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The soundtrack of JFK at 50: “The World Is Very Different Now”

This story from Art and Seek, a culture site for North Texas, shows how the JFK story still resonates in the American imagination: Two Composers To Take on JFK Assassination Next Year.

One of the composers is an 18 year old musical prodigy named Conrad Tao.

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Tom Hanks and the politics of reassurance

Tom Hanks’ take on the JFK story is advancing. The actor/producer’s feature film, Parkland, about the events of November 22, 1963, has signed on A-list actors, Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Giamatti, and Jackie Weaver. The producers say the talented thespians will bring VIncent Bugliosi’s 2007 book, “Reclaiming History” to life. That will be a challenge.

Bugliosi’s tome is a flabby 1,600 page doorstop of polemic that managed to Read more

The Yuma Sun hearts O’Reilly’s JFK yarn

But editor John Vaughn says there’s nothing new in the TV talk show host’s “Killing Kennedy.”

Which is unfortunately true. Read more

JFK Library announces program for 2013

Coming events at the JFK Library and Museum in Boston will highlight key moments of the Kennedy presidency.

RIP: Arlen Specter and his Single Bullet Theory

The custodians of legacy news organizations and certain historians will say that the late Arlen Specter was right beyond a reasonable doubt in his theorizing about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Unfortunately, the facts say otherwise. In the past decade, improvements in forensic science have undermined Specter’s most famous hypothesis, the venerable Single Bullet Theory.

This is not to criticize the dead. Read more