Most opera performances were cancelled on the night of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Over the course of that weekend, Chicago freelance writer and editor Richard Rothschild began to notice parallels between the tragedy of the stage and the tragedy of real life.
Tuesday marked the 48th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The moment has worked itself deep into the American psyche, spawning commissions, books, movies and theories all bent on uncovering what really happened that day.
The story seems pulled from a movie script: Last week, the U.S. government alleged that officials high up in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard concocted a plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S., with the help of a Mexican drug gang. Members of the Iranian security force, U.S.