Tag Archives: John Kennedy

Heresies of “Dune”

“Some historical periods fade, others end abruptly. For the United States, the Technicolor-tinted era that began when the troops returned from World War II terminated in an instant: 12:30 pm on November 22, 1963. The gunshot that took John F. … Continue reading

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JFK Assassination Song: “The Motorcade Sped On” by Steinski

“November 22, 2013 will be the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This post is part of a series that will run throughout this year focusing on songs that address the JFK assassination. ‘The Motorcade Sped … Continue reading

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Bobby the K: Robert Kennedy Comes to New York

“Throughout the 1960s, the Village Voice, like much of the American media, was fascinated by the Kennedy family. In a sense, the paper’s coverage of Robert F. Kennedy began with an endorsement of his brother John for president, in 1960: … Continue reading

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Who Was the Umbrella Man? | JFK Assassination Documentary

On the 48th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Errol Morris explores the story behind the one man seen standing under an open black umbrella at the site. “For years, I’ve wanted to make a movie about … Continue reading

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James Baldwin Talks About Racism in America & Civil Rights Activism on The Dick Cavett Show (1969)

James Baldwin, New York City, 1976; photograph by Nancy Crampton “There are many reasons, some quite literal, that it can be painful to talk about racism in the U.S. For one thing, it often seems that writers like W.E.B. Du … Continue reading

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Libra – Don DeLillo (1988)

“Libra is a 1988 novel by Don DeLillo that describes the life of Lee Harvey Oswald and his participation in a fictional CIA conspiracy to assassinate President John F. Kennedy. The novel blends historical fact with fictional supposition. … The … Continue reading

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Death of Marilyn Monroe

“Marilyn Monroe died of a barbiturate overdose late in the evening of Saturday, August 4, 1962, at her 12305 Fifth Helena Drive home in Los Angeles, California. Her body was discovered before dawn on Sunday, August 5. She was a … Continue reading

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JFK – Oliver Stone (1991)

“JFK is a 1991 American political thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It examines the events leading to the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy and alleged cover-up through the eyes of former New Orleans district attorney Jim … Continue reading

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1960 United States presidential election / 1960: The Making of the President Game Rules

John F. Kennedy, with his brother Robert and Robert’s wife, Ethel, behind him, watching election coverage at Hyannis Port, Mass., on the morning of Nov. 9, 1960. “…  Kennedy won a 303 to 219 Electoral College victory and is generally … Continue reading

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Operation Ranch Hand

Four-plane defoliant run, part of Operation Ranch Hand “Operation Ranch Hand was a U.S. military operation during the Vietnam War, lasting from 1962 until 1971. Largely inspired by the British use of 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D (Agent Orange) during the Malayan … Continue reading

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