Dec. 22, 1980’s issue of Maclean’s brought news that would not look out of place in 2015. “Gun-control debate intensifies.” “Springsteen, born to win.” “Pop psychology hits AM radio.” But at the top of the table of contents, its shocking cover story: the brutal assassination of John Lennon, as he walked into his New York City apartment building.” The former Beatle was assassinated on Dec. 8 35 years ago, and Maclean’sentertainment critic Lawrence O’Toole was outside the Dakota apartments where Lennon lived and fell. Here is O’Toole’s story, from the archives, replicated in full