From Deep Ellum to downtown, Fort Worth to Frisco, there are scores of great places to catch concerts throughout Dallas and the surrounding areas. Every once in a while, though, we like to let our imaginations run free. What if some of our favorite places to hang out suddenly hosted that dream perfo ... More >>
Oswald: The Actual Interrogation rejiggers history into a tight, taut drama.
Got a note today from the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza's Liza Collins saying that the museum has restored and just re-hung the old 2.5-foot-by-17-foot Texas School Book Depository sign once displayed above the Elm Street entrance to the building. Removed n the '70s and stored by the museum ... 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 >>
From the Dealey Plaza renovations briefing the council's Quality of Life Committee never got to hear earlier this yearWe first told you back in May that Dealey Plaza is due for a makeover, which involves redoing the north and south plaza pergolas, planting new way-finding and history-of signs, a ... More >>
ReplicaBuildings/InFocusTechA Friend of Unfair Park directs our attention to Boing Boing, which yesterday pointed out that you can buy a replica of the Texas School Book Depository made of pewter courtesy something called InFocusTech. (Which prompted this comment: "It's a riddle, wrapped in an en ... More >>
Photo by Patrick MichelsPiece No. 3, "Untitled," from Patrick's multipart series "The D'oh Faces of the Dallas County Commissioners Court"When Dallas County Commissioners first fessed up that an internal audit revealed that some deputy constables lied about doing their jobs -- which is to say, de ... More >>
Photo by Patrick MichelsFrom Patrick's multipart series "The D'oh Faces of the Dallas County Commissioners Court"Patrick paid a visit to The Building Formerly Known as the Texas School Book Depository Friday, where Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and commissioners John Wiley Price and Maureen Di ... 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 >>
Earlier this afternoon, I spoke with Joel Elliott, the Canton-based attorney for Caruth Byrd, who, for the last two years, has been embroiled in a contentious legal battle with Aubrey Mayhew over which man owns the actual sniper's perch lifted long ago from the Texas School Book Depository. Alas, as ... More >>
The case of Caruth C. Byrd v. Aubrey Mayhew -- so named for the two men fighting over the infamous "sniper's perch" long ago removed from the Texas School Book Depository -- was scheduled to go to trial last month. But as you may recall, it was delayed until April 15, as the 81-year-old Mayhew was ... More >>
Had it not been for an e-mail Parris Mayhew sent to local media on Thursday, The Case of the Sniper's Perch might have gone unnoticed till too late. Caruth C. Byrd v. Aubrey Mayhew -- so named for the two men who've claimed since forever to possess the infamous window removed from the Texas School B ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Brian Harkin Barack Obama, speaking Wednesday at Reunion Arena Many of you have pointed out the apparently lax security at Barack Obama' Reunion Arena rally last week. It was "non-existent," wrote Friend of Unfair Park "RR" last week, "no metal detectors, hand-helds, anything." The Fort Worth Star- ... More >>
So, this is the person who bought the so-called "sniper's perch" from Caruth Byrd off eBay: "r.seydel" from the Netherlands. And R. wasn't cheap with his or her bid, either: $3,001,501 is what the alleged window from the former Texas School Book Depository sold for, after more than a week's worth of ... More >>
The latest mystery in the JFK legacy is...a window?
On Friday at 11:43 a.m. Central Standard Time, someone will be the new owner of the sniper's perch from the Texas School Book Depository from which Lee Harvey Oswald (allegedly, whatever) shot and killed President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. At least, that is how a window and frame are bei ... More >>
The Voices are calling from the Sixth Floor
Frustrated, fed up, and ready to fight, Laura Miller trades muckraking for a run at City Hall
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.