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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 ...

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-pri...

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.

Lets Show US Troops in Iraq That Americans Have Changed

Rob Tacy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Tacy

Let's show our brave men and women, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters who fought in Iraq that the sacrifices they have made for our continued safety have been appreciated.

New-Mom M.I.A. Plays Main Stage Of Coachella

AP | RYAN PEARSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

INDIO, Calif. — M.I.A. gave the main stage at Coachella her best shot. It just didn't work out. After a strong start, a few hiccups, and a some...

Eco-Remix: "Paper Planes" Becomes "Double Panes" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Earlier this week, I posted 5 or 6 bike-related music videos (which, with the help of commenters and our Facebook page users, grew into a veritable co...

Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman: M.I.A's REAL Baby Name | Posted Mar 21st 2009 10:25AM by TMZ Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

We got our hands on singer M.I.A's new baby's birth certificate and, as she disputed on her blog, the baby's name is not Ickitt. That's just ridiculou...

UPDATE: M.I.A. Didn't Name Baby Son Ickitt

E! Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

M.I.A.'s son may not have such a hard time of it after all. The British-born rapper of Sri Lankan descent, whose real name is Mathangi "Maya" Arulpra...

My Conversations with M.I.A. and the Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tavis Smiley

Today I spoke with Sri Lanka's Foreign Secretary, Dr. Palitha Kohona, who took exception to hip hop artist M.I.A.'s remarks made on my show three weeks ago. 2009-02-19-tavismia.jpg

M.I.A. Gives Birth Days After Grammy Performance

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Call her Mamma M.I.A. The Grammy- and Oscar-nominated rapper has announced on her MySpace blog that she has given birth to a son. ...