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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  • About Those $30 Hot Dogs

    By kyle | May 26, 2015

    The guy who sold them to tourists is a capitalist hero. More in a column.

    Topics: New York City | No Comments »

    Our Transcendent Mayor

    By kyle | May 18, 2015

    In my Sunday column, a look at Mayor de Blasio’s favorite word, and what it says about him.

    Topics: New York City | 6 Comments »

    Bill de Blasio Is Right

    By kyle | April 27, 2015

    Have I turned into a liberal Democrat? More in my Sunday column.

    Topics: New York City | 8 Comments »

    Mayor De Snoozio

    By kyle | March 16, 2015

    In my Sunday column, a look at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s strange habit of oversleeping and missing ceremonial duties.

    Topics: New York City | 3 Comments »

    Tourists: Get Your Arm Out of My Face

    By kyle | December 5, 2014

    I have a column in which I offer unfriendly advice to our out-of-town visitors this holiday season.

    Topics: New York City | 17 Comments »

    They’re All Jokers

    By kyle | November 24, 2014

    In my Sunday column, a look at the strange institution known as the New York City Council, where they’re currently entertaining testimony from Batman and the Joker.

    Topics: New York City | 1 Comment »

    Moms: Be More Like Dads

    By kyle | November 20, 2014

    In a column, I argue that the key to being a happy parent is not giving a s–t.

    Topics: New York City | No Comments »

    Public Servants or Imperial Overlords?

    By kyle | November 10, 2014

    In my other Sunday column: How minor bureaucrats spend our money on their own self-aggrandizement.

    Topics: New York City, Politics | 6 Comments »

    Bill de Blasio, Most Transparent Mayor Ever

    By kyle | September 8, 2014

    So he promised. How did that work out? More in my Sunday column.

    Topics: New York City | 10 Comments »

    NYC Crime

    By kyle | March 20, 2014

    Topics: New York City | 18 Comments »

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