Why did Homo Sapiens survive where other animals died off? The answer has to do with evolution.
The current state of social/political debate and discourse leaves a lot to be desired. Here's how to build a successful, respectful dialogue that can serve an actual purpose.
Can you imagine inviting a Navy SEAL to come live with you and your family? Not to worry, author Jesse Itzler has already gone there for you.
Robert Dear's murders at a Planned Parenthood is only the latest in a long string of terrorist attacks by Americans.
This weekend, StoryCorps is asking us to interview our older relatives about their lives and upload it to the Library of Congress. What a wonderful way to spend your holiday.
Smart people. Surprise topics. Deep fun. This week, genre-bending artist Maira Kalman.
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