Jacki Lyden http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Violence Abroad Threatens Students, As Do Guns At U.S. Schools http://delmarvapublicradio.net/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 48219 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Violence Abroad Threatens Students, As Do Guns At U.S. Schools Audio As Art At New York Exhibit http://delmarvapublicradio.net/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 39229 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Florida's Highwaymen Painted Idealized Landscapes In Jim Crow South http://delmarvapublicradio.net/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 39231 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Bespoke Suits And Perfect Cravats At 'Dandy' Exhibit http://delmarvapublicradio.net/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 38824 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Bespoke Suits And Perfect Cravats At 'Dandy' Exhibit Around The River Bend, A Flood Of History http://delmarvapublicradio.net/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 23587 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Around The River Bend, A Flood Of History Meet Al Black: Florida's Prison Painter http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/meet-al-black-floridas-prison-painter In the 1960s, Al Black could be found cruising up and down Route 1 in his blue-and-white Ford Galaxy — with a trunk full of wet landscape paintings.<p>At the time, he was a salesman who could snatch your breath away and sell it back to you. As artist Mary Ann Carroll puts it, he could "sell a jacket to a mosquito in summer."<p>"A salesman is a con-man," Black readily admits himself today. He's a storyteller. And does he have stories to tell.<p>Black was born on a plantation in Mississippi. One day, he says, a crew boss came by, needing more hands to pick crops. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 07:15:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 16184 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Meet Al Black: Florida's Prison Painter The Highwaymen: Segregation And Speed-Painting In The Sunshine State http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/highwaymen-segregation-and-speed-painting-sunshine-state In the 1960s and '70s, if you were in a doctor's office, or a funeral home, or a motel in Florida, chances are a landscape painting hung on the wall. Palms arching over the water, or moonlight on an inlet. Wed, 04 Jul 2012 16:24:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 16170 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net The Highwaymen: Segregation And Speed-Painting In The Sunshine State Chanticleer: A Botanical Distraction From Daily Life http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/chanticleer-botanical-distraction-daily-life Ever wanted to just disappear into a secret garden of earthly delights, of twists and turns of evocative ruin, exuberant tropics, the Zen of a Japanese teahouse?<p>Consider Chanticleer, in Wayne, Pa. It's part of the old Main Line ring of estates around Philadelphia. In fact, right across the street from the garden is the former home of Helen Hope Montgomery Scott, the heiress portrayed by Katherine Hepburn in <em>Philadelphia Story</em>.<p>Chanticleer is, quite simply, one of the most delightful gardens in the world. Sun, 17 Jun 2012 20:03:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 15076 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Chanticleer: A Botanical Distraction From Daily Life Athena's Library, The Quirky Pillar Of Providence http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/athenas-library-quirky-pillar-providence With a bit of reverence, librarians carefully wind an antique library clock near the circulation desk in a temple of learning called the Providence Athenaeum.<p>This is one of the oldest libraries in the United States, a 19th-century library with the soul of a 21st-century rave party. In fact, the Rhode Island institution has been called a national model for civic engagement.<p>A bust of the Greek goddess Athena surveys her realm from the open mezzanine above the main floor. Shafts of light fall gracefully through an atrium. Sat, 25 Feb 2012 11:10:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 8459 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Athena's Library, The Quirky Pillar Of Providence Iraqi Refugees Struggle For Peace In America http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/iraqi-refugees-struggle-peace-america The Iraq War may be officially over, but for thousands of Iraqis who fled to America during the conflict, there's no going home. Many left successful careers to settle in Detroit, where finding their future is a challenge.<p>The U.N. estimates several million Iraqis are now refugees — either inside Iraq or outside the country. Sat, 31 Dec 2011 11:16:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 5509 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Iraqi Refugees Struggle For Peace In America The Simple Joys Of An Old-Fashioned Datebook http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/simple-joys-old-fashioned-datebook What if you could hold on to time in your hands? You can, you know. You can crack open, on this New Year's Eve, the unsullied, unhurried, un-trammeled pages of an old-fashioned datebook — the kind that still arranges seven days into a week; the kind you write in with a pen and which never, ever, beeps at you to remind you of a meeting or errand.<p>I have two friends, who have been making date books, by hand, for 30 years. Their small company Purgatory Pie Press, in lower Manhattan. Fri, 30 Dec 2011 22:47:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 5497 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Daphne Guinness: An Icon On Fashion's Cutting Edge http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/daphne-guinness-icon-fashions-cutting-edge A good friend of mine is a Marcel Proust scholar and former milliner. She had just been to see fashion icon and brewery fortune heiress <a href="http://www.fitnyc.edu/10861.asp">Daphne Guinness's exhibition</a> at the Fashion Institute of Technology's Museum at FIT in New York when she sent me this email:<p><blockquote><p>"Woke up thinking about Proust &amp; DG again, realizing that Proust writes from the intersection of modernity and memory, and that is the same spot at which Daphne Guinness gets dressed each day. Sun, 13 Nov 2011 21:31:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 3035 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Daphne Guinness: An Icon On Fashion's Cutting Edge