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"Am I the Beast You Visualized?" The Cultural Abuse of Michael Jackson

Joe Vogel | Posted 01.02.2012 | Home
Joe Vogel

He is, as he always was, the main event, the tantalizing spectacle. It is Michael Jackson who is under the microscope as we pry, one more time, through his home, his medical records, his body.

The Current Glorification of Michael Jackson Ignores His Darker Side

Michael Kimmel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kimmel

All of us were his enablers, chalking up his grotesque physiognomy to the eccentricities of celebrity or excusing his predatory pedophilic sexual behavior by referring to the brutality of his childhood.

Will What We Don't Know (or Care to Know) Hurt Us?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Engelhardt

You'd have to make a desperate effort not to know that Jackson had died, and you'd have to make a similarly desperate effort to know that we've bombed multiple wedding parties in Afghanistan.