None of what you mentiones is "little known" and the William Lynch "news" was discussed quite a bit on these very forums. While there is a valid argument against such earnings (see Occupy Wall Street et al), Mr Lynch is hardly unique. The Spring Design settlement was also well known and discussed as well.
Glass door attracts, well, detractors. I have found very little useful info there about any company, just disgruntled emplyees.
Livejournal employee blogs, lol.
If you are/were an unhappy B&N employee I hope you find something better. I recommend something not retail, because I don't think it's much different in most retail careers.