'Not From Here,' stories by Nathan Deuel

Give this man a Genius award

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Christoph Niemann's illustrations have appeared on the covers of The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine and American Illustration.

Have you seen Christopher Niemann’s illustrations yet?

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, The New York Times is highlighting Niemann’s operatic musing on his own relationship to the city’s legacy.

Past projects have included:

* Icons of his life built in Legos
* Subway lines as shorthand for life
* New York cheat sheets

Every year, the MacArthur Fellow Program anoints 20 to 40 “geniuses,” who each win a cash award that is now $500,000.

Give this man the money!

(Then again, what will he do with it? Come to think of it, I guess I don’t know what other so-called MacCarthur geniuses do with the money. Other than vacation houses, it’d be interesting to know if the cash generally helps or hurts, and if anyone has any demonstrable anecdotes to support either.)

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