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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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    Emojis Are Ruining Civilization

    By Kyle | October 15, 2015

    A rant about how language gets reduced to tiny cartoon faces.

    Topics: Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

    3 Responses to “Emojis Are Ruining Civilization”

    1. kishke Says:
      October 16th, 2015 at 10:42 am


    2. K Says:
      October 16th, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      If it was good enough for the ancient Egyptians . .

    3. kishke Says:
      October 16th, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      Write like an Egyptian …