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Movie Review: The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies'

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.18.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jackson has done something that will likely never be done again: It's not just that he got these movies made the way he wanted -- but that the way he did it was of such consistently high quality.

8 Huge Changes Made To 'The Hobbit' Movies

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.17.2014 | Books

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit ... Now, more than 70 years after Tolkien first published those words, the hobbit himself, Bilbo Bag...

Leigh Blickley

All The Similarities Between 'The Lord Of The Rings' And 'The Hobbit'

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Blickley | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment

"The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies are, of course, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved fantasy books. But the movies definitely feature ...

7 Reasons Why 'Harry Potter' and 'LOTR' Should Be Required Reading

Mackenzie Patel | Posted 12.11.2014 | Teen
Mackenzie Patel

Students would be more actively engaged and wouldn't dread coming home to do boring "homework." Instead, they would embark on innumerable journeys at night and come to appreciate the art of storytelling.

A House Fit For Bilbo Baggins Is On The Market For $1.2 Million

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 10.31.2014 | HuffPost Home

J.R.R. Tolkien would approve of this one. A bizarre and beautiful home in Bethesda, Maryland, has gone on the market for a whopping $1.2 million. R...

Not All Who Wander

Global Yodel | Posted 10.23.2014 | Arts
Global Yodel

Global Yodel recently sat down with illustrator Jesse Tise to talk about his new print, "Not All Who Wander", and to learn more about his hometown of ...

Windows on a World No More: Why Letters Still Have Much to Teach Us

Kevin Belmonte | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Kevin Belmonte

These books remind us how important letters once were, and still are, as windows on a world no more, and the many things letters can tell us about people we wish to know more of.

Big Change For Final 'Hobbit' Film

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.24.2014 | Entertainment

"The Hobbit: There And Back Again" is no longer coming out on Dec. 17. Instead, Peter Jackson announced on Thursday that the final installment in his ...

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 04.20.2014 | 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?