There is a Lord of the Rings Broadway Musical

For the sake of the cast and crew, who undoubtedly poured heart and soul into this, I want to like it–but, well, it’s a Lord of the Rings Broadway Musical. I… just can’t go there. On the bright side, it’s not a Lord of the Ringos Beatles movie–with the Fab Four as the four hobbits–one [Read More...]

The Fellowship of the Fisherman’s Ring

Fr. Dwight has fun with some extreme inside baseball stuff for people who know and care about Vatican curial politics.  Most of this goes over my head.  But I’m a sucker for a Tolkien ref. [Read more...]

Tolkienian Astrophysics

How cool is that? [Read more...]

Insane Ideology vs. Tolkien

Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky try to grasp The Lord of the Rings.  Train wreck results: Zinn: I’m much more suspicious of Frodo than you are. I’ve always viewed him as one of the most malevolent actors in this drama, precisely because of how he abets people like Gandalf. He uses a fake name, Mr. [Read More...]

Beautiful Minds…

is a fun radio show.  I recorded something with them a couple of weeks back and it will run on July 13.  Meantime, if you go to http://karenjhornsby.com and hit the Beautiful Minds tab you can listen to Joseph Pearce on JRR Tolkien. [Read more...]

Tolkien vs. Lewis on Marriage

This piece is fascinating for a couple of reasons. First, it shows Tolkien in fine fettle taking apart a real lapse in Lewis’ normally clear thinking (and, I suspect, a lapse due to the fundamental DNA coding error in Anglicanism traceable back to Henry VIII). But second, and just as importantly, it is written by [Read More...]

You Can Never Have Enough…

blogs devoted to Middle Earth. [Read more...]

Aww yeah! The trailer for the next Hobbit film is out!

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Today is the Feast of the Annunciation and of the Downfall of Barad-dur

If you think that a mere coincidence, you don’t understand Tolkien.  Paul Catalanotto offers a some reflections. [Read more...]

The Internet!

Where some guy can sing “I Dreamed a Dream” in the voice of Gollum and become a huge hit! What a great world! [Read more...]


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