I grew up around the LAX area, a zone divided between the South Bay and the Westside. Over the course of my life, I have witnessed many changes to my stomping ground.
This new flood of JFK literature comes on top of the already 40,000 or so books that have been written about Kennedy. And yet, JFK is still mysterious and elusive. Misconceptions about Kennedy persist.
1982, I was graduating high school. Like millions of other students all over America, I was hoping for a spot in one of our prestigious colleges for P...
Normally, if a person is convicted of a crime and goes into a drug rehabilitation program, he or she often must cope with harsh consequences. But not...
Which one changed America the most -- the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, or the terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon in 2001?
Now that the country has once again been reminded of a life taken much too early and so many promises left unfulfilled, it is time to start thinking a...
Let the power of this book continue to resonate, even as we face all sorts of new wild things in our own lives, in the American landscape, and around the world. Let us make the hot suppers for each other.
John Kennedy's role in building his brothers' political careers was his greatest contribution to social change. Robert and Ted's political development after JFK's death offers a great model for politician-activist relationships, and the credit is all theirs.
One man in particular feels that what has been missing to this point has been a rendering of a major book in graphic novel. That person is Seth Reuben Jacobson, co-author along with the illustrator, Oliver Hine.
At night, in certain downtown pockets, the New York of old, of uncovered mysteries, of imagination and availability, finds its way through the sudden quiet.
A law school friend of mine joined the Kennedy Administration immediately and let me in on a few things that you probably never read about. On one of ...
In Boston on November 22, 1963, hundreds of people learned about the tragedy -- not directly from media -- but from the conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
The holidays are approaching, but events are making it hard to get in the festive spirit.
Because of the Kennedy promotion machine, because JFK was handsome, charming, witty and self-assured and because of how he exited life, he has received credit for more than he deserves.
For a small group of World War II veterans, the man's political accomplishments are dwarfed by the lengths he went to, and the incredible courage he exhibited, in keeping them alive over the course of several white-knuckle days during the height of the war in the Pacific.
Does the case still matter? Only, I'm afraid, as a cautionary tale about our willingness to accept simplistic explanations for wrenching events (Iraq War? 2008 financial collapse?) that we desperately need to get to the bottom of.