JRR Tolkien's daughter sues producers of The Hobbit The lawsuit alleges that the film companies only have the right to "tangible" merchandise like costumes and figurines, but had "engaged in a continuing and escalating pattern of usurping rights" by making digital products. The last straw came when one of the Tolkien estate's lawyers received a spam email promoting an online slot machine game based on the Fellowship of the Ring, the first book in the famous series. Over the course of the 26-page lawsuit, published by the Hollywood Reporter, the plaintiffs claimed that the proliferation of Tolkien merchandise had created "confusion and consternation" among fans of the series. An Interview with Thomas Sauvin: On Smoker’s Ettiquette and the Right to Nitrate Thomas Sauvin occupies a strange place in photography. His output is sincere, his knowledge of classic hiphop is un-fuckwittable, and his publications are highly coveted gems in the photographic book fetish world. That, and he is a lovely man trying to salvage a history of china through nitrate detritus.
The Encyclopedia of Arda The Encyclopedia of Arda is a personal project - a tribute to and a celebration of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The site is evolving into an illustrated hypertext encyclopedia of Tolkien's realms and peoples. It already contains about four thousand entries, and we're constantly adding new entries and expanding existing ones. Inside the encyclopedia The Encyclopedia of Arda contains thousands of articles covering topics from J.R.R.
Elvish Pronunciation Guide This page aims to give a guide to the pronunciation of the Elvish languages for those who are not confident that they understand Tolkien's own guide to the pronunciation. I have used some technical terms of phonetics, but they are always (I hope) introduced in a context which makes it clear roughly what they mean. The hyperlinks refer to sound files of me speaking the sounds. Peter Jackson's Violent Betrayal of Tolkien - Noah Berlatsky The Hobbit's gory battles don't just pad out its run-time. They contradict the story's message about mercy. 20th Century Fox "True courage is knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one," Gandalf tells Bilbo in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Pieter Hugo - 'The Hyena and Other Men' (2008) The Hyena and Other Men Text by Adetokunbo Abiola Ahmadu was 15 years old when he joined his father’s business in the small town of Malumfashi in Katsina State, Nigeria. This meant that he had to acquire his own hyena, as his family made their living as entertainers accompanied by hyenas, snakes and monkeys, in addition to selling the fetishes and herbal medicines that are popular in Nigeria. Tolkien Pronunciation Recordings (last updated 22nd December 2005) This is an ongoing recording project in which I record all well known non-English names and some expressions in Tolkien's works, showing how I pronounce them. I do not claim that these samples give the perfect pronunciation - therefore I wish to receive feedback on them so that I can record anew those that people find incorrect - but I do claim without hesitation that they represent a pronunciation that is better than most people's, because I have a good understanding of Tolkien's pronunciation rules and my own inherent accent suits them very well. The samples are in the MP3 format and can be downloaded and either be saved to your hard drive to be played or played directly with an MP3 player, for example Winamp or foobar2000.
The Tolkien Professor Welcome to the central hub of the Tolkien Professor site! You can find several different lecture series here, including the most recent addition, Riddles in the Dark, which is a special Hobbit-themed lecture series with Mythgard Institute in anticipation of the forthcoming Peter Jackson movies. If you are new to the Tolkien Professor’s lectures and discussions, you should begin with his introduction to Tolkien studies: “How to Read Tolkien and Why.” Want to get right to the audio content?
The Family Albums of Ralph Eugene Meatyard (2006) By Theodore McDermott Photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard, who was born in Normal, Illinois, in 1925 and died of cancer in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1972, worked his entire adult life as an optician, making lenses for glasses. Though he took and developed thousands of pictures, only a sampling of his work has been published. A slim Phaidon 55’s selection appeared in 2002; Ralph Eugene Meatyard, compiled by writer and critic Guy Davenport in 2004, attempts a fuller account of his entire oeuvre; and, finally, Meatyard’s own The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater, first published in 1974, is a fictional photo album of people wearing costume-shop masks. Meatyard took all of his photographs in and around Lexington, where he moved in 1950 and stayed until his death. In the essay that precedes the photographs in Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Davenport reveals that Meatyard bought his first camera at the age of twentyfive to photograph his first child.
Writing With Elvish Fonts This is a tutorial for some of the fonts and tools that can be used for writing in Tengwar on a Windows PC. Contents Direct links to some notes in the text: "About installing fonts"; "A frequently asked question about TengScribe"; "A possible problem with Windows 2000 and XP". About this tutorial [ToC] Out With Tennis Injury, Tolkien Writes 'Hobbit' Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesJ.R.R. Tolkien in an undated photograph. Tennis has been a passion of writers since long before the birth of the professional game, with scribes ranging from Russian Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) to American David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) wielding rackets with as much intensity as their pens, and even incorporating the sport in their work occasionally. But for the South Africa-born Englishman J.R.R.
GOWIN, FRIEDLANDER & CALLAHAN: "The Model Wife" (2001) By Arthur Ollman, Excerpt from the book The Model Wife, Director of the Museum of Photographic Art I. Emmet Gowin, (b. 1941) Emmet Gowin is a contemplative man. Contemplation is a solitary activity. The Encyclopedia of Arda The Encyclopedia of Arda is a personal project - a tribute to and a celebration of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The site is evolving into an illustrated hypertext encyclopedia of Tolkien's realms and peoples. It already contains about four thousand entries, and we're constantly adding new entries and expanding existing ones. Inside the encyclopedia
Montauk, Andy Warhol and His Fascinating Neighbor Peter Beard It seems one of the reasons Lee spent 1972 in Montauk had to do with Andy’s charismatic next door neighbor, Peter Beard. Andy described him as – “one of the most fascinating men in the world …… he’s like a modern Tarzan. He jumps in and out of the snake pit he keeps at his home. He cuts himself and paints with the blood.