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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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    Go Ahead, Let Your Kid Dress as Moana

    By kyle | October 24, 2017

    Cultural-appropriation alert: The leftists at Redbook (!) have decreed that it’s ethnically insensitive for white girls to dress as Moana. More here.

    Topics: Movies | 2 Comments »

    2 Responses to “Go Ahead, Let Your Kid Dress as Moana”

    1. K Says:
      October 25th, 2017 at 1:57 am

      Someone needs to tell Disney. The point of a movie is to vicariously experience it from the protagonist’s POV. Their bottom line would be rather different if only polynesians were allowed to buy tickets.

    2. SK Says:
      October 28th, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      The established women’s magazines tilt left, unlike the new magazines started by Ree Drummond (Pioneer Woman) and Joanna and Chip Gaines. It helps that the new magazines aren’t based in NYC.