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One More Note on Dumblegayte

I’ve only read 50 or 60 comments on this affair, so I hope this isn’t redundant, but. . . Aside from the talk-show “culture warriors” and their predictable screaming, most of the Dumblegayte fire has been focused on the question…

Posted in Books blog: Texas Pages on October 30, 2007 02:00 PM

Dumbledore, Dumbledore, Dumbledore

Blog readers, I know what you want. Don’t deny it. I counted the page views. So let’s milk one more entry out of the what’s-his-name is you-know-what business. The trend now is witty columns “outing” other fictional characters. Here’s New…

Posted in Books blog: Texas Pages on October 29, 2007 03:33 PM

Continuing the Dumbledore conversation

Well, I think it’s safe to say that Jeffrey Weiss has touched a nerve. Just to focus in on one literary aspect of the debate: What are the other classic examples of authors who either overexplained their creations, or refused…

Posted in Books blog: Texas Pages on October 25, 2007 02:16 PM

Dumbledore is gay: Enough already?

Or are such revelations a reader’s right to know? J.K. Rowling announced last week that Hogwarts headmaster, Professor Albus Dumbledore, is gay. Dallas Morning News staff writer Jeffrey Weiss is of the opinion that Ms. Rowling should keep such tidbits…

Posted in Books blog: Texas Pages on October 23, 2007 05:51 PM

The Onion on Dumbledore

Meanwhile, Galleycat spotted The Onion’s fake reaction to the news from Potterland: “Dumbledore? I always figured the gay ones were Harry, Draco Malfoy, Hermione, Ron, Hagrid, Dudley Dursely, Ptolemy, Morgana, and Professor Snape.”…

Posted in Books blog: Texas Pages on October 23, 2007 10:44 AM

Dumbledore’s life and loves: reaction

Over on the Religion Blog, Jeffrey Weiss has been collecting Christian responses to the outing of the “Harry Potter” character. Jeff also posted a link to the transcript of the event where J.K. Rowling revealed the news. The GalleyCat blog…

Posted in Books blog: Texas Pages on October 22, 2007 01:30 PM

J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore is gay

According to the Harry Potter author, Professor Ablus Dumbledore was in love with Gellert Grindelwald. Read more….

Posted in Books blog: Texas Pages on October 20, 2007 08:23 AM