Dallas Still "Coming to Grips" With Kennedy Assassination? Still "Wounded"? If You Say So.
"For Dallas," she tells the Times today in a story headlined "Modern Dallas coming to grips with Kennedy assassination," the 50th anniversary event will be "an opportunity to look back and not ignore it, to move through it and be inspired." So, clearly, Stephen King's wrong. Dallas hasn't "put to bed" the killing of Kennedy.
And while you're reading the L.A. paper, might as well dig this: an interview with the great Darwin Payne, who was working on November 22, 1963, for the Dallas Times Herald, whose assassination 20 years ago this December 8 still scars and wounds me. Schutze too.
Bonus: On the New York Times's website this morning, director Errol Morris (maker of, among other films, The Thin Blue Line, about a different killing in Dallas), has this short film starring Tink Thompson, author of Six Seconds in Dallas: A Micro-Study of the Kennedy Assassination. Thompson and Morris discuss "The Umbrella Man" espied at Dealey Plaza on that blue, bright day: "Can anyone come up with a non-sinister explanation for this?"