Katy Rodriguez

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The complete US jobs report for April in two simple charts

The US economy <b>added 165,000 jobs</b> in April, beating expectations, and the unemployment rate <b>dropped slightly to 7.5%</b>. Here’s the breakdown of employment status for all Americans age 16 and above:<p>Here’s what job creation and loss looked like in various industries last month:<p>Read full story

The faces of famine: Peter Power in Somalia

The Somalia famine was vastly more disastrous than the world realized, a new study has found. Nearly 260,000 people died in the famine between 2010 to 2012 – including 133,000 children under the age of five – making it one of the deadliest famines of the past 25 years. The death toll is about three …

As Russian journalists, our lives are black comedy and dark tragedy

Some of the stories are funny. Take mine, for example. I was fired from my job as editor of a popular science magazine for refusing to send a reporter along on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s hang-gliding adventure, when he tried to lead a flock of Siberian cranes on a new migratory …

Gunmen shoot dead top Pakistan prosecutor investigating Benazir Bhutto assassination

The lead prosecutor in the murder of Benazir Bhutto was shot dead in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Friday as he travelled to court.<p>Gunmen sprayed Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali's car with bullets in a busy neighbourhood of the city. A female passer-by also died, and Mr Zulfiqar's bodyguard was …

Desktop Wallpaper: May 2013

I was so excited when Chris Piascik agreed to illustrate a quote for our Designer Desktop series in his signature hand-drawn lettering. He chose “Art …

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Michael Cina - The Fox Is Black

Michael Cina is a man of many talents. As I’m writing this I’m thinking about how I need to link his name to his website… except he has like 12 …

So Fresh and So Clean: Splash Laundromat by Frederic Perers

Having spent many an hour in laundromats over the years, it’s clear that many of them could use a good washing themselves. Let’s face it though, …

Creatively Defaced Textbooks

One of the things I miss most about being in art school was... the casual graffiti. Students of all stripes have a tendency to make flyers, deface …

Netflix Loses 1,800 Titles as License Deals Expire

Netflix lost almost 1,800 titles this morning as license deals with MGM, Warner Bros. and Universal expired.<p>In what Slate referred to as “the great …