Photo Credit: Vogue 2017 Indigital.tv

Photo Credit: Vogue 2017 Indigital.tv

 
 Lisa Birnbach ('78) and  fellow Brown alumnae:  Bess Kalb (’10), Susan Cheever ’65 and Amy Sohn (’95),

Lisa Birnbach ('78) and  fellow Brown alumnae:  Bess Kalb (’10), Susan Cheever ’65 and Amy Sohn (’95),

BROWN UNIVERSITY - MAY 6, 2017

Write Through This: Authors in the New Normal

Lisa Birnbach (’78) moderator:   Panelists included fellow Brown alumnae:  Bess Kalb (’10), writer, Jimmy Kimmel Live!; Susan Cheever (’65) author, Drinking in America: Our Secret History; and Amy Sohn (’95), author, Run Catch Kiss.

 Lisa Birnbach in conversation:  Write through this: Authors in the New Normal. 

Lisa Birnbach in conversation:  Write through this: Authors in the New Normal. 

On May 5 and 6, 2017, more than 700 Brown alumnae returned to campus for the two-day 125 Years of Women at Brown Conference, with attendees ranging from graduating classes in the 1950s through the most recent Class of 2016. During a series of panels, seminars and gatherings with fellow alumnae leaders in the education, public policy, government, technology and nonprofit sectors, conference attendees celebrated the historic moment and examined the evolving role of women at Brown and in the world.


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REMEMBERING ROBIN WILLIAMS - OCTOBER 5, 2016

Lisa Birnbach moderates a conversation about the work of Robin Williams

WITH BARRY LEVINSON, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, BILLY CRYSTAL, BONNIE HUNT AND HANK AZARIA AT THE GRAND OPENING OF THE SAG-AFTRA ROBIN WILLIAMS CENTER.

“Lisa Birnbach was a thoughtful, interesting, and experienced moderator who helped our panel to celebrate both the professional and personal contributions of Robin Williams. She set the table by asking questions that got us going and allowed the conversations to flow effortlessly. She knew when to interject and when to sit back and listen. That's an underappreciated talent.”   -  BARRY LEVINSON


 Photo Credit: Chloe Apple Seldman/ Michael Priest Photography

Photo Credit: Chloe Apple Seldman/ Michael Priest Photography

 
 

  BARNARD COLLEGE GRADUANDS AT THE THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ON MAY 17, 2015 IN NEW YORK CITY.

BARNARD COLLEGE GRADUANDS AT THE THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ON MAY 17, 2015 IN NEW YORK CITY.



 Photo Credit: Joyce Culver

Photo Credit: Joyce Culver

 

 


Preppy Style Has Gone Mainstream Thanks to Vineyard Vines

The hallmarks of preppy dressing are being injected into the everyday wardrobes of those who may not have the storied lineage (and bank accounts) of an iconic preppy family.



Ginia Bellafante, the Big City columnist, and Lisa Birnbach, a modern-day chronicler of patrician Manhattan habit and the author of "The Official Preppy Handbook," among other books, held an online discussion about Edith Wharton's "The Custom of the Country." The co-hosts favorite pieces of social criticism, Edith Wharton's "The Custom of the Country."

Click HERE to view the conversation



 

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 photo from the NY Times

photo from the NY Times