A Se’nnight of Steyn, April 29-May 5

Tomorrow marks the second birthday of The Mark Steyn Club. We thank everyone who’s decided to re-subscribe for a third year and look forward to welcoming many more in the twelve months ahead. And we’ll be celebrating all month, starting with a special Sunday edition of On the Town in just a couple of hours.

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

~The week began with Steyn celebrating the world’s shortest song titles.

~Mark’s Monday Notebook featured the new Ministry of Possibilities, Justin Trudeau’s Oriental confusion, the Spanish elections, and the new Jew hate at The New York Times: it was our most-read piece of the week. Later Steyn joined Tucker Carlson to consider the downfall of the Creepy Porn Lawyer and the impending Filipino-Canadian war. Click below to watch:

~Tuesday’s SteynPost examined the accelerating pace of cultural demolition, from the Melbourne Comedy Festival to the Philadelphia Flyers:

~On Wednesday Steyn returned to the John Oakley show to ponder Canadian floods, driverless trucks and the death of journalism. Click below to listen:

~On Thursday Mark joined Tucker to blame the collusion fevers on Hillary’s refusal to lose gracefully:

~On Friday UK Tories woke up to a grim morning after, and the loss of over 1,300 seats in the English local elections. Steyn didn’t think it was difficult to figure out why.

~Our weekend movie date featured Mark’s favorite sequel title: I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.

~Our marquee presentation this week was the continuation of our new nightly audio adventure in Tales for Our Time: Steyn’s serialization of an H G Wells classic, The Island of Dr Moreau. Click for Part Three, for Part Four, Part Five, Part Six, Part Seven, Part Eight and Part Nine – or, for a good old-fashioned binge-listen right from the beginning, please click here.

Tales for Our Time is made with the support of the aforementioned Mark Steyn Club. 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.

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.

A new week at SteynOnline begins this evening with our Song of the Week and with Episode Ten of The Island of Dr Moreau, and continues tomorrow with our official birthday observances.