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Category Archive: General News

Tolkien Estate Blocks Crypto-currency

It’s not unusual for businesses to try and profit from the work of others. Here’s one example, a currency token called JRRToken obviously hitching a ride on that famous name. Not this time though. More here.

An Italian Pastry Chef Lives Like a Hobbit

This Italian has built his own hobbit hole and lives the hobbit life. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Read more here.

Tolkien Exhibition in New York

The Bodleian Library exhibition has moved to The Morgan Library & Museum in New York. Read more about it here

Mythopoeia: myth-creation and Middle-earth

A celebration of Tolkien and his creations, with special guests Dame Marina Warner, Prof Verlyn Flieger and Dr Dimitra Fimi.

Watch the lecture here.

Tolkien and Illustration – An Interview with Ted Nasmith

The Greek Tolkien Society has recently posted an interview with Canadian Tolkien Illustrator (and composer) Ted Naismith. The interview can be found here, on the Society’s website.

The Steward of Middle-earth

Christopher Tolkien, at the age of 94, has now finished his work as the editor of his fathers work. Last year he resigned as Director of The Tolkien Estate and it has been announced the ‘The Fall of Gondolin’ is the last work he will edit.
Hanna Long has written a wonderful article on the life of Christopher Tolkien. The article, published in The weekly Standard as ‘The Steward of Middle-earth’ can be found here

Ian McKellen celebrates his 80th birthday with an 80 date tour.

Raising money for regional theatre and other causes, the tour will have 80 dates from London to the Orkneys. The show starts with Gandalf and might end with members of the audience joining in. Read more here.

Corey Smith worries about new Amazon series.

In an article about the upcoming Amazon Middle Earth TV series, Corey Smith expresses his reservations and hopes. Can and will it remain true to Tolkien’s themes?

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25 Best Movie Action Sequences

As part of the celebration of their 25th anniversary SYFY has made a list of what they consider, in no particular order, to be the 25 best action sequences of the past 25 years. The list can be found here