In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:
The week began with a Steyn Song of the Week for baseball season.
~Mark's Monday Notebook took a brisk tour of the cultural scene, from Ted Kennedy on the big screen to Diamond & Silk getting stiffed by Big Social via the 90th birthday of a master musical satirist. Later, with Tucker Carlson, he mulled CNN's news priorities, and the British state's war on cutlery.
~On Tuesday Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg came to Congress to testify on his "monetization" of two billion people. Steyn considered a revealing moment in what became our most-read piece of the week.
~On Wednesday Mark checked in with John Oakley in Toronto to address the left's war on free speech, the Saskatchewan bus crash and the de-humanizing effect of identity politics. Click below to listen:
With reference to the heartless Maclean's writer Steyn mentioned, there was a Twitter postscript.
~On Thursday Mark did double-duty on "Tucker Carlson Tonight". First up was Robert Mueller's investigation without end, and the state of US federal justice. Click below to watch:
Next up Steyn and Carlson looked at Los Angeles' plan to house homeless people in your backyard.
~Late on Friday night the Pentagon, with its UK and French allies, launched an attack on Syria. That was one of the subjects, along with Viktor OrbĂˇn's election victory in Hungary and Paul Ryan's slo-mo retirement from Washington, in Mark's Weekend Notebook.
~Steyn's Saturday movie date was the remarkable new movie on Ted Kennedy, Mary Jo Kopechne and Chappaquiddick.
~Last night Mark concluded the latest in our series of nightly audio adventures, Tales for Our Time: Robert Louis Stevenson's enduring classic The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Click to hear Steyn read Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Six, Seven, Eight and Nine. Or you can go all the way back to Part One and have a good old binge-listen.
We'll have a brand new Tale for Our Time in a couple of weeks as part of our first-anniversary observances for The Mark Steyn Club, on which more below.
Dedicated followers of the New York court schedule (scroll down) may be interested to know that the following has now been postponed until 11.30am this coming Thursday, April 19th:
Court: New York Supreme Court
Index Number: 0650887/2018
Case Name: STEYN, MARK vs. CRTV, LLC
Relief Sought: Confirm Award
There is plenty of disinformation out there regarding what happened, but, as Steyn put it, he is happy to let the Court speak, definitively.
Exactly a week later - April 26th - Mark will be appearing at the Ethan Allen Institute's 25th anniversary gala in Burlington, Vermont. The Green Mountain State is not exactly natural Steyn territory, but, if you're in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, upstate New York or Quebec, it's a short drive and Mark will be delighted to see you. You can find more details here - and get 15 per cent off the ticket price if you enter the promo code EAIMARK.
He'll also be appearing in New York, on May 6th at the annual gala fundraiser for CAMERA, an invaluable institution for the truth on what's happening in the Middle East. More details here - and please note the admission price is considered a tax-deductible donation, and you can get $50 off if you enter promo code MARK.
Much of our content at SteynOnline is funded by members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that: we're proud to announce, in fact, there's more free content at SteynOnline than ever before in our fifteen-year history. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, including our Sunday Poems, participation in our Clubland Q&As, and the above-mentioned Tales for Our Time.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.