The Barbenheimer craze

Today (July 21), marks the release of two biopics in movie theatres. Barbie, a comedy, features the doll and her partner Ken on a voyage of self-discovery after their expulsion from “Barbieland”. Oppenheimer, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, is the story of the nuclear physicist who was the head of Los Alamos Laboratory, which was instrumental in the development of the first-ever nuclear bomb.

Many moviegoers are making a double feature out of the two films, which have become known as “Barbenheimer.”

The Library has compiled a featured collection of Barbie and Oppenheimer e-books and print titles. You can find the print volumes atop our Badger Books shelves on the main floor.

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