Oswald: The Actual Interrogation rejiggers history into a tight, taut drama.
Parkland can't quite honor life after JFK.
The story, too vague to be quite believable, not sufficiently fanciful to be cut from whole cloth, has for 15 years been whispered to the curious who go to seek the grave of Lee Harvey Oswald and come away wondering "Who's Nick Beef?" That's the name on the gravestone that abuts Oswald's in a quiet ... More >>
JFK assassination 50th anniversary news: City of Dallas releases video showing Dealey Plaza was occupied by Indians long before JFK assassination. Suburban library presents speech by guy who gave Lee Harvey Oswald ride to work. Boston auction announces it will hawk Oswald's wedding ring. Mind if ... More >>
The probate court of the Old Criminal Court Building was a little disjointed on Friday. The judge, lawyers and witnesses were all dressed in 60s garb -- skinny ties, strings of pearls, a pillbox hat or two -- while back in the gallery the standing room-only audience was snapping pictures on their sm ... More >>
Last month, Jane Bryant finally lost her years-long fight with the city when demolition crews rolled in early one morning and made quick work of 604 Elsbeth S., better known as Lee Harvey Oswald's old apartment. For a brief moment, the building, with its tangential connection to history, drew the w ... More >>
In 1974, DTC premiered its best show ever. Why was it never seen again?
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 >>
Speaking of the assassination of John F. Kennedy ...For a long while now we've written about the ongoing fight between the city of Dallas and Jane Bryant, owner of the decaying apartment complex on 600 Elsbeth near Bishop Arts where, in 1962, Lee Harvey Oswald and wife Marina briefly lived. Just ... More >>
Historic Auto AttractionsSpent the better part of the morning virtually touring Historic Auto Attractions in Roscoe, Illinois, where, per Roadside America's rave, "the fireplace mantle on which President Truman signed the order to bomb Hiroshima is only a few feet from a pickup truck used on Sanf ... More >>
Photo by Leslie MinoraJohnny Calvin Brewer, left, led officers to Lee Harvey Oswald after Kennedy's assassination. Pictured with historian Farris Rookstool III, center, and former DPD officer Ray Hawkins, who cuffed Oswald at the Texas Theatre.After John Kennedy was shot in downtown Dallas on ... More >>
Speaking of a Dealey Plaza's redo ... I've had a copy of National Geographic Channel's JFK: The Lost Bullet sitting on the desk for a week; haven't watched it yet, but there's time -- it doesn't air till Sunday at 8 p.m. And while it's said to show Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone on November 22, 1963 ... More >>
Via The Sounds of HistoryHad dinner at the folks' house last night, after which the boy and I went digging through a stack of old Dallas Newses and Times Heralds my dad keeps stashed in a closet, almost completely forgotten. They were my grandfather's and date back to November 22, 1963, and fast- ... More >>
Kennedy assassination author and conspiracist Robert Groden says the city's out to get him. He may be right.
Inside the coffin of Lee Harvey OswaldRemember when that L.A. auction house auctioned off the pine box in which Lee Harvey Oswald was buried on November 25, 1963, at the Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel & Cemetery in Fort Worth? Man, seems like only six weeks ago. Since then, of course, the c ... More >>
This old photo of the Texas Theatre was among a stack of unsold pictures being auctioned off yesterday.To begin the day, some housekeeping ...A happy ending to yesterday's story about the kidnapping of Eileen Loskot: She was found dehydrated but otherwise unharmed in New Mexico, and one of the th ... More >>
Via Gawker, this ghoulish gift suggestion (?): Lee Harvey Oswald's Original Pine Coffin, currently up for grabs courtesy the Los Angeles auction house Nate D. Sanders, Inc. This is the pine box in which Oswald was buried on November 25, 1963, at the Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel & Cemetery ... More >>
Perhaps there's some proud Woodrow Wildcat out there in need of a '67 Shelby GT Fastback.On Christmas Eve we bid farewell to the Pate Museum of Transportation just outside of Fort Worth, the first museum I can recall my classic-car-rebuilding, auto-parts-selling father taking me to when I was a b ... More >>
Too soon?Sunday was the 46th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas. A couple questions ...
Ike Pappas was working as a newsman for CBS' radio operations on November 24, 1963, when he was sent to the basement of Dallas Police Department HQ to cover the transfer of Lee Harvey Oswald. The shooting of Oswald by Jack Ruby was captured on film, of course, but Pappas' audio remains equally famou ... More >>
Link Nicoll Max Holland. In November 1998, Brown University's now-defunct newspaper George Street Journal ran a lengthy piece about Max Holland, who'd been at the university for a few months working on his book A Need to Know: Inside the Warren Commission. The story noted that in 1995 he began work ... More >>
Schutze was just telling me the story about the time he dug up Lee Harvey Oswald. Actually, Jim wasn't holding the shovel -- maybe you recall that in 1981, a British researcher named Michael Eddowes claimed there was a "second Lee Harvey Oswald" and got locals to yank Oswald's body outta the ground ... More >>
They're muy delicioso! And Lee Harvey Oswald smokes 'em too! --Robert Wilonsky
We spent the better part of Tuesday trying to find a copy of Vincent Bugliosi's book-exercise equipment Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which has gotten more press in recent days than Monica Goodling and the man or woman who won American Idol. (Shhh, don't tell me ... More >>
OK, here's our second prize package: Fifty bucks good for drinks and dining at Taste and/or State & Allen and two passes to the Nasher Sculpture Center. Hey, that's pretty nifty, innit? And all you have to do is be the first one to tell me from which sporting good store did Lee Harvey Oswald order t ... 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 >>
Kids show off their extracurricular activities
Forty years later, "local yokels" take pride in covering tragedy
Assassins at Quad C, convicts at SMU, plus murder in Tuna, Texas
This discussion is killer
Oswald, from shot to grave
Man for Marrs... And woman; Smooth-running machine ;They're not so petty; At least he laughed; Stirring the crock
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.
Norman Mailer resurrects a tragically human assassin