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John F. Kennedy

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    LBJ People Want Historic Air Force One, and Ohio Says No

    Even in the historic popularity contest, LBJ can't seem to win. Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy got to the White House on the same ticket, but the two weren't exactly best buddies. It was a marriage of convenience, because they needed each other to deliver their respective sections of the cou ... More >>

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    November 22, 2013

    Five of the Most Interesting Videos on the JFK Assasination

    Everyone and their dog is talking about the day President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas, 50 years ago today. There are countless videos, documentaries and newspaper inches spilling out as we lead up to the actual anniversary. In case you want a refresher course on some of the happenings of that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Has "Nut Country" (Dallas) Been Rehabilitated Since the JFK Assassination?

    "We're heading into nut country today," President John F. Kennedy said to Jackie on the morning of November 22, 1963 -- 50 years ago today. Nut country was Dallas, Texas. The city had gained a reputation as "nut country" because of incidents like: In the years and months before Kennedy was assassi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of A Drunk Chick Wearing Just A Shaq Jersey

    Today is the 50th anniversary of one of the most famous dates in American history, the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The quintessential date where anyone alive at that time "remembers where they were," the nation was indelibly changed that day, and in an eerie way a star crossed (at times, morbi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    JFK: A Few of Our Favorite Batshit Crazy Conspiracy Theories

    One of the greatest disservices Jack Ruby did when he killed Lee Harvey Oswald was unleash a neverending stream of conspiracy theories ranging from insane to slightly-less-insane. Most of these are benign, and in their own way entertaining; some, like deranged Orleans Parish District Attorney Jim Ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Five Bits of JFK Assassination Paraphernalia You Won't See

    Right now the world is full of Kennedy nostalgia and tons of stuff you can see linked to the day President John F. Kennedy and company drove past the Texas Book Depository in downtown Dallas. The 50th anniversary is upon us, and while it might feel a wee bit on the morbid side to be so focused on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    The Magic Bullet: 50 Years Later, Why Do So Many People Believe in JFK Conspiracy Theories?

    Almost 50 years ago, as the media is constantly reminding us lately, JFK was assassinated. There is a veritable cottage industry of movies, books, TV shows and specials surrounding his assassination, never mind two government inquiries: the Warren Commission and the Select Committee (1978). Whether ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    JFK' Rice Hotel Sailship Doodle: Yours For (At Least) $13,800

    In case you hadn't heard yet this month -- and if not, you will hear it a lot in the next couple of weeks -- John Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago. The night before he met his fate in Dallas, he was in Houston and stayed at what was then the Rice Hotel ("Houston's Welcome to the World" was its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    More JFK Assassination "Swag" Hits the Auction Block as Anniversary Approaches

    We're rolling up on the 50th anniversary of the assassination, so of course everyone in possession of items with any tie whatsoever to the death of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, is coming out of the woodwork and popping their stuff up on the auction block. We all know about the in ... More >>

  • Film

    October 3, 2013

    Parkland Can't Quite Honor Life After JFK

    The film on the momentous event fails to rise to the occasion.

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Lee Harvey Oswald's Wedding Ring on the Auction Block

    As we roll up to the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, a lot of weird stuff keeps getting brought up and it seems like everything that was ever even slightly related to the president, Jackie, or his assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, is up on the auction block. The frenzy of merchandising and tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    What Happened To JFK's Assassination Car?

    People are weird about historical stuff. The hat Lincoln wore the night he was shot at Ford's Theater is on display at the Smithsonian, while Jackie Kennedy's bloodstained raspberry suit is kept in the National Archives, as far from prying public eyes as a suit can get. Someone tried to auction off ... More >>

  • News

    June 27, 2013

    Stay of Execution

    County Sports and Convention Group Recommends Renovation, Not Demolition, of the Astrodome.

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Astrodome Worst Nightmares Won't be Coming True

    Want to get a better look at the New Dome Experience plan? Click here. Going into the meeting of the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation board on Wednesday afternoon, held in the glassy glory that is Reliant Stadium, there was a certain dread hanging in the air. (This is Houston, after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    The JFK Trauma Room is a State Secret Stored in Kansas? Huh.

    Somewhere in Kansas there are boxes of stuff that used to be the trauma room President John F. Kennedy was brought to after that infamous drive through downtown Dallas. And the public isn't allowed to see what those boxes hold. The shots rang out in Dealey Plaza and President John F. Kennedy crump ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    This Day In History: A Jack Ruby Playlist

    On November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was shot down by Lee Harvey Oswald as he was being driven through the streets of Dallas. Two days later, Oswald himself was killed at the hands of nightclub operator Jack Ruby as he was being transferred to a county jail. There have been dozens of reas ... More >>

  • News

    September 27, 2012

    Houston Now & Then

    Mashing the city's past and present.

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    August 27, 2012

    6 Songs for LBJ Day... One's About His Dick

    Today is officially Lyndon Baines Johnson Day here in the state of Texas. The late 36th president's birthday was hallowed in his home state after he died in 1973 of a massive heart attack at the age of 64. He would have been 104 today. Johnson ascended to the presidency from the vice-presidency aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    Start the Revolution! 10 Songs About Historical Events

    If you ever look at music throughout time, along with a history book -- they kind of complement each other. Some of the greatest songs in rock, R&B and rap have chronicled history both social, major news events, sports, entertainment and political. In my opinion, many times, the song is about what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    10 Best Modern Political Speeches

    We'll be hearing a lot of great speeches this election season, but lets take a second to remember the true giants of political rhetoric. 10. Martin Luther King: I've Been to the Mountaintop King delivered this speech in Memphis, Tennessee the day before he was assassinated. After talking for a whi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 7 Downtown Bars

    Life is about perspective and so is Houston's downtown. Perhaps some look at it as a commercial district and once wannabe party king who lost its luster with the emergence of its cousin Midtown. Or you can see it as a beautiful skyline -- the best in Texas -- that's lightly peppered with a magnifice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    JFK At 95: What If He Lived?

    Had he not been felled by assassins bullets back in 1963, President John F. Kennedy would have turned 95 years old this week. That's if old age and some tragic and wacky Kennedy curse accident wouldn't have done him in first. Would he and Jackie have spent their entire lives together, or would the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    Presidents' Sons at War: 13 Service Records, from the Mediocre to the Ultimate Sacrifice

    Being the parent of someone fighting in a war is no picnic, even if you're a president. In the modern era, several future or incumbent presidents had sons in the military in wartime. Some of those sons did much, some very little, one paid the ultimate price. Let's look, building up to that ultimat ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 1, 2012
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    February 29, 2012

    Fiskadoro: A Techno Adventure In Dubai

    "When Jen and I moved to Texas multiple people told us not to do it 'because they killed Kennedy.' The JFK assassination, Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby etc. - it seems to be to be a metaphor for the start of all the madness around us." - Fiskadoro's Richard Kimball At our day job, we have a small s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    For President's Day: The Best Movie Portrayals of 15 Presidents

    Portraying presidents on screen is always tricky. Crass imitation makes the thing look like a comedy skit, but completely ignoring the mannerisms and voice that people know doesn't work either. There have been some laughingly inept acting jobs when it comes to the 44 people who have been the countr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    9 Notable Texas Deaths of 2011: Football, Gay Rights & Fodder for JFK Conspiracists

    Texas gives to the world, and eventually the people who do the giving die. Such was the case in 2011, when at least nine notable Texans joined the Choir Invisible, the Great Majority, the dead. Without them, there would no Weed-Eaters, and perhaps the greatest college football/politician scandal ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Happy World Mental Health Day! 5 Crazy Songs

    Delirium is the youngest of the endless. She smells of sweat, sour wines, late nights, old leather. Her realm is close, and can be visited; however, human minds were not made to comprehend her domain, and those few who have made the journey have been incapable of reporting back more than the tiniest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Five Disastrous Modern-Day Presidential Decisions Not Involving Iraq or Vietnam

    Ronald and Nancy Reagan face the consequences.​Making tough decisions is what being a president is all about. But sometimes those decisions backfire. Sometimes the backfire hurts only the president who made the decision; sometimes it hurts a whole lot of other people. Here are five most disas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    The Five Horniest Presidents America Has Produced

    Warren G. Harding, sex machine​The Reelz channel finished up its Kennedys mini-series last night, the production that was chased from the History Channel because JFK fans hollered about inaccuracies or too many dramatic liberties. The series itself seemed rather rote, although Greg Kinnear wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    President's Day List: Five Biographies You Need to Read

    Dutch received undeserved scorn​President's Day is a time to reflect on the people who've lived in the White House, and how best to learn more about them. Presidential biographies have always been a huge industry, with a staggering amount of trees felled for books both incredibly dense and an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Five Great Moments In Indecent Exposure

    ​Recently, Florida's lame-duck governor Charlie Crist has said he's considering pardoning Jim Morrison for his 1969 indecent exposure charge, stemming from The Doors' notorious Miami concert in which a drunken Lizard King swore numerous times and proceeded to whip it out onstage. Of course, Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Pop Rocks: "I Nail These Women Not Because They Are Easy, But Because I Am Haahd"

    ‚ÄčThe Facebers and Twitbooks were abuzz yesterday morning with the news of a recently discovered picture reportedly showing former President John F. Kennedy sunning himself on a boat with naked women frolicking around him...as naked women are wont to do. Allegedly taken in the mid-1950s, this pic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    The Top Rock-Star Death Conspiracies: Elvis, Michael, Kurt, Tupac and More

    It seems that the stranger and weirder our world gets by the day, humanity struggles to find reasons behind all this calamity and tragedy. We try our best to find conclusions to why bad things happen, and when we can't fully fathom that the awful truth is just that, instead try to blame the influen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Conspiracy Dallas

    Photo courtesy of Yelp​A few months ago Texas Traveler visited the always-interesting Sixth Floor Museum dedicated to the "official" account of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. It's definitely worth going to if you're interested in any way in American history or politics, but maybe y ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 16, 2009
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    February 24, 2009

    YouTube Commercial for Westheimer Block Party March 28

    This hilarious clip features cameos by John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, the cast of Mortal Kombat (the video game, not the awful movie), a bunch of low-riders and some bangin' techno beats. Thanks to our pals at Free Press Houston. You know, the more Rocks Off thinks about it - remember, that's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2008

    JFK's Assassination, 45 Years Later

    On Saturday, mourners and conspiracy theorists alike converged on Dealey Plaza in Dallas to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Every year this patch of land in the West End becomes a sort of one-stop shop for shadowy speculation and bitter discour ... More >>

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    February 14, 2008
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    January 17, 2008
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    May 9, 2007
  • Dining

    August 3, 2006

    Chicken-Fried Breakfast

    The "grand slam" at this eastside diner will easily feed a family of three

  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    It's In The Cards

    The Nick-and-Jessica split, tarot-style

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2003

    Live Through This

    Where were you when Kennedy was shot? Nellie Connally was in the car with him

  • Culture

    November 7, 2002

    Scared Suburban

    There's something missing from the Alley's Frame 312

  • News

    January 17, 2002

    It's Still News

    What's the statute of limitations for rip-n-read violations?

  • Culture

    May 17, 2001

    In Cold Blood

    Novelist James Ellroy reshapes America's ugly history in his own image

  • Film

    January 11, 2001

    Foregone Conclusion

    Even those who don't remember the Cuban missile crisis will know how it ends, long before Days does

  • News

    December 2, 1993

    Being There

    An interview with JFK -- more or less

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