In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:
~The week began with death and devastation stalking the planet, but Steyn sitting pretty, all things considered, at Number Twenty-Five on the Moldovan Hit Parade. Thank you, Moldova. In non-Moldovan music news, he marked the passing of Kenny Rogers with the tale of an enduring hit, "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town".
~Mark's Monday Notebook surveyed the Corona scene from the celebrity stricken and hockey hotties to Pelosi's porkapalooza and Madrid macho men.
~On Tuesday Steyn's Corona Notebook pitched the Wuhan from Mama Yang to Joe "Bird" Biden: it was our most read piece of the week. Later Laura's Links rounded up the Internet from socially intimate wet markets to a socially distant whale.
~On Wednesday Mark relaunched The Mark Steyn Show as an audio Coronacopia, with a few detours via Truman Capote, Kathy Bates, and oldies night on the Isle of Wight.
~On Thursday Steyn's Topical Take revisited the false front of the new China.
~Friday's edition of The Mark Steyn Show provided Mark's up-to-the-minute Politburo Pandemicpalooza but also found time for the all-time biggest Cameroonian hit and the all-time flop CeauČ™escu hit job. You can listen to the full show here.
~For our Saturday picture date a self-isolated Mark presented a movie medley of ever shrinking crowd scenes.
~Our marquee presentation this week was Steyn's latest Tale for Our Time. This tale is, alas, all too timely - from the author of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe: A Journal of the Plague Year. Click to hear Mark read Episode Two, Episode Three, Episode Four, Five, Six, Seven, and Episode Eight - or, for a good old binge-listen, go here.
Tales for Our Time is made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. The Club is not to everyone's taste, but we do have members in every corner of the world from Virginia to Vanuatu, and, if you have a chum who's a fan of classic poems on video or classic fiction in audio, we also offer a special gift membership.
A new week at SteynOnline begins later today with our Song of the Week.