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J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Profoundly Conservative’ Myths

“Both ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ turn on the ‘return of the king’ to his rightful throne,” and in both stories ” ‘victory’ means the reassertion of a feudal social structure which had been disrupted by ‘evil,’ ” fiction author Damien Walter writes of some of the 20th century’s most celebrated works of imagination.

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‘Lord of the Rings’ Volcano Blows

New Zealand’s Mount Tongariro, a backdrop for scenes in “The Lord of the Rings” movies, erupted for the first time in 115 years late Monday night, spreading a thick layer of ash for several miles and causing residents to leave their homes and airlines to cancel flights.

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Corporations Have Hijacked Copyright Law, Too

Copyright originated in early 1700s England as a contract between authors and society, “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times [28 years] to Authors … the exclusive right to their respective Writings.” (more)

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27 Miners Missing in New Zealand

Twenty-seven miners have been declared missing after an explosion in New Zealand’s South Island, jogging our collective memory of the Chilean miners who were trapped underneath the ground for 69 days.

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‘Colbert Report’: This Is How We Do It

Faced with the happy prospect of describing what one MSNBC reporter could not—the 41 combinations of sex that Americans are having, according to a new survey—Stephen Colbert breaks it down with the help of his articulated friends Not Barbie and Samwise Gamgee.

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‘You Shall Not Pass’ (Quickly Into Economic Recovery)

Using the same terminology one might employ to describe the plot of “The Lord of the Rings,” President Obama has agreed that the country’s economic recovery has been “painfully slow” and has indicated he understands the vitriol aimed toward Democrats as the 2010 midterm elections approach.

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‘You Shall Not Pass’

It seems the GOP’s “make sure nothing happens in government” approach is still going strong, with Senate Republicans blocking an effort by Democrats to begin debate on widely popular legislation to regulate the nation’s financial system.

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