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Not just universal, multiversal.
If P. G. Wodehouse had moved from musical comedy to epic fantasy, it might have begun something like this.
Mike Schilling tinkers with Tolkien.
(Editor’s note: Erik’s praise for “Game of Thrones” drew me out of semi-retirement. Bear with me) One of the problems with easing constraints on a creative medium is that creators are inevitably tempted to prove their boundary-pushing bona fides. Cable television has been widely hailed as this decade’s dominant cultural force, but I can think…
Via Politico, here’s O’Donnell’s old Catholic Exchange article on Tolkien and gender.
I missed this the first go-round, but McSweeney’s parody of Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky on The Lord of the Rings is pretty funny.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves…