M.I.A. and Anderson Cooper Ignite and Resolve Feud in an Hour and…

If there's one thing that Twitter is good for it's that it always provides a very public forum for the always-entertaining, generally lowbrow celebrity feud. And what unexpected pair were going at it last night in our favorite online arena? None other than musician M.I.A. and buoy of the black t-shirt industry Anderson … » 3/15/12 5:20pm 3/15/12 5:20pm

M.I.A.'s New Video: Very Violent, Very Political

M.I.A. has always mixed pop with politics. And her new video, for a track called "Born Free," is a nine-minute, disturbingly graphic film that raises more questions than it answers. » 4/26/10 1:00pm 4/26/10 1:00pm

Women's Lives Becoming Increasingly Expendable In War Zones

The end result of a suicide bombing remains the same whether it's the work of a woman or a man. And yet, female suicide bombers remain relatively rare in Iraq, despite the lower status of women in society as a whole. There have been less than 30 female suicide bombers of more than 1,000 total in Iraq since the "end" of… » 6/23/08 4:00pm 6/23/08 4:00pm

Your Clothes Are Not Made In America, Which Is Why You Can Afford Them

How much did you pay for the last item of clothing you purchased? Was it a bargain? As The New York Times reports: "As consumers adjust to soaring prices for gasoline, food, education and medical care, just about the only thing that seems a bargain today is clothes - mainstream clothes, anyway." Part of the reason stuff… » 5/30/08 1:00pm 5/30/08 1:00pm