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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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  • And Now It’s Columbus Statues

    By Kyle | August 24, 2017

    Why stop at Confederate memorials? Now the Left is going after Columbus statues. A column.

    Topics: Politics | 6 Comments »

    Destroying Symbols: Where Does It End?

    By Kyle | August 17, 2017

    Inviting the Left to start tearing down statues is a mistake. It’s like saying, “Start a forest fire, we’ll figure out how to stop it later.” More in a column.

    Topics: Politics | 5 Comments »

    Al Sharpton Puts Jefferson Memorial On Notice

    By Kyle | August 17, 2017

    Al Sharpton vs. the Jefferson Memorial.

    Topics: Politics | 3 Comments »

    Don’t Drive Neo-Nazis Underground

    By Kyle | August 17, 2017

    Social media and online tools are extremely useful when it comes to tracking people who wish to do harm. It’s a mistake to force neo-Nazis into the shadows where it will be harder to learn what they are up to. A column.

    Topics: Politics | 1 Comment »

    Yale Continues to Erase History

    By Kyle | August 15, 2017

    Yale’s hysteria about art work and naming continues, with a Puritan musket covered up. More ridiculousness.

    Topics: Politics | No Comments »

    More History Erased at Yale

    By Kyle | August 11, 2017

    Yet another ridiculous bit of cleansing the record is going on at Yale, where a musket was covered up on a stone carving. A column.

    Topics: Politics | No Comments »

    Newark Terrorized by Arrival of Whole Foods

    By Kyle | August 9, 2017

    Remember when “white flight” and denied resources were the bane of the inner city? Now white people are returning and investing. And that’s a problem too.

    Topics: Politics | 7 Comments »

    The New York Times Prints Republican Vulgarity, Doesn’t Print Democratic Vulgarity

    By Kyle | July 31, 2017

    The Times’ decision to print actual swear words last Friday because the person uttering them was Anthony Scaramucci is hard to square with its decision last Wednesday not to print swear words coming from the mouth of a Democratic senator. A column.

    Topics: Politics | No Comments »

    The Canadian Obsession

    By Kyle | July 30, 2017

    Why don’t progs just move to Canada as they keep promising to do? The new profile/tongue bath of Justin Trudeau is the latest instance of liberal obsession with the Great White North.

    Topics: Politics | No Comments »

    Andrew Cuomo’s Edifice Complex

    By Kyle | July 20, 2017

    He loves to build stuff, but making it run doesn’t interest him. More in a column.

    Topics: Politics | 1 Comment »

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