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Talking Tolkien with Renowned Artist Ted Nasmith

Ted Nasmith has been creating visions of Middle-earth since the early 1970s when he decided to send JRR Tolkien one of his early pieces--and the professor responded with encouragement!  In addition to being the sole featured artist in 12 Tolkien calendars (2022...

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Ted Nasmith

Is Star Wars a Fairy Story? – On Fairy Stories, Part 1

This week, Michael, Dan, and I discuss the first part of Tolkien's seminal essay "On Fairy Stories", where Tolkien defines what a fairy (aka fantasy) story is. Why is this important? Well, the "fairy tale" in Tolkien's era was relegated to simple children's...

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Is Star Wars A Fairy Story?