epic, but on a small scale. Eliot meticulously details the extraordinary lives of m...

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The American Way of Wedding

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

In New Yorker staff writer Rebecca Mead’s new book, One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding (Penguin, 2007), she asks what American weddings say about the American identity.

Rebecca Mead will be reading from One Perfect Day at the Lincoln Center Barnes & Noble tonight ...

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Democrats on Darfur

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

During Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate several of the candidates had suggestions for what to do next in Darfur -- Joe Biden suggested NATO troops, Bill Richardson wants a boycott of the China Olympics, others rejected both ideas -- we'll debate it out. Also, the New Yorker's Rebecca Mead on the ...