Wednesday, March 20 2013
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.
Tuesday, September 27 2011
Nirvana and company may have killed off '80s rock. But if pop was dead, its "king" had successfully created alternatives.
Thursday, August 26 2010
Aristotle's wisdom about these protagonists suffering irreparable loss at the hands of destiny is applicable to Jackson's journey: he suffered disproportionately more than he deserved; he was intelligent and gifted at evoking pathos in his audience; and he had influence but was in conflict with external forces and internal demons. In short: he was a flawed, tragic figure.
Wednesday, July 8 2009
"Thriller" was the first 'meta' horror film, paving the way for much of the genre films we enjoy today.
Sunday, July 5 2009
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.
Wednesday, May 21 2014
Michael Jackson's Xscape is free of his dated style and is all the better for it.
Thursday, September 20 2012
Definitively answering the age-old question of "Who's bad?"
Sunday, January 9 2011
The Moonwalker's short films are brought together here in a single collection. Are you still down with Michael? Are you down? Are you bad?!
Sunday, January 2 2011
Michael Jackson's posthumous 2010 album Michael, the first in nine years, reminds us that the best of Michael has already been released.
Thursday, December 3 2009
Universal Motown cashes in with another redundant compilation.
Friday, October 26 2012
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.
Thursday, December 8 2011
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)!
Friday, April 1 2011
With over 140 trillion copies sold, it’s no surprise that Michael Jackson’s 1982 album Thriller would wind up on Acclaimed Music’s Big List. Counterbalance’s Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn would just as soon not be startin’ somethin’, but here we are.
Monday, September 28 2009
Death, where is thy drop off the radar screen? The industry, phenomenon and force of artistry known as Michael Jackson is very much alive, if
Wednesday, July 15 2009
With his brown skin, button nose, and chemically straightened hair, it significantly matter that Michael Jackson was black not white, male not female, from a poor family, not rich one. Unsurprisingly, he sought to re-map the globe.
Thursday, November 15 2012
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
Thursday, May 24 2012
LOS ANGELES — In the three years following Michael Jackson’s death, his estate has been conservative with posthumous releases from the King of Pop’s
Monday, December 13 2010
LOS ANGELES — For someone trying to sell a book, it couldn't get much better than this: Oprah Winfrey, the nation's reader-in-chief, was holding up a
Tuesday, November 9 2010
LOS ANGELES — Even in death Michael Jackson has managed to captivate the media, so it's only appropriate that the lead single from his first posthumous
Thursday, June 24 2010
As the first anniversary of his June 25 death approaches, a primer on Michael Jackson, postmortem: Q. What happened to Jackson's record sales after he