Here Are Your Geniuses

“Obviously, I’m very grateful but I have a vague sense of not belonging.”
-David Simon (“The Wire,” “Treme”) reacts to being named one of this year’s John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation “geniuses.” Other names among the 23 recipients of the $500,000 award include pianist Jason Moran, director David Cromer and author Annette Gordon-Reed. The real surprise here is that Simon, upon being told he was a genius, didn’t respond by saying, “No fucking shit.”#