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:

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.


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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Woven Portraits: Photos that Capture Two Moments in Time

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

David Samuel Stern weaves photographs together to create portraits with an eerie, holographic effect. 
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Shaun Tan's Magical Worlds

Friday, August 08, 2014

Bestselling author-illustrator Shaun Tan constructs eerie, vaguely sinister worlds in his gloriously detailed picture books. For a long time, he didn’t understand why bookstores put them in the children’s section. Now the father of an infant daughter, Tan’s starting to come around.

Slideshow: Shaun Tan’s illustrations


David Mitchell's Creepy Short Story on Twitter

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fans of David Mitchell rejoice: the Cloud Atlas author is publishing a short story inspired by his forthcoming novel The Bone Clocks right now. On Twitter.

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Lydia Davis: Master of the Miniature

Friday, May 09, 2014

Lydia Davis writes ultra-short short stories that straddle the line between prose poem and absurd joke. A child of two writers, she accepted fiction as her work without enjoying it very much, until discovering a certain book that showed her what she was meant to do. 

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From Donald Trump to the Son of God

Friday, March 07, 2014

Mark Burnett pretty much invented reality TV as we know it: Survivor, The Apprentice, The Voice. But his latest hit was the 10-hour miniseries The Bible — out of which he's carved a feature film on the life of Jesus.

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Inside The Room

Friday, November 15, 2013

In the annals of movies so bad their titles become punch lines — Showgirls, Ishtar, Plan 9 From Outer SpaceThe Room is destined to loom large. Since its release a decade ago, a cult has grown up around the film, with late-night screenings in college towns and big cities, even Paris and London ...

Video: a scene from The Room


Writers Club: Women In Music

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What are your favorite books about women in music? Read a greatest-hits roundup of some great music books about women we've featured on Soundcheck.

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Planning for the Next 10,000 Years

Friday, September 21, 2012

Stewart Brand is an ambitious septuagenarian. The writer and environmental activist’s most recent project sounds like something out of Jurassic Park: he wants to bring back the extinct passenger pigeon. Brand is probably best-know as the editor of the landmark Whole Earth Catalog, a counter-culture ...

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Vagina Monologues at the Michigan State Capitol

Friday, June 22, 2012

Thousands of people filled the lawn of the Michigan state capitol in Lansing this past Monday to watch female members of the state's house and senate perform The Vagina Monologues as a response to a ruckus in Michigan House of Representatives days earlier. Eve Ensler ...

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