Monthly Archives: May 2010

M.I.A. on the cover of NY TImes Magazine

M.I.A.-  The New York Times Magazine

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M.I.A. Fires Back at NY Times’ Journalist with new song

Download and Listen: M.I.A. – Haters

The  inspiration for this new song is   allegedly New York Times journalist, Lynn Hirschberg.  She misquoted M.I.A. in an recent interview for New York Times Magazine and formed this song called Hater’s. This is all coming after calling the journalist out on Twitter a few days ago. M.I.A also released some audio from the interview on her website titled the Truf, check it out.

Behind the Scenes: Ryan McGinley x M.I.A. NY Times Photoshoot

The presentation above is a behind-the-scenes look into a photo shoot by Ryan McGinley, shot for New York Times Magazine and featuring star musician/political activist M.I.A. The video is only about half a minute long, the shoot clearly gives us an indication of the action that went down that day. Enjoy!

Traveling Denim By Takayuki Akachi

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Shot over a two year period and spanning over 50 different countries, Takayuki Akachi’sTraveling Denim video is a comprehensive look into a pair of Levi’s. The video was done entirely in stop motion fashion. Throughout the travels and subsequent locations across the world, a progressive look into the denim’s fades and contrasts are documented as it also interjects the wearer’s travel experiences to create a fascinating piece of cinema.

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Dennis Hopper Dead at 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dennis Hopper, the high-flying Hollywood actor-director whose memorable career included the 1969 smash “Easy Rider,” has died. He was 74.

Family friend Alex Hitz says Hopper died Saturday at his Venice home, surrounded by family and friends. The actor had been battling prostate cancer. MORE…….

Patse Magazine

“Hopper became best known over the years for his exuberant, manic performances in movies like Apocalypse NowSpeed and especially Blue Velvet, David Lynch’s sublime nightmare vision of a suburban underground. A New York Times profile in 1994 called him “professionally weird,” his cinematic persona defined by “a particularly imaginative menace.”

But his most revered and influential work was as the co-writer, director and star of Easy Rider, the iconic new-Hollywood treatment of counterculture. The film, a haunted relic, follows a pair of drug dealers who travel from Los Angeles deep into the South, where, it becomes increasingly clear, they aren’t fated to leave.” Read more….

Gary Coleman Dies At Age 42

From The Huffington Post:

Gary Coleman is dead. He was taken off life support on Friday morning and passed away,Radaronline.com reports. His wife Shannon Price and her father were at the hospital.

Coleman, 42, was best known for his role as Arnold Jackson on “Diff’rent Strokes.” Word got out that he was hospitalized Thursday and in critical condition.

This is breaking news, more to come.

The Daily Herald Uath:

Family members and close friends were at his side when life support was terminated, according to Janet Frank, spokeswoman for the medical center. Coleman suffered the hemorrhage Wednesday at his Santaquin home.

Coleman, 42, was conscious and lucid until midday Thursday, when his condition worsened and he slipped into unconsciousness. Coleman was then placed on life support.

“At this critical moment, we can only ask for your thoughts and prayers for Gary to make a speedy and full recovery,” a family statement said.

Photographs of M.I.A. For New York Times Magazine

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With there being so much hype surrounding her latest music video ‘Born Free‘, Directed by Romaine Gavras, Maya Arulpragasam, also known as M.I.A., recently did a two-day photo shoot around Manhattan and Brooklyn New York with photographer Ryan McGinley, for New York Times magazine. Ryan McGinely did a wonderful job in capturing M.I.A. at her finest; carefree, young, loose and passionate. The image of her on the swing is amazing.

These photos go along with the article M.I.A.’s Agitprop Pop written by Lynn Hirschberg a long time contributer for The New York Times Magazine. M.I.A. recently spoke of her disagreement with Hirschbergs’s article saying what she wrote wasn’t the truth, seen here on her Twitter account, the article features Hirschberg and M.I.A. speaking about her links to Sri Lanka, her visa problems in the US and her family. This was also covered by NME Magazine. The recording artist had this to say:

“917.834.3158 CALL ME IF YOU WANNA TALK TO ME ABOUT THE N Y T TRUTH ISSUE, ill b taking calls all day bitches ;)” – M.I.A.

“NEWS IS AN OPINION! UNEDITED VERSION OF THE INTERVIEW WILL BE ON neetrecordings THIS MEMORIAL WEEKEND!!! >>>>” – M.I.A.

So like she said the unedited version of the interview will be on neetrecordings.com M.I.A. personal website this Memorial Weekend, so be on the look out, because it will be covered here. Seems like M.I.A. has been in the news a lot lately for her mouth, but I like her for that, I can respect a person, let alone a major music artist who isn’t afraid to speak their mind.