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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.
  • MacArthur Fellows: Meet six 'genius grant' winners from the arts

    MacArthur Fellows: Meet six 'genius grant' winners from the arts
    The film director behind "The Act of Killing," the playwright of "The Whale" and the author who wrote the graphic memoir "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic" were among the 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows announced Tuesday. Six arts figures each will receive...

    'Act of Killing's' Joshua Oppenheimer wins MacArthur 'genius grant'

    'Act of Killing's' Joshua Oppenheimer wins MacArthur 'genius grant'
    Joshua Oppenheimer, the director of the acclaimed Indonesian genocide documentary “The Act of Killing,” has been named a member of the 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows. He joins five other arts figures in receiving the honor, which is commonly...

    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...

    Samuel D. Hunter: Playwright of spiritual longing, now a MacArthur 'Genius' fellow

     Samuel D. Hunter: Playwright of spiritual longing, now a MacArthur 'Genius' fellow
    Don’t look now, but a positive trend seems to be developing: A bumper crop of talented American playwrights more interested in artistic expression than commercial validation is being recognized with the most prestigious awards and lucrative...