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Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

Clock Watching

The nuclear threat lingers still

Spending Power

Can compassion and efficiency be combined in the use of public funds?

Emma Hooper

Emma Hooper is an author, musician and academic. Her next book, A Long Sound, A Low Sound, will be published by Penguin Canada in 2018. She teaches pop-music sociology at Bath Spa University. Although Emma lives in the United Kingdom, she comes home to Alberta to cross-country ski as often as she can.

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Blue Notes

In true tone deafness, an answer to why we sing. September 2016
There is a battle being waged about music, about why we like it so much and why we have it at all. On one side, we have cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker, championing the “auditory cheesecake” team, those who believe music to be a non-­evolutionarily crucial, although pleasant, side effect of our development of…