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Behold Octavia Butler’s Motivational Notes to Self

Handwritten notes on the inside cover of one of Octavia E. Butler’s commonplace books, 1988 I was attracted to science fiction because it was so wide open. I was able to do anything and there were no walls to hem you in and there was no human condition that you were stopped from examining. —Octavia E. Butler Like many authors, the late Octavia E. Butler took up writing at a young age. At 11, she was churning out tales about horses and romance. At 12, she saw Devil Girl from Mars, and figured (c...
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Sociologist Rebecca Sandefur On Enhancing Access To Justice

In 2018, she was named a recipient of a MacArthur “genius grant” for her work promoting an evidence-based approach to increasing access to justice for low-income communities.
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On the latest LawNext: Sociologist Rebecca Sandefur on Enhancing Access to Justice

Sociologist Rebecca Sandefur is one of the world’s leading scholars on access to justice. Professor at the Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University, she is also a faculty fellow at the American Bar Foundation, where she founded and leads the Access to Justice Research Initiative. In 2018, she was named a recipient of a MacArthur “genius grant” for her work promoting an evidence-based approach to increasing access to justice for low-income communiti...
Tags: Law, Washington, Uncategorized, Arizona State University, MacArthur, Rebecca Sandefur, American Bar Foundation, LawNext, Sandefur, Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, Justice Research Initiative

Leading Foundations Pledge to Give More, Hoping to Upend Philanthropy

The Ford Foundation and four others plan to dramatically increase their spending, a splurge financed in part by issuing debt.
Tags: News, Police Brutality, Philanthropy, Duke, Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, Nonprofit Organizations, Foundation, Walker, MacArthur, Doris, Charitable Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Stocks and Bonds, Endowments, Misconduct and Shootings

When the Mexican Air Force Went to War Alongside America

In 1945, the 201st Mexican Fighter Squadron helped the U.S. Army Air Forces defeat Japan — significantly changing relations between the two allies after the war.
Tags: Japan, News, Mexico, America, Philippines, Douglas, MacArthur, U S Army Air Forces, World War II (1939-45, Defense and Military Forces, Mexican Air Force, 201st Mexican Fighter Squadron

Can Slapstick Comedy Work On Zoom? Bill Irwin’s About To Find Out

“‘Oh, I hope it holds together,’ he fretted the other morning, between rewrites and rehearsals of In-Zoom, his new 10-minute play. Performed by Irwin in New York and Christopher Fitzgerald, in North Carolina, it will have its livestream premiere Thursday evening on the website of [San Diego’s] Old Globe [theater].” The Tony- and MacArthur award-winning clown talks to Laura Collins-Hughes about how he’s putting it together. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York, Theatre, San Diego, North Carolina, Tony, Irwin, MacArthur, Bill Irwin, Christopher Fitzgerald, Laura Collins Hughes, 05.12.20

Portland State researcher seeks subjects for first of its kind electric bike study

(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) “E-bikes are the future!” That’s what Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone proclaimed at a forum earlier this week. Iannarone is bullish on e-bikes not just because she’s an expert on innovative transportation solutions (thanks in part to her work at First Stop Portland), but because she rides an e-bike herself. Many that ride e-bikes quickly become evangelists like Iannarone and start using words like “transformational” and “revolution”. Now a Portland Sta...
Tags: US, Research, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, PSU, Electric Bikes, Bosch, Portland State University, John MacArthur, Portland State, NSF, MacArthur, National Science Foundation NSF, E-bikes

Sermon Preparation Help—from Beloved Baptist Pastors

The best sermon in the world won’t do any good unless it’s heard or read. With Logos Bible Software , you can access some of the best sermons in a few clicks—and gather insight from Baptist pastors on practically any biblical passage or topic you can quote in your sermons.  Two features reduce hours of page-flipping to minutes: Passage Guide  Sermon Starter Guide  In this post, you’ll see how to use the Passage Guide and Sermon Starter Guide with resources from Logos 8 Baptis...
Tags: Religion, Training, John MacArthur, MacArthur, Greear, Adrian Rogers, Passage Guide, Logos 8 Baptist Package, Logos Sermon Archives

SEC Brings Charges Against Mark MacArthur

Mark MacArthur, son of John MacArthur and board member of MacArthur’s Grace to You ministry, has been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission of engaging in a scheme to defraud clients over a three year period from 2014 to 2017. According to the complaint, MacArthur and his partner, Robert Gravette, failed to disclose a costly conflict of interest: Defendants Criterion Wealth Management Insurance Services, Inc. (“Criterion”), Gravette, and MacArthur were investment advisers. They owed ...
Tags: Health, University, SEC, Infertility, Securities And Exchange Commission, John MacArthur, MacArthur, TMU, MacArthurs, The Master's University, Mark MacArthur, MacArthur s Grace, Robert Gravette, Gravette

Glass Half-Full, Mug Half-Empty

“The best investment for one year is to grow grains; the best investment for ten years is to grow trees; the best investment for a lifetime is to educate people. What you gain from one year’s growth will be grains; what you gain from ten years’ growth will be trees; what you gain from a hundred years’ growth will be people.”—Guan Zhong To me all problems, and not just those found within the music biz, are best solved through education. To every civilization education is paramount. The noblest jo...
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The Myth of Yalta

Editor’s note: Today marks the 75th anniversary of the commencement of the Yalta Conference, held February 4–11, 1945. The following article was published in the February 19, 1982, issue of National Review. Three times in the last few months I have heard critics of President Reagan’s sanctions against Poland and the Soviet Union say quite flatly that the United States recognized Russian hegemony over Eastern Europe at the Yalta Conference in February 1945. Two were on television so I was helples...
Tags: Europe, Japan, London, News, China, Germany, Reagan, Austria, Britain, United States, New York Times, Army, Marines, Poland, Red Army, Harry Truman

Vail Vets Program: Vets Helping Vets

Pete Thompson, a Green Beret, served two tours in Vietnam.I first met him at the Solar Energy Research Institute in Golden, Colorado as a grad school intern in 1979.His professor manager was demanding he fill out lots of paper work.He answered as I walked by his office to hear Pete tell him,  "Charles, I don't fill out paperwork all day like you do. I do productive things. I get American companies to buy solar panels so we can get off our dependence on Mid Eastern oil. Got it?!"Remember, this w...
Tags: Navy, Washington, Religion, US, United States, Delta, Army, Harry, Al Qaeda, Bill, Vietnam, Vail, Harry Truman, Department Of Energy, Mata, Chester

Four tired old “gaysian” stereotypes that need to die in 2020

Living as a gay Asian (a.k.a. gaysian) man in America has had its challenges. Growing up, I never saw any Asians on television or in advertisements, let alone LGBTQ Asians. Over the years, Asians that entered mainstream media were represented as supporting roles, typically the exotic and mysterious love interest or the awkward computer geek. On the rare occasion that a gaysian did break through, they always fell into the stereotypes of hyper-feminine, passive roles. But a new year (and decade!...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Hollywood, Life, New York City, Race, Lifestyle, America, Taiwan, Asian, Ucla, Grey, Saigon, Ad Friendly, Queerty, MacArthur

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 4, 2020 — Annual Review and Preview

Protestors in Hong Kong pause to greet the new year. (Lam Yik Fei for The NY Times) The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 4, 2020 It’s almost Epiphany, the end of the 12 Days of Christmas in the Western Christian world. Time to take the Christmas decorations down. Our friend Mike Bell thinks his neighbors might have left theirs up a bit too long. ‘Cause nothing says “Christmas” like illuminated sharks! Today, we will look back on 2019 here at Internet Monk, sharks and all, and do a bit of lo...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Australia, Berlin, India, Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, America, Nasa, Gop, United States, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Middle East, Jesus

Cartoonist Lynda Barry: Drawing 'Has To Come Out Of Your Body'

Comic artist Lynda Barry has a new book, Making Comics, and a MacArthur Genius Grant (though she says she hung up on the MacArthur folks repeatedly because she thought it was a robocall).(Image credit: Images courtesy of Drawn & Quarterly)
Tags: News, MacArthur, Lynda Barry, MacArthur Genius Grant

Transit-oriented development: Housing cures or congestion creator?

Are transit-centric urban development are driving up costs and exacerbating the problem they’re designed to fix – the lack of affordable housing? Transit-oriented development (TOD) is so named for providing high-density housing near bus or rail lines, often accompanied by limited parking and taller height than otherwise would be allowed. The developments are touted as a way to provide affordable housing to residents who don’t need a car. But critics assert that the rezoning required for the deve...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Development, Chicago, Soccer, United States, Bill, Oakland, Berkeley, University Of California

MacArthur ‘Genius’ Lynda Barry Is Using Her Grant To Explore Brain Creativity

She says it’s with the purest of pure artists: Preschoolers. “Barry is pushing the envelope on understanding how the brain creates and responds to words and pictures — a scholarly envelope that, in her mind, should be positively covered with illuminating doodles.” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Barry, Visual, MacArthur, Lynda Barry, 11.22.19

MacArthur ‘Genius’ Tyshawn Sorey Is Opera Philadelphia’s Next Composer-In-Residence

“Although he has never written an opera, his appointment grew out of Cycles of My Being, a set of emotionally complex songs he composed for [tenor Lawrence Brownlee and] Opera Philadelphia exploring the African American male experience.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer
Tags: Art, Music, Philadelphia, MacArthur, Lawrence Brownlee, 11.21.19

Signature Theatre's FIRES IN THE MIRROR Announces Final Extension Through December 22

Signature Theatre Paige Evans, Artistic Director Harold Wolpert, Executive Director has announced that its sold-out production of Fires in the Mirror, written by MacArthur fellow Anna Deavere Smith, directed by Saheem Ali, and featuring Michael Benjamin Washington, has been extended again and will now play through December 22, 2019. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, MacArthur, Paige Evans, Anna Deavere Smith, Saheem Ali, BWW News Desk, Michael Benjamin Washington, Harold Wolpert

Advice From a 94-Year-Old Veteran of the Military and Public Affairs

I’ve had many opportunities in my 20-plus years in public relations, and plenty of stories to go with them. Luckily, I have a family member with whom I can share every high and low. My 94-year-old grandfather, C.B. Perdue, is retired from the U.S. Air Force, where he spent most of his career in public affairs. He flew aboard Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber planes in World War II. Then, after his liberation from the Stalag Luft I prisoner of war camp, he spent 41 years in public affairs. ...
Tags: Japan, Pr, Military, Dallas, Perdue, Boeing, San Antonio, Armed Forces, Luft, Public Affairs, U S Air Force, MacArthur, Okinawa Island, Gen Douglas Macarthur, PR Training, Brooks Air Force Base

U.S. Navy Destroyer Sunk in World War II Is Found 20,000 Feet Under the Sea

Researchers say they believe the debris field off the Philippines is from the U.S.S. Johnston DD-557, which played a pivotal role in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
Tags: News, Awards, Philippines, Douglas, U S Navy, United States Navy, MacArthur, Johnston, Vulcan Inc, Philippine Sea, World War II (1939-45, United States Defense and Military Forces, Decorations and Honors, Medal of Honor (US, Shipwrecks (Historic, USS Indianapolis (CA-35) (Ship

How America's hatred of the poor ties back to Puritan work ethic

Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowship-winning philosopher Elizabeth Anderson recently spoke with Joe Humphreys at the Irish Times about America's toxic obsession with by-your-bootstraps individualism, and specifically how it relates to poverty. There are plenty of impactful quotes throughout the interview, but the parts that stuck out the most to me—as an agnostic born into an Irish Catholic family, whose mother worked for the church for a long time—were her observations about America's puritanica...
Tags: Europe, Post, News, America, Poverty, United States, Philosophy, Catholic, Evangelicals, Anderson, Guggenheim, American Exceptionalism, Puritans, Elizabeth Anderson, Irish Times, MacArthur

How America's hatred of poor people ties back to Puritan work ethic

Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowship-winning philosopher Elizabeth Anderson recently spoke with Joe Humphreys at the Irish Times about America's toxic obsession with by-your-bootstraps individualism, and specifically how it relates to poverty. There are plenty of impactful quotes throughout the interview, but the parts that stuck out the most to me—as an agnostic born into an Irish Catholic family, whose mother worked for the church for a long time—were her observations about America's puritanica...
Tags: Europe, Post, News, America, Poverty, United States, Philosophy, Catholic, Evangelicals, Anderson, Guggenheim, American Exceptionalism, Puritans, Elizabeth Anderson, Irish Times, MacArthur

Please, just say it

There is no case that can be made biblically for a woman preacher. Period. Paragraph. End of discussion. • John MacArthur • • • Last week, John MacArthur celebrated 50 years in the pastorate at a conference at his congregation Grace Community Church. During the event, MacArthur accused the Southern Baptist Convention of taking a “headlong plunge” toward allowing women preachers after women spoke at the SBC’s 2019 annual meeting. That, he said, was a sign that the denomination no longer believe...
Tags: Religion, Commentary, Don, Holmes, John MacArthur, SBC, MacArthur, Jude, Beth Moore, Mark Galli, Morgan Lee, Johnny Mac, Pollock, Jen Pollock Michel, Fundamentalisms, Pollock John MacArthur

Who Stole Ancient Bible Fragments And Sold Them To Hobby Lobby?

This week investigators accused professor Dirk Obbink, one of the most celebrated classics professors in the world, a Nebraska native and MacArthur “genius grant” recipient who had long directed — and allegedly looted — Oxford’s Oxyrhynchus Papyri Project, a collection of centuries-old literature recovered from an ancient Egyptian garbage dump in 1896. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Oxford, Nebraska, Words, MacArthur, Dirk Obbink, 10.15.19

Kelly Link and Gavin Grant have bought a bookstore!

Macarthur "Genius" Kelly Link and her husband Gavin Grant are the forces-of-nature behind the amazing Small Beer Press (previously). Now, the pair have announced that they are to buy a bookstore in Easthampton, Massachusetts, acquiring White Square Books from its current owner, and reopening it this month as Book Moon. The pair have lots of bookselling experience, having met while working at Boston's Victor Hugo Books, and Link previously worked at B Dolphin's, a children's bookstore in N...
Tags: Post, Books, Business, Happy Mutants, News, Massachusetts, Northampton, Link, North Carolina, Grant, MacArthur, MacArthur Grant, Bookselling, Kelly Link, White Square, Easthampton Massachusetts

Taylor Ho Bynum's 'Ambiguity Manifesto' Is A Playground For Jazz Improvisers

Bynum's album features nine musicians, including guitarist Mary Halvorson, a newly minted MacArthur fellow. Each improviser sings the tune — or sings around it — in their own way, in their own time.
Tags: News, MacArthur, Bynum, Mary Halvorson, Taylor Ho Bynum

Everything we know about uBiome, the startup that convinced Silicon Valley that testing poop was worth $600 million, and then filed for bankruptcy amid an FBI investigation

uBiome was founded in 2012 on the promise of helping ordinary people understand the bacteria living in and on them, known as their microbiome. The company eventually raised $105 million from investors and reached a valuation of $600 million. In late April, the FBI searched uBiome's office as part of an investigation. By the end of June, the company's top leadership and many of its board members had departed. In October, uBiome said it was shutting down in a chapter 7 bankruptcy. Business Ins...
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Harris County probation department making big improvements, but it's still probation

As part of reforms implemented with its MacArthur grant, Harris County consolidated all of its state jail cases into one district-court docket called the "Responsive Intervention for Change (RIC) Docket." According to the Texas Comptroller:Before the reforms, a disproportionate share of Texas' state jail felons (SJFs) were from Harris County — 26 percent in 2014, well in excess of the county's 16 percent share of the state's population. Five years later, its share of the total had declined by 90...
Tags: Texas, Law, Sarah, Probation, Harris County, MacArthur, Gritsforbreakfast, Pretrial Detention, SJF, State Jails

Around the Web on a Wednesday

(Cuba) Paris-Cuba: Our friend Peter Turnley is having a major exhibit, entitled Paris-Cuba, that opened at La Fototeca de Cuba, Cuba's National Center of Photography, on September 21. The show is on view until October 20th. In case you can't get to Cuba easily, there's a video. The exhibit of 104 photographs represents more than forty years of photographing the two places. (Paris) Shades of Roger C.: The ladies of IFixit—Kay Kay Clapp, who has the quirky title of "Director of Things," an...
Tags: Photography, New York, Isis, China, Iraq, Syria, Paris, Middle East, Tokyo, Cuba, Dslr, Canon, Pentax, Cadillac, Around The Web, Ricoh