Disproving the Accusations of Racism in “The Lord of the Rings”

In late 2018, Andy Duncan, a sci-fi writer whose works include An Agent of Utopia and On 20468 Petercook, discussed his concern regarding what he felt to be racist remarks found in J.R.R. Tolkien’s telling of The Lord of the Rings. While being interviewed on a Wired podcast, he … Continue reading Disproving the Accusations of Racism in “The Lord of the Rings”

Benedict XVI and How Modern Sexuality and Sociality Were Spawned in the 1960’s

In early April, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI wrote an article concerning the sexual abuse scandals within the Catholic Church. The outcry made massive headlines the world over. The German scholar notes, “The extent and gravity of the reported incidents has deeply distressed … Continue reading Benedict XVI and How Modern Sexuality and Sociality Were Spawned in the 1960’s

Viggo Mortensen Expresses Distaste Over Far-Right Party’s Aragorn Tweet

Today’s social media serves as a common platform where heated virtual arguments can run amok. Wherever one stands in the political realm, a comment thread can be seen frequently and leisurely, and such threads may stir up a debate. Recently, … Continue reading Viggo Mortensen Expresses Distaste Over Far-Right Party’s Aragorn Tweet