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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

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    Hillary Clinton Digs Van Halen?

    By Kyle | August 26, 2008

    Liveblogging the Democratic Convention:

    Hillary Clinton’s (well-produced, thoroughly professional) campaign video was backed with a soundtrack of the Van Halen cover of the Kinks “You Really Got Me.” Whoa. Later came Tom Petty’s “American Girl.” Better, but isn’t a Yale-trained feminist like Hillary exactly the kind of person who, when “American Girl” came out, would go around correcting you if you referred to her as a girl? When I was at Yale in the 1980s, you referred to a 19-year-old liberal female as a “girl” at your peril.

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