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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.

Instagrammers Explore Real Life Middle Earth

Posted 12.18.2013 | Travel

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth has captured imaginations for decades. And since his films came to life on the big screen, Middle Earth has become assoc...

Mean Elves: When The Hobbit Meets Mean Girls

Oren Mendez | Posted 01.27.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is hitting theaters in December, and what's a better way to welcome it than mashing it up with one of the most quotable movies of our time- Mean Girls. Check out the animated sketch, from Leigh Lahav after the break.

How To Travel Through Middle Earth (IMAGES)

Posted 11.19.2013 | Books

Fans of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films know the trilogy was filmed in New Zealand. Towns such as Matamata, just a two-hour drive Southeas...

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...

Cute Overload, New Zealand?

Posted 12.10.2012 | Travel

Ok, New Zealand, the Hobbit hoopla is getting to be a bit much. It's totally adorable and understandable that you're proud of your role in the "Lor...

The Magic of Filming The Hobbit in New Zealand (VIDEO)

Jo Brothers | Posted 02.05.2013 | Entertainment
Jo Brothers

Watch this video of The Hobbit, from Air New Zealand, featuring the cast, Sir Peter Jackson and some of the most dramatic and remote film locations ever used in movie making.

Movie Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Hobbit entranced me in a way that made me forget about the technology and just plug into the movie itself. By the end, I wasn't even resenting the clunky 3D glasses.

100% Middleearth, 100% Pure New Zealand

Jo Brothers | Posted 01.15.2013 | Travel
Jo Brothers

Tourism New Zealand recently launched a new look for destination New Zealand, with the 100% Middle-earth, 100% Pure New Zealand campaign, invoking the energy of Middle-earth.

WATCH: Hobbit In-Flight Safety Video

Posted 10.31.2012 | Travel

Air New Zealand, the official airline of Middle Earth, launched a new Hobbit-themed in-flight safety video Wednesday. The video, entitled "An Unex...

Hobbit Coins Will Be Legal Currency In New Zealand

Posted 10.11.2012 | Money

As anticipation for Peter Jackson's latest Tolkien epic "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" reaches a fever pitch around the world, fans in New Zealan...

Great News For 'Hobbit' Fans

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 07.30.2012 | Entertainment

Middle-earth fans, you may need to sit down for this one: Peter Jackson has confirmed "The Hobbit" will become a trilogy. "It is only at the end of...

Will There Be A Third 'Hobbit' Film?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment

During Comic-Con, director Peter Jackson told a reporter for HitFix that he was considering splitting the second and final part of "The Hobbit" -- tit...

14 Incredible Fictional Worlds You'd Most Want to Visit (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.01.2011 | Arts

Some people dream of visiting India or Brazil -- other people have loftier, if not impossible, travel ambitions. With the summer travel season in ...

Friday Talking Points -- In The Darkest Depths of Mordor

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If I were a hobbit, right about now I would be wondering just how the heck I wound up at the center of this Washington intraparty political fight, personally.