Rowling Says Lupin’s Lycanthropy a Metaphor for HIV: Critical Linking: September 10, 2016

“Lupin’s condition of lycanthropy was a metaphor for those illnesses that carry a stigma, like HIV and AIDS,” Rowling reveals in the book.

“All kinds of superstitions seem to surround blood-borne conditions, probably due to taboos surrounding blood itself.



So what did happen? What did Shriver say in her keynote that could drive a woman who has heard every slur under the sun to discard social convention and make such an obviously political exit?

A reader walks out of Lionel Shriver’s keynote at a conference for totally understandable reasons.


The principal of an Alice Springs college regrets that a student “with an interest in history and politics” was allowed to dress up as Adolf Hitler for book week.


There's only one way to respond to "two free audiobooks." It's "sign me up!"