MJ Studies Today LXXXIX

One of Michael Jackson’s short films for his song “They Don’t Care About Us” recently achieved one billion views on YouTube. Kerry Hennigan discusses the significance of this latest landmark for Jackson’s legacy and the impact the filming of the video had on the people and locations in Brazil where it was shot. Read More …

MJ Studies Today LXXXVIII

In 1987, Michael Jackson released a song called “Liberian Girl” on his album Bad. But how many people outside of Africa who heard the song knew about the country Jackson depicted as a lush, fantasy landscape? The history of the real Liberia was then one of years of civil unrest, a far cry from the paradise Jackson evoked with his song. In this month’s MJ Studies Today, columnist Kerry Hennigan looks at the history of the country, and the song that remains much beloved in Liberia – and by Jackson fans everywhere. Read More …

Episode 67 – Throwing Stones To Hide Your Hands

Abstract: In episode 67, Karin and Elizabeth go back to the first essay published in the journal: Throwing Stones To Hide Your Hands, The Immortal Personas Of Michael Jackson. They discuss the origins, the need to write this and why it was important to revisit Read More …