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Jumbo: The MacArthur Genius Grants

Why do people call the MacArthur fellowships genius grants? Cecilia Conrad, the director of the MacArthur Foundation's fellowship program, says she doesn't know why. To her knowledge, the foundation has never describedthem that way. The term was ... New Yorker, 1 month ago
Variety

Powerhouse Playwrighting Fellowship Names 2016-17 Recipient

Writer Jen Silverman is the recipient of the 2016-17 PoNY Fellowship , the annual playwrighting grant endowed with notably robust support (including a rent-free year in a Manhattan apartment) and a significant track record in identifying rising ...
 Variety1 week ago

Carnegie Hall Notables to Host An Evening with Jeremy Denk in Zankel Hall, 5/26

On Thursday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m., Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari and the Carnegie Hall Notables-a membership and ticket program for music enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s-host the 12th Annual Notable Occasion: An Evening with Jeremy Denk . This private ...
 Broadway World6 hours ago

The startup that turned learning languages into a game is trying to disrupt a $5 billion industry

Duolingo, the Pittsburgh-based startup whose free, gamefied approach to language learning has already made it one of the most popular education apps in the world, is jumping into language testing. See Also Why Duolingo Is Hands Down The ...
 Business Insider2 days ago
The Press NZ

Mixed media: The politics of water

In the first of a new weekly feature, Stuff picks works that shed light on an issue in the news. This week, we look at the politics of water. Bottled and sold:The story behind our obsession with bottled water , by PeterGleick What does it mean ...
 The Press NZ4 days ago Our picks for the week  Albuquerque Journal2 weeks ago

Can Duolingo Crush the TOEFL?

Photo illustration by Sofya Levina. Images by dolgachov/Thinkstock and Dualingo. Of the 1.2 billion people on Earth attempting to learn foreign languages, 800 million have chosen to study English, and they are probably not doing it to ...
 Slate Magazine4 days ago
Progressive Magazine

Locked Out and Overlooked

M atthew Desmond thinks America needs to commit to a new basic right, to go along with adequate food, twelve years of public education, and security in old age. This new right, he says, is just as fundamental. It's having a place to live. Without ...
 Progressive Magazine6 days ago

Is Jim Yong Kim destroying the World Bank?

In a shantytown perched in the hilly outskirts of Lima, Peru, people were dying. It was 1994, and thousands of squatters many of them rural migrants who had fled from their country's Maoist guerrilla insurgency were crammed into unventilated ...
 Stars and Stripes6 days ago

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ariana Grande, Mark Rylance Among TIME's '100 Most Influential People in the World'Posted: Apr. 21, 2016

Today, TIME revealed the 2016 TIME 100 , its annual list of THE 100 most influential people in the world. Not surprisingly, Lin-Manuel Miranda made this year's list. The playwright, composer, and performer recently won the 2015 MacArthur Foundation ...
 Broadway World1 week ago

Last best place on earth: Who will save the Caribbean's great coral reef?

Lighthouse Reef in Belize is part of the Caribbean Sea's Mesoamerican reef system, the world's second largest. It is stubbornly resilient, and one of the last best places in the western Atlantic in need of total preservation. But virtually no action ...
 Mongabay.com2 weeks ago
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