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Barnes and Noble Redesign: Today In Books

Barnes & Noble Redesign

We had a lot of Barnes & Noble news during the will-they-sell period and then it feels like after the sale–to the Elliott Management Corp.–news just got quiet again. Or maybe it’s that all the other world news is so loud. Anyhoo, it looks like its new CEO, James Daunt, has started putting his input on the look of stores starting with the Virginia Beach location which is now smaller but more efficient and focused on books.

Much Ado About Nothing Comes To PBS!

If you missed the all-Black cast for The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park Production of Much Ado About Nothing it is your lucky day: It will premiere Wednesday, November 22nd at 9/8c on PBS! It stars Danielle Brooks (OITNB) and you can check out a clip with the announcement. Make the popcorn!

Spike Lee Sets New Project!

Hot off the heels of directing the adaptation BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee is looking at another adaptation: he’ll direct the adaptation of Prince of Cats, Ron Wimberly’s graphic novel “described as an ’80s-set hip-hop take on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, with the tragic star-crossed love story seen through the eyes of Tybalt, Juliet’s angry and duel-loving cousin.”