Yuval Sharon, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Taylor Mac, Annie Baker, Rhiannon Giddens — if you don't yet know these creative minds, keep reading. The MacArthur fellows class for 2017 — winners of the so-called genius grants — are shaping the culture around you.
"How can I be a warrior for what’s good in the world?” opera director Yuval Sharon asked himself hours before the announcement that he was 2017 MacArthur fellow. He talks about preparing for "War of the Worlds," getting political and eventually finding inspiration in Japan.
Jesmyn Ward, author of "Salvage the Bones" and "Sing, Unburied, Sing" is a recipient of a 2017 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.
Taylor Mac is a MacArthur genius. If you don't know about his 24-hour extravaganza, here's why you should
Gender-bending performance artist Taylor Mac whose 24-hour show "A 24-Decade History of Popular Music," resulting in him being a finalist for this year's Pulitzer Prize for drama, is a recipient of a 2017 MacArthur 'Genius Grant."
A Q&A with newly minted MacArthur Fellow Stefan Savage and his work. He’s a computer scientist at UCSD who was picked for his work that identifies and addresses the technological, economic and social vulnerabilities underlying internet security challenges and cybercrime.
In the world of consumer electronics, a camera that can pack more pixels into a single image is something to boast about. But Emmanuel Jean Candès won a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant for doing the opposite.