The M.I.A. Debacle, Or, When Celebrities Become Investigative Journalists

Singer / visual artist / designer / initial-haver M.I.A., née Maya Arulpragasam, evidently irritated by a recent profile that ran on the New York Times‘ website, decided to play both investigative journalist and her own personal flack by posting the author of the offending article’s phone number on Twitter, giving others the impression that it was her own number, and sitting back to see what would happen. As it turns out: Unhappiness.