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Lord of the Rings

'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 08.25.2014 | 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 07.28.2014 | 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 07.09.2014 | 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 ...

Week in Film: Maleficent, Million Ways to Die and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'm not going to apologize for laughing my ass off at Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West.

'Lord Of The Rings' Star Dings Peter Jackson

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.16.2014 | Entertainment

Viggo Mortensen was a last-minute addition to the "Lord of the Rings" franchise, replacing Stuart Townsend in the role of Aragorn just days before sho...

20 of the Coolest Tour Experiences Around the World

Viator | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel
Viator

Many people equate the word "tours" with the typical big bus excursions led by flag-toting guides that seen at every major tourist attraction around the world. But not all tours are the same.

Actor Sean Astin Changes Debate on Talk Show

Aaron Sagers | Posted 06.15.2014 | Media
Aaron Sagers

It sounds like the moral of a feel-good movie: A man of the people sets out on a quest to start a conversation in the citizenry, a fellowship of the...

Lent: Falling in Love With the Ordinary Is Subversive

Jeremy John | Posted 05.13.2014 | Religion
Jeremy John

Lent is an extraordinary time to establish our joys in the everyday. We give those things up so we can focus on the ordinary and make our lives more consistent with our Gospel call to love ourselves and what we do. Falling in love with the ordinary is subversive.

Technology Gandalf Is The Only Meme We've Ever Needed

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.17.2014 | Technology

The Internet's love of Gandalf memes is nothing new, but this latest one may be the best. The meme, which popped up on Reddit over the weekend, doe...

6 Books That Use Numbers In Fascinating Ways

Zola Books | Posted 05.14.2014 | Books
Zola Books

Pi Day: It brings out the math geek in all of us. March 14 (3/14) is an officially recognized annual celebration of the mathematical constant pi (the ...

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...

The Best Movie Sites You Can Visit

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

If you've ever wanted to walk the halls of Downton Abbey or through Panem's District 12, lucky for you, you can do just that.

The Lego Movie and the Science of Storytelling

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

The success of The Lego Movie is science first and foremost, masterfully brought to life with artistic flair. How do we know this? Because Aristotle told us so over two thousand years ago.

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.

Movie Review: Winter's Tale

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.14.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Helprin's book is a tad precious, but Goldsman has no trouble shmaltzing it up in a way that undercuts the magic, while calling attention to the massive effort he needs to create the kind of wizardry that Helprin can do with a sentence or two.

Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen on Being Besties and Waiting for Godot

Aaron Sagers | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
Aaron Sagers

Within the theatre, they are master British thespians, knighted for their contributions to the craft. Within fan culture, they have geek god status -- one as a Starfleet captain, the other as a fierce wizard and friend to Hobbits, both as powerful mutant leaders.

This Is The REAL Middle-earth

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel

LOTR fans, your dream hath cometh true. There is a town in the Netherlands called Geldrop, and it's got a neighborhood where every street is named aft...