If you were in the throes of March Madness all weekend, you may have missed these stories from the Saturday and Sunday editions of the Journal.
- Willow Shields was still reading the first book of “The Hunger Games” trilogy when she submitted a video audition for the movie. Come Friday, those fans and more will watch the Albuquerque 11-year-old become Primrose Everdeen – a “cornerstone” character – in the “The Hunger Games” movie, expected to open with a $100 million-plus weekend debut. The story is here.
- One hundred and fifty years ago, troops of Texans marched their way from El Paso to Santa Fe on a grandiose expedition led by a Confederate general who many contend spent too much time with a bottle (or maybe a keg, in those days). Brig. Gen. Henry Hopkins Sibley apparently convinced Confederate President Jefferson Davis that it would be a good idea to sweep though New Mexico and capture the Colorado gold fields, head west to take control of California ports, then maybe loop back through northern Mexico to grab some of that territory for good measure. The story is here.