Happy Easter and/or Happy Passover to our readers around the world. On this bright piping Easter morn, we have a film and a song for the season, and some sober reflections on the sea of faith in the 21st century.
Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Steyn:
~The week began with a musically foggy day.
~On Monday, the South African comedian Trevor Noah was named as the new host of "The Daily Show". Then the lefties saw his Twitter feed. Mark considered the matter in "There's Noah Business Like Shoah Business".
~Tuesday marked the tenth anniversary of the court-ordered death of Terri Schiavo. Steyn reflected on a world where you can be put down by a Florida probate judge.
~On Wednesday, Mark joined John Oakley on AM640 in Toronto to address the biggest threat to the world since the Cuban missile crisis - homophobic bakeries in Indiana. He expanded on the theme in our most-read piece of the week: "If I Knew You Were Coming For Me, I'd've Baked A Cake."
~Maundy Thursday began with the slaughter of almost 150 Christian students by Muslim fanatics in Kenya, and ended with a so-called "framework" for a "deal" between the Great Powers and Iran. Steyn discussed both subjects in his weekly appearance on The Hugh Hewitt Show.
~Mark was headline news all week, but, in the wake of the Indiana thuggery, this one was especially important to him: "Mark Steyn Wants To Know Why Twitter 'Suspended Another Climate Dissident'." His name is Tom Nelson, and he'd fallen afoul of the climate mullahs. On Friday, Twitter belatedly restored his account. But this has been a week in which the freedom to hold dissenting opinions has taken quite a battering.
Speaking of which, and with an eye to the upcoming Mann vs Steyn trial-of-the-century front, the brand new paperback Climate Change: The Facts is here: the new must-read book, with contributions from Steyn and many eminent scientists is now available from the SteynOnline bookstore - and Mark will be more than happy to autograph it for you. Roger Kimball at PJ Media calls it a "scintillating collection of essays" and "a necessary antidote to the hysterical yet cynical bluster that surrounds the topic".
At the end of a grim week, we continued our Sinatra Century celebrations with a Cole Porter classic: "I Get A Kick Out Of You."
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.