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Macarthur Genius Grant

4 Black People Receive the MacArthur ‘Genius' Grant

The Root | Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele | Posted 09.18.2014 | Black Voices

Four black Americans will be among those receiving a no-strings-attached, $625,000 stipend—paid out in installments over the next five years—to ke...

Ai-jen Poo Wins Genius Grant

NBC News | Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Behind the doors of any given American home there may be someone inside paid to take care of children, an aging grandparent or a sick relative....

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel Awarded MacArthur 'Genius' Fellowship

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.17.2014 | Books

On Wednesday, cartoonist Alison Bechdel was named one of 21 new MacArthur Fellows. Bechdel’s name may be familiar to you from her graphic memoirs Fu...

A Conversation With Pianist Jeremy Denk - at San Francisco Symphony

Sean Martinfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

For Jeremy Denk, the tour comes at a most auspicious time. Just weeks ago he was selected for the MacArthur Fellowship. To know the artistry of Jeremy Denk is to understand the principle of the Fellowship.

Give Me a Genius Grant

Michael Drew | Posted 09.27.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Drew

Hey, I want a MacArthur grant, too! I do good work. I'm interesting. I'm bright. I'm opinionated. I help people. I've written a book. I've even got my own company.

Arthur Delaney

MacArthur Genius Grantee Received Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three years ago, poverty qualified choreographer Kyle Abraham for food stamps. On Wednesday, the MacArthur Foundation announced it had a...

MacArthur Genius Grants Awarded

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.25.2013 | Arts

What do a 60-year-old video artist, a 36-year-old atomic physicist, and a 53-year-old behavioral economist have in common? Not much, probably, except ...

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...

Judy's Last Stand: bully.punk.riot

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 08.26.2013 | Chicago
Kelly Kleiman

Atalee Judy has been thrilling audiences for a dozen years with her high-impact projections of female power and her high-concept deconstructions of male brutality.

Cell Phone Experiment by MacArthur Genius Gets Students to Say They Value School

John Thompson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
John Thompson

My doubts go beyond Fryer's spinning of survey data and maintaining that teens worked harder because they said that they did. The bigger purpose of schooling is teaching kids to work smarter and the incentives did not do so.

Comedian Nato Green Gets Swallowed by Giants Fans (VIDEO)

Nato Green | Posted 01.05.2013 | San Francisco
Nato Green

The thing about me is that I don't know or care about sports at all. I'm even skeptical that other people genuinely like sports, rather than the proto-nationalist emotional catharsis of being fans. But with heart and mind open, I sought to understand.

The Gang Has Arrived

Posted 10.10.2012 | Chicago

The office of Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects recently made its debut at The Art Institute of Chicago--but not as designers--as the exhibition. ...

The Ugliness of the MacArthurs: The Reality Behind Artistic Jealousy

Jade Simmons | Posted 12.05.2012 | Arts
Jade Simmons

Let me first say there's nothing truly ugly about the MacArthur Genius grants. In fact, they're downright beautiful. They're the modern-day patron with no strings attached. So what makes them ugly?

Junot Diaz And Natalia Almada Newest 'MacArturos'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.02.2012 | Latino Voices

Add a couple more names to the “MacArturos” list. Dominican-American writer Junot Diaz and Mexican-American filmmaker Natalia Almada both offi...

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 ...

Junot Díaz: MacArthur Genius

Posted 12.01.2012 | Books

Junot Díaz and Dinaw Mengestu have been named MacArthur Foundation geniuses according to a tweet put out by their publisher, Riverhead Books, and an ...

Can 'Work Of Art' Deliver?

Glen Helfand | Posted 12.16.2011 | Arts
Glen Helfand

We all yearn for great figures in art, politics and culture, yet we are resigned to their impossibility. The hugely influential Steve Jobs was honor...

Radio Host Is Officially A Genius

FishbowlNY | Jerry Barmash on September 20, 2011 1:16 PM | Posted 11.20.2011 | Media

Since 2005, Jad Abumrad has been the producer and co-host of nationally syndicated Radiolab, based at the WNYC studios. Today, Abumrad has been select...

MacArthur Foundation 'Genius Grant' Recipients 2011

AP | Posted 11.20.2011 | College

CHICAGO -- The following 22 fellows each will receive $500,000 over the next five years from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: _Jad ...

Uncommon Genius

Jane Chafin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jane Chafin

Author Shekerjian interviewed 40 "geniuses" for this book, all of whom had one thing in common: they each received a call one day informing them that they would receive a large amount of money, no strings attached.

Discovering Sam Maloof

Jane Chafin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

In the 1960s Maloof turned down an offer of $22 million for the rights to mass-produce his original designs. He believed passionately in the handmade object.

Leadership Insights: Eliminate Endless Circular Arguments

Paul David Walker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul David Walker

Some leaders spend much of their time arguing and persuading their teams of the right direction, and others radiate a humble confidence that attracts ...

Solving the Wrong Problems

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

"The speed with which software-based activities and web innovations catch on has encouraged public perception that transformative technological change takes place almost instantaneously." Unfortunately, this is not the case.

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...

Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

It became easy to see how these common responses to trauma play out in the lives of many survivors of inner-city violence, and why, in many cases, they lead to more violence.