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Tragic Songs From the Grassy Knoll: John F. Kennedy 50th Anniversary Collection
Music Story  November 22, 2013, by Scott Schinder
"...Fitting, then, that the crafty Brooklyn label memorializes the half-century anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination with these 16 obscure, country tribute tunes, most of them released on tiny regional labels in the wake of JFK's death..."

Who Killed John F. Kennedy?
Despair, Inc.'s 'Lose Your Own Adventure' series gets conspiratorial
DAILY Books  July 29, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Suggestion: Utterly unsolvable or not, you'll want to check this shit out, citizen. If history, as James Joyce's Stephen Dedalus put it in Ulysses, is a nightmare from which we're trying to awake … and if laughter really is the best medicine … then this multivalent parody, with its many terrific Paul Stranger illustrations, is just the sort of cartoonish literary methamphetamine to roust you from whatever unpleasant dreams might accompany the upcoming 50th anniversary of our beloved Jack Kennedy's death...."

Kennedy, Cruz, and Reagan Tourettes
GOP Senator can't even praise JFK without slavering over the Gipper
DAILY News  November 26, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...Last Friday, Cruz penned a piece on Kennedy for the National Review Online on the death and legacy of the 35th president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy...."

Writers on Kennedy
What we think about when we think about JFK
News Story  November 22, 2013, by Harold McMillan
"...Howard, the other two teachers, had tears in their eyes. "President Kennedy has been shot and has died..."

Writers on Kennedy
What we think about when we think about JFK
News Story  November 22, 2013, by Michael King
"...The assignment was very simple – I asked a range of good thinkers and writers to write, very briefly, on "John F. Kennedy and/or the assassination," in any way they chose..."

Writers on Kennedy
What we think about when we think about JFK
News Story  November 22, 2013, by Fred McGhee
"...Nixon ignored the appeal. The Kennedy camp did not..."

Writers on Kennedy
What we think about when we think about JFK
News Story  November 22, 2013, by Robert Jensen
"...A good example is the case of John F. Kennedy..."

If Not Killed, Kennedy Would Have Done Everything Right
Postmarks  August 8, 2010
"...Dear Editor, Compared to later Democratic presidents like Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton (a Democrat in name only) or Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy was more politically conservative – he came from great personal wealth and realized this made him greatly privileged..."

Writers on Kennedy
What we think about when we think about JFK
News Story  November 22, 2013, by Joe Nick Patoski
"...For three years in the early Nineties, I was involved with the Assassination Symposium on John F. Kennedy (ASK) staged by South by Southwest organizers in Dallas..."

The events surrounding the assasination of JFK are witnessed through the eyes of those who were there in this made-in-Austin film.
Film Review  October 4, 2013, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Parkland chalks one up for the little people, the largely unheralded workers and citizens who were just going about their lives on that fateful day in Dallas when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963..."

Remembering JFK
Archives offer insights gleaned 50 years since JFK's assassination
DAILY Qmmunity  November 24, 2013, by Sarah Marloff
"...Here's a round-up of resources and archives to assist in understanding the life and legacy of John F. Kennedy as well as the traumatic events of November 22, 1963...."

In the Shadow of the Moon
This documentary is a cheery restorative that recalls hazy memories of America's finest, boldest hour, when we went to the moon, again and again.
Film Review  September 21, 2007, by Marc Savlov
"...(Only the famously reticent Neil Armstrong is absent.) It's easy these days to forget that the entire Apollo space program, begun mere months after John F. Kennedy's inauguration, was born of not only fearless test pilots who displayed Tom Wolfe's innate sense of "the right stuff" but also of horn-rimmed eggheads and whiz kids toiling down in Houston, inventing whole the mechanical devices and contraptions needed to let human beings slip the bonds of earthly gravity..."

Robert Downey Jr. received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor with this portrayal of the film-comedy pioneer in a biopic that focuses on the tragedy that haunted Chaplin's life and his battles with the U.S. government.
Film Review  January 15, 1993, by Louis Black
"...I once read a review that said Cliff Robertson played the young John F. Kennedy in PT 109 as though he knew he'd be elected president one day; Downey plays Chaplin as though he just can't get over the impending tragedy of his decline, even from the beginning, over four decades away – a tone which seriously screws up the biography of a comic genius..."

Letters at 3AM: JFK and That Hard Rain
When boomers and their offspring die out, Kennedy's assassination will have the approximate historical echo of William McKinley's
Columns  November 22, 2013, by Michael Ventura
"...On every TV channel simultaneously, President John F. Kennedy told us that the Russians had missiles in commie Cuba: "We will not prematurely or unnecessarily risk the costs of worldwide nuclear war in which even the fruits of victory would be ashes in our mouth, but neither will we shrink from that risk at any time it must be faced."..."

Siegel Tapped for Kennedy Center Post
Arts Column  February 11, 1999, by Robert Faires
"...Betty Siegel, administrator for the local service organization Austin Access Arts, has accepted the post of Director of Accessibility at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C..."

Extras Sought for Tom Hanks-Produced 'Parkland'
Film shoots locally in January with Billy Bob Thornton & Paul Giamatti
DAILY Screens  December 5, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...Do you have an “authentic Texan face”? If so, you might want to mosey that face over to an open casting call for Parkland, which will dramatize the day of JFK’s assassination. (Parkland refers to the Dallas hospital where President Kennedy died.) The film is set to shoot in and around Austin in January and February of 2013...."

Slate’s Slate: Preserve the Past
‘Lost Austin’ and other ‘hysterical’ markers
DAILY Music  August 30, 2013, by Margaret Moser
"...He authored Dealey Plaza, site of President John F. Kennedy assassination in 1963..."

Saint Jackie
It was with high expectations of low class that Stephen MacMillan Moser embarked upon the latest crop of books about Jackie O. But shortly into it, he found himself thinking, "Where's the dirt?"
Books Story  June 9, 2000, by Stephen MacMillan Moser
"...When asked what she fed her German Shepherd puppy, Jackie smiled slyly and said, "Reporters." If John F. Kennedy were president now, when we scrutinize the private lives of our public officials so intensely, instead of in the Sixties, it seems unlikely that he would have survived the presidency, even if he hadn't been assassinated..."

Letters at 3AM: The Missiles of October
Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis
Columns  October 9, 2009, by Michael Ventura
"...The U.S., led by John F. Kennedy, found out..."

Watchmen on the Walls of Freedom
UT composer Dan Welcher commemorates JFK: The Voice of Peace 40 years after the President's scheduled visit to Austin.
Music Story  November 7, 2003, by Robert Faires
"...Hours before he was scheduled to board Air Force One and fly to Austin, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated..."

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