Happy Palm Sunday (albeit a week early if you're one of our eastern Orthodox readers). This weekend Mark's beloved book A Song For The Season is finally out in eBook - at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo-Chapters in Canada, and worldwide. So, whatever your preferred digital distribution method, you can be reading it within a minute!
Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Steyn:
~The week began with the 70th anniversary of British troops reaching the end of the road to Mandalay.
~On Monday, Mark pondered mass murder in Sana'a and safe spaces in Chicago: "To the sixth-year students in the Department of Navel Gazing, the slaughter at Charlie Hebdo isn't big enough to count as a micro-aggression." Monday also saw a remarkable police press conference on a supposed "horrific gang rape" at the University of Virginia, prompting Steyn to contrast the media frenzy over an entirely fake rape case with their circumspection over a very real sexual assault on one of their own. It was our most-read piece of the week: "A Tale of Two Rapes."
~On Tuesday, Mark returned to BBC Radio for the first time in 18 years. The reason was "Same Tune, Different Song", in which the composer Debbie Wiseman composed a new tune and gave it to two different lyricists to put words to. You can hear the full show here.
~On Wednesday, the US Army announced it was charging Bowe Bergdahl with desertion. To Steyn, the more important question was why the President chose to honor the deserter and his Taliban-sympathizing father at the Rose Garden.
~The big story of the week was the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 with the loss of all 150 lives. On Thursday it emerged that the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, had locked the captain out of the cockpit and deliberately flown the jet straight into a mountain. Mark discussed the crash, as well as Obama's Mad Libs foreign policy in the Middle East, on The Hugh Hewitt Show.
~On Friday, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced his retirement. Steyn saddled up for one last chorus of "Cow Poets On The Dole".
On the Mann vs Steyn trial-of-the-century front, Mark provided an update on the case and put in a word for the brand new paperback Climate Change: The Facts, the new must-read book on the state of the science, the policy and the politics, with contributions from Steyn and many eminent scientists. It's now available from the SteynOnline bookstore - and Mark will be more than happy to autograph it for the denier in your family.
At the weekend, with the world plunged into the stygian gloom of Earth Hour, Steyn celebrated the luminous Helen Mirren.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.