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Big Brain Awards Deadline One Week Away!


Hey there, smarty pants! You -- or someone you know -- can win a cash prize of $1000.

All you have to do is click here. Well, that's not all you have to do. But that's the first step toward making a nomination for New Times' first-ever Big Brain Awards. We'll give prizes to people doing really cool stuff in the following areas: performing arts, visual arts, online media, fashion/design and film/video. 

Having trouble wrapping your gray matter around the concept? Leave your questions in the comments section, or email me at [email protected].

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at

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