A few weeks have passed since we found out who will be officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. Which means enough time has passed for the migraines and projectile vomiting to have subsided. Here's a scorecard for the inductees of the Class of 2014. First to note, using th ... More >>
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 >>
Getting pretty stoked, have to admit it, pretty revved up for the 50th Kennedy Assassination Celebration downtown tomorrow. Lots more calls coming in from the curious. Friend called from New Jersey asking if there will be a parade. Had to tell him no, sadly. They were afraid they wouldn't be able to ... More >>
For a city that's quick to tear down most any building, Dallas has embraced its history with gusto. Not that it's possible to pretend that the Kennedy assassination never happened, but across the city people are enthusiastically touting their history and connections to event. Really, it's a surprise ... More >>
Oswald: The Actual Interrogation rejiggers history into a tight, taut drama.
Parkland can't quite honor life after JFK.
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 >>
To: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Dear Mr. Kennedy: You and your sister, Rory, appeared here in Dallas a few days ago as part of the run-up to this city's observance of the 50th anniversary of the murder of your uncle, President John F. Kennedy, in Dealey Plaza in Dallas on November 22, 1963. This letter ... More >>
In 1974, DTC premiered its best show ever. Why was it never seen again?
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 >>
A Friend of Unfair Park wondered Saturday afternoon: Is the "unknown teen" named Robert Patterson heard singing "Tell Me How" and "Dear Debbie" on this purchased-this-morning Future Records single none other than the Bobby Patterson? Why, yes, yes it is; just listen to that voice. Said Bobby when ... More >>
Courtesy Heritage AuctionsOne of the few Calvin and Hobbes originals ever to come on the auction market's now residing at the corner of Oak Lawn and Maple. For now.That was quite the Heritage Auctions infomercial ABC aired during prime-time last night: Unfair Park's cross-the-street neighbor got ... More >>
Yesterday's city council committee briefing on restoring Dealey Plaza was all very well. The well-intended and the well-heeled have joined together to raise money for a well-designed refurbishing of the place where President John F. Kennedy was ... well, you know ... shot. I'm sure it will b ... More >>
Kennedy assassination author and conspiracist Robert Groden says the city's out to get him. He may be right.
A witness to the Kennedy assassination shows Mark Lane where he was on November 22, 1963.While looking for something unrelated this morning, I came across quite the cinematic find just posted to the Internet Archive: a full-length copy of Oscar-nominated director Emile de Antonio's 1966 film Rush ... More >>
Initially I thought this would be just an oddball novelty item: Heritage Auction Galleries is selling the door to Lee Harvey and Marina Oswald's old Oak Cliff apartment -- the one on Elsbeth and Davis Streets, more or less across the street from the Bishop Arts District. It doesn't officially go ... More >>
Soup Can"Schepps" has been a brand name in Dallas since 1942, when Harmon Schepps started the dairy with a single truck that became a ginormous bidness since swallowed up by Cityplace-based Dean Foods. (Fun fact: Harmon was called to testify in front of the Warren Commission due to his friendship ... More >>
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 >>
One of Dallas' oldest restaurants has found a very modern way to promote its pizzas and pastas. Campisi's recently contracted with Brad Williamson, who bills himself as The Virtual Biographer, to create an online identity for restaurant founder Joe Campisi, who died in 1990. To the surprise ... 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 >>
Were he not having elbow operated on Thursday morning, Angus Wynne would be attending James Brown's funeral -- not as a fan, but as a friend. Wynne, who began accruing his local legend in the mid-1960s as a show promoter who brought the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan to Dallas, has known Brown ... More >>
A transcript of Lady Bird Johnson's account of the events of November 22, 1963, is available at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. The latest issue of U.S. News & World Report features a cover story headlined "Eyewitness to History," which is running in conjunction with an exhibit called "Eye ... More >>
Hollywood Claims the Sky is Falling. To Which We Say Puh-lease.
Narrow margins remind us that everyone's a winner
The Oscar telecast has, for a decade, been Gil Cates' golden moment
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