Tolkien’s timeless books present a vision of goodness far better than those appropriating his greatness to serve the latest intellectual fashions.
That men and women now come to slander and distort these sub-creations of Tolkien is, in a strange way, a testament to his legacy.
The war that brought unspeakable suffering also contributed to the creation of some of the most beloved and heroic literature of modern times.
When every newly released children’s movie is overstimulating, with nothing at a Miyazaki tempo, that’s a problem. Thankfully, works like these are more accessible than ever.
The son of J.R.R. Tolkien did far more than just compile and edit his father’s unfinished stories. He helped create the world of Middle Earth.
Why bother with people from another time if we have to always reduce them to boring, conventional people of our own times?
Always thinking about the mythology he was inventing, Tolkien would draw on any paper that came to hand as he imagined the peoples and cultures of Middle-earth.
Fantasy film wizard Peter Jackson co-wrote the screenplay of this dazzling mishmash of a movie, but don’t expect another epic for the ages here.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s tales of Middle-earth remain as beloved as ever. Yet, as our superficial culture rushes to absorb and adapt his work, it continually fails to understand the themes that make his work meaningful.
The whole idiom of rock would have been different if not for the influx of fantasy themes and imagery made possible by J.R.R. Tolkien’s seminal publishing event.
Chris Christie’s vacuous speech on Tuesday night at the RNC proved he is in thrall to Donald Trump. He has become a Ring-wraith, a slave to one master.
The new ‘Ghostbusters’ is not just a reboot, because it’s no longer enough to have one film or even a franchise. You have to have a whole darned ‘universe.’
Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump offers his thoughts on the situation in Middle Earth.
‘The Hobbit Party’ calls us to stop and think where we might otherwise have been inclined just to be carried along by the adventure.
Calling kids purple penguins instead of boys and girls in Lincoln, Nebraska schools is just a first step towards remaking gendered thoughts.
Jenny Lewis is quite possibly a subversive artist, one who embraces fecundity while challenging the sterile intellectual status quo.
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