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The year in culture: 5 must-read profiles

M.I.A. in concert. (Photo: Tom Øverlie, NRK P3)

“M.I.A.’s Agitprop Pop”
By Lynn Hirschberg (The New York Times Magazine, May 30, 2010)

Hirschberg’s gloves-off profile of Maya Arulpragasam, aka M.I.A., reveals a performer whose political beliefs are decidedly at odds with her lifestyle. Many industry insiders have called Hirschberg’s cover story a “career killer” for the once-ascendant Sri Lankan musician.

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