Indie Bookstore Owner Launches #BookstoresAgainstBorders Campaign

Indie Bookstore Owner Launches #BookstoresAgainstBorders Campaign

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One year ago, Gretchen Treu became the co-owner of Madison, Wisconsin Bookstore, A Room of One’s Own. Today, instead of celebrating her one year milestone, Treu is reaching out to indie bookstore owners across the country to support her Bookstores Against Borders fund. Treu began the use of this campaign and hashtag after seeing video footage and photographs that revealed the horrifying truth of what is going on inside Border Patrol custody centers. Far from being “safe and sanitary” like the law requires, Treu decided she could no longer sit back and “keep doing what I’ve already been doing.” Instead she …

‘The Haunting of Hill House’s Victoria Pedretti Returns for Another ‘Haunting’

‘The Haunting of Hill House’s Victoria Pedretti Returns for Another ‘Haunting’

Victoria Pedretti, who made her first major on-screen role in Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House will return for a second season titled The Haunting of Bly Manor. Netflix is continuing their anthology series, which kicked off with a bang with The Haunting of Hill House, which adapted Shirley Jackson’s novel of the same name. The second season, The Haunting of Bly Manor, will take on Henry James’ novel, The Turn of the Screw. The novel features the story of a governess, who is coming to care for two children, but it turns out that some supernatural forces have a hold over them. …

Netflix and Warner Bros. Near Deal for Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’

Netflix and Warner Bros. Near Deal for Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’

Neil Gaiman’s Sandman has been in talks to be adapted for years, and Netflix is nearing a deal to secure the rights from Warner Bros. TV and give us what we’ve all been waiting for! The story was originally published in a series of comics released by DC Comics’ imprint, Vertigo, and it is set to have Allan Heinberg as writer and showrunner. Heinberg recently worked on Wonder Woman, a widely successful DC Comics adaptation, which should bring hope to the many of us who have been waiting for Sandman to come to life. Gaiman will executive produce with David Goyer.   Sandman …

Constance Wu to Star in ‘Goodbye, Vitamin’ Adaptation

Constance Wu to Star in ‘Goodbye, Vitamin’ Adaptation

Universal Pictures has just optioned the rights to Rachel Khong’s Goodbye, Vitamin. Set to join the project as lead actress and executive producer is Crazy Rich Asians and Fresh Off the Boat star Constance Wu.   Khong’s book captures the story of Ruth, a single woman who moves back in with her father ailing of Alzheimer’s. The story is a tragicomedy, where most of what would be the melodramatic points are lost due to her father’s memory loss. Ruth and her mother, with no cure to rely on, begin feeding him dried jellyfish supplements and vitamin pills in hopes of some help. It’s …

First Official Look at Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’

First Official Look at Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’

If you’ve been counting down the days to Christmas not for Santa but for the latest Little Women adaptation, Vanity Fair has brought it to you early! Who said you can’t have a piece of Christmas joy in June, anyway? With exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes shoots, you can get your first look at Greta Gerwig’s Little Women.   Since Ladybird took everyone by storm with stars Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet, everyone has been asking what Gerwig would do to follow up that masterpiece. Well, she is once again taking Ronan and Chalamet on her journey into Louisa May Alcott’s 19th Century novel, Little …