Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is "...a work that will either totally enthrall you or leave you stone cold," wrote WH Auden, "and, whichever your response, nothing and nobody will ever change it." Ellen Kushner explores how musicians, artists and writers have been inspired by Tolkien's masterwork - through music ranging from sweeping symphonies to sassy satire - and discover how Tolkien found his own inspiration in our world's mythic traditions.
Best New Blog finalist - 2003 Koufax Awards
A non-violent, counter-dominant, left-liberal, possibly charismatic, quasi anarcho-libertarian Quaker's take on politics, volleyball, and other esoterica.
Lo alecha ha-m'lacha ligmor, v'lo atah ben chorin l'hibateyl mimenah.