About Me

Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

Buy Love Monkey for $4! "Hilarious"--Maslin, NY Times. "Exceedingly readable and wickedly funny romantic comedy"--S.F. Chronicle. "Loud and brash, a helluva lot of fun"--Entertainment Weekly. "Engaging romp, laugh-out-loud funny"-CNN. "Shrewd, self-deprecating, oh-so-witty. Smith's ruthless humor knows no bounds"--NPR

Buy A Christmas Caroline for $10! "for those who prefer their sentimentality seasoned with a dash of cynical wit. A quick, enjoyable read...straight out of Devil Wears Prada"--The Wall Street Journal

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    By kyle | March 28, 2017

    Not without regret, having had a smashing time here, I’m departing the New York Post. Friday is my last day. Starting April 10, you can find me over at National Review Online, where I’ll be writing about culture and politics for the Rt. Hon. Charles C.W Cooke. The Post has been great to me, but after spending nearly a third of my life here, I’m ready to try something different.

    Topics: Movies, News | 19 Comments »

    Don’t Blame Millennials. Blame Their Parents

    By kyle | March 23, 2017

    Young adults don’t even know how to check the oil or cook dinner, apparently, and are taking classes in these matters. More in a column.

    Topics: News | No Comments »

    World Happiness Survey Tells Us Nothing

    By kyle | March 23, 2017

    Once again, we’re told the Scandies are the world’s happiest people, and once again I take an ax to the claim. New column.

    Topics: News | No Comments »

    Liberals Want to Make History

    By kyle | July 13, 2016

    …but conservatives don’t. That’s why James Comey didn’t do his job. More in a Sunday column.

    Topics: News | 1 Comment »


    By kyle | June 21, 2016

    The Orlando, San Bernardino and Ft. Hood attacks all came with warnings about jihadists who intended harm. We ignored the warnings because of fear of being labeled Islamophobic. More in a column.

    Topics: News | 29 Comments »

    Ladies, Stop Being So Damn Picky

    By kyle | June 3, 2016

    …and maybe you’ll find a man. My latest inflammatory column.

    Topics: News | No Comments »

    Hate Crime Hoaxers Should Be Jailed

    By kyle | May 23, 2016

    In Austin, yet another bias scam as a gay preacher claims he was victimized by hate speech on a Whole Foods cake. Why is this liar not in jail? More in a Sunday column.

    Topics: News | 6 Comments »

    The Great Government Vaping Coverup

    By kyle | May 2, 2016

    Government agencies in the U.S. insist vaping is as dangerous as smoking. In fact, as the British point out, it’s 95 percent safer than smoking. At least. This information should be saving lives. Instead it’s being suppressed. More in a Sunday column.

    Topics: News, Politics | No Comments »

    Childless People Should Worship Parents

    By kyle | April 28, 2016

    Our kids, whom we raise at considerable cost, are going to grow up to fund your retirement. More in a column.

    Topics: News | 15 Comments »

    Liberals Admit They’re Smug

    By kyle | April 25, 2016

    Reliably lefty young-adult site Vox confesses all. What it means in a column.

    Topics: News | 13 Comments »

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