Posts By: Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman is a poet, spoken word artist, blogger, cultural journalist, and digital nomad. She’s been writing regularly for The Voice Magazine since 2004, not long after she began studying psychology at Athabasca. Her poetry has been published in Descant, The Talking Leaves, Chizine, Our Times, The Best of Tigertail, and Pottersfield Portfolio and her articles in Design is Political, Rawckus Magazine, Coastal Life, The New Internationalist, This Magazine, and in her blog, The Mindful Bard. She grew up in Nova Scotia, but after having lived in New Hampshire and North Africa she’s now settled in Montreal.

The Mindful Bard – Ajami

Film: Ajami (2010) Directors: Scandar Copti , Yaron Shani Cast: Shahir Kabaha, Ibrahim Frege, Fouad Habash, Youssef Sahwani, Ranin Karim, Eran Naim, Scandar Copti ?Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil, but as a necessity, even a duty.? ?Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Catfish

Film: Catfish Director: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman Genre: Documentary A Dreamy Guy, a Wandering Eye, a Beautiful Lie ?. . . the more a human creature has tasted of bitter things the more it hungers after the sweet things of life. And we, wrapped round in the rags of our virtues, and regarding others through… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Biutiful

Film: Biutiful (2010) Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu Cast: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella, Eduard Fernández, Cheikh Ndiaye, Diaryatou Daff, Cheng Tai Shen He Stoops, He Groans, He Falters Uxbal, a soft-core criminal who is dying of prostate cancer, goes to visit his wife Marambra after she has run the gamut of another… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – OK Go, 180/365

OK Go: 180/365 (EMI June 2011) A Divine Outpouring of Celestial Rock to Make You Do Your Happy Dance You may have noticed that I rarely write about rock ?n? roll. It’s not that I don’t like it or that I am ignorant of its glorious history. In fact, I was once a zealous rock… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Magnetic Ear, Part II

Magnetic Ear is a New Orleans pocket brass band whose members include Martin Krusche (tenor sax), Michael Watson (trombone), Wes Andersonn IV (trombone), Dan Oestreicher (baritone sax), Jason Jurzak (sousaphone), and Paul Thibodeaux (drums). Rooted in the brass band tradition (in particular the New Orleans second line tradition), the band incorporates an eclectic host of… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Scenesters

Film: The Scenesters (monterey media 2011) Genre: Drama, comedy Writer/director: Todd Berger Cast: Sherilyn Fenn, Blaise Miller, Todd Berger, Jeff Grace, Kevin M. Brennan, James Jolly, Monika Jolly, and Suzanne May ?In front of you is an exciting, even dangerous life, but while watching it you feel safe. In this sense the film theatre is… Read more »