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  • Facts or conspiracies?

    Facts or conspiracies?
    Almost all of the readers who responded to Michael Shermer's Op-Ed article Tuesday didn't buy his idea that psychology helps to explain why JFK assassination theories persist. Reader Stephany Yablow of North Hollywood wrote: "J. Edgar Hoover came up...
  • 'Homeland' recap: CIA assassination plot takes dramatic twists

    'Homeland' recap: CIA assassination plot takes dramatic twists
    A high-stakes operation to assassinate Iran’s warmongering intelligence chief takes several unexpected turns on “Big Man in Tehran,” Episode 311 of Showtime’s “Homeland.” Tasked by the CIA with the near-suicide mission...
  • 'Homeland' recap, "Big Man in Tehran'

    Our man Brody keeps everyone guessing right up through the end of this episode. Carrie, however, shows again that she cannot be fooled. Yelling across the globe through a cell phone, Carrie stakes her claim: “I’ve always been right about...
  • 'Mad Men' recap, 'The Flood'

    'Mad Men' recap, 'The Flood'
    At last, more insight into Don Draper's psyche. Now that old Don is back, most of season six's sins have been cyclical, from revisiting adultery and prostitution to a hefty resurgence in Don’s liquor bill. The reboot of old Don has sometimes...
  • A 'Requiem' for JFK assassination

    A 'Requiem' for JFK assassination
    Fifty years later, the assassination of John F. Kennedy remains a galvanizing event, studied by serious scholars and conspiracy fringers with equal intensity. People who were old enough in 1963 still remember everything about the news flash that...
  • School in Prague to be named after Mayor Cermak

    School in Prague to be named after Mayor Cermak
    Eighty years ago, Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak was assassinated, an anniversary that some, like Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, say does not receive enough attention. But on Thursday, a school in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, will remember Cermak by...
  • 'Mad Men' recap: 'Man with a Plan'

    'Mad Men' recap: 'Man with a Plan'
    Don’s now a dom. And, no, it’s not as sexy as it seems. In ‘Man with a Plan,’ our antihero has one plan: To gain some semblance of balance by controlling everyone’s lives around him. In doing so he lays down a path of...
  • Review: 'Parkland' shaky in showing days after JFK's assassination

    Review: 'Parkland' shaky in showing days after JFK's assassination
    "Parkland" hangs on a split second on Nov. 22, 1963, when a president was shot, a country was wounded and a city was brought to its knees. This unsettling film zeros in on the initial impact — just four days — for those closest to the...
  • Re-enactment spotlights legal legacy of Mormon church founder Joseph Smith

    Re-enactment spotlights legal legacy of Mormon church founder Joseph Smith
    Constantly in and out of courtrooms until killed by a mob outside a jail in Carthage, Ill., Mormon church founder Joseph Smith spent much of his adult life as a wanted man. On Monday, three lesser known legal battles that kept Smith a free man will come...
  • Afghanistan governor assassinated in mosque bombing

    Afghanistan governor assassinated in mosque bombing
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A bomb placed in a mosque detonated during morning prayers Tuesday, killing the governor of eastern Logar province, Afghan officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the assassination of the governor, Arsallah...
  • '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...