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Our screwed up relationship with genius

By Shirley Dent  

Turner changed the way subsequent artists painted light

What price would you put on genius? $500,000 per genius, if you are the MacArthur Foundation. And how do you know if you are a genius? In a “single phone call” from the MacArthur Foundation telling you that you are a lucky recipient of the 2010 MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as ‘genius grants’.

Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against giving the brightest and the best of us ‘no strings…

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