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Posted at 19:40 on 1 January 2015

In an interview with The Daily Beast, titled “‘No Regrets’: Peter Jackson Says Goodbye to Middle-Earth“, Jackson talks about the difficulties in returning to Middle-earth as well as his decisions to include Legolas and Tauriel.

Posted at 16:13 on 28 December 2014

The Matador Network has put up a parody of The Hobbit answering the question “What Bilbo’s journey would look like today” in 2014, rather than 2941 of the Third Age.

Posted at 19:00 on 24 December 2014

We would just like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. – Thorin Oakenshield, The Hobbit Artwork: “Arrival at Bag End by Anke Eißmann.

Posted at 16:51 on 1 January 2015

A new issue of Gramarye, the Journal of the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy, has been released featuring contributions from noted Tolkien scholars Tom Shippey and Dimitra Fimi.

Posted at 19:14 on 30 December 2014

In a recent article in The Guardian, John Garth has described hitherto unknown parallels between the death of Smaug in The Hobbit and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1855 poem The Song of Hiawatha.

Posted at 19:00 on 29 December 2014

Oxford University have released a podcast featuring a discussion between Leslie Megahey, the director of the 1968 BBC documentary Tolkien in Oxford, and Dr Stuart Lee. Megahey talks about the film-making experience and what it was like to meet and interview Tolkien.