Category: Current Awareness

MacArthur Genius Awards

happy phoneWe shouldn’t even mention this on One-Hit Wonder Day, but we just heard about this year’s awards. Two musicians, singer Dawn Upshaw and blues musician Corey Harris are among the 24 winners of a $500,000 no-restrictions grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. This award is even more amazing since there’s no application process. People who have shown “exceptional creativity” get a call out of the blue saying they’ve won a half a million. Potential geniuses, start your engines.