Mark Steyn

Mark Steyn, who hosts the live opera broadcasts on Channel 4 in Britain, is the film critic of the Spectator in London. He also writes for London's Daily and Sunday Telegraph.

After The Ball
April 9 1998 3:30 AMThe Worst Songwriter of All TimeFrom "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" to Barbra Streisand's "People."
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Dec. 5 1997 3:30 AMWhere Have You Gone, Oscar Hammerstein?From Show Boat to Sondheim is a long way down.
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May 8 1997 3:30 AMBowie BondsRock 'n' roll officially stops being revolutionary.
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Dec. 5 1996 3:30 AMMachiavellianWas 2Pac Shakur's murder just a publicity stunt?
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Sept. 11 1996 3:30 AMThe Death of the Show TuneA rant on Rent.
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Jan. 9 1998 3:30 AMThe Only Living Boy in New YorkCan Paul Simon save Broadway?
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July 17 1997 3:30 AMOur Last CigaretteThe fading glories of the smoking song.
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Jan. 16 1997 3:30 AMHail Caesar!Cornball classics from a Tin Pan Alley legend.
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Oct. 16 1996 3:30 AMTheme PartyPolitics really is a song and dance.
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July 2 1996 3:30 AMRap VictorianaWhat hip-hop and parlor music have in common. 



The Ebola Story

How our minds build narratives out of disaster.

The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

Would You Trust Walmart to Provide Your Health Care? (You Should.)

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Dear Prudence
Oct. 23 2014 6:00 AM Monster Kids from poorer neighborhoods keep coming to trick-or-treat in mine. Do I have to give them candy?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Oct. 22 2014 11:54 PM The Actual World “Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.