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Battle Over Inspiration for Middle-Earth
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1380703,00.html
Fears grow for future of land on 'magical' Shropshire hill linked with Tolkien as seller refuses to lower price to suit wildflife trust's budget...

LOTR Artist Sculpts for Ice Hotel
http://www.wizardnews.com/story.200501011.html
Quebec City's Ice Hotel will feature the work of a British sculptor best known for her work on Lord of the Rings film trilogy...

Tolkien Biographer Carpenter Dies at 58
http://tinyurl.com/6wpms
Humphrey Carpenter, writer of biographies of "The Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien has died.

Jackson Eyes The Lovely Bones
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3149214a1860,00.html
With King Kong set for release in December, rumours have been circulating as to what the Kiwi director will turn his attention to next.

Tolkien Fans Welcome Creation of The Shire
http://tinyurl.com/3vxon
The Millstream Project in Birmingham was renamed The Shire Country Park at an official ceremony yesterday...

Tolkien and Politics
http://techcentralstation.com/010405B.html
In many ways, the world today resembles Tolkien's Middle Earth more closely than it did in the year Tolkien was born. Maybe none of this would have impressed Tolkien...

Tolkien's Writing Has Religious Ring
http://www.stnews.org/rlr-275.htm
Few Tolkien fans would say we actually inhabit Middle-earth. Peter Kreeft, author of the upcoming book, The Philosophy of Tolkien, begs to differ.

On the Trail of the Orcs
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=42294
He will not abandon Terri Schiavo to suffer torment and death. Not while he has strength!

Lee, Howe to Attend Return of the Convention
http://www.nadobra.com/conv/
Return of the Convention will be attended by artists Alan Lee and John Howe. All profits will go to The Red Cross relief for the Asian Tsunami.

Houston Museum of Science to Host Exhibition
http://www.hmns.org/exhibits/upcoming_exhibits.asp
The Houston Museum of Science in Houston, Texas will feature LOTR: the Exhibition from June 5 through August 28. This is the second of only three USA stops currently scheduled.

The Quest for 'RINGERS'
http://www.theonering.net/perl/newsview/8/1105347106
The creative team behind RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS share a common love of J.R.R. Tolkien's magnificent books...

New York Tolkien Society: Ringbearer's Day 2005
http://herenistarion.org/ringbearersday/index.html
Sat. March 19 - Benefits The White Tree Fund tsunami disaster fund: http://herenistarion.org/ringbearersday/whitetreefund.html...

LOTR Exhibition Setting Records in Sydney
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3161163a1860,00.html
Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy on track to eclipse Star Wars...

More 'Lord of the Rings' to Come on DVD
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/article/ds18328.html
Peter Jackson has revealed that there will probably be some form of ultimate DVD collection of the trilogy in two or three years' time.

A Review of Ringers
http://www.theonering.net/perl/newsview/8/1106335280
The exponentially growing fan community finally get their moment to shine in the new documentary: Ringers: Lord of the Fans.

New York Replica About to Come to Life
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=6&ObjectID=10007749
After months of planning and construction work, director Peter Jackson's detailed replica of New York...

Orlando Bloom Steps up to Oscar Podium
http://www.zap2it.com/movies/news/story/0,1259,---24374,00.html
Orlando Bloom's teeny bopper fans who are more used to seeing him in period garb or with pointy ears may want to check him out in a suit in February.

Looking at Tolkien Triology in a New Way
http://www.theonering.net/perl/newsview/8/1106416218
Through the lens of artists who knew the importance of his beliefs, but did not share them...

Surfing Therapy: Canoe Was Right
http://www.wizardnews.com/story.20050127.html
Surfing helped Lord of the Rings star Dominic Monaghan overcome his post-Rings depression.

A Film About Tolkien's 'Cultists'
http://tinyurl.com/3nezb
He deplored them — doesn't matter.

And the (Likely) Winner Is . . .
http://tinyurl.com/4wroe
Cate Blanchett is going to need more than a frock for Oscar night...

Auction Date Set for Tolkien Letter
http://www.leski.com.au/news/20041221/tolkien.htm
A highly significant letter by J.R.R.Tolkien is to be offered on February 10th, 2005 at Leski Auctions.

More About RINGERS
http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,66417,00.html?tw=wn_3culthead
RINGERS argues that Tolkien's books have had a substantial influence on our culture...

Weta Wizard in Running for Another Oscar
http://www.keralanext.com/news/indexread.asp?id=101334
Joe Letteri, who won visual-effects Oscars for TTT and ROTK, has been nominated for I Robot...

Dominic Monaghan on TV Guide
http://shop.tvguide.com/webapp/tvstore?process=prodDisplay&action=zoom&pid=69710330&iscrssl
Dominic Monaghan as a cast member of 'Lost' is featured on one of six covers of TV Guide in the US this week. There is a story on Lost inside, too. (from OneRing.net)...

Another Wee Hobbit on the Way
http://tinyurl.com/6w59h
Sean Astin is set to become a dad for a third time...

Fuss, Fuss, Fuss!
http://www.thread.co.nz/article/645
A storm of publicity, both good and bad, greeted the recent opening of the LOTR Trilogy Exhibition at London’s Science Museum...

One Director to Rule Them All
http://www.channel4.com/film/reviews/feature.jsp?V=4&SV=7&id=126373
Peter Jackson has risen from being a guerrilla-filmmaker extraordinaire to one of the biggest directors on the planet.

Russell's New Artbook
http://www.thealienonline.net/ao_030.asp?tid=1&scid=4&iid=2733
Gary Russell collects together the best of the best artwork from all three films.

Lady of the Rings
http://tinyurl.com/4oclo
Liv Tyler's exhausted appearance will probably win her an army of fans among new mothers.

From Father to Son--J.R.R. Tolkien on Sex
http://tinyurl.com/5fpzm
Some of his most important messages were communicated by means of letters, and some of the most important letters were written to his sons.

The Kong and I
http://tinyurl.com/426wy
The Lord of the Rings trilogy brought him respect and power. Now Peter Jackson has built a filmmaking empire in his home town (free reg. required).

Time, Chance and eBay Come to All Men
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/02/11/tolkien_site_ebay_sale/
Planet-Tolkien.com is up for sale.

McKellen Returning as Panto Dame
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/arts/4267975.stm
Sir Ian McKellen has said he will return to the London stage as a pantomime dame next Christmas.

Soundtrack Rings Up Double Grammys
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=81087
The epochal soundtrack to one of the most acclaimed films of our time...

Battling Beowulfs
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1412240,00.html
He helped inspire Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. And he is coming to a multiplex near you.

New Oscar Role for Blanchett
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12301216-29277,00.html
Cate Blanchett has joined the cast of celebrities who will hand out Oscars at this year's Academy Awards.

High Wires Menace Hobbiton's Peace
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=1&ObjectID=10111718
Peter Jackson is backing residents in Matamata who are opposing Transpower's proposed 400kV line and rumours are rife about The Hobbit.

Tolkien's Cosmological Vision
http://www.salon.com/books/feature/2005/02/18/silmarillion/
Before Frodo and Sam, there were Beren and Luthien. A case for revisiting The Silmarillion.

Beyond the Ring
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2005/02/24/2003224431
Elijah Wood meets us in the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills without bodyguards or personal assistants...

Need an LotR Costume?
http://www.alleycatscratch.com/lotr/
Planning for that next convention? Visit Alleycatscratch for lots and lots of costume info!

Illustrating Tolkien: Catherine Chmiel
http://tolkien.com.pl/kasiopea/ang/main.htm
One of Middle-earth's best-loved illustrators has her very own website.

More Fodder for the Fans
http://www.theonering.net/perl/newsview/6/1109647314
A new book is out! Tolkien on Film: Essays on Peter Jackson's THE LORD OF THE RINGS...

Jackson Seeks 'Ring' Riches
http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0%2C1%2C16023%2C00.html
The New Zealand-based filmmaker has filed a lawsuit against his Oscar-winning trilogy's distributor, New Line Cinema...

The Rustle of Morgul-Rags
http://entropyhouse.com/blog/2005/01/rustle-of-morgul-rags.html
Saving Terri Schiavo: what part have we LotR fans with Tolkien and his Middle-earth if we cannot bestir ourselves to defend the helpless, the little ones?

Unsung Heroes of The Lord of the Rings
http://www.theonering.net/perl/newsview/6/1110122125
Most criticism of The Lord of the Rings trilogy emphasizes the most likely heroes in the tales: the women and "smaller" characters often go overlooked.

UK Tolkien Weekend 2005
http://www.thealienonline.net/ao_030.asp?tid=1&scid=11&iid=2786
The sixth Tolkien Weekend will take place at Sarehole Mill, Birmingham, on Saturday and Sunday May 14 – 15 2005. It will be open from 11am to 5pm each day.

As Long as There Aren't Any Gollum-Crickets
http://tinyurl.com/6wdwo
A growing number of people in the Napa Valley are making like Bilbo Baggins, burrowing into hillsides to build caves that not only cellar their wine but add to their living space.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe: the Game
http://romanticmovies.about.com/od/chroniclesofnarnia/a/narnia030805.htm
Inspired by the upcoming highly anticipated motion picture from Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media, the games will launch this Holiday season, in conjunction with film's release.

Director Nearly Lost the 'Ring'
http://www.smh.com.au/text/articles/2005/03/13/1110649055497.html
Peter Jackson came close to being replaced on The Lord of the Rings after an acrimonious meeting with the Hollywood powerbroker Harvey Weinstein.



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