Margo Jefferson On Michael Jackson

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Margo Jefferson
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Margo Jefferson
On Michael Jackson

Thu, Mar 1, 2007 4:30 PM

Margo Jefferson, a Pulitzer Prize–winning critic-at-large for the New York Times, delves into the enigma of "The King of Pop" in this talk related to her debut book, On Michael Jackson.

This event has been rescheduled from November 9. 2006.
Reflecting on Jackson's influence and evolution as an artist, Jefferson examines the star's extraordinary musical talents and the world's fascination with his eccentricities—peering inside life at Neverland Ranch, reflecting on Jackson's physicality, and surveying the public's reaction to his "monstrosity." Looking at the musical, psychological, and physical experiences, Jefferson reflects on Jackson's startling evolution and the current state of his celebrity. With the great insight and intelligence that she brings to all of her writing, Jefferson considers who Michael Jackson really is and what role he has played in America's social and cultural history.

A staff critic for the Times from 1993 to 2006, Jackson tackled a wide array of cultural subjects. She currently teaches at Columbia University and Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts in New York City.

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