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Mark Steyn

Alan and Marilyn Bergman: Keeping the Music Playing Part Two

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Words by Alan and Marilyn Bergman Music by Neil Diamond, Billy Goldenberg, Dave Grusin, Marvin Hamlisch, Michel Legrand, Johnny Mandel and John Williams Welcome to the second part of our two-part salute to the songs of Alan and Marilyn Bergman, to mark Marilyn's ninetieth birthday a few days ago. After Part One's exploration of their early hits, from "Nice 'n' Easy" to "Windmills of Your Mind", today we'll spend some time with their lyrics from the Seventies on, including "The Way We Were", "You Don't Bring Me Flowers", "Sweet Gingerbread Man", "It Might Be You", "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?" and many more - blockbuster movie themes, classic album tracks and the Billboard Number One Hit of the Year from 1974. From the Steyn ...

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The Mark Steyn Weekend Show

Wabbling Back to the Fire

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Welcome to this weekend's entry in our Mark Steyn Club anthology of video poetry - The Gods of the Copybook Headings by Rudyard Kipling. Kipling published this poem one hundred years ago in the autumn of 1919. Copybooks are long vanished from British and American classrooms, and both teachers and pupils would today be utterly baffled by them and their purpose. So the title of the poem is now obscure, but the theme is more relevant than ever: the contrast between modish delusions and the hard enduring truths that will inevitably assert themselves. Kipling concludes with what for him is a rather dark threat, yet one that seems more and more probable as the years go by. In this video I discuss the background to the poem and its author, and ...

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Mark at the Movies

When the Flying Circus has Flown

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Steyn on John Cleese's post-Fawlty reveries for a lost England - and a national treasure the nation cast off

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Clubland Q&A

Ukraine Girl Doesn't Knock Me Out

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Mark answers questions from Steyn Club members on impeachment - plus everything from Donbas to Don Cherry, with a final thought on proposition nations, abstract values and love of country...

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Clubland Q&A

Live Around the Planet: Friday November 15th

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Steyn answers questions from Mark Steyn Club members live around the world

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Steyn on America

Once More into the Fogged Bottom

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An unimpressive start to impeachment

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Topical Take

Seems Like Old Times

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Impeachment then and now

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Politics & Current Affairs

Gender-Neutral Gingerbread People

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In this week's Laura's Links: remembrance, equity theft, Swedish drag and cookies with non-binary gingertalia...

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Steyn on Fox

The Condescension of Philosophers

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Mark and Tucker on Berkeley philosopher Jackson Kernion and his dismissal of rural Americans as "bad people who have made bad life decisions":

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Mark's Mailbox

The Glass is Half-EMP

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Steyn answers more questions on sundry topics from Trumpian rhetoric to civilizational collapse:

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Seasons of Steyn

If Ye Break Faith With Us...

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Steyn on war and remembrance, poetry and poppies

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Mark's Week in Review

A Se'nnight of Steyn, November 11-17

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

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On the Town

Alan and Marilyn Bergman: Keeping the Music Playing

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Words by Alan and Marilyn Bergman Music by Neil Diamond, Dave Grusin, Marvin Hamlisch, Quincy Jones, Michel Legrand, Norman Luboff and Lew Spence

Today is the ninetieth birthday of Marilyn Bergman, one half of one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of our time. Their catalogue includes "The Windmills of Your Mind", "Nice 'n' Easy", "The Way We Were", "You Don't Bring Me Flowers", "In the Heat of the Night", "It Might Be You", and many more...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

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A live-performance special starring a rock legend going all the way back to his days with The Guess Who and "American Woman" - Randy Bachman...

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A Clubman's Notes

The Vagaries of the Human Mind

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Welcome to the thirtieth radio serial in our popular series Tales for Our Time, and it's a spooky tale we'll be running nightly in these days before All Hallows' Eve. The Wendigo was written by Algernon Blackwood in 1910...

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The Mark Steyn Weekend Show

A Palsied Limb of Nature's Frame

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After President Trump's suggestion that the United States should buy Greenland, Mark reads the greatest of all poems on the subject...

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Katz & Blaze TV vs Steyn

Katz & Blaze TV vs Steyn: A Cut-Out'n'Keep Guide

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Cary Katz's four floppo Steyn suits (and counting)

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Katz & Blaze TV vs Steyn

Steyn Wins ...Again

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Litigious losers Cary Katz and Blaze/CRTV strike out yet again

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Politics & Current Affairs

Michael E Mann, Loser and Liar ...and Scofflaw and Deadbeat?

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After losing big time in court, will the self-proclaimed Nobel Laureate have to take out a mortgage on his hockey stick?

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The War on Free Speech

Michael E Mann, Loser

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Dr Tim Ball prevails against a fake-o litigant who failed to prosecute his case

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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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