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Freaks in the Reagan Era: James Baldwin, the New Pop Cinema, and the American Ideal of Manhood.” The Journal of Popular Culture, 48.3 (June 2015).

“‘I Ain’t Scared of No Sheets’: Re-Screening Black Masculinity in Michael Jackson’s Black or White.” Journal of Popular Music Studies, 27.1 (March 2015).

“‘Civilization’s Going to Pieces’: The Great Gatsby, Identity, and Race, From the Jazz Age to the Obama Era.” F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, 13.1 (December 2015).


“Bruce Springsteen,” in The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty, ed. Robert Rycroft. New York. Greenwood, 2016.

“Michael Jackson,” in America in the World, 1776 to the Present, ed. Edward J. Blum. New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 2016.

“Thriller” (1982) by Michael Jackson,” National Recording Registry. Library of Congress, 2014.


The Nation That Janet Jackson Built.” The Atlantic. September 15, 2014.

Is Crowdfunding Changing the Game for Filmmakers.” A Q&A With Spike Lee. Huffington Post. August 14, 2013.

The Misunderstood Power of Michael Jackson’s Music.” The Atlantic.  February 8, 2012.

‘Am I the Beast You Visualized’: The Cultural Abuse of Michael Jackson.” Huffington Post. November 2, 2012.

Revisiting 1991: A Cultural Turning Point” (Michael Jackson, Dangerous, and the Reinvention of Pop). PopMatters. September 28, 2011