Armond White is one of the most creative thinkers alive. His pop culture analysis is razor sharp, unique, and defiant. He is also one of the rare critics who recognizes the meaningful connection between visuals and music. His music video deconstructions are frighteningly cutting edge. When I read his writing, I feel like I am reading my inner id: reject common wisdom, find the fearless truth of your own voice. Anyone with a creative soul will love Armond White.

—Joseph Kahn, film & music video director

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Armond White Compares Kevin Costner Movie BLACK OR WHITE to Michael Jackson's song and short film BLACK OR WHITE

In a National Review post dated January 30th 2015, Critic Armond White writes about the new film starring Kevin Costner entitled, "Black Or White". In this review, Mr. Armond White compares how the issue of race is handled in that film versus how race is handled in the Michael Jackson song and short film, "Black or White".

In Chapter 3 of his collection of essays on Michael Jackson, "KEEP MOVING: The Michael Jackson Chronicles", Armond White focuses on the "Black or White" song and short film. He explores the meaning and expression layered throughout that seminal work in both it's official and original versions. This essay won an ASCAP Deems-Taylor award for Excellence in music criticism in 1992.

If you are familiar with this essay and would like to share your thoughts on Armond White's writing comparing and contrasting the Black Or White movie starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer as well as his original 1991 essay on the Black or White song and short film, please write below. If you are interested in buying a copy of the book, "KEEP MOVING: The Michael Jackson Chronicles" please email us.

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