J.R.R. Tolkien

Rare 1945 poem delving into the 'darker side' of J.R.R. Tolkien to be reprinted

Considering how beloved he is these days, it’s getting harder and harder to find a rare work from Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien. But there are still a few oddities out there waiting to be unearthed. 

Check out J.R.R. Tolkien's hand-written annotations on this map of Middle-earth

Hardcore fans almost certainly already know their way around Middle-earth, but you’ve probably never seen J.R.R. Tolkien’s hand-annotated map of the Lord of the Rings world.

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

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. 

Unfinished, 100-year-old Tolkien story that inspired Middle-earth to finally be published

It’s taken 100 years, but one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s earliest stories is finally being published for the masses. Get ready for The Story of Kullervo.

Extended edition of The Hobbit trilogy coming to theaters, because originals not long enough

If you’ve been waiting for a butt-numbingly long chance to catch the extended versions of all three Hobbit films on the big screen, you’re in luck. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

Relive the entire Tolkien saga with massive Hobbit and LOTR legacy trailer

Sure, Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy might be a bit on the bloated side, but it still comes from one heck of a respected legacy via the seminal Lord of the Rings films.