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THE MAGIC OF THE RING: From Tolkien to Jackson, an Art Exhibition

From the official PRESS RELEASE: THE MAGIC OF THE RING from Tolkien to Jackson 24th January – 22nd March WOW SPAZIO FUMETTO Comics, Illustration and Animated Picture Museum of Milan Viale Campania 12 – Milan – www.museowow.it Tickets: 5 € (reduced 3 €) – Tuesday to Friday, opening 15.00-19.00; Saturday and Sunday until 20.00. From 24th January to 22nd March, ...

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Hobbit Inspired Recipes: Thranduil’s Spice Pastries

Thranduil’s Spice Pastries by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Bilbo’s innate resourcefulness rescues them all from the gruesome fate of becoming an arachnid’s entrée. Circumstances lead Bilbo and company into yet another stressful chapter wherein the dwarves are captured by the Wood-elves. Tolkien’s elves and dwarves generally do not get along, to put it rather mildly (a situation mostly remedied in The ...

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Movies vs. Book: The Hobbit Roundtable, Part 2

From Essentialcslewis.com: There is no shortage of opinions about the three films based on The Hobbit. Whether you love them or hate them, have you considered if they are can be considered good movies even if they are not faithful adaptations? Also, how close do they come to presenting the core themes of the book itself? In this second and final ...

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Movies vs. Book: The Hobbit Roundtable, Part 1

In book form The Hobbit has been available for nearly 80 years, but the third and final movie installment was just released late last year. No one suggests the three films are perfect adaptations, but how far off do they really miss the mark? William O’Flaherty is joined by Dr. Charlie Starr, Legendarium’s own Dr. Crystal Hurd and Brenton Dickieson to discuss ...

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How Tolkien has Ruined my Appetite for Modern Fiction

I took a stroll through the local bookstore tonight. I scoured. I picked up and flipped over. And I yawned. I am not suggesting that good contemporary fiction does not exist. I subscribe to several popular book blogs which boast of the newest fascinating work. When I have followed their suggestion, I usually concur with the verdict. One recent example ...

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Travel & Accommodation  Middle-earth Style

Whether you’re taking a walking holiday to Frogmorton or you’ve got a fellowship by your side, travel is a cornerstone of Middle-earth. Whether its simply walking to Mordor or following the great East-West Road all the way to Erebor, there’s no denying that the journey is just as important as the destination in Tolkien’s world. As clever as a hobbit, ...

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Tolkien’s 10 Tips for Writers

As posted by Essay Mama, “Tolkien’s 10 Tips for Writers” graphic will make the Tolkien nerd in you “Squee”! “Are you a fan of the Hobbit? A Lord of the Rings geek? Or you are a writer who wants to create a masterpiece? If you’re a writer, here are some tips drawn from Tolkien’s work. Thanks to The Letters of ...

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“There and Back Again”: The Hobbit Semisesquicentennial

“There and Back Again”: The Hobbit Semisesquicentennial by Samuel Schuldheisz It was seventy five years ago on September 1 in 1937 when J.R.R. Tolkien first published those indelible words, “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” And in honor of this most festive occasion, I thought of Tolkien’s own words regarding his seminal work. In a letter ...

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