The 20 Winners of the MacArthur Award

From a New York Times story by Christopher Kuo headlined “When the Phone Rings and the Voice Says: You’ve Won a MacArthur Award”:

Patrick Makuakane, a hula choreographer in San Francisco, was at the Burning Man festival when he received a text from someone who claimed to be from the MacArthur Foundation and had been trying to reach him. The spotty cell service in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada made Makuakane miss the calls, and he did not understand why he was being contacted.

“Finally, I kind of pieced it together,” he said. “It’s pretty spectacular.”