‘Framed’ Questions Western Attitudes Toward Africa

by: Blaine Skrainka

It's a genuine human impulse to lend a helping hand, but what if we're reaching out with eyes and ears shut?

Tags: Africa, Blaine Skrainka, Boniface Mwangi, Cassandra Herman, Cassandra Herrman, colonialism, Framed, Kathryn Mathers, social media activism, The Wild Magazine, voluntourism, world
Marley Apparel

Marley Apparel Debuts Soccer Capsule Collection

by: Blaine Skrainka

Just in time for World Cup fever, Cedella Marley, eldest daughter of reggae legend Bob Marley, releases a collection of casual soccer wear inspired by her father’s favorite football looks.

Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Bob Marley, Camilo Fuentealba, Cedella Marley, Fashion, Jamaica, Karen Marley, One Love Gardens, Reggae Girlz, The Wild Magazine, world, World Cup
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
Almudena Fernández

Kind Surf Makes Waves for Good

by: The WILD

In celebration of International Surf Day, we highlight Kind Surf, a Spanish NGO that introduces the bliss of surfing to disadvantaged youth.

Tags: Almudena Fernández, International Surf Day, Kind Surf, Surf, surfing, The Wild Magazine, world
Solar Roadways

Solar Roadways Could Power Tomorrow

by: Blaine Skrainka

These glass-covered solar panels are strong enough to handle the weight of trucks up to 250,000 pounds.

Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Environment, Green, Indiegogo, Solar Roadways, sustainability, WILD Wire, world
Eric Goode ineterview WILD mag

Unlucky Gold

by: Joseph Isho Levinson

Eric Goode tells The WILD how luxury animal trophies are contributing to species extinction.

Tags: Eric Goode, exotic animals, Joseph Isho Levinson, Ploughshare tortoise, The Wild Magazine, world, WTF Issue
Anjali Appadurai interview wild mag

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
Free Syrian Army WILD mag

A Moment of Peace

by: The WILD

A Free Syrian Army fighter takes cover to rest in Aleppo. Last night, Russian President Vladimir Putin published a Op-Ed in the New York Times calling the conflict in Syria “not a battle for democracy, […]

Tags: Aleppo, Free Syrian Army, FSA, Picture of the day, Syria, The Wild Magazine, Vladimir Putin, world
Trash oceans WILD world

Surf & Turf

by: The WILD

Surfing photographer Zak Nolye captures the complete spectrum of interconnectedness between man and ocean.   Read more about our trashed seas here, and donate to the Ocean Foundation

Tags: Environment, oceans, Picture of the day, Pollution, surfing, The Wild Magazine, world, Zak Noyle
Women walk on a windy day outside Kabul


by: The WILD

Mohammad Ismail/Reuters Women in Kabul, Afghanistan continue to move forward despite blustering resistance.   See more Women of Kabul

Tags: Afghanistan, kabul, Mohammad Ismail, Picture of the day, Women of Kabul, world
Syria civil war


by: The WILD

Photo by Javier Manzano Free Syrian Army fighters take cover in Aleppo’s Karm al-Jabal neighborhood. The two-year long civil war has claimed upwards of 90,000 lives with no end in sight. In discussing the conflict […]

Tags: Aleppo, Assad, Bashar al-Assad, civil war, Javier Manzano, Obama, photography, photojournalism, proxy war, Putin, Syria, world
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
SAMUEL JAMES Niger Delta Crude Oil Burns

The Hunt for Black Gold, Nigeria

by: Giovanna Badilla

©Samuel James Ohioan photographer Samuel James documents the ongoing conflict throughout the Niger Delta between armed groups seeking access to the country’s oil wealth and Nigerian security forces that have no intention of ceding control. […]

Tags: Giovanna Badilla, Niger Delta, Nigeria, photography, Picture of the day, Samuel James, The Wild Magazine, world
Unrest in Athens WILD mag picture of the day

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
Students show support for Malala Yousufzai in Abu Dhabi WILD mag photography

We Cannot Be Silenced, Abu Dhabi

by: Blaine Skrainka

Kamran Jebreili/Associated Press Students show support for Malala Yousufzai outside of the Pakistani Embassy in Abu Dhabi. Just 14 years-old, Malala was targeted by the Taliban for her advocacy of women’s education. They accused the […]

Tags: Abu Dhabi, Associated Press, Blaine Skrainka, Kamran Jebreili, Malala Yousufzai, Pakistan, photography, Picture of the day, The Wild Magazine, world
Rapa das Bestas, Spain

Rapa das Bestas, Spain

by: Blaine Skrainka

Miguel Vidal/Reuters This past weekend near Santiago de Compostela, Spain, wild horses were rounded up and wrestled to the ground as part of the Rapa das Bestas. Their manes were sheared and the animals were branded. The 400 […]

Tags: animal rights, Blaine Skrainka, Picture of the day, Rapa das Bestas, Spain, The Wild Magazine, world
Rakhine Buddhist monks pray for peace

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
Growing Pains, Egypt, The WILD Mag

Growing Pains, Egypt

by: Blaine Skrainka

As the regime of Hosni Mubarak fell, the world witnessed the birth of a democracy. Today, the compelling images streaming in from Tahrir Square have mostly come to an end, but the struggles continue. Early […]

Tags: Arab Spring, Arab Uprising, Blaine Skrainka, Democracy, Egypt, Growing Pains, Hosni Mubarak, Muslim Brotherhood, photography, Picture of the day, Tahrir Square, The Wild Magazine, world
Aung San Suu Kyi supporters

Standing Up, Burma

by: Blaine Skrainka

Supporters gather to hear Aung San Suu Kyi at the opening of an office for the National League for Democracy. Last week, at long last, the opposition leader was sworn into office after nearly 25 […]

Tags: Aung San Suu Kyi, Blaine Skrainka, Burma, Democracy, Myanmar, Photo of the Day, Standing Up Burma, world
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
Barack Obama occupies the bus of Rosa Parks


by: Blaine Skrainka

Fifty-seven years ago, Rosa Parks, “the first lady of civil rights,” made a stand of peaceful civil disobedience by refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Although we live far […]

Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Civil Rights, Human Rights, Obama, Picture of the day, Progress, Rosa Parks, The Wild Magazine, world
Aung San Suu Kyi wins seat in parliament

Democracy Now, Burma

by: Blaine Skrainka

Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images After two decades of democratic struggle, many of which under house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi has been elected by the people of Myanmar (Burma) to hold a seat in parliament. […]

Tags: Aung San Suu Kyi, Blaine Skrainka, Burma, Democracy, Democracy Now, Hillary Clinton, Human Rights, Myanmar, National League for Democracy, Picture of the day, The Wild Magazine, world
Gold Miner, Mozambique

Gold Miner, Mozambique

by: Blaine Skrainka

Mozambique’s economic growth has been one of the strongest among African nations in the last decade, thanks in large part to the export of metals including aluminum and gold. But the GDP growth is not […]

Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Gold Miner, Gold Mining, Human Rights, Mozambique, National Geograpic, Picture of the day, Reuters, Robin Hammond, South Africa, The Wild Magazine, world
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Charcoal Making, Liberia

by: Marina Lucic

Most of the charcoal in Liberia is made by women. They use heavy rubber tree stumps, which they carry on their heads for miles, in this labor heavy process. For more of the story, told […]

Tags: Africa, Liberia, Marina Lucic, 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