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Hobbit Fever!

Hobbit Fever!

If any of you out there are like me then you are GOING CRAZY this week in anticipation of the impending release of Peter Jackson’s first installment of the Hobbit trilogy. Well, to help tide you over here are some links to exciting Hobbit developments in the news. Luckily the people over at Entertainment Weekly … Continue reading

Food & Fairy Tales!

Food & Fairy Tales!

The Brothers Grimm are all over the news these days thanks to the 200th anniversary of the first publication of their Kinder- und Hausmärchen in 1812. I wanted to post a link to this great article from NPR’s food blog The Salt about the horrors and delights of food in the Brothers Grimm. Fairy tale … Continue reading

New Emily Dickinson Portrait Discovered!

New Emily Dickinson Portrait Discovered!

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) remains one of the most powerful yet elusive poets of the 19th century. A new portrait has recently been discovered that could be only the second authenticated photograph of the writer, to date. To prove that the image is ‘the real McCoy’, experts have been brought in to compare samples from Amherst … Continue reading

Breaking LOTR News from Comic Con!

Breaking LOTR News from Comic Con!

Hold on to your hobbit feet, Tolkien fans, there is exciting news in the land of nerdom! At Comic Con in San Diego last week, the rumor was unleashed that Peter Jackson is considering a third Hobbit  movie in what is already a two-movie adaptation of Tolkien’s prelude to the Lord of the Rings  trilogy. … Continue reading