Shifts away from Islamism require grassroots, ground-up approaches to change.
Sometimes we gorge on caffeine hoping it'll jump-start our attention and focus, but that's not actually how our brains work.
Living on Mars is an essential back-up plan for humanity, says author Stephen Petranek. Here's how he thinks we can survive the radiation.
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Our grandparents shouldn't lose out on life just because they age.
This is a great way of understanding the difference between artificial intelligence and genuine intelligence, i.e., human intelligence.
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