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A Se'nnight of Steyn, August 13-19

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with Steyn celebrating one of his favorite pop songs, "On a Slow Boat to China", as an appropriately nautical theme for those who've booked passage on the inaugural Mark Steyn Club Cruise. It's not a slow boat to China but a leisurely voyage from Montreal to Boston at the height of the Eastern Seaboard's beautiful fall foliage season. Join Steyn and his doughty crew Michele Bachmann, John O'Sullivan, Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney, along with special musical guest Tal Bachman. We'll be doing all our regular SteynOnline features - The Mark Steyn Show, Song of the Week, Tales for Our Time - but live and on water. You can find more details on the Cruise here.

~Mark's Monday Notebook looked at two significant shifts in the public square: its increasing surrender to Islam, and its accelerating banishment of the entire western inheritance.

Later that day Steyn joined Tucker Carlson to talk over two topics - the weekend's leftist violence in America, and the Creepy Porn Lawyer's announcement of his presidential bid. Click below to watch:

~On Tuesday Mark hosted another Clubland Q&A, taking questions from Mark Steyn Club members live around the planet. Topics covered included blasphemous Indonesians, flaming Swedes, non-wreath-laying wreath-layers, matching ties and handkerchiefs, and what a fine girl Brandy Edwards is. To hear the full show, click here.

Clubland Q&A is made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club, for which we are profoundly grateful. For more on the Club, see below.

~Wednesday brought the big news of the week in America: the removal of former CIA director John Brennan's "security clearance" - which promptly sent the left into full meltdown. Steyn reacted on "Tucker Carlson Tonight":

~Steyn's Thursday Notebook returned to the subject of the ongoing demolition of the past, not only in America and Britain but especially in Canada, where the Dominion's first prime minister, Sir John A Macdonald, is being erased from public view.

~For the weekend and just ahead of the upcoming Steyn cruise, we revisited one of Mark's shipboard guests, Michele Bachmann, and a very perceptive preview of the Trump Administration:

~For our Saturday movie date, Steyn marked the ninetieth birthday of a great director, Nicolas Roeg, with whom Mark enjoyed a momentary possibility of silver screen stardom.

In legal news, CRTV continue to deny that they've lost their suit against Steyn and to refuse to pay up and move on. For those interested, we've provided a handy guide to CRTV's sleazy founder Cary Katz's multiple lawsuits against Mark. We will update this page as Katz adds to his swelling number of cases against Steyn.

Much of our content at SteynOnline this last year has been funded by members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled or anything like that, but we are providing Club members with a few extras, such as our Sunday Poem, Tales for Our Time, participation in our Clubland Q&As, and the opportunity to sail with Mark on the inaugural Mark Steyn Club Cruise from Montreal to Boston next month at the height of foliage season. (If you're thinking of coming on the Cruise, don't leave it too late, as the price is more favorable the earlier you book.)

You can find more details about The Mark Steyn Club here. And don't forget our Steyn Club Gift Membership (not to be confused with our SteynOnline gift certificates).

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.

August 19, 2018 at 9:00 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, August 6-12

If columns, audio and video are insufficient for you, then you may prefer Mark live in person, for seven sparkling nights on the inaugural Mark Steyn Club Cruise, sailing from Montreal to Boston at the height of the Eastern Seaboard's beautiful fall foliage season. Join Steyn and his doughty crew Michele Bachmann, John O'Sullivan, Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney, along with special musical guest Tal Bachman. We'll be doing all our regular SteynOnline features - The Mark Steyn Show, Song of the Week, Tales for Our Time - but live and on water. You can find more details of the Cruise here.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with Steyn celebrating a strange enchanted boy who wrote a strange enchanted song.

~On Simcoe Day or, according to taste, Colonel By Day, Mark found himself 99 hours from Tulsa with a brand new Chinese edition of America Alone. (And don't forget that personally autographed copies of the English-language America Alone are exclusively available from the SteynOnline bookstore.)

Later that day he returned to "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to ponder the leftward lurch of the Democrat Party.

~Tuesday was Election Night in America. Mark quizzed Lou Dobbs on what the results mean for both parties.

~On Wednesday Steyn guest-hosted "Tucker Carlson Tonight" for a full hour on the Mueller investigation, immigration enforcement, Trump Derangement Syndrome and more.

~On Thursday Mark started the day with Stuart Varney on Fox Business. Click below to watch:

In the evening he returned for another hour of guest-hosting, including Tucker's "Final Exam", with Steyn serving as quizmaster for a showdown between Susan Li of Fox Business and Fox News colossus Geraldo Rivera:

Also on the show: MS-13, Alan Dershowitz on Mueller and Trump, and Michio Kaku on the brand new Space Force:

~On Friday Mark did double duty, first guest-hosting America's Number One radio show, and then returning for a final stint in the anchor's chair on America's Number Three cable show, including Nancy Pelosi's weakening grip on the Democrat Party and the selective totalitarians of social media.

~For our weekend movie date, Steyn observed the twentieth anniversary of There's Something About Mary.

In legal news, CRTV continue to deny that they've lost their suit against Steyn and to refuse to pay up and move on. For those interested, we've provided a handy guide to CRTV's sleazy founder Cary Katz's multiple lawsuits against Mark. We will update this page as Katz adds to his swelling number of cases against Steyn.

Much of our content at SteynOnline this last year has been funded by members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled or anything like that, but we are providing Club members with a few extras, such as our Sunday Poem, Tales for Our Time, participation in our Clubland Q&As (the latest of which takes place live around the world this Tuesday), and the opportunity to sail with Mark on the inaugural Mark Steyn Club Cruise from Montreal to Boston next month at the height of foliage season. (If you're thinking of coming on the Cruise, don't leave it too late, as the price is more favorable the earlier you book.)

You can find more details about The Mark Steyn Club here. And don't forget our Steyn Club Gift Membership (not to be confused with our SteynOnline gift certificates).

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week - and don't forget our latest Clubland Q&A, in which Mark takes questions from Steyn Club members around the planet live at 4pm US Eastern on Tuesday (that's 9pm London, 10pm Paris, 11pm Cairo).

August 12, 2018 at 7:58 am  |  Permalink

An Impending Se'nnight of Steyn

Mark returns from his summer hiatus tomorrow, Monday, live across America on "Tucker Carlson Tonight". We hope you'll tune in - and stick with Steyn for a full week of TV and radio appearances in the days ahead.

If audio and video are insufficient for you, then you may prefer Mark live in person, for seven sparkling nights on the inaugural Mark Steyn Club Cruise, sailing from Montreal to Boston at the height of the Eastern Seaboard's beautiful fall foliage season. Join Steyn and his doughty crew Michele Bachmann, John O'Sullivan, Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney, along with special musical guest Tal Bachman. We'll be doing all our regular SteynOnline features - The Mark Steyn Show, Song of the Week, Tales for Our Time - but live and on water. You can find more details of the Cruise here.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the summer's gone around these parts:

~Before taking off, Mark joined Barbara Kay to talk free speech for Moses Znaimer's IdeaCity confab in Toronto. Click below to watch:

~Steyn was also honored by Canada's Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms with the first ever George Jonas Freedom Award. His acceptance speech begins about half-an-hour in, but don't miss Conrad Black's delightful intro to Mark, and the presentation of the award by George's widow Maya:

~We re-ran a few Steynian classics over recent weeks, including these ad-libbed remarks on America's Number One radio show, made the day after the Orlando nightclub massacre, about "the party at the end of the world". We think they're more timely than ever. Click below to listen:

~In Steyn's absence, we introduced a modest innovation for Mark Steyn Club members - a Clubland Open Thread. You can read what members made of the last few weeks' big issues here and here.

~For our weekend movie dates this summer we welcomed the first ever guest writer in SteynOnline's fifteen-year history, Mark's distinguished compatriot Kathy Shaidle. Do enjoy Kathy's terrific columns on Jerry Lewis and The King of Comedy, Bette Davis, Psycho and Rita Hayworth's Gilda - and we look forward to having her back very soon. Thank you also to Mark's favorite piano-playing imam Andrew Lawton for helping hold down the fort.

~Our Sunday Song of the Week featured a few reprises of beloved favorites, from George Gershwin's "Summertime" to Abba's "Waterloo", via the classical roots of Frank Sinatra's recording career and the all-time greatest World Cup anthem. We were also pleased to see that two chums of our musical endeavors here had a good summer. Goodfella Paul Sorvino was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Patsy Gallant was inducted into the Order of Canada. Here's Paul telling Mark about a unique family connection to "O Sole Mio":

And here's Patsy telling Mark about a unique childhood connection to Édith Piaf:

~The summer began with Mark taking his (temporary) leave, and revealing where the damages from his victory in the grisly CRTV vs Steyn suit will be going. For those of a legal bent, we have also provided a handy guide to CRTV founder Cary Katz's four (at the time of writing) lawsuits with Mark. We will update this page as Katz adds to his swelling number of cases against Steyn.

Much of our content at SteynOnline this last year has been funded by members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled or anything like that, but we are providing Club members with a few extras, such as our Sunday Poem, Tales for Our Time, participation in our Clubland Q&As, and the opportunity to sail with Mark on the inaugural Mark Steyn Club Cruise from Montreal to Boston next month at the height of foliage season. (If you're thinking of coming on the Cruise, don't leave it too late, as the price is more favorable the earlier you book.)

You can find more details about The Mark Steyn Club here. And don't forget our Steyn Club Gift Membership (not to be confused with our SteynOnline gift certificates).

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week, and continues tomorrow with Mark's return to the airwaves, live across America with Tucker Carlson Monday evening at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific.

August 5, 2018 at 8:16 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, June 18-24

Happy St-Jean-Baptiste Day to all our Quebec readers. It was a somewhat truncated se'nnight at SteynOnline, but, in case you missed it, here's how it looked to Mark:

~The week began with a rare outbreak of World Cup fever at SteynOnline, as Mark celebrated the all-time great footie anthem.

~On Monday Steyn pondered how Bertolt Brecht's sardonic advice on "dissolving the people" has been taken up by governments all over the western world: it was our most read piece of the week.

~On Tuesday Mark hosted another Clubland Q&A, taking questions from Mark Steyn Club members live around the planet. Topics covered included hard borders and soft Brexits, the Inspector General's report on the Hillary fix, Hamiltonian immigrants, chaste lawyers, and Italian bedfellows. To hear the full show, click here.

Clubland Q&A is made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club, for which we are profoundly grateful. For more on the Club, see below.

~On Wednesday the lamentations over "children being ripped from the arms of their mothers" overwhelmed the White House, and the President signed an executive order. Unlike the sob sisters elsewhere in the media, Mark and Tucker remained hard-hearted. Click below to watch:

~As the week drew to a close, Mark took his (temporary) leave, and revealed where the damages from his victory in the CRTV vs Steyn suit will be going.

For those of a legal bent, we have also provided a handy guide to CRTV founder Cary Katz's four (at the time of writing) lawsuits with Mark. We will update this page as Katz adds to his swelling number of cases against Steyn.

~On Friday, notwithstanding his corporeal absence, Mark managed to appear with Barbara Kay to talk free speech on video at IdeaCity in Toronto.

~For our Saturday movie date we welcomed the first ever guest writer in SteynOnline's fifteen-year history, Kathy Shaidle, with her take on a memorable Jerry Lewis moment from The King of Comedy.

Much of our content at SteynOnline this last year has been funded by members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that, but we are providing Club members with a few extras, such as our Sunday Poem, Tales for Our Time, participation in our Clubland Q&As, and the opportunity to sail with Mark on the inaugural Mark Steyn Club Cruise from Montreal to Boston this September at the height of foliage season. (If you're thinking of coming on the Cruise, don't leave it too late, as the price is more favorable the earlier you book.)

You can find more details about The Mark Steyn Club here. And don't forget our Steyn Club Gift Membership (not to be confused with our SteynOnline gift certificates).

Stay tuned: Mark will return.

June 24, 2018 at 8:03 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, June 11-17

Happy Father's Day to all our pops, pas and paters around the planet. We have a song for the season.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with an unusually optimistic anthem for these parts: "The sun'll come out Tomorrow."

~Mark's Monday Notebook included some thoughts on a highbrow De Niro, a lowbrow Trudeau, and a brow-beaten Britain.

Monday night is Tuesday morning in Singapore - and Steyn was live on air as the Trump and Kim motorcades departed for a momentous summit. Click below to watch:

~On Tuesday Mark considered the new Italian government, and the closure of their ports to a shipload of "refugees": it was our most read piece of the week.

~On Wednesday Steyn checked in with John Oakley at Toronto's Global News Radio 640 - about twenty minutes after a huge thunderstorm tore through town. Up for discussion were Trump, Trudeau, tariffs, and more. Click below to listen:

~On Thursday the Inspector-General's report on the behavior of senior FBI personnel was finally released. Steyn reviewed it on a lively edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight":

~On Friday in Toronto Mark was honored to receive from Canada's Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms the very first George Jonas Freedom Award. On Saturday, for our regular movie date, he chose Spielberg's travesty of a great Jonas book: Munich.

~Also for the weekend, we noted some Mark Steyn Show guests in the news: the university student determined to take down the thought police, the novelist who invaded a publisher's safe space, and the Quebecker out to slay a Canadian sacred cow.

Much of our content at SteynOnline this last year has been funded by members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that: we're proud to say that there's more free content at SteynOnline than ever before in our fifteen-year history. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, such as our Sunday Poem, Tales for Our Time, participation in our Clubland Q&As, and the opportunity to sail with Mark on the inaugural Mark Steyn Club Cruise from Montreal to Boston this September at the height of foliage season. (If you're thinking of coming on the Cruise, don't leave it too late, as the price is more favorable the earlier you book.)

You can find more details about The Mark Steyn Club here. And don't forget our Steyn Club Gift Membership (not to be confused with our SteynOnline gift certificates).

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week - and do join Mark for a brand new Clubland Q&A in which he takes questions from Steyn Club members live around the planet, this Tuesday at 4pm North American Eastern Time, 9pm in London, 10pm in Europe, midnight in Moscow.

June 17, 2018 at 8:16 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, June 4-10

This coming Friday, June 15th, Steyn returns to his hometown of Toronto, to receive the very first George Jonas Freedom Award from Canada's Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. (For any of our western New York readers, that's a zippy 90 minutes up the Queen Elizabeth Way from Buffalo.) George Jonas was a lifelong champion of liberty and a truly great Canadian, and Mark is honored and humbled by this inaugural award. You can find more details about the event here - and, if you enter STEYNCLUB18, you'll get 15 per cent off your ticket. We hope to see you there!

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with Steyn celebrating the ninetieth birthday of a fine American composer and his peppiest song, "Put On a Happy Face".

~Mark's Monday Notebook included some thoughts on the integrity of the arts - and an ancient C-SPAN interview that has stood the test of time. Click below to watch:

Later Steyn joined Tucker Carlson to chew over an amazingly awful interview with Bill Clinton.

~On Tuesday Miss America's head honcho Gretchen Carlson announced that henceforth there would be no swimsuit round. Mark considered that - and Miss Carlson's other campaign, to reign in forced arbitration.

~On Wednesday's brand new video edition of Mark's Mailbox, Steyn took questions from Mark Steyn Club members around the world on the EU's heads-we-win-tails-you-lose democracy, the left's embrace of the deep state, and Orwell vs Huxley. Click below to watch:

Mark's Mailbox is produced with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club, for which we are profoundly grateful. For more on the Steyn Club, see below.

~On Thursday Mark guest-hosted America's Number One radio show as Trump and Trudeau re-enacted the War of 1812. Later he joined Tucker Carlson to discuss the media's admiration for the oeuvre of Stormy Daniels.

~On Friday, the G7 summit got underway, and Steyn, back for another three hours at the Golden EIB Microphone, provided play-by-play coverage of the on-again off-again Trump/Macron romance.

~For the weekend, Mark pondered the changing face of the anti-globalists, while our Saturday movie date remembered Eunice Gayson, the very first Bond girl.

Much of our content at SteynOnline this last year has been funded by members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that: we're proud to say that there's more free content at SteynOnline than ever before in our fifteen-year history. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, such as our Sunday Poem, Tales for Our Time, participation in our Clubland Q&As, and the opportunity to sail with Mark on the inaugural Mark Steyn Club Cruise from Montreal to Boston this September at the height of foliage season. (If you're thinking of coming on the Cruise, don't leave it too late, as the price is more favorable the earlier you book.)

You can find more details about The Mark Steyn Club here. And don't forget our Steyn Club Gift Membership (not to be confused with our SteynOnline gift certificates).

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week - and we hope to see you in Toronto on Friday.

June 10, 2018 at 8:45 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, May 28-June 3

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with Steyn's appearance on Sky Australia's "Outsiders", talking about the Anglo-Aussie input to the "Russia investigation", and with Tommy Robinson's first days in gaol in England: Mark's column on the latter was our most-read piece of the week.

~For Memorial Day Steyn offered a song for the season and some thoughts on war and sacrifice, and then roped in the real talent in the family.

~On Tuesday's Clubland Q&A Steyn took questions from Mark Steyn Club members live around the planet. Among the topics covered were the Irish referendum on abortion, the arrest of Tommy Robinson, aspects of the "Russia investigation", and the British state's willingness to sacrifice its young women on the altar of diversity. You can listen to the full show here.

Clubland Q&A is produced with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. For more on the Steyn Club, see below.

~On Wednesday Mark kept his midweek date with John Oakley on Toronto's AM640, covering a wide range of topics from the cancelation of "Roseanne" to the remorseless erasure from the public space of Canada's first prime minister. Click below to listen:

~On Thursday Mark and Tucker Carlson considered a Bee-list celebrity reduced to the C-word, and the strange degeneration of television "comedy". Click below to watch:

~On Friday, to conclude our first-anniversary observances of The Mark Steyn Club, we offered a bonus Tale for Our Time - and launched our second season of audio adventures with the author who wrote our first, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the final case of his most famous creation. You can hear Part One of Mark's reading of "His Last Bow: An Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes" here, and the conclusion here.

Steyn also hosted a Tales for Our Time sampler, featuring Mark on The Time Machine, The Secret Agent, The Prisoner of Zenda and more. Tales for Our Time is made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club, for which we are profoundly grateful. More details on the Steyn Club below.

~For the weekend, Mark considered the competing merits of fiction and memoir in "The Gripes of Roth". Our Saturday movie date looked at the art of the flower arranger.

This month Steyn will be returning to his native land to receive the very first George Jonas Freedom Award from Canada's Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms on June 15th in Toronto. This is a huge and very humbling honor for Mark, who treasures the memory of the late Mr Jonas, a genuine champion of liberty and a truly great Canadian. You can find more details about the event here - and, if you enter STEYNCLUB18, you'll get 15 per cent off your ticket.

Much of our content at SteynOnline this last year has been funded by members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that: we're proud to say that there's more free content at SteynOnline than ever before in our fifteen-year history. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, such as our Sunday Poem, Tales for Our Time, participation in our Clubland Q&As, and the opportunity to sail with Mark on the inaugural Mark Steyn Club Cruise from Montreal to Boston this September at the height of foliage season. (If you're thinking of coming on the Cruise, don't leave it too late, as the price is more favorable the earlier you book.)

You can find more details about The Mark Steyn Club here. And don't forget our Steyn Club Gift Membership (not to be confused with our SteynOnline gift certificates).

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.

June 3, 2018 at 7:47 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, May 21-27

To all our American readers, Happy Memorial Day weekend. We shall have some words and music appropriate to the occasion later today.

To all our Australian readers, Mark will be on Sky News this Sunday morning with Rowan Dean and Ross Cameron. Oh, wait. Sunday morning in Oz has already happened...

To all our Canadian readers, Steyn will be back in his home town of Toronto next month to receive the very first George Jonas Freedom Award. More details below.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with Steyn offering Musick for a Royal Wedding and mourning the death of the great scholar of Islam, Bernard Lewis.

~On Monday's edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Mark discussed Hillary Clinton's amusing visual gag at the Yale graduation ceremony. Click below to watch:

~On Tuesday Mark explored the extensive British contribution to the phony "Russia investigation". "Tinker Tailor Clapper Carter Downer Halper Spy" was our most-read piece of the week.

~On Wednesday Steyn pondered one of the phenomena of our times: the middle-aged child.

~On Thursday Mark and Tucker addressed the Democrats' evaporating blue wave, and Harvey Weinstein turning himself in to the coppers.

~On Friday, as part of this month's first-anniversary observances of The Mark Steyn Club, we offered a Tales for Our Time sampler, featuring Steyn on Conan Doyle, Scott Fitzgerald, Conrad, Kipling, H G Wells, Jack London and more. This week we also concluded our latest Tale for Our Time: Rudyard Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King. Click for Part Three, Part Four and Part Five. We'll have a bonus birthday tale for you later this week.

Tales for Our Time is made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club, for which we are profoundly grateful. More details on the Steyn Club below.

~For the weekend, Mark congratulated the winners of our "Oh Happy Day" competition, Ross and Karen, and explained why he couldn't use their full names. Our Saturday movie date looked at a Hitchcockian update in Dial RM for Remake.

As mentioned above, next month Mark will be returning to his native land to receive the very first George Jonas Freedom Award from Canada's Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms on June 15th in Toronto. This is a huge and very humbling honor for Mark, who treasures the memory of the late Mr Jonas, a genuine champion of liberty and a truly great Canadian. You can find more details about the event here - and, if you enter STEYNCLUB18, you'll get 15 per cent off your ticket.

Much of our content at SteynOnline this last year has been funded by members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that: we're proud to say that there's more free content at SteynOnline than ever before in our fifteen-year history. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, such as our Sunday Poem, Tales for Our Time, participation in our Clubland Q&As (the latest of which is on Tuesday), and the opportunity to sail with Mark on the inaugural Mark Steyn Club Cruise from Montreal to Boston this September at the height of foliage season. (If you're thinking of coming on the Cruise, don't leave it too late, as the price is more favorable the earlier you book.)

You can find more details about The Mark Steyn Club here. And don't forget our Steyn Club Gift Membership (not to be confused with our SteynOnline gift certificates).

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.

May 27, 2018 at 8:04 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, May 14-20

Happy Victoria Day weekend to all our Canadian readers. Mark will be back in his native land next month to receive the very first George Jonas Freedom Award. More details below. This Victoria Day weekend, meanwhile, was the first time the Sovereign's official Canadian birthday was also the occasion for a Royal Wedding. Mark celebrated the Royal couple in pictures, and will have some appropriate music later today.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Steyn:

~The week began with the twentieth anniversary of Frank Sinatra's death. Mark considered Sinatra on screen, and a vintage performance.

~On Monday Steyn did double-duty on "Tucker Carlson Tonight". First up was the start of the second year of the "Russia investigation". Next came Michael Avenatti's java jive. Click below to watch:

~On Tuesday Mark returned to the Golden EIB Microphone to guest-host America's Number One radio show. You can find a few moments from the broadcast here.

~On Wednesday's Clubland Q&A Steyn took questions from Mark Steyn Club members live around the planet. Among the topics covered were which Russian dirt attracts prosecution and which doesn't; blackmail and black robes; Franchise Man and Burqa Girl; varieties of theocrat; and a word on the late Tom Wolfe, author of Bonfire of the Vanities. You can listen to the full show here.

~On Thursday's edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Mark and Tucker considered the Mad Max factor. Click below to watch:

~For the weekend, as part of this month's first-anniversary observances of The Mark Steyn Club, Mark launched the latest audio adventure in our series Tales for Our Time - and a timely one for the Royal Wedding weekend: Rudyard Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King. For Friday's episode, click here. For Saturday's, click here.

Tales for Our Time is made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club, for which we are profoundly grateful. More details on the Steyn Club below.

As mentioned above, next month Mark will be returning to his home town of Toronto to receive the very first George Jonas Freedom Award from Canada's Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms on June 15th. This is a huge and very humbling honor for Mark, who treasures the memory of the late Mr Jonas, a genuine champion of liberty and a truly great Canadian. You can find more details about the event here - and, if you enter STEYNCLUB18, you'll get 15 per cent off your ticket.

As many of you know, Mark's Number One jazz bestseller Feline Groovy: Songs for Swingin' Cats, featuring his own groovy feline Marvin on the cover, has attracted dozens of rave reviews at Amazon. However, another Steyn album, Goldfinger, has gone comparatively unnoticed. So we are grateful to Max for this five-star review:

I received Mark's album Feline Groovy as a gift a few days ago. While I love Mark's writing and exceptional wit, I was not expecting to love his music. Wow, was I wrong! I liked it so much, in fact, that after listening I bought myself Goldfinger. How this album only has 3 reviews is beyond me. While different in overall mood, both albums contain delightful arrangements and vocals that can be enjoyed by everyone. Steyn's performance of 'The Very Thought of You' alone makes this album worth buying. Hoping there will be a new album sometime in the near future!

Thanks, Max. Mark's hoping he gets to finish his new album (interrupted by a year of litigation hell) very soon. Meanwhile, Goldfinger is available on CD - and, for instant gratification, via digital download from Amazon or iTunes. Or you can pick it up direct from the Steyn store. Incidentally, there's an entirely different Steyn performance of "The Very Thought of You" on Mark's live music special with Liza Minnelli, Paul Simon, Maria Muldaur, Everything But The Girl and other guests.

Much of our content at SteynOnline this last year has been funded by members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that: we're proud to say that there's more free content at SteynOnline than ever before in our fifteen-year history. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, such as our Sunday Poem, Tales for Our Time, participation in our Clubland Q&As, and the opportunity to sail with Mark on the inaugural Mark Steyn Club Cruise from Montreal to Boston this September at the height of foliage season.

You can find more details about The Mark Steyn Club here. And don't forget our Steyn Club Gift Membership (not to be confused with our SteynOnline gift certificates). As for our first-birthday Club competition to find something defamatory in this Song of the Week essay, Mark did not think it appropriate to announce the winners on Their Royal Highnesses' wedding day, so we're postponing that announcement until later this week.

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week and Part Three of The Man Who Would Be King.

May 20, 2018 at 8:58 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, May 7-13

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms, mums, mas and maters among our readers. Mark has some songs for the season.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Steyn:

~The week began with the start of The Mark Steyn Club's second year and the only Song of the Week we could have chosen. We thank all those first-week Founding Members who've decided to sign up for another twelve months - and we celebrated our first birthday with a cavalcade of Non-Stop Number Ones, in which Mark talked to Andy Williams, Bananarama, Paul Simon, Artie Shaw, Lulu, Julio Iglesias and other hitmakers about some of their biggest-selling records.

~On Monday Mark swung by "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to mull Stormy Daniels' double act with Alec Baldwin as Trump. Click below to watch:

~On Tuesday New York Attorney-General and #MeToo crusader Eric Schneiderman resigned after accusations of violence and death threats by four women. Mark reflected on Samantha Bee's fallen superhero in what became our most-read piece of the week.

~On Wednesday's John Oakley Show, Mark talked free speech, conservative faintheartedness, and depravity for hypocrites. Click below to listen:

~Thursday-night TV in the US was dominated by President Trump's speech in Indiana. Afterwards Mark and Tucker engaged in some instant analysis.

~On Friday the ongoing posturing and showboating from senatorial humbugs over the nomination of a new CIA director prompted Mark to re-air a timely episode of The Mark Steyn Show in which he interviewed the man who waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Dr James Mitchell. Click below to watch:

~For the weekend Mark announced details of the inaugural Steyn Club Cruise from Montreal to Boston, and chose a similar theme for our Saturday movie date: "Voyage to Disaster."

This coming week, Thursday May 17th, Mark will be in Las Vegas - not, alas, to see Wayne Newton, but instead for a hearing at Clark County District Court to intervene in scofflaw Cary Katz's attempt to evade the consequences of CRTV's appalling lawsuit against Mark by self-suing his own company into pseudo-bankruptcy. Even though he is in real-world terms both plaintiff and defendant, we doubt the seamy Katz will actually show up in court as either party. But Mark will be there, so for once what happens in Vegas won't stay in Vegas. As you know, CRTV has now re-sued Steyn for a mere $5 million on the grounds, inter alia, that this Song of the Week essay is grossly defamatory of Katz. So tomorrow Mark will be announcing the results of our reader competition to find something actionable in it - in the first of what will be presumably (given his insatiable litigiousness) our annual Cary Katz Scofflaw Deadbeat Sleazebag Self-Suing Great Patriotic Bum Award.

By contrast, next month Steyn will be returning to his home town of Toronto to receive the very first George Jonas Freedom Award from Canada's Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms on June 15th. This is a huge and very humbling honor for Mark, who treasures the memory of the late Mr Jonas, a genuine champion of liberty and a truly great Canadian. You can find more details about the event here, but do bear in mind that early-bird booking ends this Tuesday, May 15th - and, if you enter STEYNCLUB18, you'll get 15 per cent off your ticket. So don't leave it too late!

Much of our content at SteynOnline this last year has been funded by members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that: we're proud to say that there's more free content at SteynOnline than ever before in our fifteen-year history. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, such as our Sunday Poem, Tales for Our Time, participation in our Clubland Q&As, and the opportunity to sail with Mark on that aforementioned Steyn Club Cruise.

You'll find more details about The Mark Steyn Club here. And don't forget our Steyn Club Gift Membership (not to be confused with our SteynOnline gift certificates).

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week and a bonus Sunday edition of Mark at the Movies.

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