Every Public Place In the World Named in Memory of JFK

In time for the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, Slate investigated just how many streets, schools, parks and other public places are named in honor of our 35th president. The tributes go far beyond our own borders. » 11/23/13 4:00pm 11/23/13 4:00pm

Reason for Conspiracy? 5 Mysterious Details From JFK's Autopsy

It goes without saying that, for the past 50 years, there's been a bevy of confusion surrounding the events of JFK's assassination. Much of it has stemmed from inconsistencies in his medical records, which have long been employed to justify errant conspiracy theories putting responsibility for the fatal shot in the… » 11/22/13 8:35pm 11/22/13 8:35pm

Amazingly, JFK's Limo Was Still Used More Than a Decade Past His Death

The limousine President John F. Kennedy rode in fifty years ago today is an indelible part of our visual memory. That midnight blue Lincoln will be forever known as the setting of a national tragedy. Yet, after Kennedy's assassination, the car remained in service, transporting four presidents before it was retired in… » 11/22/13 3:00pm 11/22/13 3:00pm

Stabilized Footage of the JFK Assassination Is Unsettlingly Real

When it's bouncing around and playing back at a jittery 18 frames per second, the infamous Zapruder footage of John F. Kennedy's assassination feels almost unreal. But when it's stabilized with additional interpolated frames bringing it to a steady 30 frames per second (like we're used to seeing on TV) it suddenly… » 11/15/13 11:01am 11/15/13 11:01am

Can Good Design Make Even Conspiracy Theories Seem Believable?

Grab your tinfoil hats, sheeple. It's been fifty years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on that fateful day in Dallas, and it's still nearly impossible to discuss the event without some mention of conspiracy, cover-ups, government intrigue, multiple shooters, UFO affiliations, and more. » 11/12/13 12:00pm 11/12/13 12:00pm

To The Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis: A Remarkable Retelling …

In October 1962, America spent 13 days on the brink of nuclear war as Russia and the U.S. were in standoff over nuclear missiles the Soviets had sent to Cuba. President Kennedy and his cabinet resolved the crisis and the missiles were removed, but how? Learn all about it in a new app from the JFK Library, the National… » 10/25/12 6:00pm 10/25/12 6:00pm

Where Did The Iconic Fallout Shelter Symbol Come From?

CONELRAD recently posted a great piece that explores the origin of the famous fallout shelter sign that appeared across the country at the height of the Cold War. Worn and rusted, you can still see some of them today as lasting symbols of the atomic age. » 6/22/11 7:20pm 6/22/11 7:20pm