Brad Birzer on Tolkien’s Hope for the Modern World

A fine little essay over at the Imaginative Conservative. [Read more...]

Joseph Pearce and Kevin O’Brien on Tolkien, Myth, and Mortality

A nifty EWTN series is now available on DVD: Also, on another note entirely, Kevin tackles the question “What is Communion?” [Read more...]

Tolkien and Welsh

Interesting piece on the influence of Welsh on Elvish tongues. [Read more...]

All Lord of the Rings mythology explained in 4 minutes

CPG Grey, Servant of All Mankind, does the impossible in less time than it takes to make a nice cup of tea: [Read more...]

Colbert’s Greatest Interview: Smaug

The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive [Read more...]

TolkienCatholic is On the Air!

He writes: Long time reader of your blog here. I recently launched a new site/blog/”imperial headquarters of universal domination” called Tolkien Catholic. As you might surmise, it is dedicated to exploring and expounding the richness of Tolkien’s creative and spiritual vision, which I spent the last year and a half studying in the process of [Read More...]

Gotta love that Colbert is such a Tolkien Geek

Extra points for the C.S. Lewis quote. I’m hoping Jackson will salvage the disaster of the second movie with the third. We’ll see. Here’s the trailer: [Read more...]

Extremely Cool New Tolkien Recording Found

From a dinner in the Netherlands hosted for him in March 1958. At the start of the speech Tolkien is indeed full of high-spirits and cracks jokes in a way that we’ve never heard him do before. Rather than the ultra-serious Oxford don whom most of us know from his scanty recordings, we get Tolkien-as-Bilbo, [Read More...]

Lord of the Rings by George Lucas

Ouch. [Read more...]

Goody! Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf

…will be published in May.  His essay “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics” has been called the greatest work on Beowulf ever written, so we lit crit types are awaiting his translation with bated breath. [Read more...]


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