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The Pop Culture Death Trap, Part 3: Grief and Immortality
20 Mar 2013 // 5:10 PM
Through the act of collective mourning, we elevate dead celebrities to near-divinity. The need is both a primitive and a decidedly American one: to define ourselves by something other than an alienating individualism.
Michael Jackson, Dangerous, and the Reinvention of Pop
27 Sep 2011 // 4:00 PM
Nirvana and company may have killed off '80s rock. But if pop was dead, its "king" had successfully created alternatives.
Does Michael Jackson's Work Contain the Stuff of Genius?
22 Nov 2015 // 8:05 PM
Steve Knopper’s highly readable biography MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson lays out a credible case for Jackson to be considered along those lofty lines, and not simply as a supreme entertainer.
Alabama Shakes: Sound and Color
21 Apr 2015 // 8:06 PM
What makes the Alabama Shakes sound new is that they’re evidently devoted to their musical forebears -- everyone from Etta James and Aretha to Bowie and Zeppelin -- yet also coquettishly unfaithful to each one of them.
Counterbalance No. 104: Michael Jackson's 'Off the Wall'
26 Oct 2012 // 12:00 AM
Keep on with the force, don’t stop. Don’t stop until you get enough of the 104th most acclaimed album of all time. Michael Jackson returns to the Great List with his 1979 breakthrough.
CONTEST: Win the Ultimate Home Theater System and "Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon"
8 Dec 2011 // 12:45 AM
Enter for your chance to win a copy of Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon on Blu-ray along with a Blu-ray disc home theater system (prize pack valued at $375)!
Is Taylor Swift the New Michael Jackson?
14 Sep 2015 // 3:54 AM
Is Swift’s 1989 having the biggest impact on the pop culture landscape since Michael Jackson’s Thriller?
Randall Sullivan’s ‘Untouchable’ Book Angers Jackson Family
15 Nov 2012 // 11:35 PM
LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson fans have been eagerly anticipating Randall Sullivan’s “Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson,” which went on