Arts http://news.wsiu.org en Why Lupita Nyong'o's 'People' Cover Is So Significant http://news.wsiu.org/post/why-lupita-nyongos-people-cover-so-significant It has been a very good 12 months for Lupita Nyong'o: piles of awards (including an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Patsy in <em>12 Years a Slave</em>), a contract to be the face of LancĂ´me Paris cosmetics, and now this: the cover of <em>People</em>'s annual "50 Most Beautiful" issue.<p>Counting Nyong'o's new crowning, there are now three black women who have been on <em>People</em>'s cover in the 25 years the "Most Beautiful" issue has been published. Halle Berry was first in 2003, followed by Beyonce in 2012. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:22:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 59314 at http://news.wsiu.org Why Lupita Nyong'o's 'People' Cover Is So Significant On Television, More Transgender Characters Come Into Focus http://news.wsiu.org/post/television-more-transgender-characters-come-focus Over the past year or so, I've looked at how TV's expanding universe represents <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/01/02/168215115/whos-gay-on-tv-dads-journalists-investigators-and-footmen" target="_blank">gays and lesbians</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2013/05/18/184832930/working-women-on-television-a-mixed-bag-at-best" target="_blank">working women</a>. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Neda Ulaby 59293 at http://news.wsiu.org On Television, More Transgender Characters Come Into Focus Household Words: Shakespeare's Enduring Lexicon http://news.wsiu.org/post/household-words-shakespeares-enduring-lexicon <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c1m2BAg2Sc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0l3QWUXVho</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1FmlJONQ4w</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjq4wYuwgxs</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkADj0TPrJA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITzOSwZjYAM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjL-3Rlwh8U</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPO0uhIBzow</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:46:00 +0000 Eleanor Kagan 59281 at http://news.wsiu.org Household Words: Shakespeare's Enduring Lexicon Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' Challenge: What To Do With His Hands http://news.wsiu.org/post/seth-meyers-late-night-challenge-what-do-his-hands Seth Meyers already had his dream job. As the host of<em> Saturday Night Live</em>'s<em> Weekend Update,</em> "I sort of had already accomplished the job I never thought I would accomplish," he tells <em>Fresh Air</em>'s Terry Gross. He joined the cast in 2001 and was there for 12 years.<p>But in one of the recent rounds of musical chairs/desks in the late-night talk show scene, Meyers landed <em>Late Night</em>. Lorne Michaels, executive producer of <em>Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show </em>and<em> Late Night</em>, encouraged Meyers to host the 12:30 a.m. spot and make it his own. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:44:00 +0000 editor 59283 at http://news.wsiu.org Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' Challenge: What To Do With His Hands Yaya Alafia's Songs Of Strength For Her Baby Boy http://news.wsiu.org/post/yaya-alafias-songs-strength-her-baby-boy Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Finally today, let's hear from a model and actress who also has Nigerian roots, Yaya Alafia. Last year was a breakout year for her with meaty roles in critically acclaimed films including Lee Daniels' "The Butler" and Andrew Dosunmu's "Mother of George." And she had a baby.<p>But she was nice enough to take time out from her busy schedule to join us as part of our regular feature we call In Your Ear. That's where we invite some of our guest to tell us about the songs they've been listening to. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:23:00 +0000 editor 59269 at http://news.wsiu.org