Hobbits dance as Leonard Nimoy sings, “The Legend of Bilbo Baggins,” and you can see it here!
Listen to BBC Radio’s 1981 adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings! (Thanks, Ian!)
Open Culture. has images and discussion of J. R. R. Tolkien’s art. And they have links to see more at The Tolkien Gateway. “Beyond perusing the images in the Tolkien Gateway, you’ll also want to have a look at Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull’s book, J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist […]
At the Public Medievalist, Paul Sturtevant continues series on race, racism and the middle ages with a look at the use of “race” in fantasy, including Dungeons & Dragons: “Tolkien crafted his fantasy world intricately. He, for example, took great pains to calculate distances and accommodate for the […]
At the New York Times, Joseph Loconte discusses “How J. R. R. Tolkien found Mordor on the Western Front.”
Friend of the Gutter, Kate Laity writes about medieval settings, ideas of heroism and masculinity, and “how people use history to veil the way they think about how things are now.”