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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.

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    Chill Out About the Halloween Costumes

    By kyle | November 1, 2016

    In a seasonally-appropriate piece, I have a little fun with the cultural-appropriation spastics who get huffy over non-PC costumes. My column.

    Topics: Politics | 2 Comments »

    2 Responses to “Chill Out About the Halloween Costumes”

    1. kishke Says:
      November 1st, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      Excellent article about unexcellent people.

      Lots of good lines; this rings so true:

      how lonely and bereft does your life have to be if you have time to get all worked up about whether a dead animal on another continent might have been offended by the notion someone was dressing like him?

    2. JimmyC Says:
      November 3rd, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      Well, at least the season of people calling Halloween costumes racist is over, and we’re into the season of people calling Thanksgiving racist. Good times.