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What MIA Is Doing About Sex Trafficking

The Miami Herald | BY MONIQUE O. MADAN | Posted 03.01.2012 | Miami

Employees at Miami International Airport were trained Thursday to identify and respond to children who are being sexually exploited....

WATCH: Florida Grand Opera Bursts Into Song At Airport

Posted 05.01.2012 | Miami

Let's face it: Miami is pretty much the last place anyone expects to see a random act of kindness, much less one of culture that doesn't involve a cov...

Madonna Slams M.I.A. Over 'Teenager' Move

Posted 02.10.2012 | Entertainment

When something happens at the Super Bowl halftime show, it never seems to go away (paging Janet Jackson). Madonna has taken to the airwaves to exp...

From M.I.A. to Susan G. Komen: How to Be Outraged in America

Mark Morford | Posted 04.09.2012 | Comedy
Mark Morford

What flavor of revolt and indignation do you prefer as we dance like drunken angels into the wilds of 2012? Choose wisely, and you can become a full and informed participant in the culture. Choose poorly, and the world is joyless as bible study in Rick Santorum's shame dungeon.

M.I.A.'s Predictable Tour Rider Is Predictably Revealed

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.09.2012 | Home

Another day after the Superbowl, another M.I.A. "story." This time it's from The Smoking Gun, who did their duty post-sorta incident and dug up the of...

Music Makes the People Come Together

Jeffrey Gibson | Posted 04.07.2012 | Arts
Jeffrey Gibson

I have been considering what to write about for my very first blog entry for The Huffington Post, going about my days waiting for a moment of inspirat...

Four Defenses of M.I.A.'s Middle Finger

Danny Groner | Posted 04.08.2012 | Sports
Danny Groner

During the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday night, M.I.A. gave the finger to the hundred million fans watching around the world. It didn't last very long, but in the days since the incident, practically everyone except for the singer herself has apologized.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 04.08.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Commissioner Roger Goodell has come around to the fans' way of thinking. There's got to be something better than the Pro Bowl. He said the league is thinking about getting rid of it.

M.I.A.'s Only Malfunction Was Us

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.07.2012 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

Is tossing out a cuss word just an easy way to show the world you really aren't a baby anymore? Or is it an insidious slippery slope on which a child will fall head first into a life of drugs and crime unless you nip the first F-word in the butt?

The Dangers Of Co-Opting Cool | Posted 02.06.2012 | Home

As the media, and presumably a few prudes, get all a-twitter about M.I.A.'s flipped middle finger during the Super Bowl halftime show, it's easy to fo...

What Nicki Minaj Can Learn From M.I.A.'s Middle Finger

Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.07.2012 | Entertainment
Kia Makarechi

If Minaj wants to achieve real staying power, she needs to slow down to M.I.A.'s pace. Every year or so, the London-born singer does something that's provocative enough to gain exposure but not obnoxious enough to alienate her fans.

What Do You Wish Madonna Had Done Differently?

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 04.07.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

What, if anything, do you wish Madonna had done differently?

PHOTOS: Super Bowl Halftime Spectacular!

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.06.2012 | Black Voices

The Super Bowl halftime show was amazing. But with Madonna as the headliner--was there ever really a doubt? The 53-year-old, who was decked out in ...

M.I.A Defies Death In "Bad Girls" Video

Posted 02.03.2012 | Arts

Fresh off the heels of releasing her latest single from her forthcoming album, Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, aka M.I.A., has premiered the video for "...

Madonna, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. At Superbowl XLVI

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 04.02.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Not since Beyonce donned a metal tutu and launched into "If I were A Boy" and an Alanis Morrisette cover in her 2010 Grammys performance have we looked forward to an act this much.

MIA Says Hello

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 01.31.2012 | Home

Here's an earworm for your morning: a kinda new single from MIA called "Bad Girls." It appeared in rougher form on the last day of 2010 as part of "Vi...

LMFAO And Cee Lo Green: Madonna's New Right Hand Guys?

Posted 01.30.2012 | Entertainment

Her album M.D.N.A. is out in March, she won a Golden Globe for her ballad "Masterpiece" featured in her directorial debut "W.E.," and she's performing...

Photos From "True Hip-Hop"

Mike Schreiber | Posted 01.10.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Schreiber


Congress Is Missing in Action for the POWs/MIAs

Ralph Levenberg | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Ralph Levenberg

It is time for Japan's companies to apologize to the POWs and establish a program of remembrance. Our blood and despair helped sustain them. I do not want compensation. I simply ask for a genuine apology and that my presence be remembered.

16 Celebrity Conspiracy Theories

Dumb As A Blog | David Moye | Posted 10.31.2011 | Weird News

Celebrities read the news just like the rest of us. And, just like many of us, they have some pretty wack theories about hidden scandals and allege...

M.I.A. Releases '27,' In Honor Of Amy Winehouse, Those Who Died At 27

Posted 09.23.2011 | Home

M.I.A. released an unfinished demo via Twitter early this morning titled "27," which we caught wind of via Disco Naivete. Complete with lyrics on her ...

Introducing Leverage Records: A Conversation With Stephen Levinson, Rick Rubin, Michael Goldberg and Isaac Heymann

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.13.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

From the teams who brought us Entourage as the labels Def Jam now comes Leverage Records, a division that will focus on developing and releasing projects by new talent as well as music placement in films and television.

PHOTOS: Who Was Best-Dressed At Lagerfeld's Fetes?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Karl Lagerfeld had quite the busy weekend in Paris, throwing a cocktail party to celebrate Hogan on Friday evening and hosting a Chanel dinner in hono...

M.I.A. Releases Graphic, Explicit 'Born Free' Video (NSFW)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

**Warning: video contains extremely graphic violence and full frontal nudity** MIA released her new video for 'Born Free' on her website Monday, and ...

Rockin' The Suburbs, Memorable Mumfords, and How The West Was Won in 2010

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

They don't make music like they used to.