We wish you a happy 2015. In case you missed it, here's how the last days of the old year and the first of the new looked to Mark:
He started the week with a look at "the fairy tales of diversity" - a Kwanzaa "parade" that "brought together" the African-American community, and an "Islamophobic" "hate crime" at a California mosque.
~On Monday, apropos of the upcoming Mann vs Steyn trial of the century, Mark considered Steve McIntyre's analysis of the various deficiencies of the parties' legal teams. It's always heartening to hear your co-defendant's attorney is going to cost you the case.
~It was a week for legal analysis. On Tuesday, Steyn remembered Canada's most famous criminal attorney, the late Eddie Greenspan, and an ill-starred foray south of the border.
~Mark celebrated New Year's Eve with the song for the season, some movies for the stroke of midnight, a bad case of seasonal Stockholm syndrome, plus a look back to the Y2K panic - and some earlier catastrophic turns of the calendar.
~On the first day of 2015, Steyn was delighted to be able to start the New Year with a review of his new book by Julie Burchill in The Spectator, who pronounced Mark's writing "rompily gorgeous". Two days later, he was equally delighted by a review from Robert Fulford in Canada's National Post, who declared Mark "a writer unlike any other" and the only one today who "brings the best of Mencken to mind". If Miss Burchill and Mr Fulford aren't enough to persuade you to get the book, how about a personally autographed copy?
Mark concluded the week with a look at the Tree-Ring of the Fisherman - the Pope's decision to climb on the global warm-mongering bandwagon - and the Big Climate enforcers' ever more naked hostility to free speech.
2015 is the centenary year of Frank Sinatra. As a curtain-raiser, our Saturday showbiz feature presented a Steyn audio salute to the man who put more words in Sinatra's mouth than anyone - hit songwriter Sammy Cahn.
Mark will be live in Toronto this month, in conversation with Heather Reisman at Indigo's flagship bookstore at the Manulife Centre. He'll be talking about and signing his new book. For more details on the event, see here.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.