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The Dangers Of Co-Opting Cool

www.spinner.com | 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.

NFL, NBC Trade Barbs Over M.I.A.'s Middle Finger

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 04.07.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Less than a second stood between British singer M.I.A. giving the finger to 114 million people watching the Super Bowl halftime show ...

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. Flashes Middle Finger During Halftime Show

AP | Posted 04.06.2012 | Entertainment

By David Bauder, The Associated Press For all the pomp and excess of Madonna's Super Bowl halftime extravaganza a single extended middle finger by ...

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

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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...

Miami Concourse F Closed For Suspicious Object

AP | Posted 10.30.2011 | Travel

MIAMI — Officials say the area around a security checkpoint at Miami International Airport was temporarily evacuated after a suspicious note was...

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.

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

crunchgear.com | 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 /\/\ ...

Miami Airport Evacuated After Bomb Scare

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

UPDATE: EILEEN SULLIVAN | September 3, 2010 07:23 AM EST | AP WASHINGTON -- A government official says a scientist has been detained in Miami afte...

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...