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Kennedy assassination: How we reported a 'tragedy for the world'

It's 48 years since US president John F Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald as his motorcade passed through downtown Dallas on 22 November 1963, leaving the world in shock.<p>In its obituary, the Guardian described Kennedy as 'a professional politician' who, though young, had 'proved himself …

Fifty years after the assassination of John F Kennedy, the 'city of hate' confronts its painful past

"From that window. Three shots. Straight line." This, in the considered opinion of college principal Dick Jewell, sitting on the stone wall of Dealey Plaza, was all it took for an insignificant drifter named Lee Harvey Oswald to assassinate President John F Kennedy from the sixth floor of the Texas …

Kennedy assassination books fed an appetite for conspiracy

As a teenager in the 1970s, I learned about the paranoid style of American politics from the<p>Kennedy assassination. Between seventh grade, when I discovered the Warren Commission report, and my junior year in high school, when I wrote a term paper "proving" that there had been three gunmen in Dealey …

John F Kennedy assassination: 50 years of conspiracy in fiction and film

The grassy knoll. The book depository. Any further description of the location is superfluous. We know where we are, and when. Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas on 22 November 1963: the scene of the assassination of President John F Kennedy. History assumes mythic proportions when its very familiarity …

The JFK Assassination: The Long Weekend That Never Ended

In the first installment of our 22 days of JFK project, we look back 50 years to the terrifying few days when two deaths destroyed the innocence of a …

CBS Streams JFK Assassination Coverage in 'Real Time'

When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, millions of Americans were alerted to the tragedy by watching Walter Cronkite's …

How to Watch The Kennedy Assassination Coverage as It Happened

The 1963 footage reveals as much about early TV journalism as it does about the nation's grief.<p>In November 1988, on the 25th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, I was in my first year of law school in Boston. Thanksgiving that year fell on the 24th, I did not make the …

Flashbulb memories of the Kennedy assassination

Memories of important events are often as inaccurate as they are vivid.

Solo

• <b>Author:</b> William Boyd<p>It's 1969, and, having just celebrated his forty-fifth birthday, James Bond—British special agent 007—is summoned to headquarters to receive an unusual assignment. Zanzarim, a troubled West African nation, is being ravaged by a bitter civil war, and M directs Bond to quash the …

The Hard Way

• <b>Author:</b> Lee Child<p>BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s <i>The Affair</i>.<p>In Lee Child’s astonishing new thriller, ex–military cop Reacher sees more than most people would...and because of that, he’s thrust into an explosive situation that’s about to blow up in his face. For the only way …

The Black Box

• <b>Author:</b> Michael Connelly<p>In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never …

The Old Man and the Sea

• <b>Author:</b> Ernest Hemingway<p>The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i> has proved itself to be one of the enduring works of American fiction. It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal: a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the …

The Light Between Oceans

• <b>Author:</b> M.L. Stedman<p>The years-long <i>New York Times</i> bestseller and major motion picture from Spielberg’s Dreamworks is “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page” (<i>O, The Oprah Magazine</i>).<p>After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne …

Rainbow Six

• <b>Author:</b> Tom Clancy<p>Over the course of nine novels, <b>Tom Clancy</b>'s genius for big, compelling plots and his natural narrative gift (<b>The New York Times Magazine</b>) have mesmerized hundreds of millions of readers and established him as one of the preeminent storytellers of our time. <b>Rainbow Six</b>, however, …

The Sun Also Rises

• <b>Author:</b> Ernest Hemingway<p>The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, <i>The Sun Also Rises</i> is one of Ernest Hemingway’s masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style.<p>A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel …

Man who set himself on fire on the National Mall dies of his injuries

A man who set himself on fire on the National Mall in the US capital has died of his injuries, which were so severe that authorities will have to use DNA and dental records to identify him.<p>The man died on Friday night at a Washington hospital where he had been airlifted, Officer Araz Alali, a …

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New York museum ups security as gold bar sculpture goes on show

Every art museum needs guards. But at the New Museum in New York, a work by the artist Chris Burden requires security of an especially intense variety.<p>Tower of Power, a 1985 sculpture now on show in the long-awaited Burden retrospective, consists of 100 kilograms of gold ingots – worth, at today's …