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This Hobbit Door Shirt is available today only on shirtwoot! If you want it, come and claim it! (Lily Milos)

  • The lineup for the 56th BFI London Film Festival has been announced. Among the films is the documentary West of Memphis, which Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh produced. The film focuses on the story of the men known as the “West Memphis Three” who maintained their innocence after being convicted of a triple-murder. After 18 years, the men were released, but without any compensation for the miscarriage of justice. The documentary seeks to exonerate them and reveal the true murderer. (Evie Bowman)

People don’t usually get too excited about a bathroom, but they do when it’s built into a hill and looks like a Hobbit house! The Les and Dar Stumpf Hobbit House was recently opened in the children’s garden at the Green Bay Botanical Garden to much fanfare (but, alas, no fireworks). (Arwen Kester)

The Lonely Mountain Band offers a brief teaser for their upcoming album dedicated entirely to the lore of Dwarves and inspired by the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. (Rifflo)


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  1. Yep. I totally already bought that shirt. 🙂

  2. Love that design for the restroom…it’s reminiscent of the kinds of designs that urban parks used to employ, sometimes called rustic or story book, when designing urban parks back 90 years ago, such as Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo…giving things a feel of natural repose, and scaled to fit into their environment, inviting without screaming. Cheers