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Michael Jackson and Our Vision of Diversity

Inclusiveness, all the Jackson’s music seems to say, is the underlying means of respecting one another, and the planet. That’s a genuinely mature message for any artist to relay.

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The Fawn in the Burning Forest: Our Beloved Monster

Unlike John Lennon’s clumsy attempts to appear working class or Mick Jagger’s incessant chauvinist posturing, Michael Jackson had no strong desire to be “authentic” or “real”.

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The Teflon King: Ronald Reagan and the Death of Michael Jackson

Oddly enough, the Jackson debacle reminds me of another recent death, that of Ronald Reagan just over five years ago.

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8 Jul 2009 // 9:00 PM

Atomising MJ

Michael Jackson is a perennial stranger, an eccentric character with an upbringing which dwarfs any Philip Larkin-esque conception of the fucked up.

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8 Jul 2009 // 9:00 PM

Michael Jackson Forever

Sometimes it’s not easy to locate the child prodigy and genius musician in those transformations, as though what constitutes a stellar career is only prelude and financial support for his body’s desired transformations.

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8 Jul 2009 // 2:49 AM

That old girl, television, and the people who work her, can still surprise a cynical guy. Michael Jackson’s memorial Tuesday combined the best parts

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You Can’t Win: Michael Jackson and ‘The Wiz’

Michael Jackson: a man who was made to do everything - except star in films. The Wiz more than proved this.

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Michael Jackson and the Death of Monoculture

With Jackson's death, we must also say goodbye to the era when an individual pop star had the power to saturate and unite.

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7 Jul 2009 // 9:00 PM

Moonwalking

My God, could that man dance. Michael Jackson moved like the love child of Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse.

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7 Jul 2009 // 9:00 PM

Pop Star

We lost so much more than another legend June 25. We lost the final man to give us a glimpse into how the world of pop music should be.

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He Got the Money, I Got the Good Looks

But Michael Jackson and his brothers opened up and represented the possibilities of a wide, wonderful world for me at a most impressionable moment in my youth.

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Living ‘Off the Wall’

This is an album so wholly realized in its style and aesthetic that it feels like a continuous loop, infinitely playing in addendum with some blissed out, never-ending dance floor.

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Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears a Crown: Remembering Michael Jackson

No case study can come close to approximating the one-of-a-kind wunderkind who became the King of Pop. His story is unique, and will likely remain the triumphant and ultimately tragic cultural touchstone of our times.

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Michael Jackson and the Mix

Creating a mix CD is different than listening to an album. Instead of listening to artists tell their stories, you use their music to tell one of your own.

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Why the Memory of  ‘The King of Pop’ Matters

I hope his effusive childlike enthusiasm gives him access to heaven’s gate, where maybe he can reconstruct the childhood he once lost.

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The record will show that Michael Jackson died June 25, but in many ways he was dead creatively long before that. The beginning of the end

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Win the Ultimate Michael Jackson Discography on MP3 (streaming playlist)

Sign up with Lala to receive our Michael Jackson playlist for free and be entered to win a complete Michael Jackson discography on MP3.

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The curse of the child prodigy is living long enough to become your own ghost. So it was with Michael Jackson in the quarter-century slide

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5 Jul 2009 // 9:00 PM

The MJ Top Ten Tribute

The ultimate list of icons to pay performance tribute to THE icon.

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Thriller, Nevermore: Michael Jackson’s Tell-Tale Obsession with Edgar Allan Poe

Much has been made of Michael Jackson’s identification with the character of Peter Pan, but the late singer had another literary devotion that didn’t make it into his obituaries: He was an Edgar Allan Poe fanatic.

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