Is there intelligent life out there in the universe? Theoretical physicist Brian Greene explains why that's a more complicated question that it appears.
What will it take for the United States to overcome entrenched issues pertaining to race and socioeconomic status? According to poet and educator Clint Smith, the U.S. needs to be honest with itself about cultural...
People considered physically attractive enjoy many social and professional benefits others do not. But the reasons why are more complex than you might think.
Light plays a vital role in our everyday lives and technologies based on light are all around us. So we might expect that our understanding of light is pretty settled. But scientists have just uncovered a new...
As Americans prepare to shoot off fireworks on the Fourth of July, let's take a look at how other nations celebrate their holiday equivalents.
Cuba has become the first country to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to baby, the World Health Organization has declared five years into its regional initiative.
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