The MacArthur geniuses have been announced. Here’s how we read the list: scientist, scientist, scientist, long-form journalist and New Yorker contributor Peter Hessler! Scientist, scientist, that Radiolab guy!
“You’re gonna shit a brick when you see this,” a girl with a camera says to Miley Cyrus, who has just taken a large hit, from a bong, of the legal hallucinogenic salvia. The “this” here refers to the video we see before us — obtained and posted today by TMZ — of the Read More
When David Simon first learned that he won the MacArthur “genius” Grant — which comes with $500,000 tax-free, no-strings-attached, paid out in quarterly installments over five years — his first thought was to give the money to charity. He doesn’t need it. “To be blunt, I’m in the entertainment industry … and my contracts are Read More