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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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You Can Never Have Enough…

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

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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...]

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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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Lord of the Ringos

First Things has a piece on the anonymous garage band that may have helped inspire J.R.R. Tolkien to keep the Beatles from ever getting their mitts on The Lord of the Rings and making a movie out of it starring themselves.  Whenever I contemplate what a massive train wreck that project would have been I [Read More...]

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Because you can never have too much Tolkien

Drew Bowling writes not one, but two essays on Tolkien. Part I: Part II: [Read more...]

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And while we’re talkin’ Tolkien…

here’s Tolkien (Christopher) on Tolkien (Dad).  Or more precisely, on what pop culture (including Peter Jackson) have done to Dad’s work. Synopsis:  Christopher is Not Happy. [Read more...]

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