• Harry Potter

    More On Diversity In Stories: George Kirrin, Jewish Hogwarts Students, and “Background” Inclusivity

    by  • June 8, 2015 • Books, Harry Potter, Narnia, Writing, You are probably sorry you asked • 0 Comments

    Last week, when I was sharing some thoughts about Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, I mentioned that including diversity of sexual orientations in a story doesn’t necessarily mean including sexual acts. I’d like to expand on that. The place and profession where I’m most cognizant of being inclusive is in...

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    Only the Good Guys Die Young: Why I Loved Allegiant

    by  • January 27, 2014 • Books, Harry Potter, Narnia, Sherlock Holmes • 4 Comments

    (WARNING: Spoilers for Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy, J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Katherine Paterson’s Bridge to Terabithia, C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, the original Star Trek and Star Trek: the Next Generation movies, and various Sherlock Holmes stories and adaptations.) I w a r n e d y o u t h e r e d...

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    Change, Stories, and the Enemy of the Good

    by  • February 10, 2013 • Films, Harry Potter, Jewish stuff, TV, Writing, You are probably sorry you asked • 0 Comments

    I’m over sacrifice. In fiction, that is. I’m not quite as excited as I used to be about climaxes where Mr. Spock gasps out his last words on the other side of the radioactivity-shielding glass or Harry Potter whips off his Invisibility Cloak in the middle of a Death Eater meeting or even where...

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