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Meet the MacArthur fellows

The MacArthur Foundation awarded fellowships to 23 individuals. They include three physicists, three denizens of Cambridge, a sculptor and a type designer, a jazz pianist and a violinist, an entomologist and an indigenous language preservationist.

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'The Wire' writer David Simon among MacArthur genius grant winners
Article | David Simon, the writer-producer of hour-long TV dramas "Homicide," "The Wire" and "Treme" is among 23 recipients of a MacArthur Fellowship, also known as a "genius grant," also known as a $500,000 jackpot with no strings attached.

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