To all our American readers, Happy Memorial Day weekend. We shall have some words and music appropriate to the occasion later today.
To all our Canadian readers, Steyn will be back in his home town of Toronto next month to receive the very first George Jonas Freedom Award. More details below.
Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:
~On Monday's edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Mark discussed Hillary Clinton's amusing visual gag at the Yale graduation ceremony. Click below to watch:
~On Tuesday Mark explored the extensive British contribution to the phony "Russia investigation". "Tinker Tailor Clapper Carter Downer Halper Spy" was our most-read piece of the week.
~On Wednesday Steyn pondered one of the phenomena of our times: the middle-aged child.
~On Thursday Mark and Tucker addressed the Democrats' evaporating blue wave, and Harvey Weinstein turning himself in to the coppers.
~On Friday, as part of this month's first-anniversary observances of The Mark Steyn Club, we offered a Tales for Our Time sampler, featuring Steyn on Conan Doyle, Scott Fitzgerald, Conrad, Kipling, H G Wells, Jack London and more. This week we also concluded our latest Tale for Our Time: Rudyard Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King. Click for Part Three, Part Four and Part Five. We'll have a bonus birthday tale for you later this week.
Tales for Our Time is made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club, for which we are profoundly grateful. More details on the Steyn Club below.
~For the weekend, Mark congratulated the winners of our "Oh Happy Day" competition, Ross and Karen, and explained why he couldn't use their full names. Our Saturday movie date looked at a Hitchcockian update in Dial RM for Remake.
As mentioned above, next month Mark will be returning to his native land to receive the very first George Jonas Freedom Award from Canada's Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms on June 15th in Toronto. This is a huge and very humbling honor for Mark, who treasures the memory of the late Mr Jonas, a genuine champion of liberty and a truly great Canadian. You can find more details about the event here - and, if you enter STEYNCLUB18, you'll get 15 per cent off your ticket.
Much of our content at SteynOnline this last year has been 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 say that 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, such as our Sunday Poem, Tales for Our Time, participation in our Clubland Q&As (the latest of which is on Tuesday), and the opportunity to sail with Mark on the inaugural Mark Steyn Club Cruise from Montreal to Boston this September at the height of foliage season. (If you're thinking of coming on the Cruise, don't leave it too late, as the price is more favorable the earlier you book.)
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.