Khrista Rypl

Although she's been a member of Studio 360 since 2012 — first as an intern, currently as an assistant producer, and occasionally as a 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:

Staff Pick: "Dangerous Men"

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Your next so-bad-its-good favorite movie is called "Dangerous Men," and it hits theaters this fall.
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Mrs. Engels, First Lady of the Communist Revolution

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Novelist Gavin McCrea tells the neglected story of Friedrich Engels’ lover.


Your Angst-Ridden Youth is Now in a Library

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

The zines of the 1990s were lo-fi, cheap, and disposable. But a few brave librarians have started zine archives to preserve them for eternity.
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The Best New Web Series You Should Be Watching

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Breaking up is hard to do, especially when it's with your best friend.
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Sound Smarter About Movies in 9 Minutes

Monday, November 02, 2015

Sure, everyone drools over costumes and special effects. But one film nerd wants you to know the importance of the humble props department. 
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How to Make a Pop Hit (Just Add Hooks!)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Ever wonder why so much of today's pop sounds the same? Reporter John Seabrook went inside the music factory to find out why.

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Jack-o-Lanterns Go to the Movies

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

You've got one weekend left before Halloween — make it count. These pop-culture pumpkins will challenge your carving skills.
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Halloween #Goals: Pastry Edition

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Photographer Christine McConnell bakes spooky pastries that are works of art.
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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.