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Aliens, the KGB and killer gays: JFK assassination theory mashup has all that and more

The animators at TOMO News released a video this week to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy Jr. that features a list of the many theories related to the former president’s death. In the animation company’s usual irreverent style, the video details theories that…

Oswald’s actions recalled as 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination approaches

Minutes after personally witnessing the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Pierce Allman came across a man exiting the Texas School Book Depository and looking remarkably calm. The man’s name was Lee Harvey Oswald, 24, the former US Marine who defected to the Soviet Union then returned home and went on…

New JFK film about ordinary people, not conspiracies

Fifty years after John F. Kennedy’s assassination, director Peter Landesman transports the viewer behind the scenes to witness the chaos, panic and grief of the infamous event in his new movie “Parkland,” which premiered in Venice Sunday. “The film is not about conspiracies. We chose to tell a truthful story,…

Fidel Castro may have known of Oswald plot to kill JFK, ex-CIA officer claims

Retired CIA officer says Cuban leader ordered intelligence officer to listen for news from Texas on morning of shooting. It is one of history’s most enduring mysteries and has kept conspiracy theorists buzzing for half a century: did Fidel Castro have a hand in the assassination of President John F…

Mad Men blogging: Did Walter Cronkite get residuals for this?

Spoilers. And image included because it really shows how much the show uses imagery to evoke the assassination in the episodes leading up to it. I’m ambivalent about the choice to go ahead and present the JFK assassination on “Mad Men”, because as you know, I feel like they’ve already…

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