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Week 04.09.12 – If you live in the United States you would have to have been living deep inside a cave in order to not know that George Zimmerman (pictured above) was taken into custody and charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.   So what happens next in this case? Read about it in the “Life in General” section. J.K. Rowling fans can find out the details about her upcoming novel The Casual Vacancy under “Creativity,” and under “Entertainment” you can get a look at the letter Beyonce wrote to First Lady Michelle Obama. Take a peek at what other stories may have slipped past you this past week.

(Click on the titles below to read the articles and watch videos.)


* Writing tips on how to figure out what happens next in your story (The Other Side of Story)

* Raspberry Crumb Bars that are gluten free! (Windy City Live)

* Q&A with casting director Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd  (Indie Wire)

* Gossip Girl author Cecily von Ziegesar dishes about the start of her book series (Media Bistro)

* Details on J.K. Rowling’s next novel The Casual Vacancy (CNN)


* Man arrested after entering Diddy’s Hampton home (Huffington Post)

* Beyonce pens open letter to the First Lady

* President Obama calls Kanye “talented” but still “a jackass”

* Update on the African-American casting of Lifetime’s Steel Magnolias remake (How did I miss this?) (CNN)


Life in General:

* What’s next in the Trayvon Martin case? (CNN)

* Joyce Banda Becomes Malawi’s First Woman President (EBONY)

* CNN study on black children & racial bias a snapshot of American life (My Brown Baby)

* Allissa Richardson honored by NABJ  (NABJ.org)

* Baby thought to be born dead found alive (ABC News)

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Until next time…