Flutist and International Contemporary Ensemble founder Claire Chase received a MacArthur Fellowship yesterday, the prestigious “genius grant” that gives its recipients $100,000 a year for five years, no strings attached. Chase is only the latest Brooklynite to receive the honor. “There’s something very simpatico with MacArthur Fellows and the arts in Brooklyn,” then-MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton told the Daily News in 2007. “It’s a wonderful part of the city and country.” Fanton has since been replaced by Robert L. Gallucci—who was born in Brooklyn.
The following is a list of MacArthur fellows who live(d) in Brooklyn, work(ed) in Brooklyn, were born in Brooklyn, or who moved to Brooklyn.
Did you miss the chance to swing by the Girls set when they were in Ditmas Park a couple weeks back, forfeit your chance to see what the hell they were doing in a karate studio, spend the last two weeks wishing, hoping, and praying you could catch a glimpse of Lena Dunham in person […]
West Coast guitar clobberers Thee Oh Sees are headed to Northside to play their first New York show back on the road post-hiatus. (Remember? They were on hiatus for a hot minute—thank god that’s over—before announcing their just-released new album, Drop.) On Saturday, June 14 the band will headline a FREE show at McCarren Park, […]
Everyone at some point or another has been convinced that their landlord is the all time worst (y’know, it would’ve been good to have that leak in my roof in Bushwick fixed when I asked before Hurricane Irene, after Hurricane Irene, then before Hurricane Sandy…) but lately, it seems like every day brings a new […]