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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  • Put Away the Juice Boxes and Grow Up, Millennials

    By kyle | March 23, 2016

    In my latest Post column, I take Millennials to task for clinging to childhood into early middle age.

    Topics: News | 1 Comment »

    Hate Mail of the Week

    By kyle | March 11, 2016

    Actual quotation, cut and pasted from an email:

    “I am a 45-year old male, career teacher, and it’s a shame somebody gave you the influencing position to craft a well-thought out article that is wreaking of petty hate.”

    Topics: News | 4 Comments »

    Facebook’s Idiotic New Emojis

    By kyle | February 25, 2016

    A column in which I tell off Facebook. All we need is a Like button and a Dislike button.

    Topics: News | No Comments »

    Hurrah for Yelp for Firing This Entitled Millennial Whiner

    By kyle | February 25, 2016

    Leading the Post’s traffic today is my column about the Yelp-er who got fired after dissing her boss and complaining about her pay ($12 an hour) in an open letter posted on Medium.

    Topics: News | No Comments »

    Sex Moves That Might Break Your Penis

    By kyle | February 18, 2016

    Yes, penile fracture is a thing. And it’s worse in Iran. More here.

    Topics: News | 2 Comments »

    Did Henry VIII Have NFL-Style Head Injury?

    By kyle | February 5, 2016

    A Yale neurologist suggests Henry may have gone nuts from traumatic brain injuries sustained in jousting that are similar to today’s scourge CTE. A look.

    Topics: News | No Comments »

    Dropping Acid at Work

    By kyle | January 13, 2016

    It’s called “microdosing” on LSD or other hallucinogens. It gives you a creative edge, supposedly. What could go wrong? More in a column.

    Topics: News | 3 Comments »

    “Yelp” for People

    By kyle | October 1, 2015

    The new Peeple app, it seems to me, is primarily going to be a way for jilted women to exact revenge against the guys who rejected them. More in a column.

    Topics: News | 2 Comments »

    Cartoonist Takes Side of Jihadists

    By kyle | April 20, 2015

    In my Sunday column, I look at Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau’s utterly misguided response to the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

    Topics: News, Politics | 3 Comments »

    Hotel Fines Guests $500 for Bad Reviews on Yelp

    By kyle | August 6, 2014

    Just deserts. My column is up on today’s Post.

    Topics: News | No Comments »

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