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  • Dallas to mark JFK assassination with wide array of events

    DALLAS — The city is preparing to mark the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination with events designed to celebrate his legacy and show how far Dallas, and the country, have come since that fall day in 1963. In addition to a city-...
  • A Little Boy's Plan To Save The President

    If they get me to Dallas, I can save the president. Those were my thoughts as I stared at the black and white Zenith TV sitting in the corner of my parent's living room. On the screen was the picture of President John F. Kennedy along with the dates:...
  • Still Fresh: The Day JFK Was Shot

    Still Fresh: The Day JFK Was Shot
    For those who are at least 55, the events of Nov. 22, 1963, are forever sealed in the collective memory. Ever fresh. Ever horrifying. Whether in school, at home or in the workplace, we heard the dreadful news on that Friday: John F. Kennedy has been...
  • Conspiracy theories: Why we believe the unbelievable

    Conspiracy theories: Why we believe the unbelievable
    With the passing of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy last week, and the accompanying fusillade of documentaries purporting to prove there was a conspiracy behind it, we might expect (and hope) that cabalistic...
  • 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...
  • JFK was arts patron in chief

    JFK was arts patron in chief
    Three days after Lee Harvey Oswald's bullet inconsolably blackened the mood of America, Leonard Bernstein tried to lift the nation's spirits by focusing on a special legacy — one that is getting too little attention in the commentary around Friday's...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The book that cured me of JFK conspiracies once and for all

    The book that cured me of JFK conspiracies once and for all
    For a few years after seeing Oliver Stone’s 1991 political thriller "JFK," I was an assassination buff. I bought one of the books on which the film was based: “On the Trail of the Assassins” by Jim Garrison. I reread “Libra,”...
  • Anniversary of JFK assassination spawns flood of new titles

    Anniversary of JFK assassination spawns flood of new titles
    When is enough enough? When will the bookshelves finally buckle and break under the weight of books about John Fitzgerald Kennedy, this country's 35th president? There have been, by various estimates, more than 40,000 books written about him and...
  • Dallas 50 years later

    Dallas 50 years later
    Ronald Fuller was bleeding after a fall. Carl Tanner was complaining of chest pain. In all, 23 people were being treated in the emergency room of Parkland Memorial Hospital at lunchtime on Nov. 22, 1963. None of the doctors or nurses caring for everyday...