Barrie Hardymon

Barrie Hardymon appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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What To Read This Summer

Sunday, May 26, 2019

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

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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'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.

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Carrie Fisher, The Novelist

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Carrie Fisher's well known for her acting and comedy. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Weekend Edition books editor Barrie Hardymon about why we should remember Fisher as not just a Hollywood star.

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When Storytime Blows Kids' Minds: The Power Of The Plot Twist

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

One of the profound pleasures of reading to children, says Barrie Hardymon, is the thrill of sharing a story's secrets for the first time.

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Writing 'Career Of Evil' Gave Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) Nightmares

Monday, November 02, 2015

The arrival of a new mystery in a beloved series is always a much anticipated occasion — what's been happening with our favorite private eye? Has an admired police captain been promoted? Has a young lady hacker survived the vicissitudes of the last volume?

The third volume of the Cormoran ...

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Sizzling-Hot Reads For Those Cold Winter Nights

Friday, February 13, 2015

If the cold and snow has you feeling, well, frigid, here's the solution. Five titillating titles that'll put you in a steamy frame of mind.

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Sneak Preview: 5 Books To Look Forward To This Summer

Monday, June 10, 2013

My summer reading preferences are so particular they have, at times, stopped me from reading at all. I need a romance for a train trip — for obvious reasons. When it's hot, I prefer something with no climate congruence at all; I've never enjoyed Anna Karenina so much as I ...

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