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  • MacArthur Foundation funds 15 film projects

    MacArthur Foundation funds 15 film projects
    The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation, better known as the organization behind the annual “genius grant” awards, has announced 15 documentary film projects that will receive funding.
  • 'Genius' pairing: 2 great musical minds think alike

    'Genius' pairing: 2 great musical minds think alike
    Mandolinist and composer Chris Thile's Bach CD ("Sonatas and Partitas," Vol. 1, Nonesuch, 2013) is a genius trifecta. Thile received a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" in 2012. His producer, bassist and composer Edgar Meyer, was likewise awarded in...

    Ebola case raises concern about everyday hospital safety

    Ebola case raises concern about everyday hospital safety
    If the transmission of the deadly Ebola virus from a now-deceased patient to one of his nurses occurred because of a "protocol breach," what does that say about the general state of patient and caregiver safety in hospitals across the country? The whole...

    DanceWorks, Field Museum among Chicago groups getting MacArthur grants

    DanceWorks, Field Museum among Chicago groups getting MacArthur grants
    DanceWorks Chicago, eighth blackbird and Walkabout Theater Company are among 12 Chicago arts organizations receiving grants for international collaborations from the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The MacArthur Foundation...

    Great Chicago Fire comes to the river

    Great Chicago Fire comes to the river
    In the beginning was the notebook, and the notebook was filled with dreams, and those dreams, against all sorts of odds and in the face of red tape, carping, money-hunting and alterations, will come to fruition Saturday with an event that will become...