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Claudia Rankine, Maggie Nelson and 10 Other Dope Women Just Got a 2016 MacArthur 'Genius' Grant 

The MacArthur Foundation just announced its list of artists, creatives, scientists and musicians whose lives have changed via a phone call and the sweet cash prize of $625,000 distributed over five years. Twelve of the 23 recipients are women and all of them are pretty pretty fucking rad. Read more...
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