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John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

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  • Money and mission: When investments conflict with philanthropy

    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation made headlines around the nation last week for unveiling the latest winners of its "genius" grants.
  • What Rick Lowe's MacArthur Grant win means for art and social practice

    In 1993, artist Rick Lowe took over nearly two dozen derelict shotgun houses in Houston's Third Ward and, over the course of 20 years, turned them into a thriving cultural center that offers exhibitions, artist residencies and even a program for single...

    Round-Up: Genius Alison Bechdel, L.A. expansionism, artist dating app

    Round-Up: Genius Alison Bechdel, L.A. expansionism, artist dating app
    The MacArthur Foundation names this year’s crop of geniuses, L.A. may get a bit bigger, crowds rush to the Corcoran before closure, the urban planning mess that is New York’s World Trade Center site and artist-designed dating apps. It’...

    Lawyer training Maryland public defenders among MacArthur grant winners

    Lawyer training Maryland public defenders among MacArthur grant winners
    A law professor who is teaching Maryland's public defenders to better serve their poor clients amid "crushing" caseloads is among the winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants. As founder of the Atlanta-based organization Gideon's...

    Saxophonist Steve Coleman honored with MacArthur 'genius grant'

    Saxophonist Steve Coleman honored with MacArthur 'genius grant'
    Influential saxophonist, composer and educator Steve Coleman has been named as one of the 2014 MacArthur Fellows. In presenting the honor, the MacArthur Foundation praised the 57-year-old Coleman for "infusing iconic spontaneous music idioms with the...