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Columns, poems, tales, music, movies and more from Mark and friends

Rick's Flicks

Island in the Sun: Pietro Germi's Seduced and Abandoned

There's a sharp and hilarious little scene about halfway through Pietro Germi's 1964 comedy Seduced and Abandoned. The chief of police in a small Sicilian town turns from his office window to a map of Italy on the wall. He stares at it for a second, then covers the island of Sicily with his hand. He does this a few times, nodding with approval every time his hand deletes Sicily from Italy. I can guarantee you that an Italian audience, whether in Palermo, Rome, Venice, Genoa or Milan, would have burst into helpless laughter at this bit of business. Well, maybe not in Palermo. And definitely not in 1964. Seduced and Abandoned is an Italian film, though an Italian would tell you that it's a Sicilian film, as there was no other place in all of ...

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Laura's Links

Unrecognizability by Design

Laura Rosen Cohen rounds up the Internet...

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The Mark Steyn Audio Show

Muscle from Brussels

Mark answers questions on many topics, from a Belgian mayor's assault on free speech to jury selection in New York and Washington...

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Clubland Q&A

Live Around the Planet: Wednesday April 17th

Mark takes questions from Steyn Club members around the world...

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Politics & Current Affairs

When Contempt Is Necessary

Steyn on this week's Trump trial...

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Politics & Current Affairs

On the Auto Ban

Steyn on free movement, free speech, free elections, and the fruits of diversity...

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Politics & Current Affairs

When the Dust Settles

Steyn on Iran's curiously performative attack on Israel...

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Politics & Current Affairs

Both of the Above ...er, Below

Canada - the first hermaphrodite member of the G7...

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Politics & Current Affairs

The Habits of Liberty

Steyn is interviewed by Frank Haviland of The New Conservative...

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The War on Free Speech

Getting the Message

Steyn files three new motions in the DC Superior Court...

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The War on Free Speech

Once More Unto the Breach...

Ofcom rules against GB News (again)...

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Mann vs Steyn

Football and Hockey

The Corner post that launched a lawsuit...

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A Clubman's Notes

Through an Estonian Glass Darkly

Welcome to Part Two of The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie, our latest audio adventure in Tales for Our Time and set amidst Bolshevik intrigue on the streets of London. Steyn Club listeners are glad to have another full-length serialisation as their audio Ovaltine every night. Colorado member Paul Cathey writes: Oh Frabjous Joy, another novel! Thank you, Mark. it really has been a long dry spell, with all of us praying and pulling for you to survive, to say nothing of regaining some equilibrium in your life. It's wonderful that you feel up to this and I hope it marks a significant gain in your recovery. Me too, Paul. First Week Founding Member Allison Coates commends the choice of adventure: Delighted to hear Secret Adversary! As a ...

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A Clubman's Notes

The Young Adventurers, Ltd

Welcome to the sixty-second audio adventure in our series Tales for Our Time - and our second venture into the work of the world's bestselling author, Agatha Christie...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

Taxman

April 15th marks the end of "Tax Season" in America, and Mark has a seasonal song...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

Easter Parade

The only Easter standard in the American Songbook...

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The Mark Steyn Audio Show

A Royal Republic?

Mark mulls monarchy with Samantha Smith and Conrad Black...

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The Mark Steyn Audio Show

Leilani Dowding, Samantha Smith and Tal Bachman

Steyn talks identity politics with Leilani, Samantha and Tal...

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The Mark Steyn Audio Show

Conrad Black on the Dirty Stinking Rotten Corrupt US "Justice" System

Mark talks to his old boss, the Rt Hon the Lord Black of Crossharbour...

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The Mark Steyn Audio Show

Michele Bachmann on the US Election

Mark and Michele talk Trump, Biden and more...

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Mann vs Steyn

How Things Stand

Mann vs Steyn moves on to the appellate stage...

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Tales for Our Time

The Prisoner of Windsor

A remote fantastical kingdom far from Europe's chancelleries of power... An unpopular monarch on the eve of his coronation... A ruling class of plotters and would-be usurpers... ...and a gentleman adventurer on holiday. No, not Ruritania in the nineteenth century, but the United Kingdom in the twenty-first...

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A Clubman's Notes

After the Match

Tales for Our Time returns with a Steyn take on an H G Wells theme...

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