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'Hobbitses' and Frankenstein: how pop culture's words become official | Kory Stamper
Though fantasy and sci-fi have invented hundreds of new words, only a few pass muster to make it into the dictionary JK Rowling invented 'Quidditch' in her Harry Potter books, but 'muggle' once meant 'a tail resembling that of a fish'. Photograph: Jaap Buitendijk/AP Water cooler conversation at a dictionary company tends towards the odd.
Thu May 23, 2013
Tolkien's Unfinished Epic
One of Tolkien's abandoned projects was an epic poem about the legend of King Arthur.
Fiction for Men
Just over a year ago, we wrote a post on why men should read more fiction . I asked readers to suggest their favorite pieces of manly fiction in the comments so I could create a master "AoM Fiction for Men" list.
Wed May 22, 2013
The Hobbit movies -- a look at Tolkien's elves and dwarves
" The Hobbit : The Desolation of Smaug" is scheduled to release on December 13, 2013 and will pick up where 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' left off with the Dwarves , Bilbo and Gandalf after their escape from the Misty Mountains.
Wed May 15, 2013
Blueray review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D
'All good stories deserve embellishment,'' Gandalf the Grey tells Bilbo Baggins in the opening scenes of Sir Peter Jackson's first movie based on The Hobbit.
'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' presents Bard the Bowman and others
According to Yahoo Movies on May 14, there's an opportunity to take a look at the following characters in " The Hobbit : The Desolation of Smaug". Bard the Bowman being most notable played by actor Luke Evans , the man who took down Smaug in J.R.R. Tolkien's original story, "The Hobbit". Though some may think that most people tend to look forward ... (more)
Mon May 13, 2013
Letters About Literature Reading-Writing Program Winners Announced
Letters About Literature, a national reading and writing program that asks young people in grades 4 through 10 to write to an author about how his or her book affected their lives, has announced its 2013 winners.
Wed May 08, 2013
FINALISTS: 2013 Locus Awards
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There , Catherynne M. Valente The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-ninth Annual Collection , Gardner Dozois, ed.
Tue May 07, 2013
Tolkien fans to descend on the Burren
From Thursday, anyone traipsing through the Burren may notice a new addition to the landscape of clints and dolmens - members of the Burren Tolkien Society.
Mon May 06, 2013
Sat May 04, 2013
Mitchell draws his story for upcoming graphic novel
This is the story of the Sankofa child, whose Nia, or purpose, is to provide balance for the world of ImBalynce.
Thu May 02, 2013
Thunder Road Looking To Slay Dragons With 'Valkyries' Pitch Pact
EXCLUSIVE : Basil Iwanyk's Thunder Road has acquired Valkyries , a pitch by scribe Nick Schoenfeld for a large-scale fantasy film based on the Norse hero Sigurd.
Wed May 01, 2013
Students worldwide will have eyes on Beaty during Megaconference Jr.
From 1:35 to 2 p.m., eighth graders is Lori Maloy's class will present The Hobbit: Book Project with Gaming Twist.
River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay
Guy Gavriel Kay Guy Gavriel Kay was born in Weyburn and raised in Winnipeg. In 1974-75, he assisted Christopher Tolkien with the editing of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion .
Burren Tolkien programme unveiled
The organisers say the event will highlight Tolkien's many visits to the Burren and how the world-famous karst landscape and Celtic legends of the West of Ireland may have inspired his masterwork, The Lord of the Rings.
It costs $1.6m to get a face like this
Three hours in the make-up chair, ten test faces, a wig, a beard, some body padding, eight weeks of dwarf-walk training and $1.6 million worth of prosthetics.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
4. 5 of the greatest film trilogies
" Iron Man 3 " is just days away from opening and fans are shaking with anticipation for the new film.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' to be the first book at Centenary Square building
According to Birmingham Mail on April 27, J.R.R. Tolkien's " The Hobbit " will be the first to adorn the new Centenary Square building.
Medford Mail Tribune
C.S. Lewis: Classics, myth inspired creator of Narnia
C.S. Lewis , the author of "The Chronicles of Narnia," "Mere Christianity" and "The Screwtape Letters," was far from a perfect human being, and, Christian that he was, would have been the first to admit it.