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Lord of the Rings

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.

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 ...

Smaug Thinks Benedict Cumberbatch Is A 'Hack'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.12.2014 | Entertainment

Sorry, Benedict Cumberbatch. Ya just got burnt. For one of his last interviews on "The Colbert Report," host Stephen Colbert invited the great and ...

The Eye of Sauron Over Moscow, or, Revenge of the Orcs

Eliot Borenstein | Posted 12.11.2014 | Weird News
Eliot Borenstein

In honor of the final installment of the eighty-seven-part Hobbit film series, a Russian art group recently decided to crown the Moscow International Business Center with the All-Seeing Eye of Sauron.

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.

Watch Every On-Screen 'Lord Of The Rings' Death In Under 7 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.11.2014 | Entertainment

Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy spans three epic movies and is estimated to include more than 200,000 deaths. Now, all the offings are ava...

Princess Leia Takes On Galadriel In Epic New 'Princess Rap Battle'

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.27.2014 | Entertainment

Prepare yourself for worlds colliding -- or at least Middle Earth colliding with a galaxy far, far away. In actress Whitney Avalon's second "Prince...

Tolkien's Future Vision of Lucid Dreaming

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2014 | Arts
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

Dreams play a significant role in The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkein's multi-part fantasy story written in the first half of the 20th century. The dream elements become muted in Peter Jackson's film adaptation, but in the novels they serve as an important source of insight for the characters.

Cli-Fi Is Real

Scott Thill | Posted 10.31.2014 | Green
Scott Thill

That we have been sleepwalking through such massive destabilization for decades proves that we are much better at consensually hallucinating than we are at separating our sciences and fictions.

The Middle-earth Similarity We've All Been Ignoring

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.31.2014 | Travel

We already knew New Zealand -- and its Hobbit-inspired airline video -- were an 'LOTR' junkie's paradise. But England? Nobody told us the real Middle-...

Not All Who Wander

Global Yodel | Posted 12.23.2014 | 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 ...

Interview With ABC's 'The Quest' Winner Lina Carollo

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Valerie Tejeda

If you didn't have the chance to tune in to ABC's "The Quest" this summer, you seriously missed one of the most awesome and innovative shows of the year.

The Force Is Not With Us: We Identify with Our Fantasy Heroes -- Why Don't We Emulate Them?

Andy Schmookler | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

How many in Liberal America have been willing, like Frodo, to leave our comfortable Hobbit-like niches and rise to the urgent challenge of our dangerous moment?

'Beauty And The Beast' Meets 'West Wing'?

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.19.2014 | Comedy

If you're like us, you're constantly wondering things like: what would happen if the film "Terminator" got mashed up with the show "Full House"? What ...

'Game Of Thrones' Ripped Off These Classic Movies, And We're OK With It

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment

Spoilers are coming. Like the Lannisters, it's time for "Game of Thrones" to pay its debts. Most fans know actual historical events like the Wa...

Anticipatory Anxiety Sucks

Maria Senise | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

To my unpleasant surprise, I was told that I have to interview to substitute teach in the school district I've been working for the past five years. I...

Erin Whitney

Sean Bean's Most Memorable Death Wasn't 'Lord Of The Rings'

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.07.2014 | Entertainment

It's no news that Sean Bean has died a lot of times in a variety of gruesome ways. Having died approximately 25 deaths -- something the actor said was...

Fantasy Meets Reality in ABC's The Quest

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment
Valerie Tejeda

Hailed as The Amazing Race meets Lord of the Rings, the show is essentially a scripted fantasy world for unscripted reality contestants -- 12 to be exact -- who will be known throughout the series as paladins.

Daily Meditation: Have An Adventure

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion

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

The First Time Our Favorite Magical Creatures Appeared in Fantasy Novels and Legends

Meira Bienstock | Posted 09.08.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

The language and characters intertwined with the fantasy world we have imagined has come as second nature for those of us who read stories of magic. Listed below are the magical creatures and the first time they made an appearance in literature.

The 90-Second 'Lord Of The Rings' Summary To Rule Them All

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment

One does not simply watch over nine hours of movies about Mordor. The "Lord of the Rings" film franchise comprises the most epicly epic stories eve...

What's New with Novels?

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 08.27.2014 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

From its start in the early 18th century, the novel as a genre has always resisted easy definition. Samuel Johnson, literary critic and author of the first comprehensive English dictionary, defined the novel in 1755 as "a small tale, generally of love."

Gollum Talking With Caesar Is The One Crossover To Rule Them All

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.26.2014 | Comedy

This is the one crossover to rule them all. Actor Andy Serkis is the master of motion capture acting, bringing characters to life like no one else ...

Ryan Kristobak

These 'Star Wars' Themed Guitars Are Nerd Shredding Heaven

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment

Playing guitar is pretty cool. Playing a guitar designed as Han Solo frozen in carbonite from "Star Wars: Episode V" is way cooler. Travis Stevens...

LOOK: New Planet-Hunter Spots The 'Eye Of Sauron'

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.05.2014 | Science

An astronomical camera's "first light" is kind of a big deal. It's when a new imaging instrument "opens its eyes" and snaps its very first images ...