Jacki Lyden http://wdiy.org en A Modern Twist On Mexican Tradition Hits The Runway http://wdiy.org/post/modern-twist-mexican-tradition-hits-runway In a small shed in Tenancingo, Mexico, partly open to the sky, about a half-dozen men stand behind huge wooden looms. They pedal side-by-side, their churning feet making a beautiful harmony as they craft handmade <em>rebozos.</em><p><em>Rebozos</em>,<em> </em>long rectangular shawls that came into style in Mexico in the 16th century, and the <em>huipil, </em>a woven and embroidered blouse or dress of pre-Columbian origin, are the main elements of Mexican traditional dress.<p>Today <em>rebozos</em> and <em>huipiles</em> bridge the past and future of Mexican garments. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:31:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 42815 at http://wdiy.org A Modern Twist On Mexican Tradition Hits The Runway The Art Of A Lost American Couturier, On Display At The Met http://wdiy.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 11:58:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 39789 at http://wdiy.org The Art Of A Lost American Couturier, On Display At The Met 'Baby Jane' Holzer's Flight From High Society To Warhol Superstar http://wdiy.org/post/baby-jane-holzers-flight-high-society-warhol-superstar <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmW4zME8n3o</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 36643 at http://wdiy.org 'Baby Jane' Holzer's Flight From High Society To Warhol Superstar Violence Abroad Threatens Students, As Do Guns At U.S. Schools http://wdiy.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 17:06:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 34017 at http://wdiy.org Violence Abroad Threatens Students, As Do Guns At U.S. Schools New York Underground: Exploring City Caves And Catacombs http://wdiy.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. Sat, 14 Sep 2013 21:37:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 27008 at http://wdiy.org Poems As 'Stepping Stones': Remembering Seamus Heaney http://wdiy.org/post/poems-stepping-stones-remembering-seamus-heaney The poet Seamus Heaney died Friday. Heaney won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 and has been described as the "most important Irish poet since Yeats." Heaney was 74 years old. Host Jacki Lyden spoke to Heaney in 2008, and has this remembrance. Sun, 01 Sep 2013 21:04:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 26273 at http://wdiy.org Bespoke Suits And Perfect Cravats At 'Dandy' Exhibit http://wdiy.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 22:38:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 24678 at http://wdiy.org Bespoke Suits And Perfect Cravats At 'Dandy' Exhibit Sounds From Space, Recorded By An Astronaut http://wdiy.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 22:12:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 13357 at http://wdiy.org Around The River Bend, A Flood Of History http://wdiy.org/post/around-river-bend-flood-history The Bark River is my backyard, childhood river. And yet, in a lifetime of travel, I'd never explored it.<p>I knew it carved the land from the Ice Age to settlement times, from the Black Hawk War of 1832 (in which young Abraham Lincoln appears) to the era of grist mills. But the Bark also flows past impressive Indian mounds. Sun, 28 Oct 2012 19:18:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 9436 at http://wdiy.org Around The River Bend, A Flood Of History The Landscape Art Legacy Of Florida's Highwaymen http://wdiy.org/post/landscape-art-legacy-floridas-highwaymen If you traveled by way of Florida's Route 1 in the '60s and '70s, you might have encountered young African-American landscape artists selling oil paintings of an idealized, candy-colored, Kennedy-era Florida. They painted palms, beaches, poinciana trees and sleepy inlets on drywall canvases — and they came to be known as the Highwaymen. The group made thousands of pictures, until the market was saturated, tastes changed, and the whole genre dwindled.<p><strong>Roadside Innovation</strong><p>The story of the Highwaymen is one of beauty and heartbreak. Sat, 22 Sep 2012 20:53:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 7489 at http://wdiy.org The Landscape Art Legacy Of Florida's Highwaymen