Welcome to the new TLS blog
Welcome to the new TLS blog – over the past six years, the paper’s editor Peter Stothard and the classics editor Mary Beard have blogged about everything from Belgian museums and David Starkey to lost cameras and bad versions of Roman history. While Mary continues to blog separately, from now on Peter will be joined by other members of the editorial staff, including Lucy Dallas, David Horspool, Robert Irwin, Thea Lenarduzzi, Rozalind Dineen, Catharine Morris, Rupert Shortt, and me. We’ll be talking about books and ideas, literary events, and – well, anything else that takes our fancy.
So you might call this a supplement to the Supplement . . . .
We’ll be eavesdropping, as it were, on the paper itself, listening out for anything striking, troubling, amusing, intriguing, inspiring, enchanting, enlightening, argufying, or otherwise noteworthy and thought-provoking.
Right now, that might be something about the birds and the bees, the new novel from the author of Stasiland, Anna Funder, or Rabindranath Tagore. It might also mean, from the website-only side of things, the latest Poem of the Week or one of those debates about Shakespeare that ran and ran.
But we hope that it is also in the spirit of the TLS itself – the paper that once described T. S. Eliot’s poems as “the ravings of a drunken helot”. (He was a contributor.)