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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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  • Ferguson Play Corrects Journalists

    By Kyle | November 6, 2017

    A play based on grand-jury testimony demolishes again the lies of Ferguson. I offer praise.

    Topics: Politics | No Comments »

    Trump vs. Hitler: Let’s Run the Numbers

    By Kyle | October 22, 2017

    In important categories such as world wars started and number of individuals slaughter, there are meaningful differences between Trump and Hitler. Pace Charles Blow of The New York Times, I don’t think Trump is Hitler. More here.

    Topics: Politics | 1 Comment »

    Bill de Blasio: The Empire State Gelding

    By Kyle | September 29, 2017

    Now available to non-subscribers is my profile of the 6’5″ dwarf who is the mayor of New York City.

    Topics: Politics | 5 Comments »

    Fact-Checking Hillary’s New Book

    By Kyle | September 27, 2017

    She told a bunch of whoppers in her new memoir, “What Happened.” I won’t let her get away with it. More here.

    Topics: Books, Politics | No Comments »

    Make America Normal Again

    By Kyle | September 25, 2017

    Attacking the NFL may be good politics for Trump, but it’s annoying for the rest of us. I explain why.

    Topics: Politics | No Comments »

    Black Critics vs. Ta-Nehisi Coates

    By Kyle | September 24, 2017

    Reading black intellectuals on Coates, you will quickly see they have a completely different take than self-flagellating white liberals. More in an essay.

    Topics: Books, Politics | No Comments »

    Hillary’s Book Has a Fake Title

    By Kyle | September 18, 2017

    It’s called “What Happened” but it only makes sense if you acknowledge the real title is “Why I Should Have Won.” More in a column.

    Topics: Politics | 4 Comments »

    My First Cover Story in National Review

    By Kyle | September 15, 2017


    Is a profile of Bill de Blasio, for NR subscribers. The cover illustration will give you an idea of it.

    Topics: Politics | 2 Comments »

    Houston “Doesn’t Show America At Its Best”

    By Kyle | August 31, 2017

    A Slate columnist unintentionally illustrates the enduring leftist wish for disaster because it creates more opportunity for collective action. My take.

    Topics: Politics | 5 Comments »

    Team Hillary’s Latest Excuse: Trump Stood too Close

    By Kyle | August 29, 2017

    A columnist posits that it was a world-historical game changer when Hillary Clinton didn’t respond to Trump standing behind her at a debate. I call B.S. in a column.

    Topics: Politics | 5 Comments »

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