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Mark Steyn

The King of Comedy

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Mark writes: Our peerless film columnist Kathy Shaidle died a fortnight ago. To mark her passing, I've picked out a few personal favorites of mine from her movie columns over the years. This was her first essay for SteynOnline - a kind of response to my take on Jerry Lewis and one of his most famous roles: On the occasion of Jerry Lewis's death, Mark Steyn looked back at the comedian's "beautifully detailed performance of a very general idea of late 20th-century celebrity," playing late-night talk show host Jerry Langford in Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy (1982): As Langford's first fateful encounter with stalker and stand-up comic manqué Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) fitfully winds down [at the end of the opening scenes above], ...

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The Mark Steyn Show

Great-Power Theme-Park

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Welcome to the weekend edition of The Mark Steyn Show - in which Mark offers some thoughts on the alleged American "inauguration" and on the downfall of Canada's viceroy, and reflects on the differences between the US and Westminster systems. We have a bloodcurdling poem from Robert Browning, a few words on the loss of republican virtue, and a brand new edition of The Hundred Years Ago Show, with starving Russians, murdered composers, and bisected magician's assistants...

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Steyn on Fox

A Statue Still Stands

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Mark and Tucker on an untoppled Teddy - and a society's need of history

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Laura's Links

President Harris and Her Sidekick Joe

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Laura Rosen Cohen on the inauguration of President Kamala Harris (and that other guy), Big Tech monetizing your menstruation, and the emasculation of a prince...

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Topical Take

Unpardoned

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Mark and Tucker on Julian Assange, the Deep State's revenge, and McConnell's threats

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The Mark Steyn Show

For the Record

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In these final hours of Donald Trump's presidency, The Mark Steyn Show looks back over a turbulent last year and how it came to this...

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Steyn on Fox

The Absence of Opposition

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Mark made a rare end-of-week appearance with Tucker to discuss the incoming administration's commitment to "healing" and "unity"

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Steyn's Song of the Week

Bette Davis Eyes

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For the last week at SteynOnline we have been mourning the death of our dear friend Kathy Shaidle, and, as sometimes happens along the way at such times, a certain song lodged in my brain...

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Shaidle at the Cinema

Shaidle Among the Stars

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An anthology of favorite Kathy Shaidle insights on some of the players who caught her beady eye

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The Mark Steyn Show

Prescriptions and Proscriptions

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Mark considers the elimination of opposition and the rise of political violence. Plus a Shelley poem to stir the blood, and a Song of the Week that's just what the doctor ordered...

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Shaidle at the Cinema

Kathy's World

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Kathy Shaidle, a dear friend and our peerless movie essayist...

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On the Town

Don Black: The Sanest Guy in the Room

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Steyn talks to Don Black about his bestselling memoir The Sanest Guy in the Room, in whose success Mark played a small but not unimportant part

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On the Town

Don Black: The Sanest Guy in the Room part two

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The conclusion of Mark's conversation with Don Black about his bestselling memoir The Sanest Guy in the Room. In Part Two we hear Don's songs as recorded by everyone from Matt Monro and Shirley Bassey to Queen and Eminem...

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The War on Free Speech

The Costs of Mann Delay

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Michael E Mann, loser, liar, scofflaw and deadbeat

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Mann vs Steyn

Football and Hockey

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The Corner post that launched a lawsuit...

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A Clubman's Notes

The Death of Art

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Here's the thirteenth episode of our current Tale for Our Time: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell's tale of life in a 24/7 surveillance state. No chance of that, right? In tonight's episode Winston Smith goes on a date - which requires a degree of cunning: He was a bit early. There had been no difficulties about the journey, and the girl was so evidently experienced that he was less frightened than he would normally have been. Presumably she could be trusted to find a safe place. In general you could not assume that you were much safer in the country than in London. There were no telescreens, of course, but there was always the danger of concealed microphones by which your voice might be picked up and recognized; besides, it was not easy ...

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A Clubman's Notes

Hate Week Highlights

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Episode Twelve of Mark's serialization of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

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A Clubman's Notes

Oranges and Lemons

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Part Eleven of Mark's serialization of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

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A Clubman's Notes

Hatless Among the Proles

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Part Ten of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

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A Clubman's Notes

The Evidence of Your Eyes

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Welcome to Part Nine of this month's totally escapist Tale for Our Time - George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. It's nothing like anything happening today, so need to worry about it...

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A Clubman's Notes

Anything That Matters

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Episode Eight of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

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A Clubman's Notes

The Age of Facecrime

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Part Seven of Nineteen Eighty-Four, a tale that is almost too timely

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A Clubman's Notes

The Culling of Words

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Part Six of our latest audio entertainment - a bit of escapism all about a society where the citizen is observed twenty-four hours a day for signs of thoughtcrime. So nothing to do with our world then...

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A Clubman's Notes

Damnatio memoriae

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Part Five of George Orwell's classic portrait of a society obsessed by thoughtcrime and wrongthink - Nineteen Eighty-Four

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A Clubman's Notes

The Thirteenth Hour

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Welcome along to our forty-fifth audio adventure in our series Tales for Our Time. As I mention in my introduction, this one has been requested on and off over the years, and I resisted. But cometh the hour, cometh the dystopian novel...

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A Clubman's Notes

The Elphbergs - with a Word on the Rassendylls

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Mark's contemporary inversion of Anthony Hope's classic The Prisoner of Zenda: The Prisoner of Windsor...

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