Attention-Grabbing Mag Cover Features Gorgeous Cate Blanchett Without…

Intelligent Life is not a magazine about extraterrestrials but a publication from the brainy folks at The Economist. The current issue, for March/April 2012, features Oscar-winner Cate Blanchette on the cover, and the editor, Tim de Lisle, decided to leave her photograph unretouched. In his editor's letter, he… » 3/22/12 11:10am 3/22/12 11:10am

Hey Public! What Do You Like To Read About? Because We're Kinda Stumped

What sells magazines? There's a new issue of the MIN media industry newsletter out, and the only sure answer is "Not Britney Spears And Isaac Cohen," a pair responsible for the worst-selling issues of both Us Weekly and OK! (Who the fuck is Isaac Cohen? After the jump!) But everything else was confusing. Do we love bad… » 3/13/08 3:00pm 3/13/08 3:00pm

If You Can't Afford Rice In Haiti, You Eat Dirt

Global food prices are so high Haitians are feeding themselves dirt — or more specifically, mud cookies made with salt and vegetable shortening. AP reporter Jonathan Katz sampled one: it had "a smooth consistency and sucked all the moisture out of the mouth as soon as it touched the tongue. For hours, an unpleasant… » 1/30/08 1:30pm 1/30/08 1:30pm

Angelina Jolie Reminds Economist Readers Of Their Public Jury Duty

Yesterday we brought you the news Angelina Jolie (!) would be penning a column in the Economist's "World In 2008" supplement. This morning we actually read the column, thanks to a highly-placed source at a celebrity tabloid. It is about Darfurian genocide; specifically, how she would like to see the perpetrators of that… » 11/14/07 1:30pm 11/14/07 1:30pm