This week's question arrives from the Philippines, courtesy of Amy. Bill dissects the question before giving several possible answers.
Ian Bremmer calls Hillary Clinton a "moneyball" candidate for president.
Dr. Christine Moutier of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention continues our series "Big Thinkers on Mental Health" with ways society can combat the rising suicide trend.
Many social sciences—psychology, geography, and anthropology—were once mysterious. Researchers advanced these fields by working together and peer reviewing the evidence. The same benefits could be attained by...
Words of wisdom from the late, great Maya Angelou: “I've learned that people will forget what you said; people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
When the Whitney Museum of American Art decided to stage in 1948 their first exhibition of a living American artist, they chose someone who wasn’t even an American citizen, but only legally could become one just...
Jay Smooth is the creator of the Hip-Hop Music Blog, and video blogging site IllDoctrine. In 1991, he founded what has become New York's longest running hip-hop radio show, WBAI's Underground Railroad.
Jay Smooth on sampling and the creative process.
Jay Smooth discusses the legacy of hip-hop feuds.
Jay Smooth on whether “player-haters” are really the problem.
Hip-Hop and the broadening of cultures
Jay Smooth discusses music and the value of aesthetic expression
Jay Smooth weighs in on the career prospects of today’s creative class
Jay Smooth discusses the pleasures of collaborative storytelling and planting one’s own flag online.
Big Think interview with Jay Smooth