At Age 44, Rosemary's Baby Has Never Been More Crucial

Rich Juzwiak · 10/29/12 11:58AM

Roman Polanski's 1968 film Rosemary's Baby was among the earliest examples of the modern, post-Universal monsters phase of horror cinema, and yet it remains among the genre's most mature, least conventional offerings. A key factor in its endurance is described in David Konow's recent chronicle of horror's history, Reel Terror:

M.I.A.'s Weird Twitter Fight with Anderson Cooper

Maureen O'Connor · 03/15/12 12:09PM

Last time agitprop pop star M.I.A. fought a journalist, she tweeted Lynn Hirschberg's phone number. This time around, M.I.A. accused Anderson Cooper of calling her a terrorist—and then backed down when Anderson turned out to be an M.I.A. whisperer. Apparently you just have to compliment her middle finger, and all will be forgiven.

Madonna: M.I.A.'s Middle Finger "Seemed Negative"

Louis Peitzman · 02/11/12 10:43AM

Remember when M.I.A. flipped America off, and we pretended to give a damn? (Well, some of us didn't pretend.) Apparently this is a thing we're still talking about, because on Friday Madonna spoke to acclaimed journalist Ryan Seacrest about The Middle Finger Seen 'Round the World. MTV News has the full report.

The 2012 Pinnacle of Non-News

Hamilton Nolan · 02/06/12 11:51AM

Did you catch the Super Bowl game on television? Perhaps you were one of the millions of fans who shared your opinions in the largest simultaneous outpouring of tweets in history. Mmm, illusion. Bathe in it.

A 'Modern Romeo and Juliet' Are Missing

Seth Abramovitch · 04/28/11 11:19PM

Two photogenic teens from Miami who wouldn't look entirely out of place starring in a cable movie about the royal wedding (omgomg, just a few more hours!) have gone missing. Police are calling it "a modern day Romeo and Juliet."

The Year's Best Media Scandals

Hamilton Nolan · 12/29/10 12:18PM

When the media becomes the news, everyone is entertained. Media scandals are the best scandals of all, for their enjoyable mix of forced professionalism and palpable discomfort. Come; let us look back at the year's ten best.

M.I.A.'s Fashion Crime: Sweat Socks Under Sandals

Maureen O'Connor · 07/14/10 12:43PM

[Fashion police are summoned to the scene of M.I.A.'s crime: sweat socks under metallic gold sandals, slashed denim, tie-dye, reflective sunglasses, and son Ikhyd in her arms. Will no one think of the children? Image via WENN.]