Because you can never have too much Tolkien

Drew Bowling writes not one, but two essays on Tolkien.

Part I:

Part II:

The Beatles Wanted to Film "The Lord of the Rings" Starring Themselves
A good piece on the Inklings in the Chronicle of Higher Education
Joseph Pearce and Kevin O'Brien on Tolkien, Myth, and Mortality
Brad Birzer on Tolkien's Hope for the Modern World