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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This has nothing much to do with music videos, but I saw John Wick: Chapter 2 last night, and you motherfuckers need to go see…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: M.I.A. AIM

M.I.A. has always been something like a genius at weaving her voice through samples: the shards of early-'00s pop on the Piracy Funds Terrorism mixtape,…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2016 - 11:19 am

2015 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2015

When I put this list together last year, the big story was the emergence of auteurs in the online era of the music video. For…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

More M.I.A. stories

M.I.A. – “Reload” Video

A new documentary about M.I.A., MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A., came out earlier this year. During the end credits of the film, an unreleased song…
James Rettig | December 14, 2018 - 11:43 am

Watch M.I.A. Talk Bob Dylan, Her Different Identities, & Her Documentary On The Daily Show

M.I.A. and The Daily Show: Two cultural institutions that left huge footprints during the George W. Bush years and which are still soldiering on, doing…
Tom Breihan | September 26, 2018 - 8:47 am

Watch The Trailer For The New M.I.A. Documentary

The trailer for MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A., the new documentary about activist, mother, and prolific rapper Maya Arulpragasam, is finally here. M.I.A. has been…
Sara Nuta | July 19, 2018 - 11:33 am

M.I.A. Says Jay-Z Encouraged Her To Comply With “Ridiculous” Demands In Settlement With NFL

The Stephen Loveridge-directed documentary about M.I.A., Matangi/Maya/M.I.A., is having its New York premiere this week, which means that M.I.A. herself has been giving some interviews.
James Rettig | March 28, 2018 - 4:55 pm

Sundance Announces M.I.A. And Joan Jett Docs, Blaze Foley Biopic

Next year's Sundance Film Festival just announced the list of movies, both features and documentaries, that'll appear in competition at next year's festivals. A ton…
Tom Breihan | November 30, 2017 - 10:49 am

M.I.A. – “Load ‘Em” (Feat. Dexta Daps)

M.I.A. shared a new song called "Goals" earlier this summer, and now, just a few days after the 10th anniversary of her sophomore album Kala,…
Peter Helman | August 23, 2017 - 9:42 pm

M.I.A. – “Finally” Video

Last week, M.I.A. shared a new song called "Goals," and she spent the weekend curating London's Meltdown Festival and shooting the shit with Slavoj Žižek.
Peter Helman | June 16, 2017 - 12:33 am

M.I.A. Brings Slavoj Žižek, Julian Assange To Her Meltdown Festival

M.I.A. curated this year's Meltdown Festival in London, and she got her old opening act/pal Julian Assange to appear remotely for a panel on "the…
Peter Helman | June 11, 2017 - 9:28 pm

M.I.A. – “Goals”

M.I.A. is one of pop music's great politically aware artists, so you might expect a new M.I.A. song, coming out on the UK's Election Day,…
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2017 - 8:48 am

M.I.A. Defends Julian Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's rape investigation was dropped this morning, though he still faces an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court, which means…
James Rettig | May 19, 2017 - 2:13 pm

M.I.A. Unveils Lineup For Her Meltdown Festival

Every year, London's Meltdown Festival brings in a major artist to curate and headline; in past years, heavyweights like David Bowie, Patti Smith, Ornette Coleman,…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2017 - 9:55 am

M.I.A. – “P.O.W.A.” Video

M.I.A. previewed a new track called "P.O.W.A." yesterday, and now it's out, accompanied by a self-directed video. Among other sights, the clip features M.I.A. in…
Chris DeVille | February 8, 2017 - 4:08 pm

Preview “P.O.W.A.” On Which M.I.A. Declares She’s Not Osama Nor Rihanna

The video for M.I.A.'s new song "P.O.W.A." was supposed to be released yesterday, but it wasn't. Instead, we're getting a brief clip of the track…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 7, 2017 - 1:12 pm

M.I.A. Teases US Tour Now That Her Visa Is Approved

M.I.A. recently posted the picture above on her Instagram account with the caption/question: "To tour or not to tour." It seemed like an odd hint…
Collin Robinson | October 12, 2016 - 3:31 pm
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