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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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  • Virginia Tech Banning Movie Shoots Using Fake Guns

    By Kyle | April 16, 2008

    A student filmmaker at Virginia Tech reports that the campus won’t allow fake weapons to be used in movies being shot for classes there–“because they might be misperceived by passersby.” The student also says that anyone on campus who produces content thought of as “alarming” is likely to wind up in the Dean’s office. The campus apparently thinks movies (specifically Korea’s “Old Boy”) are to blame for last year’s shootings.

    Topics: Campus, Movies | 8 Comments »

    Yale Weeps: The Yankee Doodle Closes

    By Kyle | January 31, 2008

    This week the legendary Yale campus diner The Yankee Doodle, aka “The Doodle,” apparently served up its last round of artery-assaulters. I think I only ate there once. I ate 99.9 percent of my meals in the dining hall because I couldn’t afford to squander $2 on a snack anywhere else. Pizza slices at a place across Broadway from the Doodle were 99 cents and it took me until senior year to carefully come to accept that maybe I could possibly afford one of those once in a while, if I didn’t push it.

    Topics: Campus, Economics, History | No Comments »

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