Margo Jefferson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic. She has been a staff writer for The New York Times and Newsweek; her reviews and essays have appeared in New York Magazine, Grand Street, Vogue, Harper's and elsewhere. Her book, On Michael Jackson, was published in 2006. She has also written and performed two theater pieces at The Cherry Lane Theatre and The Culture Project.
BOMB Interview: Thomas Bradshaw
“But what exactly is a black? First of all, what’s his color?” Jean Genet prefaced his incendiary 1959 play, The Blacks: A Clown Show, with those words....▶
TV Time in Negroland
My sister is in our parents' bedroom, at Mother's vanity dresser. She tries on earrings and necklaces; she hazards a provocative smile....▶
On Michael Jackson
For Margo Jefferson—Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and author of the book On Michael Jackson—the late Michael Jackson should be praised for his talents in songwriting and performance....▶