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Fire and Smoke: Everyday Life in the Venezuela Riots

by: Haley Houseman

Jose David, a student at the Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela, discusses the state of everyday life in his city.

Tags: Leopoldo Lopez, Nicolas Maduro, political unrest, Protest, riots, Social Media, Twitter, Venezuela
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A Dictionary of Modern American Usage by Teju Cole

by: Blaine Skrainka

Do you follow Teju Cole on Twitter? I only recently discovered his 140 character prose, but immediately felt the need to follow and share his public thoughts (Twitter provides the peculiar opportunity to do so […]

Tags: Ambrose Bierce, Blaine Skrainka, cliche, Dictionary of Received Ideas, Gelett Burgess, Gustave Flaubert, Literature, Mark Twain, Samuel Johnson, Social Justice, Social Media, Teju Cole, The Wild Magazine, Twitter, writing
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Erick Erickson calls Sen. Wendy Davis an ‘Abortion Barbie’

by: Blaine Skrainka

Earlier this afternoon, conservative thought leader Erick Erickson tweeted this little gem about one of our newest political heroes out of the great state of Texas, Wendy Davis: It is a bit embarrassing that Abortion […]

Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Erick Erickson, misogyny, Politics, Sexism, Social Media, The Wild Magazine, trolls, Twitter, Wendy Davis
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Myspace Recruits Ryan McGinley to Take Us Back to 2005

by: Claire Voon

Watch out, Facebook: Myspace is relaunching its platform, and it’s attempting to seize your hipster clientele. Photo courtesy of Myspace Last week, the social network of yesteryear unveiled a new commercial directed by New York-based […]

Tags: Claire Voon, Facebook, Myspace, myspace makeover, Pharrel Williams, photographer, Ryan McGinley, Social Media
Teju Cole Mirror

The Photography and Writing Style of Teju Cole

by: Veronique Hoebeke

Art meets literature in the writer and photographer Teju Cole. His most recent novel “Open City,” published in 2011, details a young psychiatrist’s journey around New York City and other foreign places. The book won […]

Tags: Literature, New York City Book Award Art, Nigeria, PEN/Hemingway Award, photography, Social Media, Teju Cole, The Wild Magazine, Veronique Hoebeke
Press Play Pause doc

Press Pause Play: The Digital Revolution

by: Joseph Johnson

This week saw the floatation of Facebook on the stock market after its owners placed a value of more than $100 billion on the social networking business. The historic debut meant over 1,000 investors in […]

Tags: ART, Bill Drummond, blogger, creative agency, Culture, debate, digital, documentary, Facebook, Film, Hot Chip, House of Radon, Joseph Johnson, MOBY, music, Myspace, photography, physical, Press Play Pause, Robyn, Social Media, Swedish, Technology, The Wild Magazine, Twitter, virtual, YouTube
A Visible Debate

A Visible Debate

by: Blaine Skrainka

I admit, I had been swept up by the Invisible Children bandwagon. But it didn’t happen yesterday. In fact, my first ever post in The WILD Magazine highlighted IC’s work with the African music group, […]

Tags: A Visible Debate, AMREF, Blaine Skrainka, Central African Republic, charity, Charity Navigator, Congo, Doctors Without Borders, DRC, Invisible Children, Joseph Kony, Lord's Resistance Army, LRA, Social Media, Sudan, The Wild Magazine, Uganda, Visible Children, Washington Post,, Web 2.0, world

Seeing Red: Why is Hong Kong so hot under the collar about Mainlanders?

by: Andrea Lo

There is no love lost between Hong Kong and their neighbours who hail from China. Popularly referred to as Mainlanders, which has since become a negative connotation in its own right, visitors from north of […]

Tags: Andrea Lo, China, Hong Kong, Protests, Seeing Red, Social Media, The Wild Magazine, world


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


by: Blaine Skrainka

Bomba Estéreo’s debut album, Blow Up, is exactly what the Colombian rockers did this year.  The troupe has been named one of the 25 Best New Bands in the World by MTV Iggy, and went […]

Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Bomba Estéreo, Columbia, Electronica, Hip-Hop, MTV, music, Nacional Records, Social Media, The Wild Magazine