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Here's Who Won A MacArthur 'Genius Grant' While You Were Sleeping

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.29.2015 | Arts

Once a year, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announces its roster of MacArthur Fellows, a designation frequently...

Multimedia Dance Performance Celebrates Harlem's Vibrant Queer Culture

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.22.2014 | Arts

"As Pittsburgh is a quiet and reflective city, I was afforded a lot of time to read and be inspired by famous black authors in Harlem," Kyle Abraham, ...

MacArthur Increases 'Genius Grants' To $625K

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 10.27.2013 | Arts

CHICAGO — The MacArthur Foundation announced Tuesday that it is increasing the value of its annual "genius grants" to $625,000. Previously, gra...

MacArthur Genius Grants Announced

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.11.2012 | Arts

Winners for the The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowship -- commonly known as the "genius awards" -- were leaked today on the New ...

Short Stories Still Thriving; Author Deborah Eisenberg Uses Genius Grant To Further Successful Career

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Author Deborah Eisenberg is in the dining area of her apartment, peeling an orange. She removes a small piece, places it on her plate...

How Does a Genius Spend $500,000?

Tom Roston | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Roston

On Tuesday, the 2009 recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship, otherwise known as the "genius grant," are announced. How do geniuses spend $500,000 in prize money? Here's what they said.

Genius Grants 2009: Read The Full List Of Winners

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — A newspaper reporter who refuses to forget decades-old murders and a law professor trying to get people to forget the way they think a...

Urban Farmer Among 'Genius Grant' Winners

Chicago Sun-Times | Kara Spak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Will Allen started a farm in a city, hired teenagers to tend the crops and now distributes the produce to some of the poorest people and priciest rest...