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:
Thursday, August 27, 2015
We asked high school students to send in their funniest writing. B.J. Novak picks a winner to our challenge.
Monday, August 24, 2015
The artist Ron van der Ende makes stunning wooden mosaics that look completely three-dimensional.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
When Jack Black visited Studio 360, he came with parenting advice and an impromptu musical medley.
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.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Facing a few setbacks, Charis Stiles is reining in her ambition for her creative New Year’s resolution.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
For her 2015 creative New Year’s resolution, a diorama artist challenges herself to make one per month.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Stunning images of nebulae and galaxies from the Hubble Space Telescope have conditioned the way we think space should look.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Photographer Jeanne Tullen finds willing strangers to pull into her self-portraits.
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."
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.
Monday, October 27, 2014
The Neighbors is terrible — and not in a good way.
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.
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Layer Tennis combines the confusion and misinformation of the game Telephone with jaw-dropping feats of Photoshop skill.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
This graphic artist's self-contained animations are the digital equivalent of a snow globe.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
David Samuel Stern weaves photographs together to create portraits with an eerie, holographic effect.
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
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.