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Mark Steyn

Hip Hopper

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Welcome to a brand new entry to our Mark Steyn Club anthology of video poetry. Because, as I always say, video poetry is where the big bucks are. After this weekend's Passing Parade episode on Tupac, we're proud to present a hip hopper of an entirely different kind: Kangaroo, Kangaroo! Thou Spirit of Australia, That redeems from utter failure... "The Kangaroo" was the first poem ever published in Australia. And, if you think Australian poetry is a barren field, it was in fact a Barron Field. That's the name of the fellow who wrote it: He was the judge of the Supreme Court of Civil Judicature in New South Wales. It was published by George Howe, whom one of Mr Justice Field's fellow jurists back in London had sentenced to life in the penal ...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

If I Knew You Were Comin', I'd've Worn Red Feathers and Gone Ooh! Bang! Jiggly-Jang!

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Bob Merrill was born one hundred years ago - May 17th 1921 - in Atlantic City. He's not exactly a household name - and, if you beg to differ, chances are your household's mixing him up with Robert Merrill, the great Metropolitan Opera baritone who appeared around the same time. Merrill (Bob) chose the diminutive deliberately to avoid confusion with Merrill (Robert), although it's hard to see why anyone would think a fellow who makes his living singing Mozart and Verdi would go home at night and write "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window". Yet, unlike Cole Porter or Bob Dylan or any number of more famous names before or since, Bob Merrill is an era all to himself - between the Golden Age of the standard song and the dawn of rock'n'roll. ...

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Rick's Flicks

Design For Living: Give 'em Hecht

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Rick McGinnis on the pre-Hays Code comedy Design For Living...

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The Bachman Beat

Tal Bachman: We Have Met the Enemy, part III

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Tal Bachman expounds the work of psychologist Erich Fromm to explain why Wokists despise freedom, seek out control, and impose destruction...

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Steyn on Culture

Out of Fashion

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Keep the money coming ...but you're dead to us

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The Mark Steyn Show

Of Pipes and Peaks

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Mark covers the scene from kaput pipelines in America to kaput pipelines of an entirely different kind. Plus: China comes up with the ultimate in social distancing. There's also another episode of The Hundred Years Ago Show, and Steyn has a fail-safe way to perk yourself up every morning...

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Laura's Links

Living in Truth

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Laura Rosen Cohen on racist rock-climbing, the Sovietization of America, and a Ron DeSantis master class in going on the offensive...

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Politics & Current Affairs

When the Base Doesn't Know Its Place

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Interviewed by Steyn, then arrested by wanker coppers...

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Ave atque vale

Duking It Out

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Steyn on a memorable dinner with the Duke of Edinburgh - plus an earl, a viscount, two barons, a knight ...and a plain old Canadian mister

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Steyn on Fox

Rights and Replacements

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Biden on guns, Tucker on immigration, and much more

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Steyn on Fox

The Moral Preening of Corporate Woke

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Mark and his guests on corporate wokeness, the Permanent Emergency, and coppers busting up Easter

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Mark's Week in Review

A Se'nnight of Steyn, May 10-16

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

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Ave atque vale

Good Times and Hood Times

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Episode Twelve of Mark Steyn's Passing Parade offers a study in musical contrasts - first a prematurely deceased pin-up of thug culture, and then a composer who managed to exploit his musical gifts without provoking assassination...

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Ave atque vale

Hearing the Music

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In this week's episode of Mark Steyn's Passing Parade, a brace of musical giants of the twentieth century: Artie Shaw and Ray Charles...

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The Hundred Years Ago Show

The Hundred Years Ago Show

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The last Habsburg throws in the towel on his Hungarian throne, an empress dies in exile, a prime minister goes on trial for murder, the man who lost the Irish Crown jewels comes to a bloody end, and President Harding explains why the United States will never be part of the League of Nations...

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A Clubman's Notes

The Great Reprimitivization

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Welcome along to the forty-sixth audio adventure in our series Tales for Our Time: Jack London's novella of 1912, The Scarlet Plague...

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The Mark Steyn Weekend Show

Tenderest Fancies of a Desolate Planet

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Welcome to a brand new entry to our Mark Steyn Club anthology of video poetry. Because, as Mark always says, video poetry is where the big bucks are. This week's poem is The Last of the Books by Alfred Noyes...

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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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The War on Free Speech

Michael E Mann, Loser (Again)

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A couple of developments on the global warm-monger front

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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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