Barrie Hardymon

Barrie Hardymon appears in the following:

How Russia's war galvanized Ukraine and still threatens the world order

Saturday, February 18, 2023

It's been a year since Russia invaded Ukraine. Host Leila Fadel takes stock of the war and where it stands. We'll also look back at NPR's reporting from Ukraine over the past year.


Blinken has a lot on his plate including tensions with China and the war in Ukraine

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks to Secretary of State Antony Blinken about U.S.-China tensions, the earthquake aftermath in Turkey and Syria and the anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.


What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend reading and viewing.

Friday, January 06, 2023

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Babel or The Necessity of Violence, Sultana's Dream, La última copa/The Last Cup, and Brick.


What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend listening, viewing and reading

Friday, November 18, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Dawnlands: A Novel, Addams Family Values, Wind of Change and Turnstile.


A look at the work of author Hilary Mantel, who has died at 70

Friday, September 23, 2022

Acclaimed author Hilary Mantel had died at age 70. She is best known for writing the Wolf Hall trilogy.


What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend listening and viewing

Friday, July 15, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: For All Mankind, The Witcher, the BeReal app, and more.


John Legend wants to transform the criminal justice system, one DA at a time

Monday, May 23, 2022

Musician John Legend is using his national platform to elevate local races for district attorney — endorsing progressive prosecutors who prioritize preventative solutions over incarceration.


The 'I Survived' Books Are Perfect Reads For An Anxious Age

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Lauren Tarshis's I Survived series takes kids through famous historical disasters — and more recent ones like the California wildfires. So they're perfect pandemic books for anxious little readers.


'Little Women': Book Vs. Movie

Saturday, December 21, 2019

This Christmas a new adaptation of Little Women hits theaters. But must you read Louisa May Alcott's classic before you see the latest screen version? The answer is ... it depends.


Man, It's A Hot One. Here Are Some Ideas For Staying Distracted From The Heat

Saturday, July 20, 2019

When it's super hot, sometimes cold thoughts is all you've got. Three NPR colleagues offer suggestions on what to watch, hear and read to get in a chilled state of mind.


Champagne, Caviar And No Shame At All: Remembering Judith Krantz

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The novelist, who died last week at 91, was often slammed by critics as a frivolous sex-and-shopping writer. But her luxuries were meticulously researched and her sex scenes gloriously shameless.


What To Read This Summer

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Need summer book recommendations? From new novels, to classics, to nonfiction, here are our suggestions.


'Nearing 90,' Judith Viorst Says She's Never Been Happier

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Judith Viorst's new collection of poetry is called Nearing 90, though she's quick to note she's only "a girl of 88." She's still writing, looking forward to grandchildren graduation, and feeling good.


Inside The Ever-Expanding Wizarding World: Harry Potter At 20

Sunday, October 28, 2018

It's hard to remember a world before Harry Potter. But it's been 20 years since readers in the U.S. were first introduced to the boy wizard, whose story has captivated audiences since.


Young Adult Summer Books

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Too hot to go outside? Weekend Edition has some suggestions for what to read while curled up under your ceiling fan this summer.


My First (Real) Kate Spade Bag

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Weekend Edition editor Barrie Hardymon remembers saving up for her first Kate Spade bag as a young New York music student. Yes, it held her Russian novels — but it also represented something more.


Upcoming On-Screen Book Adaptations

Sunday, August 06, 2017

After the success of shows like The Handmaid's Tale, more and more books are leaping from page to small screen.


Young Adult Fiction Uses Myths To Keeps Traditional Storytelling Alive

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Greek, Roman and Viking myths have always been perfect for teenagers — they're all id! — so NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro gets recommendations for new books using them as source material.


'The Handmaid's Tale' Is Among A Resurgence Of Dystopian Literature

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood was a best-seller list after the 2016 election. We reread the dystopian classic to prep for a new TV miniseries that begins next week.


'Goodnight Moon' Author Margaret Wise Brown Was No Old Lady Whispering Hush

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Nevermind that she didn't like kids all that much — Brown wrote books they adored. One of her previously unpublished picture books has just come out, as has a new biography of this brave, bold author.