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J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Beowulf Translation Is Finally Being Released

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.20.2014 | Books

About 90 years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien translated the 11th-century Old English epic poem "Beowulf" and then put it on the shelf. It remained there unpubli...

Daily Meditation: The Road Goes On And On

Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

To See By Common Light

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As a scientist, always striving to see outside the tunnel, to apply the proper blend of skepticism and open-mindedness, that I write today to recommend a work of fiction as a source of surprising light.

Do We Need to Kill Our Heroes?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I am, of course, still a child of love and privilege. But I have at least this claim against naiveté: I have looked into the eyes of someone ready, willing, and eager to kill me. I have at least this notion of what's out there.

My Dad, "Cecilia" and Not Being Invincible

Jesse James DeConto | Posted 03.16.2014 | Parents
Jesse James DeConto

I spent a lot of my life trying to figure out where I could count on my Dad and where I couldn't -- would he define the sort of man I wanted to be, or its opposite?

The Dharma of the Rings

David Loy | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
David Loy

Can The Lord of the Rings be understood as a new Buddhist myth - a spiritual teaching that speaks to our situation today?

The Unexpected Desolation of Peter Jackson's Hobbit Movies

Paul Katz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Entertainment
Paul Katz

The part of the story I most wanted to see handled by Peter Jackson and team now exists. For my taste, they didn't get it right.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Dan Persons | Posted 02.15.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The appeal of the Grand Adventure is clear and incontestable: the epic scale; the sense of mystery and adventure; the thrill of discovering what challenge, adversary, or ally awaits around the next bend. Thing is, the whole point of the exercise is to reach an ultimate goal.

The Top 5 Most Preposterous Scenes in The Desolation of Smaug

Seth Abramson | Posted 02.13.2014 | Entertainment
Seth Abramson

The Desolation of Smaug is filled with significantly more visual hyperbole than its predecessor, indeed some moments so preposterous in their construction and so outrageous in their deviation from Tolkien's text that they resoundingly deserve a listicle of the sort provided here.

Why Did Gandalf Decide To Go on the Quest With the Dwarves?

Quora | Posted 02.12.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Nakul Santpurkar, Curiouser and Curiouser *Possible spoilers*Gandalf's decision to joi...

There and Back Again: Rediscovering The Hobbit

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

I recently turned to The Hobbit when I was down with a killer migraine. Reading it wasn't exactly like meeting an old friend, because I didn't remember most of the book. But that didn't matter, because opening up the book and diving in, I felt welcomed by the narrative voice which is so very wise and warm -- and wry.

'Hobbit' Director Peter Jackson On The Movie's Controversial Frame Rate

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 12.11.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Has Peter Jackson reflected on the massive chunk of his life that he's devoted to Hobbits? "You're not going to make me are you?" h...

J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic In The Works

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.22.2013 | Entertainment

The life of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien will be the subject of an upcoming movie, giving fans a glimpse into the mind that imagined the wonderfully ...

Surprise Connections Between 'The Hobbit' & 'Lord Of The Rings'

Posted 11.08.2013 | Entertainment

That there are references to Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" franchise embedded within the director's new "Hobbit" series of films is far from sur...

Jake Gyllenhaal Bombed His Audition For 'Lord Of The Rings'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment

From the annals of Hollywood near-misses, here's Jake Gyllenhaal telling The Hollywood Reporter about his failed audition to play Frodo in Peter Jacks...

"Skate Expectations"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.01.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima With apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien, whose fantastic writings did not, for some reason, include a story about roller derby, I am the lor...

Murder, She Read: Why Bad Deeds Make Good Fictions

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 09.08.2013 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

Why is it generally considered not only acceptable but even pleasurable to read about adultery and murder when society doesn't tolerate them in real life?

See A Photo From The Set Of 'The Hobbit'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment

Peter Jackson and his crew are returning to Middle-earth one last time, according to a new post the director wrote on his Facebook page. Jackson unvei...

Is This Responsible For 'Lord Of The Rings'?

AP | Posted 06.02.2013 | Entertainment

LONDON — Could a Roman gold ring linked to a curse have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien to create The One Ring? Britain's National Trust and the Tolkie...

Tolkien 'One Ring' Inspiration On Display

AP | Posted 06.02.2013 | Books

LONDON — A Roman gold ring that could have inspired J.R.R Tolkien to write "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" is going on exhibition in En...

Bilbo the Billionaire: A Short History of J.R.R. Tolkien's Greed Wars

Scott Thill | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Thill

From An Unexpected Journey's talented filmmakers and canny copyrights to the spiritually exhausted Tolkien estate, everyone's fighting for Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium as if their economies counted on it.

PHOTOS: South Africa's Fantasy Kingdom

Robert Schrader | Posted 05.07.2013 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Was Tolkien describing the Amatola Mountains?

Peak What? Ask Barbie and Mickey Mouse

Terry Tamminen | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

There are a lot of disagreements about whether we have reached peak oil or when the downhill slope will hit a point that brings a significant percentage of our vehicles to a grinding halt, but the concept has made scientists and policy makers ask the question: What other critical resources may be peaking?

In Defense of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Stephen D. Winick

Even Tolkien realized The Hobbit would, and should, be seen as a prelude to his larger work. The world of Lord of the Rings took precedence, and The Hobbit was adjusted to fit that world.

15 Fantastic Tolkien Quotes

Posted 01.03.2013 | Books

J.R.R. Tolkien has arguably never been so popular, with The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies as close to hagiographies of the man's literature as y...