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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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    Shut Up, They Explained

    By kyle | July 4, 2017

    In Chicago, an organized campaign is running to shut down a theater critic. Why? She related some obvious truths about race and cops. More here.

    Topics: Movies | 1 Comment »

    One Response to “Shut Up, They Explained”

    1. Don Reed Says:
      July 6th, 2017 at 3:07 am

      When 25,000 are killed in one weekend in Chicago, maybe there will be a change of mind. Doubtful. If 15 dead in one weekend doesn’t matter, then the number itself is irrelevant.