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A Se'nnight of Steyn, September 14-20

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The big news of the week in America broke late on Friday: the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg - and the acceleration of an already crazy year to Spaceballs "ludicrous speed" for the next six weeks. Steyn's Saturday column shared a few thoughts on a very consequential judge.

~A week earlier, the new se'nnight began with his salute to a classic song: "Body and Soul."

~Mark's Monday Notebook considered the disgusting spectacle of large numbers of Californians glorying in the murder of two police officers. It was our most read piece of the week.

~Tuesday's edition of The Mark Steyn Show surveyed the scene from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Scotland to New Brunswick at the dawn of the Dis-Enlightenment - with a premature Kamala, an apocalyptic Joe, a Brit Wanker Copper spin-off, a day to turn in your guns, Democrat presidential racism, plus Big Pharma, Big Trans, but not big enough flying buttresses.

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~On Wednesday Tal Bachman looked at Fauxto Rican prof Jessica Krug, while Laura's Links rounded up the Internet, from a sudden outbreak of world peace to 9/11 gone woke.

Later Mark swung by the Number One primetime show in America, "Tucker Carlson Tonight", to consider the pitiful relationship between politicians and pop stars. Click below to watch:

~On Thursday Steyn checked in with Sky News Down Under and joined Chris Kenny on "The Kenny Report" for a quick overview of the American scene - and whether the left is willing to virtue-signal unto death:

~For Friday's weekend edition of The Mark Steyn Show Mark weighed the competing merits in a locked down world of Van Morrison and Boris Johnson; and how to have a floppo political campaign and still come out with a beach house and a Ferrari - plus Baptists and Cuties, Princeton's racism, the vast kingdom of Biden's brain, Mickey Rooney's songwriting, and much more.

~For our weekend screen date, Kathy Shaidle celebrated Joan Crawford and A Woman's Face.

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A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.

September 20, 2020 at 7:46 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, September 7-13

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with Steyn's final summer special of the season, a Sunday Poems anthology of words and music on everything from the Fall of Rome to the joys of sleep.

~Monday was Labor Day/Labour Day in North America, and Brazilian Independence Day down south. For the former Mark contemplated a world without work; for the latter he contemplated "The Girl from Ipanema".

~On Tuesday Steyn did double-duty on TV and radio. He started the day on a socially distant "Fox & Friends" discussing the way basic freedoms now depend on proximity to state power.

Three hours later he was back behind the Golden EIB Microphone on America's Number One radio show to assess the state of the presidential race as it enters its final stretch. Click below to listen:

~On Wednesday Mark returned for another three hours of substitute-host-level Excellence in Broadcasting - including his interview with a feisty and forceful Donald Trump Jr:

Also on Wednesday Laura's Links rounded up many aspects of the Flu d'État.

~Thursday's edition of The Mark Steyn Show presented a Tocquevillian overview of the last six months, but also found time for a Queensland swingers' club and a stunning home-team comeback in the Brit Wanker Copper stakes.

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Later Mark swung by "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to slam art by quota. Click below to watch:

~On Friday Mark hosted another Clubland Q&A taking questions from Steyn Club members live around the planet on everything from another woeful 9/11 anniversary to Trump's triumph over Persiflage Monteagle III. You can listen to the full show here.

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~For our weekend screen date, Kathy Shaidle celebrated a son of Kenosha - Orson Welles.

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A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.

September 13, 2020 at 7:54 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, August 31-September 6

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~Mark set out to kick off the week with a Song of the Week about Kenosha, but after not finding one chose to instead spotlight a song by a man shaped by Kenosha, Lionel Hampton's Midnight Sun.

~Mark's Monday Notebook covered the deplinthing of a statue of Canada's first prime minister, John A Macdonald, from its (former) perch in Montreal, plus a check-in on Campaign 2020.

~The Mark Steyn Show returned Tuesday with a wide-ranging episode including Joe Biden at his rarest, Boris Johnson at his wettest, cocktail hour at the Politburo, a screen star self-silenced, the joys of looting (everything but the author's royalties), affordable castles, no corporal punishment for corporals, and Daddy Kinda Cool.

~SteynOnline's in-house Jewish mother Laura Rosen Cohen delivered up a freshly baked batch of links Wednesday, telling of unabated power grabs from law makers, persistent lockdown in spite of empty hospital beds, and another professor sent to the re-education gulag, among other stories.

~Mark returned to Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News Wednesday night, lamenting the loss of mid-February's Joe Biden. You can watch that segment here.

~Mark served up a Labor/Labour Day weekend edition of The Mark Steyn Show Friday, spanning Mark's farewell to the Summer of Stupid, an Oz Wanker Copperpalooza, Joe Biden's lights out, the near total obliteration of a Canadian icon, lessons from the Rushdie fatwa, and a philosophical poem and sweat-stained song on labor.

~In a Saturday guest column, singer-songwriter Tal Bachman implored Christians and churches to get back to teaching and embracing actual Christianity.

~Mark at the Movies returned on Saturday night, whereupon Mark expatiated on Spike Lee's urban summer flick Summer of Sam, set against the backdrop of the Son of Sam's killing spree.

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A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.

September 6, 2020 at 7:54 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, August 24-30

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~Mark kickstarted the week with a Song of the Week audio special featuring hits from the headlines, with a guest appearance from Ted Nugent.

~Mark's Monday Notebook explored the bifurcation of society, New York's pantechnicon state and Kellyanne Conway's departure from the White House, plus an update on the Michael Mann case as it enters its ninth year.

~The Tuesday edition of The Mark Steyn Show kept us apprised of the latest in the Summer of Stupid, including roses, walls, illegal parking, Parsifal in your parlor, waking up the Woke, Marie and Marguerite, and border action north and south.

~A brand new video edition of The Mark Steyn Show came out Wednesday, filmed aboard last year's Mark Steyn Cruise before a live audience of folks from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland, India, Australia and New Zealand. In this episode, Mark is joined by compatriots Kathy Shaidle, Tal Bachman and Andrew Lawton for a lively discussion on the notion that politics is downstream of culture – and how the right still doesn't get it.

~Laura's Links returned Wednesday with an exposé of The Great Walkbackening, a rare showing of sense from Don Lemon and an even rarer showing of courage from the French.

~With Trump-Biden debates scheduled in the coming weeks, Mark Steyn Club member Ellen Comeau shared what happened when the Canadian government attempted to nationalize political debates in last year's federal election.

~The Mark Steyn Show's Friday edition delved into Kamala's mob endorsement, the Jerry Falwell Jr Police Academy, farewell to a not so sweet season, Britannia silenced, music for the nude beach, and much more.

~After this year's socially distanced Republican National Convention wrapped up, guest columnist and singer-songwriter Tal Bachman told us why the American republic is over and the country could be headed toward a national divorce.

~To close out the week, we kept our Saturday night movie date with Mark marking the 20th anniversary of Alec Guinness' passing with a look at the English actor's life and work.

Tales for Our Time and The Mark Steyn Show are made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. The Mark Steyn Club is not to everyone's taste, but we do have members in every corner of the world from London, Kiribati to London, Ontario to London, England, and, if you have a chum who's a fan of classic poems on video or classic fiction in audio, we also offer a special gift membership.

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.

August 30, 2020 at 7:55 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, August 17-23

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~Mark concluded his audio serialization of our latest Tale for Our Time, The Prisoner of Windsor, Mark's own contemporary inversion of Anthony Hope's The Prisoner of Zenda. You can listen to the final episode here, or binge the whole series here.

~The week started off with a Sunday night listen to Fred Fisher's "Chicago" while the song's namesake city falls into mayhem.

~Mark's Monday Notebook delved into the Davos elite crowd's vaunted "great reset" for the world, plus zombie shopping malls and police busting car windows for your safety.

~The Mark Steyn Show's unasterisked Tuesday edition chronicled PBS pledge-drive types and the in-your-face guys, the Chinese advantage, mammy singers on the campaign trail, drinking champagne and feeling no pain, the vote that enfranchised half a nation, a fashionable cricketer, a murderous poetess, a China chum the Chinese killed, and a blizzard of F-words.

~On Wednesday, we went from Mohamed to Muhammad to Mohammed to find the most memorable Monday Mos from past episodes of The Mark Steyn Show.

~Laura Rosen Cohen served up a fresh order of links later Wednesday, including Middle East peace, Boris Johnson the dictator, Mark Zuckerberg the censor, and bisexuality at Disney.

~In a Thursday column, Tal Bachman mourned the loss of thoughtful Democrats like Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Scoop Jackson in lieu of compulsive, mindless destructionists.

~On Friday, The Mark Steyn Show covered decoupling for cheapskates, We Build The Case Against We Build the Wall, plus poems and songs on the road not taken.

~To close things out for the week, Kathy Shaidle's Saturday night movie film column featured The Ear, a communist-era paranoid thriller from cinema's Czech New Wave.

Tales for Our Time and The Mark Steyn Show are made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. The Mark Steyn Club is not to everyone's taste, but we do have members in every corner of the world from Virginia to Vanuatu, and, if you have a chum who's a fan of classic poems on video or classic fiction in audio, we also offer a special gift membership.

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.

August 23, 2020 at 7:56 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, August 10-16

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~Throughout the week, Mark continued his audio serialization of our latest Tale for Our Time, The Prisoner of Windsor, Mark's own contemporary inversion of Anthony Hope's The Prisoner of Zenda. All the episodes of this newest Tale for our Time can be found here, along with all previous Tales.

~Mark started things off Sunday night with a look at the pneumatically unforgettable former number one hit "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini."

~Mark's Monday notebook broke down the latest news of Campaign 2020 and the coming chaos.

~The Tuesday edition of The Mark Steyn Show brought more updates from the Summer of Stupid, plus a king in exile, a Turk in a China factory, driving while Democrat and the Diversity Songbook.

~On Wednesday we took a trip to the land where everything is policed except crime with a round-up of the most memorable Brit Wanker Coppers of the day (with an honourable mention to a Commonwealth wanker copper from Quebec).

~Laura Rosen Cohen brought us a fresh batch of links from Mr Bean's stand for free speech to a racist human rights museum to resisting the Indoctrination Gulag.

~Guest columnist Tal Bachman said no to the Democrat puppet show with a piece on why Kamala Harris's VP nod is great news for the puppeteers, albeit not for the electorate.

~The Kamala theme continued Friday with a new episode of The Mark Steyn Show looking at a trio of Kamalas and the politics of pronunciation.

~To round things out, film columnist Kathy Shaidle kept our Saturday night movie date with a screening of Charlie Chaplin's comedyless black comedy, Monsieur Verdoux.

Tales for Our Time and The Mark Steyn Show are made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. The Mark Steyn Club is not to everyone's taste, but we do have members in every corner of the world from Virginia to Vanuatu, and, if you have a chum who's a fan of classic poems on video or classic fiction in audio, we also offer a special gift membership.

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.

August 16, 2020 at 7:59 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, August 3-9

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~Over the course of the week Mark continued his audio serialization of The Prisoner of Windsor, his contemporary inversion of Anthony Hope's The Prisoner of Zenda. All the episodes of this newest Tale for our Time can be found here, along with all previous Tales.

~Mark's week started with a look at the Canadian song that holds the honor – erm, honour – of being the first ever Billboard Number One hit, Ruth Lowe's "I'll Never Smile Again."

~On Monday, Mark wrote about the late baroness and "Queen of Crime" P D James on what would have been the author's 100th birthday.

~The Mark Steyn Show returned Tuesday with the latest from the Summer of Stupid, plus musings on Campaign 2020, Gandhi and Garvey, Hugh Hefner and Joni Mitchell, and much more.

~On Wednesday, Laura Rosen Cohen featured a new form of privilege – wealthy thoughts – plus a Tik Tok exodus and a heavily-litigated joke in the Deranged Dominion.

~Singer-songwriter and SteynOnline guest columnist Tal Bachman wrote about the world's best key lime pie Thursday, and a tale of the little guy versus the corporations with some Machiavellian tactics for good measure.

~Friday's momentous 50th edition of The Mark Steyn Show was an audio kaleidoscope of past vignettes ranging from Covid to the canceled and everything in between.

~With back to school season approaching (sort of, depending where you live), our Saturday movie date with Kathy Shaidle featured a deep dive into the macabre cinematic subgenre, the Blow Up Your School category of film.

Tales for Our Time and The Mark Steyn Show are made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. The Mark Steyn Club is not to everyone's taste, but we do have members in every corner of the world from Virginia to Vanuatu, and, if you have a chum who's a fan of classic poems on video or classic fiction in audio, we also offer a special gift membership.

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.

August 9, 2020 at 7:44 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, July 27-August 2

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~This past week, Mark continued his audio serialization of The Prisoner of Windsor, his contemporary inversion of Anthony Hope's The Prisoner of Zenda. We're up to part 15 now, but you can get caught up on all the episodes of this latest Tale for our Time here.

~We kicked things off with a brand new Song of the Week audio special, Me and Julio Down in Hong Kong with the Boom-Ding-a-Diggi Blues with special guests Dana and Paul Simon.

~On Monday Mark wrote a moving tribute to Mike Adams, or "Controversial Professor Mike Adams" as the media decided to brand him, the University of North Carolina lecturer found dead of a gunshot wound after finding himself on the receiving end of the woke cancel mob.

~The Tuesday edition of The Mark Steyn Show featured an update on Election 2020, plus Olivia de Havilland singing, Pancho Villa surrendering, cheese and China, Regis and reindeer, Covid and contraceptives, and much more.

~Laura Rosen Cohen's weekly roundup of Laura's Links returned Wednesday with a few new editions to the growing list of things that are racist, including surfing and Major League Baseball, among other stories of interest.

~Mark Steyn Cruise alumnus and singer-songwriter Tal Bachman paid tribute to Peter Green upon his passing in The Last of a Hundred Deaths.

~Mark's old chum and piano-playing imam Andrew Lawton penned a guest column Thursday bringing us up to speed on Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau's WE – but not wee – political scandal.

~In the weekend edition of the The Mark Steyn Show Mark gave an update on Campaign 2020, the "respectability" of China, roaring roller babes, moats with alligators, the slough of despond, seeds and colonels, and much more.

~We kept our weekly movie date Saturday night with a column from Kathy Shaidle looking at actor Marcel Dalio, whose face – but not name – is a household one.

Tales for Our Time and The Mark Steyn Show are made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. The Mark Steyn Club is not to everyone's taste, but we do have members in every corner of the world from Virginia to Vanuatu, and, if you have a chum who's a fan of classic poems on video or classic fiction in audio, we also offer a special gift membership.

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.

August 2, 2020 at 8:03 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, July 20-26

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~This week, Mark continued his audio serialization of The Prisoner of Windsor, his contemporary inversion of Anthony Hope's The Prisoner of Zenda. You can catch up on all the episodes of this latest Tale for our Time here.

~Mark started off the week with a fresh Song of the Week, recalling someone who danced like Zizi Jeanmaire and taking a look at the Peter Sarstedt tune "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?".

~On Monday, Mark caught wind of a Best of Steyn reel of his observations on 2020 Democrat presidential candidates shared by the peerless Lisa Boothe guest-hosting Tucker Carlson Tonight.

~The Tuesday edition of The Mark Steyn Show, Whisper If You Dare, covers silence from the church and silencing from the corporations, not to mention mad Poles and a celebrity fugitive.

~SteynOnline's in-house Jewish mother, Laura Rosen Cohen, once again took us 20,000 links under the sea with stories such as the NFL going woke, primary challenges for the Jew-hating shrews of Congress and the wickedness of the Chinese communist regime.

~Singer-songwriter Tal Bachman made his debut as a SteynOnline guest columnist Thursday with a column and short story taking aim at the racist-masquerading-as-anti-racist push to end blind orchestra auditions.

~The Mark Steyn Show returned Friday with Mark's forage through civilizational ruin, the Trump coalition and a Spider-Man sequel you'll never see, among other delights.

~Kathy Shaidle's Saturday film column brought us Christmas in July this week, with her thoughts on It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol, and the Trailer Park Boys Christmas special, among other films.

Tales for Our Time and The Mark Steyn Show are made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. The Mark Steyn Club is not to everyone's taste, but we do have members in every corner of the world from Virginia to Vanuatu, and, if you have a chum who's a fan of classic poems on video or classic fiction in audio, we also offer a special gift membership.

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.

July 26, 2020 at 7:50 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, July 13-19

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~Steyn kicked off the week marking what would have been Oscar Hammerstein's 125th birthday with a glimpse at the Rodgers and Hammerstein song "Oklahoma!", despite the Supreme Court cutting the song's namesake in half.

~Steyn also brought us a jam-packed summer special of Sunday poems, reading selections from the last three hundreds years of famous, once famous and eternally obscure poets.

~Mark's Monday Notebook took a look at the "unlovely and useless" GOP and Mitch McConnell's gang of Chamber of Commerce Republicans, Michael Mann aka Dr. Scofflaw McDeadbeat trying to get a piece of #BlackLivesMatter action, and the Washington Redskins caving to the mob.

~Tuesday's The Mark Steyn Show expanded on the Redskins fracas complete with a Bastille Day waltz, mammy songs from the Seventies and a would-be Irish kaiser.

~Laura Rosen Cohen's unwoke Wednesday column took us around a week's worth of links from Bari Weiss' resignation from the New York Times to Emmanuel Macron saying au revoir to a "modern" rebuilding of Notre-Dame.

~Guest columnist and former Mark Steyn Cruise emcee Andrew Lawton rejoiced over a serene couple of hours in which Twitter was free of the self-righteous blue-checkmarked elite.

~On Friday, The Mark Steyn Show went lethargic with the systemic racism of sleep, the sizeist disrespect of sleep, a sonnet to sleep and Mark's first Sleepy Time Gal of the Week.

~SteynOnline kept its Saturday night movie date with movie columnist Kathy Shaidle's reflection on the 1942 Henry Fonda film The Male Animal and its slight pro-academic freedom arc.

~Steyn launched a brand new Tale for our Time on Saturday, a lighter story by Mark Steyn himself, The Prisoner of Windsor.

Tales for Our Time and The Mark Steyn Show are made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. The Mark Steyn Club is not to everyone's taste, but we do have members in every corner of the world from Virginia to Vanuatu, and, if you have a chum who's a fan of classic poems on video or classic fiction in audio, we also offer a special gift membership.

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.

July 19, 2020 at 7:48 am  |  Permalink

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