A Se’nnight of Steyn, April 22-28

In case you missed it, here’s how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with an Islamic massacre of Christians that the media seemed oddly determined to pass off as a resurgence of the Sri Lankan civil war: Steyn’s column on taqiyya for Easter was our most-read piece of the week.

~On Earth Day Mark joined Tucker Carlson to consider New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to abolish skyscrapers. Click below to watch:

~Tuesday’s Topical Take revisited a Steyn classic from the early days after 9/11: “Don’t mention the jihad.

~On Wednesday Mark hosted another Clubland Q&A taking questions live from Mark Steyn Club members around the planet on Sri Lanka, the Brexit Party, low-rise green deals, and much more. You can listen to the full show here.

~On Thursday Joe Biden launched his third campaign for president. Mark and Tammy Bruce tried to contain their excitement:

~Friday saw the premiere of a brand new nightly audio adventure in our series Tales for Our Time: Steyn reads an H G Wells classic, The Island of Dr Moreau. To listen to Part One, click here. To listen to Part Two, click here.

Tales for Our Time is made with the support of The Mark Steyn Club, which is about to celebrate its second birthday. If you’ve a friend who’s a fan of classic fiction in audio, we hope you’ll consider sending him or her a special Gift Membership: They’ll get to enjoy not only this latest adventure, but also Mark’s readings of Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Conrad, Kafka, Kipling, Gogol, Scott Fitzgerald, Jack London, Baroness Orczy and many more.

~At the weekend we like to avert from our gaze from the grubby churn of world affairs. This week Steyn’s tip of the hat to smaller pleasures included a farewell to composer Les Reed with the monster hit he wrote for Tom Jones, and a look back at Bob Fosse on the big screen.

On the Second Annual Mark Steyn Club Cruise, cabins are going spectacularly fast – and we’re very nearly sold out. If your preferred accommodations are showing up online as unavailable, do call Cindy, our excellent cruise manager, and she might be able to pull a few strings: If you’re dialing from beyond North America, it’s +1 (770) 952-1959; if you’re calling from Canada or the US, it’s 1-800-707-1634. Or you can email your query here. As last year’s cruisers know, Cindy is super-helpful …but tempus fugit.

As for the above-mentioned Mark Steyn Club, as noted we’re about to celebrate our second birthday. So, if you’ve been waiting to see if we’re in it for the long haul before signing up, you’ll find more details here.

A new week at SteynOnline begins this evening with our Song of the Week and with Episode Three of The Island of Dr Moreau.