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JFK: In the Summer of His Years

51 years ago, on November 22, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. When people think of that sad event this week, the music isn't the first thing they think of. In truth, the entire day of his burial was filled withShow More Summary

JFK Tried To Craft A Creative Course In Another Era of American Insecurity and Fear

Just over a half-century ago, during another time of American insecurity and fear, of things both real and imagined, John F. Kennedy used his legendary but abbreviated presidency to try to chart a course to a more assured future. As usual, the commemorations of the 51st anniversary of his assassination over the weekend didn't capture much of this. Show More Summary

Can We Ever Recover from the Murder of John Kennedy? Can We Ever Recover from the Murder of John Kennedy? Harvey Wasserman The images we ingest never cease to shape us. Just 51 years ago, the head of a profoundly gifted young man was blown apart. A few months earlier he’d given a speech that promised a new dawn. He reached out to [...]

John Kennedy’s Death And How It Changed Us

 John Kennedy, even with his publicly reported physical frailties, was a man with an almost mythical presence.  He was young and vibrant, he had a beautiful wife and two small children, and, true or not, we perceived him as the peoples’ president–as close to being one of us, his wealth notwithstanding, as we were likely [...]

JFK Speaks About Immigration And Xenophobia

On this 51st anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, a few words from him on immigration: From the start, immigration policy has been a prominent subject of discussion in America. This is as it must be in a democracy, where...Show More Summary

How many schools are still named after John F. Kennedy?

How many public K-12 schools are still named after John F. Kennedy, 51 years after the president was assassinated? It was once common for public schools in the United States to be named after presidents, a tradition that some have argued was a reflection of a community’s civic values. It is less so today — with […]

The Mystery of DC Comics' John F. Kennedy "Superman" Tribute Comic

On the 51st anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, CBR explores the ongoing saga behind a 1964 "Superman" tribute story.

A Rare Look At JFK's Off-Air Personality

Fifty-one years ago, on Nov. 20, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while on a political trip in Dallas, Texas. Despite only serving as president of the United States for a little more than 1,000 days, JFK has become one...Show More Summary

A Rare Look At JFK's Off-Air Personality

Fifty-one years ago, on Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while on a political visit to Dallas. Despite serving as president for hardly more than 1,000 days, JFK looms large in American memory. To honor his life, we thought we’d share a rare glimpse of Kennedy’s off-air persona. Show More Summary

JFK Airport has a drone problem

If you're wondering why the FAA is taking its time approving drones for commercial use, here's a good example. Two separate flights reported near-misses with a drone at John F. Kennedy airport, one of whom said it came within "several feet" of the...

Robert F. Kennedy: Rare Photos of an Undaunted Man

Of the three Kennedy brothers -- John, Robert and Edward -- who ascended to the national political stage in the 1950s and '60s, it was arguably the middle brother, Bobby, who best embodied the enormous contradictions at play within that...Show More Summary

Plan To Smuggle $87K Worth Of Coke Into JFK From Trinidad Goes Awry

A press release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection informs us that—ha are you ready to LAFF?!—"an arriving passenger was 'sniffed' out by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection K-9 at John F. Kennedy International Airport trying to...Show More Summary

Texas v. Justice

Is Texas still going to execute a man who acted as his own counsel “dressed as a cowboy in a purple suit and a hat [and] attempt[ed] to call more than 200 witnesses, including John F. Kennedy, the pope, Anne Bancroft, and Jesus Christ?” Sadly, you probably know the answer to this question. Here’s another […]

Stephen Colbert to host Kennedy Center Honors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts says Stephen Colbert will host this year's Kennedy Center Honors, bringing a new touch to the annual awards show.

Kennedy artifact exhibit continues through Jan. 3 at Vegas Tropicana

Memorabilia from the JFK White House, including items related to President John F. Kennedy's fateful visit to Texas in November 1963, will go on display Saturday in Las Vegas on the 51st anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination.

PSA: You can carry ice skates on airplanes, but not fake chainsaws

NEW YORK — The Transportation Security Administration displayed thousands of items on Tuesday that were confiscated from carry-on bags over three months at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport. As the chaotic holiday travel season approaches,...Show More Summary

Kim Kardashian West Says Photograhers Catch Everything

Kim Kardashian West makes her way to a departing flight in a sheer, black top at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday evening (November 7) in New York City. The 34-year-old reality star stopped for a few quick selfies with a couple of lucky fans before hopping on her plane. PHOTOS: Check out the [...]

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