Episode 28 – Michael Jackson and Fashion

Abstract: In this episode Karin and Elizabeth discuss Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking use of clothing and costume, creating his own unique brand of fashion. We also explore Jackson’s unique sense of style and the hidden meanings behind his use of cosmetics to create highly memorable characters, Read More …

Academic Book Review of The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson by Michael Bush

Abstract: The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson by Michael Bush (Insight Editions, 2012) $45.00 9.2 x 1 x 12.8 inches: 216 pages. Hardcover. ISBN-13: 9781608871513 Reviewed by Nada Basheer, an avid non-fiction reader and reviewer, a long-time Michael Jackson fan and student. She blogs Read More …

CHAPTER 6 – “I DON’T KNOW” BODIES DISRUPTING CULTURAL REPRODUCTION

Jackson ends the Bad album the same way he commenced it: with a question. In the same way that it is impossible to answer the question “Who’s Bad?” in any definitive way, the final question leaves us profoundly unsure. “Are you okay?” is sung dozens Read More …