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Off The Beaten Track: The Best Way To See New Zealand

Nicola Barnard | Posted 07.25.2016 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

New Zealand offers such incredible beauty -- from snowcapped mountains, glacial lakes, sweeping forest skylines, lush-green rainforests, glorious whit...

'Star Trek Beyond' Actor Karl Urban Dishes About The New Movie

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 07.18.2016 | Entertainment

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Queenstown: New Zealand's Town For All Seasons

Nicola Barnard | Posted 06.29.2016 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

Well-known for its adventure activities and snow sports Queenstown is often overlooked in other seasons but has a lot to offer all-year round.

How I Ruined The Universe For My Son

Julee Morrison | Posted 06.02.2016 | Parents
Julee Morrison

I couldn't do it. I could not spend another summer in the shadows of my son's gullibility. I couldn't.

Colbert Is Finally Stumped By 'LOTR' Question ... From Ryan Gosling's Mom

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.13.2016 | Entertainment

On Thursday night's "Late Show," Ryan Gosling, after hearing how Colbert had never been stumped with a "Lord of the Rings" question, brought a challen...

A Night's Ascension Into Enchantment

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization, and, above all, by the 'disenchantment of the world.' Precisely the...

2 New Poems By J.R.R. Tolkien Discovered In School Magazine

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.16.2016 | Arts

Two new poems by acclaimed Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien have recently surfaced. The poems, titled "The Shadow Man" and "Noel," were writte...

12 Unrealistic Things That Happen In Films And TV Shows

Sofia Katsali | Posted 12.14.2015 | Entertainment
Sofia Katsali

Person A's phone rings. Person A replies. Person B tells person A something upsetting over the phone. Person A hangs up and slams the phone down in an...

Marlon James Plans To Write 'African Game of Thrones' Series

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.14.2015 | Arts

In an interview with Man of the World magazine, Man Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James revealed his next book, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, will kic...

Lord Of The Rings Fans, Rejoice! You Can Now Live In A Hobbit-Hole

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.11.2015 | Good News

You might not be able to be a resident of the Shire, but these homes will certainly make it feel like you're living in Bag End. Green Magic Homes, a...

What If Your Favorite Movie Characters Sexted?

Playboy.com | Posted 12.09.2015 | Comedy
Playboy.com

Even fictitious characters have to get a little feisty with their text messages from time to time, right? We've all done it and we all know how our conversations go, but what about some of your all time favorite and most notable movie characters? How would their sexting go down? Probably a little like this.

Ian McKellen On Whether There Is a Place for Pacifism in These Troubling Times

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Ian McKellen is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished actors working today. In this clip, McKellen speaks on the history of pacifism in his family, and whether a philosophy of nonviolence still has a place in today's volatile world.

Get Lost... and Then Find Yourself in New Zealand

Laura Grier | Posted 11.06.2015 | Travel
Laura Grier

At 35 years old I thought I had finally figured it out. As a destination wedding photographer, I have seen what it takes to make it down the aisle. S...

Evolved Archetypes: Stewards and Champions Are Rising in Our Stories

Maya Zuckerman | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment
Maya Zuckerman

What is stopping us from collaborating on solutions for the biggest global challenges are not the actual solutions, but our relationships with each other. Our stories do not encompass all of us, they don't welcome and empower all genders, ethnicities, and species.

Legendary Filmmaker Ralph Bakshi Returns with Last Days of Coney Island

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 10.29.2015 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

I myself adored geek culture when that was kind of a bad thing, so of course I have to ask Ralph about his animated (and notoriously rotoscoped!) adaptation of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings -- scripted by Peter Beagle, and a major influence on Peter Jackson & Co.'s live-action adaptation.

These 'Lord Of The Rings' Illustrations Are Just Precious

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 10.20.2015 | Arts

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has published a book of J.R.R. Tolkien's sketches for the 60th anniversary of the series. Edited by Christina Scull and Wayn...

The 'Lord Of The Rings' Cast Says Major Fan Theory Shall Not Pass

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment

A day may come when Sam and Frodo buy into a major "Lord of the Rings" fan theory, but it is not this day. Many fans think it's a big plot hole that G...

These 5 Legendary Roles Were Very Nearly Played by Different Actors

Inverse | Posted 12.09.2015 | Entertainment
Inverse

That's why we never saw Cary Grant play James Bond. Same goes for this quintet of iconic characters, who were this close to being played by different performers.

'Harry Potter', 'Jurassic Park', 'Avengers' and 14 Other Multi-Billion Dollar Movie Franchises

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

The highest-grossing movie franchises measure their earnings in the billions of dollars -- and that is often just from the box office ticket sales. Here is a look at some of the most successful 17 film franchises in history based on domestic gross box office earnings reported by Box Office Mojo.

Understanding the Financial Crisis in Greece With Lord of the Rings

Mackenzie Broderick | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Mackenzie Broderick

A shadowy yet powerful organization begins to exert pressure on King Theoden of Rohan to bend to its will -- yes, the wizard Saruman and his minions at Isengard, better known to us as the International Monetary Fund.

Early, Unfinished J.R.R. Tolkien Story Headed To Bookshelves

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts

While A Song of Ice and Fire fans twiddle their thumbs, waiting for George R.R. Martin to buckle down and write, J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate will releas...

Gandalf, Merlin, or Dumbledore: Who Was the Greatest Wizard?

Quora | Posted 07.23.2016 | Books
Quora

Dumbledore is the most powerful by a country mile for the simple reason that magic has changed as the world has changed, so what might have seemed like a big deal in 600 A.D., or even 1954, does not seem like a big deal now, and J.K. Rowling wanted to "wow" her audience.

Ian McKellen Almost Didn't Play Gandalf Or Magneto Because Of Tom Cruise

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.20.2015 | Entertainment

It's hard to imagine "Lord of the Rings" without Sir Ian McKellen's Gandalf, or "X-Men" without his Magneto. McKellan is those characters. But i...

The Most Iconic Jewelry in Movies

Alex Simon | Posted 07.11.2016 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Precious jewels have provided fodder for drama practically since drama was invented, with precious stones and trinkets used as plot devices in plays written as far back as 100 B.C.

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Benjamin Hardy | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Hardy

Like Bilbo, most of us are like butter scraped over too much bread. If you don't purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve  --  without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly crowded lives.