Erik Weiner’s Picks of the Week

M.I.A.’S Matangi Noticing a lack of political new-rave hip-hop in your life? Well, want no longer. Everyone’s favorite Sri Lankan-English rapper returns this week with her disarmingly drab-voiced bravado on Matangi. M.I.A. may be no Hindu goddess herself, but even if the album won’t deify her, the churning Bollywood-esque melodies
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M.I.A. in action

M.IA., the initials and stage name of artist Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasm, are far from ‘missing in action.’ On the contrary, the singer, filmmaker, visual artist, recognized philanthropist and overall “beautiful person,” according to People magazine (she refused to accept the offer, responding that “Mother Teresa was never on the most
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