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The Pop Culture Death Trap, Part 3: Grief and Immortality
20 Mar 2013 // 6:10 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 // 5:00 PM

Nirvana and company may have killed off '80s rock. But if pop was dead, its "king" had successfully created alternatives.


Alabama Shakes: Sound and Color
21 Apr 2015 // 9:06 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.

Michael Jackson: Xscape
21 May 2014 // 9:06 PM

Michael Jackson's Xscape is free of his dated style and is all the better for it.


Counterbalance No. 104: Michael Jackson's 'Off the Wall'
26 Oct 2012 // 1:00 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 // 1:45 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)!


Randall Sullivan’s ‘Untouchable’ Book Angers Jackson Family
16 Nov 2012 // 12:35 AM

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

Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ to get 25th anniversary reissue
24 May 2012 // 5:35 AM

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

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Call for Papers: Do You Believe in Life After Auto-Tune?

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"Which is better, Cher’s voice before or after Auto-Tune?

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