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MacArthur "genius" grants announced

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MacArthur “genius” grants announced

On Tuesday the MacArrthur Foundation announced the names of 23 US citizens who have been awarded the foundation's fellowships, or "genius grants" for 2010. Twelve men and 11 women received grants, 10 of them for people working in the arts, and 13 for the sciences. Each grant is worth $500,000, and according to the foundation's website, "the fellowship is not a reward for past accomplishment, but rather an investment in a person's originality, insight, and potential." The most well-known of this year's recipients is probably David Simon, the creator of the best television show of all time, otherwise known as The Wire.  Read more: The New York Times

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