Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day

Good and Cheap: Healthy Eating for Those that Need it Most

by: Blaine Skrainka

'Good and Cheap' shares delicious but inexpensive meals plans with people on food stamps (though, any a penny pincher can enjoy).

Tags: Blaine Skrainka, food, food stamps, Good and Cheap, Leanne Brown, Politics, recipes, SNAP, Social Justice, The Wild Magazine, world

Dame of Flames: A Conversation with Vivienne Westwood

by: Emily Kirkpatrick

Vivienne Westwood is a one-woman revolution. Mere words and overly simplified definitions fail to do the immensity of her legacy justice. Read the full interview with the original Dame of Flames from our WTF issue.

Tags: 350.org, Active Resistance to Propaganda, Alice in Wonderland, Bianca Jagger, Bill McKibben, Bradley Manning, Chelsea Manning, climate revolution, Fashion, Frederic Worth, Genghis Khan, Hyde Park, Julian Assange, London, Malcolm McLaren, Met Gala, mod, Noam Chomsky, Paris, Pinocchio, Pirates, Politics, Pope, punk, The Wild Magazine, Victoria and Albert Museum, Vivienne Westwood, WILD wish, WTF Issue
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The Face of Power

by: Blaine Skrainka

Youth climate activist Anjali Appadurai studies the power structure behind the climate regime.

Tags: Activism, anjail appadurai, Blaine Skrainka, Climate Change, COP, Global Warming, Politics, The Wild Magazine, UN, UNFCCC, world, Youth Issue
Spain Financial Crisis

Civil Disobedience

by: Blaine Skrainka

Paco Serinelli/Associated Press Relentless EU-imposed austerity measures at the behest of northern Euro Zone countries have mired the continent in recession. Spain’s across-the-board spending cuts have pitted public sector workers against one another at this […]

Tags: Austerity, barcelona, Blaine Skrainka, budget cuts, Economics, EU, Euro Zone, financial crisis, firefighters, police, Politics, Protests, public sector workers, Spain, The Wild Magazine, world
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A Mess, Rome

by: Blaine Skrainka

Max Rossi/Reuters Campaign posters in Rome provide a striking visual representation of Italy’s government — torn. Inconclusive elections this week, which left no party with a majority in parliament, leave the future of Italy uncertain […]

Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Italy, photography, Picture of the day, Politics, Rome, Silvio Berlusconi, street art, The Wild Magazine
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Peril in Athens

by: Blaine Skrainka

Aris Messinis/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images A molotov cocktail is set ablaze amidst ongoing protests in Athens. Round after round of imposed austerity cuts continue to further threaten the social stability on the streets. The Greek economy […]

Tags: Athens, Austerity, Blaine Skrainka, debt, debt crisis, Golden Dawn, Greece, Greek, Neo-Nazis, Politics, The Wild Magazine, world
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Praying for Peace, Burma

by: Blaine Skrainka

Rakhine Buddhist monks pray for peace in Yangon, Myanmar. (Minzayar/Reuters) Sectarian violence has swept Rakhine state in northwestern Myanmar (Burma). The rape and murder of an ethnic Rakhine Buddhist woman have sparked clashes between Buddhists […]

Tags: Bangladesh, Blaine Skrainka, Buddhism, Burma, Islam, Myanmar, Picture of the day, Politics, Praying for Peace, Rakhine, religion, Rohingya, Sectarian Violence, The Wild Magazine, world
WILD Profile Rebecca Berg NYT

WILD Profile: Rebecca Berg, Young Enough to Know it All

by: Blaine Skrainka

Who: Rebecca Berg Where: Born in San Diego, Lives in Washington, D.C. What she does: Political reporting fellow, The New York Times What’s on your mind today? My next articles. I won’t say any more than that, […]

Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Journalism, New York Times, New Yorker, Politics, Rebecca Berg, Ryan Lizza, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Wild Magazine, Virginia Young, WILD PROFILES, Young Enough to Know it All
Mona Eltahawy, Foreign Policy

The Real War on Women is in the Middle East

by: Blaine Skrainka

To have any kind of real understanding of the Arab Awakening, we must look to the role of women and challenge the word “revolution.” In the West, we tend to idolize the struggle for democracy, […]

Tags: Arab Awakening, Arab Spring, Blaine Skrainka, Civil Rights, Egypt, Foreign Policy, Human Rights, Middle East, Mona Eltahawy, Picture of the day, Politics, religion, Tahrir Square, Tahrir Woman, The Real War on Women is in the Middle East, The Wild Magazine, Virginity Tests, War on Women, Why Do They Hate Us?, Women's Rights, world
Egyptian Women Rise Up in Tahrir Square


by: Blaine Skrainka

Earlier this week, thousands of women took part in a march of historic proportions, taking to the streets of Cairo to demand women’s empowerment and decry the brutal attacks on female protesters. The women of […]

Tags: Arab Awakening, Arab Spring, Blaine Skrainka, Bloomberg News, Blue Bra, Cairo, Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, Lisa Beyer, New York Times, Politics, Protests, Tahrir Square, Tahrir Woman, The Wild Magazine, Virginity Tests, Women's Empowerment, Women's Rights, world
The al-Assad regime murders thousands


by: Blaine Skrainka

After years of corruption and cronyism from the oppressive regime of Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian people have risen up as a part of the Arab Awakening only to face a brutal backlash. The United Nations’ […]

Tags: Arab Awakening, Arab League, Arab Spring, Bashar al-Assad, Blaine Skrainka, China, Human Rights, Iran, Libya, Middle East, Politics, Protests, Ramita Navai, Russia, Syria, Syria Under Fire, The Wild Magazine, UN, United Nations, world
COP17 Climate Talks in Durban, South Africa


by: Blaine Skrainka

A so-called last minute deal at the COP17 Climate Talks in Durban, South Africa has led politicians and some media outlets to laud the cooperation of diplomats to come to an agreement to ultimately curb […]

Tags: 1, 99%, American Exceptionalism, Blaine Skrainka, Canada, Cancun, Carbon Emissions, China, COP17, Copenhagen, Durban Adjournment, Durban Climate Talks, Environment, India, International Energy Agency, Japan, Kyoto Protocol, Politics, Pollution, Russia, South Africa, The Wild Magazine, United States, world


by: Diana Cenat

A recently released case study from Friends of the Earth International, the world’s leading grassroots environmental organization, has exposed energy giant Sasol as having done much to undermine the recent climate talks in South Africa. […]

Tags: Climate Change, Climate Talks, Diana Cenat, Durban, Environment, Friends of the Earth International, Global Warming, International Emissions Trading Association, Negotiating The Future, Politics, Sasol, South Africa, The Wild Magazine, UN, world
$3 Holler, Village Beat


by: Blaine Skrainka

In an effort to protect the indigenous people of northern Kenya, a collective of artists and activists have turned to the unifying global medium that is music. Slumchella will be the stage to raise awareness […]

Tags: $3 Holler, Blaine Skrainka, Dead Prez, Environment, GIBE 3 Dam, Kenya, music, Nairobi, Politics, Shabazz Palace, Slumchella, The Wild Magazine, Three Gorges Dam, Village Beat, world
Princess Hijab's Parisian Subway Street Art


by: Blaine Skrainka

An androgynous cloaked figure stalks the Paris metro tunnels in an obscure disguise with marker in hand. Princess Hijab is an elusive French street artist that catches Parisian eyes with unsettling alterations to fashion ads […]

Tags: Advertising, ART, Blaine Skrainka, Burqa, Feminism, France, Immigrant Rights, Islam, Muslim, Nicolas Sarcozy, Niqab, Paris, Politics, Princess Hijab, Social Commentary, street art, The Wild Magazine, Veils, world
Free Ai Weiwei Street Art, Soho, New York City


by: Blaine Skrainka

Ai Weiwei remains unapologetic and defiant, while continuing to be an inspiration to those who care about human rights and social justice. Although he was released from secret detention in September, the Chinese authorities continue […]

Tags: Ai Weiwei, ART, Blaine Skrainka, China, Documentaries, Film, Human Rights, Never Sorry, Politcal Dissent, Politics, Social Justice, The Wild Magazine, world
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Consumers Take Action

by: Diana Cenat

If Kristen Christian has a say, the Fifth of November will be remembered not only for Guy Fawkes, but for a stand taken against “companies with unethical business practices.” Photo by Eddie Colla Bank Transfer […]

Tags: Arianna Huffington, Bank of America, Consumers Take Action, Diana Cenat, Dick Durbin, Fifth of November, Guy Fawkes, JP Morgan Chase, Kristen Christian, Occupy Wall Street, Politics, The Wild Magazine, Wall Street, world
Harry Belafonte

Sing Your Song

by: Blaine Skrainka

The WILD seeks to highlight up and coming artists, especially those with a social conscience. To give context to our present and future, it helps to understand our past. Harry Belafonte leveraged his signature music […]

Tags: Africa, Blaine Skrainka, Calypso, Charlie Parker, Civil Rights, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Folk, George W Bush, Harry Belafonte, HBO, Hugo Chavez, John F Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr, Miles Davis, music, New York City, NPR, Politics, Sing Your Song, The New School, The Wild Magazine, We Are the World, world

Energy and the Environment

by: Blaine Skrainka

Two major energy policy issues have been garnering attention recently, and they may serve to test the Obama administration’s commitment to the environment and sustainability. The simultaneous debates over the failure of Solyndra and the […]

Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Canada, Capitalism, Cronyism, Energy and the Environment, Environment, EPA, Keystone pipeline, Politics, Solyndra, State Department, The Wild Magazine, world
Occupy Everything


by: Blaine Skrainka

As the third week of the Occupy Wall Street protest approaches, the media has started to take note and organized labor have extended their support. Despite these early achievements, an endgame remains nebulous. The privately […]

Tags: #OccupyWallSt, Blaine Skrainka, Bloomberg, CNBC, Disorganized, Fox News, Mainstream Media, Mortgage Backed Securities, New York City, New York Stock Exchange, Occupy Wall Street, Politics, RADIOHEAD, Tea Party, The Wild Magazine, world, Zuccotti Park

A Political Climate

by: Blaine Skrainka

Timely solutions to the climate change crisis at times appear overwhelmingly difficult given our modern political arena and public discourse. Steady streams of misinformation have provided fodder for deniers to reinforce their entrenched views on […]

Tags: A Political Climate, ALEC, Blaine Skrainka, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Conservatives, Environment, Global Warming, Hydrologic Cycle, John Boehner, Michigan State, Mitt Romney, Oklahoma State, Politics, Republican Party, Rick Perry, Sarah Palin, Tea Party, The Economist, The Wild Magazine, world, Yale


by: Blaine Skrainka

“For a man imprisoned and conditionally released, neither neighbors nor strangers nor Beijing’s officials nor courts can be trusted.” Artist, subversive dissident, and freedom fighter Ai Weiwei was released from his secret detention earlier this […]

Tags: Ai Weiwei, ART, Beijing, Blaine Skrainka, China, Culture, Google+, Human Rights, Newsweek, Politburo, Politics, Released But Not Free, Social Media, The Wild Magazine, Twitter, world
Arctic Melt


by: Blaine Skrainka

News coverage has been completely overwhelmed during the month of July over the synthetic debt ceiling crisis, yielding little time for coverage of other stories. For the environmentally conscious WILD community, we want to highlight […]

Tags: Arctic, Birth Defects, Blaine Skrainka, Cancer, Climate Change Update, Climate Skeptics, Conservatives, DDT, Debt Ceiling Crisis, Drought, East Africa, Environment, Horn of Africa, Pestacides, Politics, Somalia, Tea Party, The Wild Magazine, world


by: Blaine Skrainka

Last week, Bloomberg News exposed one of the worst aspects of our supposed democracy. The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, is a Washington-based policy organization that goes beyond lobbying. Rather, representatives from corporations including […]

Tags: ALEC, Blaine Skrainka, Bloomberg News, BP, Climate Change, Corporate Lobbying, Democracy, Energy Policy, Environment, Exxon, Global Warming, Koch, Politics, Republicans, The Wild Magazine, world


by: Blaine Skrainka

On Friday, Norway suffered its worst attack since World War II at the hands of a domestic terrorist. Anders Behring Breivik, 32, has been identified by the Norwegian media as the killer of at least […]

Tags: Anders Behring Breivik, Blaine Skrainka, Gun Control, Jared Loughner, NRA, Politics, Racism, Sharia Law, Terrorism, The Wild Magazine, Timothy McVeigh, Tragedy in Norway, world
Yellowstone Oil Slick


by: Blaine Skrainka

In the midst of perpetual domestic media saturation of tabloidworthy issues, environmental degradation continues to fly under the radar of the public. This weekend, an Exxon Mobil pipeline burst, spilling around 42,000 gallons of crude […]

Tags: An Inconvenient Spill, Blaine Skrainka, Deepwater Horizon, Environment, Exxon Mobil, Gulf Oil Spill, Media, Montana, Politics, The Wild Magazine, world, Yellowstone River

Structural Inequity

by: Blaine Skrainka

The Supreme Court of the United States has again ruled that the interests of major corporations are more important that the rights of US citizens. The high court of the land has dismissed the largest […]

Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Citizens United, Politics, SCOTUS, Sexism, Structural Inequity, Supreme Court, The Wild Magazine, Wal-Mart, Women's Rights, world