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Block, Susan, ‘Sex, Death and Michael Jackson’, Counterpunch. 2 August 2009

Berreby, David, ‘Jackson Wasn’t Normal. So What?’, Huffington Post. 9 July 2009

Browne, Rembert, ‘Rembert Explains the ’80s: Michael Jackson at the 1988 Grammy Awards’, Grantland. 28 February 2013

Campbell, Mel, ‘Saying the Unsayable: The Non-Verbal Vocalizations of Michael Jackson’, The Enthusiast. 2 July 2009

Dolliver, M, ‘Seventy percent of respondents said the news media paid too much attention to the death of Michael Jackson’, 20 July 2009 <> [accessed 21 June 2014]

Fischer, Mary A., ‘Was Michael Jackson Framed?’, GQ. October 1994

Jones, Lucy, ‘The Incredible Way Michael Jackson Wrote Music’, NME. 2 April 2014

King, Jason, ‘An Appreciation of His Talent’, Passed the Curve. 27 June 2009

Kristobak, Ryan, ‘Michael Jackson’s Isolated Vocals for ‘Man in the Mirror’ are Raw Emotion’. Huffington Post. 6 December 2013

Martin, Sylvia J, ‘From Asia to Africa, The King of Pop Emerges as a Global Platform for Philanthropy and Social Change’, OpEdNews. 11 June 2013

Neal, Mark Anthony, ‘Sampling Michael: Rhythm, Masculinity and Intellectual Property in the ‘Body’ of Michael Jackson’, NewBlackMan. 28 August 2012

Okri, Ben, ‘A Meteor Streaks Our Collective Consciousness’, The Times. 27 June 2009

Reed, Ishmael, ‘The Persecution of Michael Jackson’, Counter Currents. 29 June 2009

Reed, Pamela, ‘Michael Jackson and the Toxicity of American Culture’, The Grio. 7 July 2009

Semino, Matt, ‘Michael Jackson, The Wounded Messenger’, The Examiner. 29 November 2010

Stevens, Hampton, ‘Michael Jackson’s Unparalleled Influence,’ The Atlantic. 24 June 2010

Vogel, Joseph

White, Armond, ‘In MJ’s Shadow’, New York Press, 30 June 2009 <> [accessed 24 June 2014]

Zohny, Josephine, ‘In Defence of Michael’, Pop Matters. 9 February 2005.

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