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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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    The Amazing Thomas Sowell Sidewalk Portrait

    By kyle | March 19, 2012

    Amazing true story: I was walking on Broadway up by Columbia University yesterday afternoon when I came across a beautifully done color chalked portraits of economist Thomas Sowell, about four feet square, right on the sidewalk on the west side of Broadway at (I think) 105th Street.

    I wished I’d had a smart phone, but I don’t so I didn’t get a picture of it. My three-year-old daughter enjoyed running a few laps around the portrait, though (being properly careful not to step on it).

    Topics: Britain, Economics | 2 Comments »

    2 Responses to “The Amazing Thomas Sowell Sidewalk Portrait”

    1. Andy NYer Says:
      March 19th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      Kyle – have you had a chance to read Sowell’s latest article on Romney as the “inevitability” candidate? I’m curious what you think since you’re a Romney supporter.

    2. yankeefan Says:
      March 22nd, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      A Columbia kid has no doubt urinated on it by now.