Who are the Jewish ‘geniuses’? Four Jews are among this year’s crop of winners picked by a foundation for extraordinary achievements in diverse fields.
The MacArthur Foundation announced the list of 2014 MacArthur Fellows on Tuesday, and two Jews made the list.
In 2006, when the MacArthur Foundation bestowed its “Genius” award on John Zorn, the panel of judges only underscored what many fans already knew. Zorn’s extensive output as a composer of avant-garde music, a first-rate saxophone player, and a leader of a group of downtown New York musicians, has been vastly important and influential.