Khrista Rypl

Although she's been a member of Studio 360 since 2012 — first as an intern, currently as a web producer, and occasionally as a producer and reporter — her favorite contribution to the show might be the tiger beanie baby she donated to the studio. She has reported on cultural trends both high (literally, space photography) and low (the cult classic film The Room). Khrista is a native of Ithaca, New York (it's gorges, yeah yeah yeah) and a proud graduate of Rice University (God Bless Texas). She loves new recipes, trying to keep plants alive, and hoarding books.

Khrista Rypl appears in the following:

9 Actors of Color Who Could Totally Play James Bond

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

We play casting director for the James Bond franchise and submit a short list of actors of color for your consideration.
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Revealing a New Symbol for the South

Thursday, September 24, 2015

We had the Design firm 70kft come up with a new symbol to represent the South that doesn't have the same connotations as the Confederate flag. Here's the result. What do you think?

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Eat, Pray, Work: Elizabeth Gilbert’s Secret to Creativity

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Elizabeth Gilbert shares advice for being creative from her new book, “Big Magic.” Turns out it might be something you know already. 

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B.J. Novak Picks the Funniest High School Comedy Writer

Thursday, August 27, 2015

We asked high school students to send in their funniest writing. B.J. Novak picks a winner to our challenge. 

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Diamond in the Rough: A Sculptor Builds a Jewels (And More) Out of Salvaged Wood

Monday, August 24, 2015

The artist Ron van der Ende makes stunning wooden mosaics that look completely three-dimensional. 
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Does the South Even Need Its Own Flag?

Thursday, August 20, 2015

We asked you to suggest a new icon for the South to replace the Confederate flag — and we got lots of reactions. 

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Designing a New Symbol for the South

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Our latest Redesign challenge is to create a new symbol for the South — something that celebrates regional pride, without the white supremacy and hate.

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Breaking Ballet's Color Barrier

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

In a live conversation, American Ballet Theater's newest principal dancer talks with Raven Wilkinson and Carmen de Lavallade, two trailblazing African-American ballerinas. 
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#TBT: Jack Black, a Cappella

Thursday, July 16, 2015

When Jack Black visited Studio 360, he came with parenting advice and an impromptu musical medley. 
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Funny Ha Ha: B.J. Novak Wants Your Humor Writing

Thursday, June 11, 2015

We’re kicking off our latest listener challenge for high school students with comedian, actor, and author B.J. Novak — and he has advice for aspiring humorists.

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New Year’s Resolution: Scaling Back

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Facing a few setbacks, Charis Stiles is reining in her ambition for her creative New Year’s resolution.  

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New Year’s Resolution: 12 Dioramas in 12 Months

Thursday, February 12, 2015

For her 2015 creative New Year’s resolution, a diorama artist challenges herself to make one per month.


How Hubble Brought Color to the Universe

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Stunning images of nebulae and galaxies from the Hubble Space Telescope have conditioned the way we think space should look.

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Posing with Strangers: Jeanne Tullen's Photographs

Friday, December 19, 2014

Photographer Jeanne Tullen finds willing strangers to pull into her self-portraits.
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DIY Mermaid

Monday, December 01, 2014

Jolene Oldham from Ringwood, New Jersey, resolved to "build a realistic mermaid tail out of silicone rubber and swim all the way around the island of Manhattan."
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Sarah Jessica Parker's Documentary Series on New York City Ballet Returns

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker's documentary series on New York's famed ballet company has new episodes just as good as the first season. 
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Tommy Wiseau, World's Worst Director, Has a New TV Show

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Neighbors is terrible — and not in a good way.
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Writing Advice From David Sedaris

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The prolific essayist overcomes writer's block by answering the prompts in English textbooks, and he shared this and other life lessons in a Reddit AMA.
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Layer Tennis Is a Graphic Design War – Watch the Latest Battle This Friday

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Layer Tennis combines the confusion and misinformation of the game Telephone with jaw-dropping feats of Photoshop skill. 
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A Digital Terarrium For Your Desktop

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

This graphic artist's self-contained animations are the digital equivalent of a snow globe. 
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