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M.I.A. Wears Burqa On Red Carpet (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The always-provocative songstress M.I.A. wore a burqa of her own design on the red carpet at Saturday night's "Scream 2010" held by Spike TV in L.A. I...

Making the Nature Scene: Why Sonic Youth in an Austin Park Was the Best Thing All Weekend

Phil West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Phil West

It'd be hard to put Sonic Youth's set at Austin City Limits into a category of best ever. Yet, for indie music fans, Friday night was a joyful reminder that there's a third option available in the burn out or fade away rock equation.

This Week's NYC Concerts: M.I.A, Miranda Lambert & More

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

This week is all about taking risk and checking out artists you may not be familiar with (Ellie Goulding, The xx ), seeing bands that rarely tour(ahem...

M.I.A.'s New Album Rails Against YouTube, Google, And The iPhone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The world's most famous artist named M.I.A., Mathangi Arulpragasam, has a new album coming out next week. It's called Maya, but it's stylized as /\/\ ...

M.I.A. Spits On A Photographer, BOMBS NYC Show (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

M.I.A. headlined the Hard NYC festival on Governor's Island on Saturday. Plagued by sound problems, she bombed and cut the set off early. To round out...

Flavorpill NYC's Weekend To-Do List

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Flavorpill NYC has picked the best of the weekend's calendar so you don't have to. For the rest of Flavorpill's picks of arts and culture this weekend...

PLAY > SKIP: New Music for July 13

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Brothers and sisters, welcome to the new music week. You all are busy people with busy lives in need of a soundtrack. So let's get to it, shall we? If you only play one this week, this is it.

M.I.A. Met Costume Institute Gala: All That Glitters... (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

M.I.A. wore an Alexander Wang for Gap creation to the Met Gala last night. Her loose, gold knit dress was placed over a leather-looking jumpsuit, and ...

The Creators Project Overwhelms, Then Underwhelms (SLIDESHOW)

Zara Golden | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Zara Golden

This Saturday, Milk Studios, an 80,000 square-foot exhibition space in Manhattan's Meatpacking district, was transformed into a digital playground for...

M.I.A. Flashes Audience With Colorful Performance (SLIDESHOW)

Monica Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Monica Klein

After weeks of speculation, the secret guest of Vice and Intel's Creator's Project emerged on stage, decked out in flashing sunglasses, a camo-print h...

M.I.A. In GQ: I Live In Brentwood Because I Can't Afford New York

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

M.I.A. had a conniption last month when a New York Times writer pointed out the stark contrast between her home in whitewashed Brentwood, Los Angeles,...

M.I.A. In 'Dazed & Confused': Death Threats To My Baby Inspired New Album

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

M.I.A. covers the July issue of British magazine 'Dazed and Confused,' on sale June 17. In the interview she talks about her political agitation, her ...

M.I.A. Blasts NYT Writer In New Song 'I'm A Singer (Haters)'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

M.I.A. was unhappy with a condescending New York Times profile that ran in the paper's magazine over the weekend, so she shared the writer's phone num...

M.I.A. and the Tamil Tigers: Why She is Right to Support Them

Andy Pemberton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Pemberton

Does it matter that M.I.A. is "not a musician" or that she backs the Tamil Tigers who are at least as murderous as the government forces they oppose? Does it count that her grasp of Sri Lankan politics is shaky to say the least? No it does not.

M.I.A. Freaks Out At 'New York Times,' Tweets Reporter's Phone Number

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

MIA is upset about a New York Times Magazine cover story about her, so she tweeted the phone number of the piece's writer, Lynn Hirschberg. "917.834...

Cute/Ridiculous Animal Thing Of The Day: Cats & Dogs Sing 'Paper Planes' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Via Buzzfeed comes this awesome M.I.A. remix featuring cats and dogs "singing" "Paper Planes." Whether or not they fully embody her highly political m...

M.I.A. on Obama Peace Prize: He Should Give It Back

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

M.I.A. has never been afraid to be controversial. A member of the Tamil ethnic group, her positions against the Sri Lankan government have often resul...

Rolling Stone is Gathering Moss, Big Time

Tim Mohr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tim Mohr

We're living in the most exciting moment in the history of music -- a time when listeners have unlimited access to music, but Rolling Stone commits the cardinal sin of making it seem boring.

MIA: "F*** New York Times!!!!!!"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Sri Lanka topped a recent NY Times list of '31 Places To Go In 2010,' but one of the country's most famous natives doesn't agree. "FUCK NEW YORK T...

M.I.A. Wears Goodwill Suit To Meet Anna Wintour

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Uber-fashionable, neon-print-loving musician M.I.A. tweeted about meeting Anna Wintour yesterday, and dished the details of what she wore: a suit from...

Life Cycle: The Birth and Death of Your Bootleg DVDs

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Your cinematic experience leaves its mark not only on your heart, but on the planet.

Zap Mama: A Story Of ReCreation

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Congo-born artist Marie Daulne has worked with some of hip hop's biggest names, including the Roots, Talib Kweli and Common. But as child, TV and radio was forbidden in her home.

M.I.A.'s Baby Boy Dons Identical Grammy Dress (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

M.I.A. turned heads with the short and sheer dress she rocked at February's Grammy Awards. At the time she was nine months pregnant, and just days fro...

Top 8 Famous Refugees (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

June 20th was World Refugee Day. Here's our list of some of the most famous refugees ever. Know of other famous refugees? Leave your suggestions i...

Sri Lanka, The UN's "Bloodbath" In Context

Derek Henry Flood | Posted 06.29.2011 | World
Derek Henry Flood

While the Sri Lankan government appears to be close to consolidating its hold on the country's turbulent northeast, a massive humanitarian drama, largely unseen by the international media, is unfolding.