Ten excellent blogs
I was chuffed to be nominated as an “excellent blog” by Heresy Corner (an excellent blog itself). So, according to the rules of this game, I must now nominate ten more excellent blogs.
Here goes in no particular order (not all are on my links list yet, but they will be soon).
One: BLDG BLOG is a real queen of blogs. Hosted by Geoff Manaugh in California, it’s mostly about architecture, art and urban (and other) spaces. A book of the blog is coming next year.
Two: Clive Davis' Spectator blog. The Spectator isn’t Beard’s natural home, but when I discovered he was reading me I gave him a go (OK -- how self-regarding can you get?). He picks up lots of good things – and has a nice wry take on them.
Three: Soleil en tête is one to catch for the francophone. A French Canadian writer and history teacher blogs about writing, teaching and her brain tumour. Not the usual illness-blog-cliché and not mawkish at all. She posts, for nice classical reasons, under the name of Danaee.
Four . . .
. . . . CultureGrrl. Lee Rosenbaum gets all the news and gossip from the art world. What Greek pot is about to be sent back to its country of origin? Who struck the deal?
Five: Books, Inq. Frank Wilson was until a few weeks ago the Book Reviews editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer. He’s a great trawler of the web for literary stuff.
Six: I have a soft spot for my colleague James Warren’s Kenodoxia. There is some hardcore ancient philosophy here, but it’s also a pretty true to life account of life as a working academic.
Seven: PhDiva has just come back after a break. I’m not always on the same side as Dorothy King (I, for example, tend to think that overall the British Museum is a force for good in the world. . .and Dorothy doesn’t seem always to share that view). But there’s usually a sparky and fearless post on classical archaeology and other things here.
Eight: University Diaries by Margaret Soltan is one of the best windows onto US university life that I know.
Nine: Liberty London Girl is a bit of a surprising favourite of mine. An anonymous blog by an English fashion editor in New York . . .another world, folks.
Ten: Not hugely sexy, but the best place for keeping up with Classics news in the UK and elsewhere is the ARLT blog, run by David Parsons.