This is a very good article/profile by Miranda Sawyer from The Observer (via NZ Herald) of this complex artist M.I.A.
Worth reading.

I personally like this kind of semi-gonzo journalism:

While Maya is talking, I think: she’s nothing like I expected. She’s gentler, more smiley, more discursive. Still, it would be easy to pull out a damning quote or two; she’s no diplomat.

and the earlier judgement of another writer’s profile as:

To be honest, for the waspish Hirschberg the feature wasn’t that nasty, though its tone sneered and she made many of her points through implication.

Oops. {grin}

The whole thing is worth reading, even if you don’t know who M.I.A is.