January 7, 2013 |
M.I.A.'s upcoming record, “Matangi,” was expected to arrive sometime in 2012 after last January's release of the album's anthemic lead single, "Bad Girls. " But save for a rather odd collaboration with Madonna, she was mostly silent the rest of the year. Now, nearly a year after releasing the single, the politically charged electro -pop femcee says the album will arrive in April, leading music bloggers to speculate that the holdup was due to a rift with Interscope Records, despite the label having never announced a firm release date.
November 20, 1986 |
Thirty-three pounds lighter, Hawthorne resident Pat Carey ended her 29-day fast this week and claimed victory for her efforts to publicize the plight of missing American soldiers in Southeast Asia. Carey had maintained her fast in a tent in Hawthorne Memorial Park, where she subsisted on water with lime juice. In a telephone interview from her boyfriend's home in Ventura, Carey, 40, said she felt no lasting ill effects from her fast.
March 21, 2009 |
In her first major appearance following her pregnant performance at the 2009 Grammy Awards, globe-trotting electronic artist M.I.A. has been booked for the second night of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. M.I.A. will take the April 18 spot of Amy Winehouse, who dropped out earlier this month. M.I.A. is a Coachella veteran, having played the fest in 2005 and again last year. Reports of retirement followed M.I.A. after her last major festival performance. In June of last year, she declared her appearance at Tennessee's Bonnaroo Festival as her "last gig ever."
August 28, 2009 |
M.I.A. is one of precious few artists who can galvanize L.A.'s hipster elite to trek deep into downtown Los Angeles at $25 a pop. Still, there they were Wednesday in front of Lot 613, cooling their heels in line for the performer's last-minute "secret" show, which was presented by her new label N.E.E.T. One guy even wore his "I (heart) M.I.A." T-shirt without a shred of irony. But the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival veteran made her public wait. Doors opened an hour later than had been advertised, and several DJs and emcees were sent in to warm up the crowd for the evening's star.
November 3, 1985 |
For the remains of U.S. servicemen recovered in Southeast Asia, the journey home leads through a pair of two-story buildings on Honolulu's waterfront. With the patience of detectives and the precision of scientists, members of the U.S. Army's Central Identification Laboratory work to assure families that their next of kin has finally come home. "They've lived with uncertainty all these years. They've wondered: Is he alive? Is he wandering through the jungle," said Maj. Johnie E. Webb Jr.
January 29, 2010 |
Mia is 15, all elbows and anger, going at her life in a rundown apartment complex in Essex as if it were one long skirmish in British filmmaker Andrea Arnold's exceptionally well-crafted drama, "Fish Tank." The film features newcomer Katie Jarvis, whom the director first spotted fighting with her boyfriend on a train station platform. The 17-year-old so completely captures the innocence, cynicism and rage of a child of poverty and divorce on the edge of adulthood that it feels as if you are spying on Mia, so achingly real, so tangible does her world seem here.