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Celebrate J.R.R. Tolkien's twelvety-third birthday with a traditional toast

Be sure to have a drink in your hand at 9 p.m. on January 3 if you want to properly honor the master of Middle-earth.

By January 3, 2015


Lost book by J.R.R. Tolkien coming soon is basically fanfic for fans of Finns

"The Story of Kullervo" was written decades before "The Hobbit" and the world it takes place in will be familiar to fans of Finnish mythology.

By August 18, 2015


Stephen Colbert kicks off 'Late Show' with boost from Captain America shield

The new host of CBS' "Late Show" jokes about Ashley Madison and the geeky stuff he keeps in his new studio at New York's Ed Sullivan Theater. Sadly, he doesn't have any Hobbit interns on his staff.

By September 9, 2015


Watch Stephen Colbert's geeky farewell to Jon Stewart

Stephen Colbert, the Sam to Jon Stewart's Frodo, gets overly geeky in this "Lord of the Rings"-themed farewell to Stewart on Jon's final episode of "Daily Show."

By August 7, 2015


Inside Comic-Con 2015: Drowning in fandom at the vortex of pop culture

For Road Trip 2015, a journey to Comic-Con reveals just how long fans are willing to wait to see celebrity panels about upcoming films and TV shows. This year's must-stand-in-line event: the upcoming "Star Wars" film.

By July 13, 2015


Christopher Lee, fantasy's dark knight, dies at 93

The iconic actor, who portrayed Dracula, Saruman in "The Lord of the Rings" and Count Dooku in "Star Wars," left an astonishing legacy in cinema.

By June 11, 2015


Rest your hobbit head in this 'Lord of the Rings' bedroom

Do you have $3.4 million lying around just waiting to buy a geeky mansion? This five-bed, six-bath home in Scottsdale, Ariz. has an incredible movie-themed bedroom.

By April 16, 2015


School suspends boy for alleged Hobbit Ring invisibility threats

Technically Incorrect: In Texas, they do not take kindly, it seems, to fantasy threats from 9-year-olds. In this case, Aiden Steward allegedly threatened another child that he could make them disappear with his One Ring.

By February 2, 2015


'The Hobbit' fan-edit takes you on an unextended journey

Want to watch "The Hobbit" trilogy but think Peter Jackson's fanfic is way too long? This fan-edit cuts it down to a much more manageable four hours.

By January 21, 2015


These nine rental properties are straight out of Middle-earth

Looking to get away for a "Lord of the Rings"-themed vacation? These properties will take you to J.R.R. Tolkien's whimsical world and transform you into a hobbit.

By December 16, 2014