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  • 'Reign' review: Gossip girls of 16th century

    'Reign' review: Gossip girls of 16th century
    The CW doesn't like to stretch too far beyond its target demo, which, after watching "Reign," I've decided must be teen girls who failed History class. "Reign" (8 p.m. CT Oct. 17, CW; 2 stars out of 4) tells the story of Mary, Teen of Scots, who is being...
  • Texas governor's bloody clothes are centerpiece of JFK anniversary

    Texas governor's bloody clothes are centerpiece of JFK anniversary
    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Texas State Archives will display the bullet-riddled clothes worn by former Texas Governor John Connally on the day he was wounded and President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago in Dallas. The white cotton...
  • Sara Fritz dies at 68; former Times journalist

    Sara Fritz dies at 68; former Times journalist
    Sara Fritz, an award-winning journalist who covered politics on Capitol Hill for more than three decades, including 14 years at the Los Angeles Times, died Wednesday in Washington, D.C. She was 68. Fritz developed a lung infection after successful hip...
  • Nov. 22, 1963: 50 years, and still no conspiracy

     Nov. 22, 1963: 50 years, and still no conspiracy
    As one of the surviving members of the staff of the Warren Commission, which investigated and issued a report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, I am not looking forward to the coming weeks: Nov. 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of...
  • Kennedy assassination books fed an appetite for conspiracy

    As a teenager in the 1970s, I learned about the paranoid style of American politics from the Kennedy assassination. Between seventh grade, when I discovered the Warren Commission report, and my junior year in high school, when I wrote a term paper...
  • Andy Warhol's 'Jackie' works were his 'Guernica'

    Andy Warhol's 'Jackie' works were his 'Guernica'
    For art, the 1963 murder of a president became America's Guernica. In style, emotional tenor and generation, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol were very different artists. But both made paintings that spoke to an epic social trauma of their day. And both...
  • Dealey Plaza: A place Dallas has long tried to avoid and forget

    Dealey Plaza: A place Dallas has long tried to avoid and forget
    DALLAS — I hadn't been standing in Dealey Plaza more than five minutes when I watched a man dash out into the street to pose for a picture. He was heading straight for a white X in the pavement that marks the location of John F. Kennedy's...
  • Director of 'Parkland' tries to re-create history's human drama

    Director of 'Parkland' tries to re-create history's human drama
    Small gestures rather than grand conspiracies are what Peter Landesman went looking for when he decided to write and direct the film "Parkland," about the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's Nov. 22, 1963, assassination. Starting with Vincent...
  • In death and in life, TV fixated on JFK

    In death and in life, TV fixated on JFK
    As this year's death-obsessed Emmy Awards broadcast took time to mention, Nov. 22 will mark 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The remembrance traveled from Walter Cronkite's announcement of the president's death to a Carrie...
  • John F. Kennedy was too complicated to be idolized

    John F. Kennedy was too complicated to be idolized
    When I was 13, my seventh-grade history teacher upbraided me in front of the entire class for being rude and disrespectful to our Founding Fathers. My crime? I had asked how she squared her (rather alarming) passion for Thomas Jefferson with the fact that...
  • TV rewinds Kennedy assassination, 50 years later

    On the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, the turgid melodrama of "As the World Turns" was suddenly interrupted by grave news from the real world. In Dallas, three shots had been fired at President John F. Kennedy's motorcade. Fifty-eight minutes later,...