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.

In Conversation With . . . Kristen Bussandri

Kristen Bussandri is a Montreal-based country/soul singer-songwriter. While living in New York City she interned at the Brill Building, and from there went on to sing on tracks mixed by Phil Ramone, work with Steely Dan’s live sound engineer, and perform at Rockwood Music Hall and the Bitter End. She recently finished the Tower of… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Rubber

Film: Rubber (Realitism Films 2010) Writer/Director: Quentin Dupieux Cast: Stephen Spinella, Jack Plotnick, Wings Hauser, Roxane Mesquida, Ethan Cohn, Charley Koontz Genre: Drama We Go ?Round and ?Round and ?Round in the Tire Game Robert the abandoned tire awakens to his own unique reality: he’s alone in a gravelly desert somewhere in the American southwest…. Read more »

Voix du Maghreb – Ne Plus Entendre le Mot Sous-traitance

L?article qui suit est composé d?une entrevue avec Bachzoul Machilyes (un pseudonyme), un ingénieur Algérien travaillant avec Sonatrach, une société pétrolière multinationale en Algérie. Il est l?auteur de Hout Yakoul Hout [Le Poisson Mange le Poisson]. Quelles circonstances vous ont amené à écrire Hout Yakoul Hout ? La marginalisation au sein de l?entreprise : l?hébergement,… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Made in Dagenham

Film: Made in Dagenham (Paramount Pictures 2010) Screenplay: Billy Ivory Director: Nigel Cole Cast: Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James, Rosamund Pike, Andrea Riseborough, Jaime Winstone, Daniel Mays Genre: Docudrama ?In June 1968 women sewing machinists in the Ford car plant in Dagenham took a stand for equal pay in a strike that… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . hue, Part II

hue is a Toronto-based indie band noted for its enthusiastic pop rock tunes, superlative sound production, and creative collaborations with a host of stellar acts (including Timbaland, We Are Wolves, The Wooden Sky, Two Hours Traffic, Said The Whale, Hollerado, Lights, and Mother Mother). Starting Fires is hue’s second full-length album. Recently the band’s leader,… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Public Speaking

Film: Public Speaking (HBO 2011) Director: Martin Scorsese Genre: Documentary ?The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid: the state of being alone.? James Baldwin ?The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.? Dorothy Parker… Read more »