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Claudia Rankine Leads This Year's Class of MacArthur Genius Grant Recipients

Pushes glasses all the way up nose The official list of this year's talented smarty-pants has been released, with Claudia Rankine heading the 2016 class of MacArthur "genius" grant recipients. The Citizen author is joined by The Argonauts scribe Maggie Nelson, as well as playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, graphic novelist Gene ... More »
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