This is a very good article/profile by Miranda Sawyer from The Observer (via NZ Herald) of this complex artist M.I.A.
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.
The whole thing is worth reading, even if you don’t know who M.I.A is.