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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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    In Memoriam: Clive Barnes

    By Kyle | November 19, 2008

    Our gracious, witty and beloved colleague Clive Barnes died early this morning from cancer. Mary Huhn has a tribute to him here while Lou Lumenick contributes a personal memory here. As recently as a few weeks ago, Clive was still a jaunty presence at our staff’s Tuesday morning meetings, where he would tirelessly contribute his enthusiasm, the occasional polished quip and even ideas for stories that had nothing to do with the theater beat. Clive essentially had three careers, reviewing dance as well as theater for The Post and, before that, serving as a distinguished film drama critic for many years at The New York Times. Clive was a true gentleman as well as an erudite observer of the culture, and the theater world will miss him as badly as we do.

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