twisting with john and lew at the tell it like it was a-go-go

JohnKennedy NYC Nov1960 1500 crop

FOR THE PAST FEW MONTHS, I have been in­volved in a rather large project with two other writers, John Ross and Lew Shiner. I as­sem­bled a list of every record to make it to #1 on the Cash Box Top 100 chart from the be­gin­ning of 1960 through the end of 1969. Each title is linked to a recording of that song on YouTube. READ MORE

oliver stone and clint eastwood and all those silly conspiracy theories

JFK movie poster 3

IN A RECENT POST on The Round Place In The Middle (“If I Tweeted”), host Nondis­pos­able­johnny ad­dressed a va­riety of is­sues with hy­po­thet­ical tweets, in­cluding sev­eral about the 1991 movie JFK by Oliver Stone. This led me to want to ad­dress all those silly con­spiracy the­o­ries out there. These non-twittered tweets worked as a spring­board for the ar­ticle that fol­lows. READ MORE

why does stephen king believe mailer and posner that oswald acted alone?

I HAVE JUST FINISHED 11/22/63, Stephen King’s re­cent novel. Pub­lished in 2011, it is a modern fan­tasy whose ‘gimme’ is un­ex­plained, mag­ical time-travel. In fact, the con­cept of walking into a small room and finding a gateway into an­other world is as old as, well—Narnia it­self! The title of the novel should give away the des­ti­na­tion of the time-traveling pro­tag­o­nist: he travels back in time to stop Lee Harvey Os­wald from shooting Pres­i­dent Kennedy. READ MORE