Seasons of Steyn
Mark celebrates the lugubrious heyday of the mother song
Mark on Englishness, Britishness, and a landmark issue for the world's oldest continuously-publlshed English-language magazine
Some of Europe's best photo-ops are Jewish
Mark looks back at some consequential turns of the calendar
A cornucopia of festive fun
This is a column we still get a lot of requests for this time of year - written sixteen Christmases ago...
There have been many parodies of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol over the last century and a half. Here's Mark's...
Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers
Mark on the Hong Kong protests - and the climate "activists"
Steyn on war and remembrance, poetry and poppies
Yet another feeble and evasive 9/11 anniversary
The world after work
The great anthem of impending fatherhood
D-Day seventy-five years on
Mark ropes in the real talent in the family
Earth Hour descends once more
Mark reads "To Build a Fire" by Jack London - a chilling tale, and one of the greatest and yet simplest in all of literature
Music, food, poetry and love on a Valentine's Day edition of The Mark Steyn Show
Songs, speeches, and new balls
Ersatz monarchism does not become a republic
Welcome to Christmas Eve at SteynOnline, and an encore presentation of our classic Yuletide Tale for Our Time: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens...
The long shadows of the Great War
Happy Halloween. We have many spooky delights for you this All-Hallows Eve, including my favorite vampire and a bewitching song, plus some truly terrifying audio. But, aside from the usual horrors, I thought we'd offer something a little different...
For Independence Day, Katharine Lee Bates' hymn to nature, modernity, and the American spirit
A Happy St Patrick's Day to all our Irish readers at home and abroad...
Mark celebrates Australia's national holiday (even if St Kilda doesn't)
The first November 11th after September 11th
At noon on this day in 1867, the British North America Act came into effect and the Provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Canada were united into the new Dominion of Canada...
For Flag Day, some Steyn thoughts on pennants and punishment
Mark mellows out with Russell Malone and a final selection from this year's Mark Steyn Christmas Show:
You don't have to brave the malls for the big Steyn gift this year...
Tonight is All Hallows' Eve. To mark the occasion, we have a truly horrific sight: the Halloweiner. Almost as scary to at least a few New Yorkers must have been this billboard of me and fellow CRTV hosts Michelle Malkin and Mark Levin looming over Times Square today...
Happy Valentine's Day, a day on which we anglophones struggle under one of the worst burdens in a world which has otherwise blessed us: the word "love." The French for "love" is amour, which rhymes with dozens of other useful words - toujours (always), jour (day), carrefour (crossroads), tambour (drum)... So the romantically inclined QuĂ©bĂ©cois lyricist can slough off a love ballad in minutes: Darling, you're my amour Not just today but toujours I know from that very first jour When I saw you at the carrefour And my heart beat like a tambour... Truly, French is the language of love. By contrast, the romantically inclined Manitoban lyricist is stymied at every turn. English has just four and a half rhymes for "love," approximately ...
Well, it's that time of year again - the State of the Union! Here are my traditional thoughts on the occasion - after which we'll deal with the peculiar circumstances of tonight's festivities...
Happy New Year with one of Mark's favorite songs for the season
In case you missed it, here's how the last year looked to Mark
Steyn's pick of Auld Lang Synema
A cornucopia of Yuletide delights from the Santa Steyn grotto - carols and lessons, movies and memories...
Is Santa a CIA stooge with a false beard?
I'd like to think that at least some of the folks trampling li'l ol' ladies into the dust at shopping malls this Black Friday will be stampeding for my new cat album...
Mark looks back on a dispiriting anniversary
To all our American readers, Happy Independence Day!
The centenary of one of the worst disasters in British imperial history
Happy Earth Day! I've been out and about promoting the official Earth Day release of the new paperback Climate Change: The Facts...
Happy Presidents Day to all our American readers. In honor of the false equivalence of this newish holiday, here's an encore presentation of an audio special we first aired six years ago way back at the dawn of the Obama era, featuring 44 songs for 44 presidents...
Even in the Lucky Country, the battle for freedom of expression is not going as well as it might...
Happy New Year, with a piece we get a lot of requests for
I'd like to think that at least some of the folks trampling li'l ol' ladies into the dust at shopping malls up and down the land will be stampeding for my new book....
You know you've been waiting for this: Mark Steyn sings Ted Nugent!
The perils of the ideologically unsound joke
A Happy New Year to you and yours from all of us at SteynOnline
Wherever you are around the world this December 25th, from New Hampshire to New South Wales, Quebec City to Kuala Lumpur, we wish you the merriest with a cornucopia of Yuletide delights from the Santa Steyn grotto
Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers - and Happy Birthday to us...
Mark profiles the big bird
A Song for the Season by Merle Travis Happy Labor Day, or Labour Day, according to taste. We'll be back with a Song of the Week bonus audio edition later this week, but in the meantime here's labor lyricized at the lower end of the register in a great Merle Travis song. This essay is anthologized in A Song For The Season: I was born one mornin' and the sun didn't shine I picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine I loaded 16 tons of number nine coal And the straw boss said, 'Well bless my soul!' For LaborÂ Day, we need a song about labor – not just about work, a job, but a song you can feel the sweat and ache in. You can find plenty of working-nine-to-five-what-a-way-to-make-a-living numbers but not a lot in which you can feel the ...
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