Jacki Lyden http://ripr.org en The Art Of A Lost American Couturier, On Display At The Met http://ripr.org/post/art-lost-american-couturier-display-met Thursday in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art officially reopens its fashion galleries after a $40 million, two-year renovation.<p>Named for <em>Vogue</em> magazine's editor, the Anna Wintour Costume Center features an inaugural exhibit of the work of Charles James, a flamboyant designer considered America's first couturier. Thu, 08 May 2014 07:07:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 33250 at http://ripr.org The Art Of A Lost American Couturier, On Display At The Met Violence Abroad Threatens Students, As Do Guns At U.S. Schools http://ripr.org/post/violence-abroad-threatens-students-do-guns-us-schools Last year, there were more than two-dozen shootings on or near college campuses in the United States. This past Tuesday, that number went up, with <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=265259128">the fatal shooting of a student at Purdue University</a>. Then Friday, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/01/25/266014201/suspect-arrested-charged-in-fatal-campus-shooting">a fatal shooting at South Carolina State University</a>. Sat, 25 Jan 2014 17:14:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 28158 at http://ripr.org Violence Abroad Threatens Students, As Do Guns At U.S. Schools Bespoke Suits And Perfect Cravats At 'Dandy' Exhibit http://ripr.org/post/bespoke-suits-and-perfect-cravats-dandy-exhibit When you hear the word dandy, what do you think of?<p>Maybe the song "Yankee Doodle Dandy," which dates all the way back to the Revolutionary War, and compares the colonists to foppish, effeminate idiots: the dandies.<p>But a summer exhibit at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, closing Aug. 18, aims to reclaim the term. It explores dandyism through the ages, linking to the cutting edge of men's fashion and style. The name of the show is "Artist, Rebel, Dandy: Men of Fashion" — which does still leave you wondering what you might see.<br /> Sat, 03 Aug 2013 22:44:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 19489 at http://ripr.org Bespoke Suits And Perfect Cravats At 'Dandy' Exhibit Sounds From Space, Recorded By An Astronaut http://ripr.org/post/sounds-space-recorded-astronaut Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield arrived at the International Space Station late last month. He has kept busy updating his Twitter followers about life in space. For those on Earth wondering what space sounds like, Hadfield has recorded the sounds of everyday life aboard the ISS, including a toilet flushing. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 22:05:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 8234 at http://ripr.org