The Takeaway

Missing WWII Airmen Buried After 70 Years

Monday, March 02, 2015

Decades after World War II, the remains of nine missing U.S. military airmen are finally coming home from New Guinea. 



M.I.A. On 'Matangi;' Music That Makes You Sweat; Yonder Mountain String Band

Monday, November 04, 2013

In this episode: Rapper M.I.A. is no stranger to controversy: she once performed at the Grammys while nine months pregnant; she raised her middle finger at the Super Bowl; and she threatened to leak her latest album after arguments with the record label. M.I.A. discusses her long-delayed, eagerly-anticipated album Matangi.

Then, a new study shows that making music while working out can be beneficial. 

And, Colorado-based bluegrass band Yonder Mountain String Band performs in the Soundcheck studio.


The Super Bowl: the questions keep coming

Monday, February 06, 2012

Overheard at John Schaefer's Super Bowl party...

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Difficult NYC: The Report from Governor's Island

Monday, July 26, 2010

On a searing hot day, a boatload of revelers dressed in warmed-over early 90's fashion went to an island to hear some music. 

It didn't go well.


Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, Truffle Fries Edition

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss the pop star M.I.A's beef with The New York Times, the new documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop and a Wired article that asks whether the Internet has uncivilized our brains.


The Takeaway

Behind Rapper M.I.A's Beef with The New York Times

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

M.I.A., the Sri Lankan born rapper who’s crossover appeal reached critical mass when her single “Paper Planes” was featured in the film “Slumdog Millionaire," was enraged when she read a profile of herself in The New York Times. Lynn Hirschberg wrote the profile that took down the artist, questioning her ties to the Tamil Tigers, saying that she likes truffle-oiled french fries, and writing she hates Lady Gaga. In response, M.I.A. released a song attacking Hirschberg and shared the journalist's personal cell phone number via Twitter. Dave Itzkoff, reporter for The New York Times fills us on in on the story.

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