J.R.R. Tolkien

Scientists have figured out how many calories it'd take to reach Mordor in LOTR
Trent Moore

We got to see the Fellowship share a few meals in the Lord of the Rings series, but a team of geeky scientists have figured out just how many calories would be required to make the trek. 

George R.R. Martin just donated a super-rare Tolkien book to a university library
Matthew Jackson

George R.R. Martin has long been an advocate for genre literature, and he proved it last month with a rare book donation to a Texas university.

The Shire and Middle-earth are heading to Spain as a new theme park
Nathalie Caron

A planned Lord of The Rings and Hobbit-inspired theme park will make you feel like Bilbo Baggins. 

VIDEO: Why The Hobbit can't measure up to The Lord of the Rings
Jeff Spry

Here's a scholarly dissection on the differences between Peter Jackson's Middle-earth trilogies.

Watch the recut 4-hour Hobbit trilogy while you can
Carol Pinchefsky

Why one fan cut Tauriel, Radagast, Galadriel and Old Bilbo from the Hobbit trilogy.

New to Tolkien? Get a 4-minute video crash course in Middle-earth mythology
Matthew Jackson

If you want to know how Tolkien's Middle-earth is put together but don't have the time or patience for The Silmarillion, this might be a good place to start.

Why the new Hobbit movie is really Peter Jackson's last visit to Middle-earth
Don Kaye

We're just over two weeks away from the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Peter Jackson's final trip to Middle-earth. But is it truly the end?

George R.R. Martin the fanboy on Star Trek, Stan Lee
Aaron Sagers

Instead of scheming for details on how it all ends, we talk to the Game of Thrones creator about tattered old books, journalism and his relationship with Stan "The Man" Lee.

Long-lost, 1958 recording of Tolkien explaining Lord of the Rings has been unearthed
Trent Moore

It’s taken more than 50 years, but a long-lost recording of Tolkien breaking down the true meaning of Lord of the Rings has been recovered. Want to hear a piece of it?

Why Tolkien considered cutting Aragorn and Arwen's love story from LOTR
Nathalie Caron

Did you know that J.R.R. Tolkien almost axed the love story between Aragorn and Arwen in his fantasy epic Lord of the Rings?

This is what Tolkien's Middle-earth would look like from space
Trent Moore

Have you ever wondered what a Middle-earth astronaut would see if he looked down on the full scope of J.R.R. Tolkien’s creation?