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In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

Deborah Kirshner

Deborah Kirshner is a professional violinist and award-winning writer. She has written several features for The Walrus and her last book, Mahler’s Lament (Quattro Books, 2011), is a work of historical fiction. She also co-hosts the music program “Classical Underground,” broadcast live on CIUT radio.

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Deborah Kirshner

Picture Perfect

Following a trail of iconic images in search of the real Glenn Gould July–August 2017
Georgia O’Keeffe has been the subject of two major exhibitions that ran concurrently this year. Georgia O’Keeffe, at the Art Gallery of Ontario courtesy of the Tate Modern, was a retrospective that re-examined the American painter’s career, her development and her contribution to modernism. The other, Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern

Prodigies under Pressure

A deft introduction to the savage sport of music competition July–August 2013
There is a story about Rostropovich, the great Soviet cellist, who, suffering from the consequences of jet lag and vodka, fell asleep during the long orchestral introduction of the Dvorak Cello Concerto in front of an audience of 3,000 Japanese. Miraculously, half a bar before his entrance he woke up and had enough presence of mind to turn to the conductor and say: “It vas so-o…