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 Fanton has since been replaced by Robert L. Gallucci—who was born in Brooklyn.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.
So, among other things, this summer has been a big one for flags on bridges. First, there were the German artists who replaces the Brooklyn Bridge’s American flags with their own, white American flags. And then tonight, a huge Palestinian flag saying “Boycott, Divest, Sanction” was unfurled from the Manhattan Bridge during a march protesting Israel’s […]
Step aside Michael Bay, it looks like we’re not ready to let go of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just yet. According to Brooklyn Daily, there will be not one, but two screenings of the 1990 live-action version, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie. It’s a dream-come-true for those who don’t believe TMNT are […]
The Atlantic released a report yesterday that this year is the first in which “minorities will outnumber white students” in US public schools. It’s apparent what they mean, but the oxymoron speaks volumes about the way we think and speak about race in the US—that is, always in relation to whiteness. Use of the term […]