For our readers Down Under, we're just a few weeks away from Mark's nationwide tour of Australia, from Perth to Melbourne (via Cloncurry). Tickets are going fast, so, if you haven't reserved yours yet, don't leave it too late. For details of dates, towns, tickets and more, see here.
Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Steyn :
The week began with the death of Mark's compatriot and one of his favorite writers, George Jonas. Much of the news that filled the days that followed confirmed George's general view of the west at sunset, starting with a two Mohamed salute at a Calgary nightclub. David Bowie died the same day as Jonas, and, although he wasn't quite as high on the favorite-writers list, Mark did produce a bit of Bowie trivia at the end of his analysis of Syrian refugees, ISIS attacks in Philadelphia, and much else on WMAL's "Mornings on the Mall".
~On Monday Steyn celebrated a backbreaker of a blockbuster, 60 years older and deeper in debt: "Sixteen Tons."
~On Wednesday Iran released the ten American sailors they had seized - after they had served their propaganda purposes. Steyn's column on the humiliation was our most-read piece of the week.
~Thursday saw the penultimate Republican debate before the Iowa caucus. Trump and Cruz battled over the latter's Canadianness and the former's New Yorkiness, and provided the liveliest evening so far. Elsewhere in Campaign 2016, Mark made a plaid-clad appearance in this video from the Vermont "alternative weekly", Seven Days, talking about Trump's visit to Bernie Sanders' Green Mountain fiefdom. Click below to watch:
~The biggest story of our time continues to be the demographic transformation of the west. Mark looked at how in barely a year the "Syrian" "migrants" have given certain European countries the same sex-distorted demographic cohort as China that Steyn wrote about in his bestseller America Alone. Aside from a shortage of women in Sweden and Germany, there is an increasing shortage of Jews in France and of Anglicans in England.
~For our Saturday movie date, Mark remembered the late Alan Rickman - an unforgettable Sheriff of Nottingham, German terrorist, and Hogwarts housemaster.
Our cat Russell was hooked from the first notes of "Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat" and has been in kitty heaven ever since. He's even eschewed his normal catnip addiction for the soothing tunes of Steyn's latest masterpiece.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week. And don't forget to book those seats for Mark's Australian tour next month.