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Frodo Lives: Tolkien Con returns to Boston after 30 years

Frodo Lives: Tolkien Con returns to Boston after 30 years


When the first Conference on Middle-Earth convened, in 1969, The Lord of the Rings was a series of fantasy books written by a British professor...
By S.I. Rosenbaum  |  March 07, 2011
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Review: Until the Light Takes Us

Norwegian black metal in Until the Light Takes Us
Metal, terrorism, and gossip
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 22, 2010
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It's hip to be icosahedral

Be they beer geeks, comic-book geeks, or music geeks, nowadays people flout their geekdom proudly, even wearing it like a badge.
In a new book, Ethan Gilsdorf  tracks his global quest to visit the holiest nerd-world sites
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 02, 2009
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Fractured fairy-tales

Somehow, somewhere, we seem to have forgotten the meaning of the fairy tale.
How George Saunders, Hans Christian Andersen, and a trip to Fairyland can keep you sane
By JAMES PARKER  |  January 23, 2008