Jacki Lyden http://wwno.org en The Art Of A Lost American Couturier, On Display At The Met http://wwno.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 20:39:40 +0000 Jacki Lyden 60345 at http://wwno.org 'Baby Jane' Holzer's Flight From High Society To Warhol Superstar http://wwno.org/post/baby-jane-holzers-flight-high-society-warhol-superstar <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmW4zME8n3o</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 03:04:54 +0000 Jacki Lyden 56430 at http://wwno.org The Ebony Fashion Fair: Changing History On The Catwalk http://wwno.org/post/ebony-fashion-fair-changing-history-catwalk The Johnson Publishing Company, and its flagship publication, <em>Ebony Magazine,</em> helped to fashion the black middle-class in America for five decades. For 50 years, from 1958 until 2009, the Ebony Fashion Fair traversed the country.<p>The coast-to-coast show was a pageant of haute couture that created aspirations wherever it went. It was a rite of passage for black women, who flocked to it. Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:39:37 +0000 Jacki Lyden 55392 at http://wwno.org Violence Abroad Threatens Students, As Do Guns At U.S. Schools http://wwno.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 52767 at http://wwno.org New York Underground: Exploring City Caves And Catacombs http://wwno.org/post/new-york-underground-exploring-city-caves-and-catacombs Urban explorer Steve Duncan goes underground, examining the hidden infrastructure of major cities all over the world: their tunnels, subways and sewers. Late in 2010, NPR's Jacki Lyden joined Duncan and a group of subterranean adventurers in New York. (This story originally aired on <em>All Things Considered</em> on Jan. 2, 2011.) <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 NPR. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:15:31 +0000 Jacki Lyden 44000 at http://wwno.org 'Heart' Of Iranian Identity Reimagined For A New Generation http://wwno.org/post/heart-iranian-identity-reimagined-new-generation A thousand years ago, a Persian poet named Abolqasem Ferdowsi of Tous obtained a royal commission to put the ancient legends and myths of Iran into a book of verse.<p>He called this epic <em>Shahnameh,</em> or "Epic of the Persian Kings." It took him more than three decades and comprises 60,000 couplets — twice the length of <em>The</em> <em>Iliad</em> and <em>The</em> <em>Odyssey</em> combined.<p>Author Azar Nafisi, who wrote the memoir <em>Reading Lolita in Tehran, </em>says the importance of this foundational myth epic to Iranians can't really be overstated.<p>"My father always told me that Mon, 26 Aug 2013 18:05:46 +0000 Jacki Lyden 42568 at http://wwno.org Audio As Art At New York Exhibit http://wwno.org/post/audio-art-new-york-exhibit Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF ARPEGGIO)<p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST: <p>Arpeggios ricochet through three speakers and envelop us. We're on the modernist Bauhaus staircase at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, listening to techno-inspired electronica. This piece is part of a new exhibit, "Soundings: A Contemporary Score," that opens today.<p>BARBARA LONDON: I wanted work that pushed limits, pushed boundaries.<p>LYDEN: That's curator Barbara London. She invited 16 young artists from around the world to participate here. Sat, 10 Aug 2013 21:10:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 41489 at http://wwno.org Florida's Highwaymen Painted Idealized Landscapes In Jim Crow South http://wwno.org/post/floridas-highwaymen-painted-idealized-landscapes-jim-crow-south Transcript <p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST: <p>And if you're just joining us, this is WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Jacki Lyden.<p>In the winter of 2012, I came across a story on a drive through central coastal Florida in the town of Fort Pierce. Sat, 10 Aug 2013 21:10:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 41491 at http://wwno.org Bespoke Suits And Perfect Cravats At 'Dandy' Exhibit http://wwno.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 22:46:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 40960 at http://wwno.org Remembering Aldo Leopold, Visionary Conservationist And Writer http://wwno.org/post/remembering-aldo-leopold-visionary-conservationist-and-writer <em>"There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot. These essays are the delights and dilemmas of one who cannot. Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 05:58:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 30930 at http://wwno.org