Big Think Editors's Contributions
  • A School That's Changing Everything

    Every five years, teachers at Zeke Vanderhoek's school in Washington Heights will be required to take a year-long sabbatical. To do what? He explains: "There’s no requirement. They don’t even have to connect it....

  • More Than Music

    For many of the musicians that Big Think has talked to over the past year, becoming a rock star was only the first step of a much more ambitious agenda.  The same is true for stars profiled by music site...

  • Justin Fox Contemplates the Decline of the Rational Market

    Justin Fox, business columnist and Curious Capitalist for Time magazine as well as author of the bestseller The Myth of the Rational Market, stopped by Big Think recently to talk about the eroding influence of the...

  • An Expert Checks in on Ahmadinejad's Recent Bullying

    Hooman Majd, journalist and author of The Ayatollah Begs to Differ, understands Iran more than almost anyone in the U.S. journalism circuit. A Western-educated descendant of an ayatollah, Majd has written and...

  • Big Think Sits Down With Noam Chomsky

    Noam Chomsky, longtime chronicler of the gap between political bombast and legislative boorishness, recently sat down with Big Think to discuss a variety of issues, from his thoughts on Obama, to linguistics,...

  • Should Gay Marriage Be The Number One Issue?

    Sometimes peoples' views surprise you. When I heard Tim McCarthy, director of Harvard's Human Rights and Social Movement program, talk about gay marriage in his Big Think interview, I was interested to find his...

  • Big Thinkers Remember Ted Kennedy

    In the wake of Ted Kennedy's passing, leaders from all walks of life and on both sides of the partisan divide have paid their respects to him.  Many of Big Think's favorite experts have weighed in over the past...

  • Alec Ross on the Next Generation of Diplomacy

    It was big news when Alec Ross joined the White House State Department in early April 2009—the former Obama campaign social media star was the first diplomatic expert with a specialty in technology such as...

  • Tom Malinowski on our Hardest Global Rights Questions

    Tom Malinowski has been keeping a critical eye on the Obama administration’s human rights policies: that’s his job as Washington advocacy director for Human Rights Watch. However, he remains sensitive to the...

  • The College Bubble

    Though Universities have been seen by many as a safe haven in this period of economic decline, their stability and worth has recently become a subject of concern. Following a flurry of stories earlier in the year...