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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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    Is She Now Hillary Rodham Clinton Again?

    By kyle | August 26, 2008

    I can’t remember the last time I heard Hillary referred to as “Hillary Rodham Clinton,” as her daughter Chelsea just did. This was her handle early in the 1992 campaign, but she quickly dropped it when it seemed to mark her as a feminist career woman instead of a devoted wife. Chelsea seemed to make a great point of pronouncing the “Rodham.” I wonder if there is some additional layer of meaning to that. Like when John Cougar became John Cougar Mellencamp became John Mellencamp?

    Topics: Hillary Clinton, Politics, TV | No Comments »