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Review: Kindred


Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Incredibly powerful piece. Seriously. Octavia Butler has crafted an amazing novel which is nominally science fiction but at the same time is a historical drama as well as a slave narrative. 510 more words

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The Awesome Foundation Arts & Sciences Grants

About the Foundation

We are an ever-growing, worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators. 123 more words

Poet's Genius Grant Paid Forward

Photo: Andrea Shea/WBUR
Amy Clampitt used her award money to buy a house in Stockbridge, Mass., where today rising poets can have six- to 12-month tuition-free residencies.
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Black Woman Researching Racial Bias In Criminal Justice Wins Prestigious ‘Genius Grant’

CHICAGO (AP) — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.” 603 more words

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Black Woman Researching Racial Bias In Criminal Justice Wins Prestigious ‘Genius Grant’

CHICAGO (AP) — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.” 603 more words

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New ‘Genius Grant’ Winner Alison Bechdel to Write New Graphic Memoir - NYTimes.com

New ‘Genius Grant’ Winner Alison Bechdel to Write New Graphic Memoir – NYTimes.com.

“The cartoonist and graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel was in a castle in Umbria as part of an artist’s residency in Italy when she learned that she had been selected as one of… 26 more words

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Black Woman Researching Racial Bias In Criminal Justice Wins Prestigious ‘Genius Grant’

CHICAGO (AP) — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.” 604 more words

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