Simon Schama – the New Yorker critic and Columbia Professor – is joining Newsweek/The Daily Beast as a contibutor, beginning in June. According to the Wall Street Journal, Schama will still write for the New Yorker, just less frequently.

Schama said of joining Newsweek/The Daily Beast, “I look forward to writing about everything from politics to Picasso, barbecue to baseball–all in the same article should occasion call for it.”