As light rain fell from a dull gray sky onto the crowd bracing against the Arctic blast just down Main from the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza Friday, I became depressed at the caliber of craven I'd encountered so far on the 50th anniversary of the assassination. Apart from a sprinkling of "LBJ Did ... More >>
The 50th is the last big moment of mourning for Dallas' aging true grievers.
Years ago, Dealey Plaza conspiracy man Robert Groden reportedly strolled into the center lane of Elm Street and taped down a white "X" to mark the spot where President John F. Kennedy was struck with the fatal bullet on November 22, 1963. It's actually about about six inches too far west, but it's c ... More >>
Every time I start to gag over yet another JFK 50th piece in the papers, I have to remind myself, "Schutze, you've been cranking out the same stuff for two years." Yeah, I know. I added to the pile. But that's different. That was my stuff. This weekend I found myself stumbling and fumbling over oth ... More >>
A week before the country pauses to remember the death of John F. Kennedy, conspiracy theorists and Dallas City Hall have agreed to a truce. Under the agreement, members of the Coalition on Political Assassinations will occupy a parking lot on the southeast corner of Market and Main, where they wil ... More >>
November 22 is still nine days away, but the eyes of the world are already turning toward Dallas in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy being gunned down in Dealey Plaza. City leaders knew this would happen. It's why Mayor Mike Rawlings has been working on his speech since Janua ... More >>
It's been more than a year since Westboro Baptist Church last came to town. Then, they were calling God's wrath down upon Glenn Beck and his "Restoring Love" shindig at Cowboys Stadium. Beck probably deserves to be protested. Most of Westboro's targets -- the families of fallen soldiers, the victim ... More >>
Why weird old rich people are so nuts over the 50th assassination anniversary.
Two years before Kennedy was shot, extremism was already burning in Dallas. Then the Morning News fanned the flames.
Parkland can't quite honor life after JFK.
Kennedy museum falsely denied its role in harassing conspiracy theorist Robert Groden.
Dallas' handling of JFK anniversary: an enigma wrapped in a big wad of dumb.
Dealey Plaza: A Long and Rich History from City of Dallas on Vimeo.The powers that be have made it abundantly clear that they plan on tightly controlling the message around the November anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination. They've made it equally clear that they are going to do it in in ... More >>
Bad news, "extremists": If you try to get tickets to the upcoming shindig at Dealey Plaza, the one memorializing the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, you will be denied. "What's an extremist?" you may ask yourself, which is precisely the sort of question an extremist would ask. Minus 10 ... More >>
We were pretty sure that Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Ricks' recent suggestion in the Washington Post that America exile Texas in pursuit of a more perfect union was a joke. Blaming the state for the JFK assassination (without Texas, "John F. Kennedy might still be alive") and the wars in Iraq and A ... More >>
Is the Trilateral Commission behind an anti-conspiracy conspiracy?
Wanted to go ahead and let you know, since apparently nobody else is going to do the story, that Robert Groden, the Kennedy assassination author, has won yet another legal victory in his fight against the city's years-long efforts to muzzle him. And, sorry, certain commenters here, but that's what ... More >>
On November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dealey Plaza, a half hour before he was scheduled to deliver a 1 p.m. speech at the Dallas Trade Mart. The words were never passed Kennedy's lips, but the speech survived and, a month later, was printed and bound into a book by Stanley Marcu ... More >>
Story by Rudy Bush in today's Dallas Morning Pravda about plans to refurbish Dealey Plaza, the place where Dallas killed Kennedy. Typical straight-up just-the-facts news objective reporting, don't you know. Except the story ends with a fund-raising appeal: "Those interested in providing assistance c ... More >>
One thing the city of Dallas won't have to deal with in its attempt to keep the 50th Anniversary of JFK's assassination classy is a lot of new information that complicates our picture of November 22, 1963. Salon reported yesterday that the National Archives is refusing to release 1,171 classified C ... More >>
Barrett-JacksonA quick look-see reveals efforts to sell the 1964 Cadillac Hearse that transported President John Kennedy from Parkland Memorial Hospital to Love Field have failed at least once before -- in 2007, when Arrdeen Vaughan, the Alvarado funeral-home owner who'd had it for decades, came ... More >>
Dallas is playing to its City of Hate stereotype for assassination's anniversary.
Kennedy assassination author and conspiracist Robert Groden says the city's out to get him. He may be right.
Photos by Patrick MichelsSoft. Comforting. Tacky?"Life's too short to be serious." Printed on a tiny, squishy yellow pillow. For sale at the Sixth Floor Museum Store Cafe. You know, the one that caters to patrons of the Sixth Floor Museum, the museum that features exhibits about the untimely de ... More >>
Evan ClintonThe scene down at Dealey Plaza today, where vendors selling their wares were noticeably absentMaybe you heard: A couple of weeks ago, Dallas police began cracking down on vendors at Dealey Plaza selling maps, magazines, books and other conspiracy-theory whatnots. Deputy Police Chief V ... More >>
Too soon?Sunday was the 46th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas. A couple questions ...
The reporting legend discusses JFK's final day
Gird your loins: The conspiracy theorists -- by which I mean the truth-tellers, of course -- are coming to town. Beginning a week from tomorrow, the Adolphus Hotel will host JFK Lancer's November in Dallas 2008 confab, scheduled to run for three days to coincide with the 45th anniversary of John Ken ... More >>
The Sixth Floor screens Dallas' shots
A couple of JFK-related item this a.m... First off, have you heard the one about Don McElroy, a funeral home worker who loaded President Kennedy's casket into a hearse at Parkland Hospital? He claims he has the original death certificate that was tossed after a few minor typos -- "600 Pennsylvania ... More >>
Good Lord, apparently we're not the only ones who can't get enough of that George Jefferies footage of the JFK motorcade. Today, Slate's Andy Bowers has a video piece about the footage, with commentary from Slate contributor and The Shakespeare Wars author Ron Rosenbaum. Unlike Case Closed: Lee Harv ... More >>
So, about eight Friends of Unfair Park -- who I assume also read FrontBurner -- e-mailed me this piece from The New York Times today, in which Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of J.F.K. author Gerald Posner says, in short, that the just-released George Jefferies footage of the JF ... More >>
Think you know who killed J.F.K.? Yup, you were right: super patriots. No, not Captain America, although you never know. We're talking "neo-patriots who thought they were doing something good for the country" by offing Kennedy during his trip to Dallas in November 1963. Actually, we're not talking a ... More >>
Lowe shows the positive with his negatives
Forty years later, "local yokels" take pride in covering tragedy
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Pulitzer winners were in the right place at the right time
How Kevin Costner learned to stop worrying and love the bomb
Jim Marrs believes that Kennedy was murdered as part of a vast conspiracy, that aliens vist us regularly, and that the Trialateral Commission controls our governement. So, what if he's right?
Thirty-five years ago, Jesse Curry was Dallas' respected, popular police chief. Then Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, and Curry became just one more victim of the Kennedy assassination.
JFK assassination buffs who peddle their wares on the grassy knoll think there's a plot to put them out of business. They may be right.