For our readers Down Under, Mark's nationwide tour of Australia kicks off on Valentine's Day. Perth, Brisbane and Canberra are already sold out, but there are still tickets available for other dates such as, er, Cloncurry. They're going fast, though, so 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 Canada's Prime Minister mourning the murder of six Quebeckers slaughtered by al-Qaeda ...by holding a moment of silence for them at a mosque.
~On Monday Mark had a song for the late David Bowie: "The Man Who Sold The World."
~On Tuesday one of Steyn's co-authors on the climatological bestseller Climate Change: The Facts, Professor Bob Carter, died of a heart attack at his home in Australia. Mark paid tribute to him as a principled man in a corrupted field.
~On Wednesday Steyn considered the destruction of Iraq's oldest monastery - and what may be headed Europe's way.
~It was a turbulent week on the presidential campaign trail as the Trump/Cruz split widened. On Thursday the GOP establishment confronted the world they made, and on Friday National Review produced a Trump-trolling special edition. Over on the Democrat side, Hillary Clinton and General Petraeus signed the same non-disclosure agreement with the US Government, but their breaches thereof seem to be getting very different treatments.
~January marked the tenth anniversary of Mark's first draft of the thesis that evolved into his international bestseller America Alone. In what became our most read piece of the week, he concluded it's still the demography, stupid.
~On the weekend, New York and Washington were snowbound. For our Saturday movie date, Steyn was in a pre-Oscars mood with the Academy Award-winning Best Picture of 15 years ago - Gladiator.
Mark's new CD, Feline Groovy: Songs for Swingin' Cats, dedicated to his own beloved cat Marvin, continues to pile up five-star reviews. Maija Liisa Cooper calls the album"Amewzing!":
I loved it, great songs! Really entertaining. MEOW, MEOW, MEOW.
Feline Groovy: Songs for Swingin' Cats is available in good old-fashioned CD format. But, if you can't wait for the mailman, it can be yours in seconds via digital download from Amazon or iTunes.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with an Australia Day Song of the Week - and don't forget to snag those remaining seats for Mark's Down Under tour next month.