A good piece on the Inklings in the Chronicle of Higher Education

here. It is an interest fact that great intellectual and cultural movements often began with bands of people united by the particular form of love called friendship. The Inklings are one such movement. The English Romantics another. Dominic and Francis are another. And the most revolutionary and (at the very least) culture-building band of friends [Read More...]

The Beatles Wanted to Film “The Lord of the Rings” Starring Themselves

Tolkien, thanks be to God, said no. “Keep alive the memory of the age that is gone. so that people will remember the Great Danger and so love their beloved land all the more.” [Read more...]

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...]


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