Q: When can I read Mark's columns and other writing each week?
A: Mark's Song Of The Week is posted every Monday morning. His "Happy Warrior" column from National Review is posted every other Tuesday morning. You can usually find either an obituary or arts feature on Wednesday mornings. On Thursday around noon we post Mark's weekly column from Maclean's magazine in Canada. On Friday we round out the week with his weekend movie pick. Every Saturday morning we post Mark's weekend political column, which can also be read in the print edition of Investors Business Daily, The Orange County Register in California, The Washington Times, The Philadelphia Bulletin, and various other publications all the way to Hawkes Bay Today in New Zealand. Mark's pieces for Commentary, The New Criterion and other publications are linked here as they're posted at their respective websites.
Q: What other features appear regularly on the site?
A: Mark's Request Of The Week is posted every Thursday morning. Mark's Mailbox appears every weekday, with the winning Letter of the Week announced each Friday. We usually link to a transcript of Mark's appearance on The Hugh Hewitt Show every Friday morning, and on Sunday we post a column from One, Five or Ten Years Ago. In addition, Mark's daily contributions to National Review's Corner are flagged on the home page, as are shorter items from Steynposts.
Q: How do you pronounce Mark's name â€“ Stine, Stain or Steen?
A: Mark Stain would be tautological. It's Stine. The internal rhyme in SteynOnline is an easy way to remember.
Q: Where does he live?
A: He spends most of his time holed up in the hills of New Hampshire â€“ although, after his last trip there, he's thinking of buying a vacation home in western Iraq. Very reasonable prices.
Q: What did he do before column writing?
A: Mark started as a disc-jockey, and still likes to keep his hand in when the opportunity presents. He's played country, classical, rock, easy listening over the years. He's also hosted many other kinds of radio and TV shows, from a BBC talk-show from New York to the live Glyndebourne opera broadcasts on Britain's Channel 4, and various arts documentaries which still turn up on obscure cable channels at four in the morning. These days he is a popular guest host for Rush Limbaugh on the radio and for Sean Hannity on Fox News.
Q: What does he like to do when he's not writing?
Q: That's it?
A: He also likes recording Christmas singles. Would you like to hear his latest?
A: Wait a minute, how did the Qs wind up doing the answers and the As doing the questions?
Q: Beats me.
A: There you go again.
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