This year’s women recipients of the MacArthur Genius grant, which awards annual $625,000 fellowships to innovative people doing ill shit for the world, include a neuroscientist, a tap dancer, a historian, an off-Broadway set designer, a photographer and a poet. LET’S GET INSPIRED.
In today’s Tweet Beat, Rachel Maddow cracks a joke, Ingrid Michaelson recalls a simpler time and Ta-Nehisi Coates is wrong....but only about the website. Fall is great.
Dear Ta-Nehisi Coates—how do you pronounce that, by the way?
It happens constantly on the internet: Despite mountains of scientifically rigorous concrete evidence, there are certain falsehoods that people simply insist on believing. Sexism isn't real. Vaccines cause autism. Barack Obama is a secret Muslim Kenyan socialist terrorist. Fat people are lazy. Pitch Perfect is a good…
It's funny that on the same day I planned to write a little something on Obama's "Fatherhood Initiative," a tipster should send in the clip of a guy talking about his daughter that had 1,500 women in tears: