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 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 »

In Conversation With . . . Paul Leighton, Part I

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

The Mindful Bard – Project Nim

Film: Project Nim (2011) Director: James Marsh Genre: Documentary ?The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men’s apples and head their cabbages.? Cyrano de Bergerac How do you make a sociopath?… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Ensemble Polaris Part II

Ensemble Polaris is a group of musical masters who have banded together to perform and record music from the northern latitudes. According to their website, some of the musical traditions they embrace include ?early, folk, Klezmer, Hot Club of Paris, middle Eastern and southeast Asian, traditional Scandinavian, Celtic, Cape Breton, eastern European, classical, improvisatory, and… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Film Socialisme

Film: Film Socialisme (2011) Director/Screenwriter: Jean-Luc Godard Cast: Catherine Tanvier, Christian Sinniger, Jean-Marc StehlĂ©, Agatha Couture, Eye Haidara, Marie-Christine Bergier ?Globalisation has made us more vulnerable. It creates a world without borders, and makes us painfully aware of the limitations of our present instruments, and of politics, to meet its challenges.? Anna Lindh ?I respectfully… Read more »