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 LXXVII

MJ Studies Today column for May 2022 looks at Michael Jackson’s international fame, which has made him, in the words of one artist, “the most famous human next to Jesus.” We look at that statement and others that attempt to measure Jackson’s success, and the efforts by his fans to ensure the pop icon’s global legacy as an artist and humanitarian. Read More …

“Hold me like the River Jordan.” Remembering Michael Jackson on the twelfth anniversary of 25 June 2009

Abstract: In this article, Kerry Hennigan recounts her personal memories of the day Michael Jackson died and the impact it had on her and many others.  She considers the unique nature of the artist and the problems he had in trusting those who envied his Read More …