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 – The Cuica Story

“Happy New Year! The Conjunto Roque Moreira wishes you peace, health, happiness, success, and we hope in 2011 we can go to Canada to show our work to this wonderful country . . . We have news! We begin to record our new CD in January. Cheers!? Anderson Almeida, drummer and vocalist for Conjunto Roque… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Inception

An Interdisciplinary Study of the Psyche Film: Inception (Warner Bros. 2011) Writer/Director: Christopher Nolan Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine As Art Dob visits his wife, Moll. In the high-rise where she committed suicide. They have a conversation. In a dream. Within… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Amir ElSaffar, Inana

Album: Amir ElSaffar, Inana (2011) Miles Davis on a Camel Inana is Amir ElSaffar’s fourth solo album and just one small part of an extremely productive and exciting?even film-worthy?artistic career. His childhood in a suburb of Chicago exposed him to an eclectic mix of American genres. He listened to rock, folk, blues, and jazz; his… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Zenith

Film: Zenith (2010) Written and supervised by Vladan Nikolic Directed by Anonymous Cast: Peter Scanavino, Jason Robards III, Ana Asensio, David Thornton, Al Nazemian ?Once something has reached its Zenith there always follows an inevitable decline, the sun proves this every day. This is what our society faces . . . This recession is the… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Who’s Afraid of Frances Fox Piven? – The Essential Writings of the Professor Glenn Beck Loves to Hate

Book: Frances Fox Piven, Who’s Afraid of Frances Fox Piven? The Essential Writings of the Professor Glenn Beck Loves to Hate (The New Press 2011) A Necessary Defiance Last year Frances Fox Piven got a request from a student wanting to interview her for a term assignment, the subject of which was Piven’s book Challenging… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Idiots & Angels

Film: Idiots & Angels (2008) Genre: Animated Writer/Director/Animator: Bill Plympton 21st-Century Gregor Wakes with Wings In the Sioux myth of White Buffalo Woman, two braves on a hunting trip see a beautiful woman in white buckskin approaching them from a distance. The first recognizes her spiritual character and warns the other against making a pass… Read more »