One of my favorite things every year is to read the bios of the people who win the MacArthur Fellowships — the “Genius” grant. First of all, I love the tag line: One call out of the blue – $500,000 – no strings attached. Every grant-seeking academic’s dream. But really, the MacArthur Fellows are just so cool, the work they do is so diverse & just so damn interesting. And.. Read More