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.

Tunisian Travels, Part II

Recently Wanda Waterman spent several weeks in Tunisia, where she crossed half the country, visited several cities and villages, and stayed with a traditional Tunisian family. This travelogue series chronicles her adventures and experiences in the Maghreb. Read Part I of the series here. ?The silent onlookers, those whose only concern is to protect their… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Sidewalls

Film: Sidewalls (IFC Films) Screenwriter/Director: Gustavo Taretto Cast: Pilar López de Ayala, Javier Drolas, Inés Efron, Carla Peterson, Rafa Ferro, Adrian Navarro Genre: Drama/Art House ??Suppose further,? Socrates says, ?that the man was compelled to look at the fire: wouldn’t he be struck blind and try to turn his gaze back toward the shadows, as… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Mak

Mak, an alternative band from Montreal, has shown a startling ability to craft and arrange thoughtful, moving songs that draw on a wide range of musical genres, including jazz, rock, and experimental music. They’ve just released their self-titled debut album to rave reviews. Recently the band’s vocalist, guitarist, and keyboardist Jason MacCormack took the time… Read more »

Tunisian Travels, Part I

Recently Wanda Waterman spent several weeks in Tunisia, where she crossed half the country, visited several cities and villages, and stayed with a traditional Tunisian family. This article series chronicles her adventures and experiences in the Maghreb. Arrival in the Capital In Tunis the night air is an energizing sea breeze from the nearby Mediterranean,… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Paul Leighton, Part II

Paul Leighton is a Diversity Fellow and a Technology Fellow in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology at the Eastern Michigan University. He has co-authored a number of important books on crime and violence, including Class, Race, Gender and Crime. He’s often quoted by major media outlets in the United States and beyond. On… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Film: Cave of Forgotten Dreams (IFC Films 2011) Director: Werner Herzog Genre: Documentary The Chauvet-Pont-d?Arc Cave Drawings: A Faithful Originality ?Man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage.? Morris West Once upon a time, before the… Read more »