For Maya Arulpragasam, an MC and dance-music innovator who performs as M.I.A., creativity isn't something that drops in and out of her life. She feels its flow constantly, leaving her to choose how best to channel it from one moment to the next. "Every day is like that," she says in an accent that splits the difference between London, her birthplace, and Sri Lanka, where she did much of her growing up. "I'm thinking about making a gift and doing something on a website and then writing a song and then making a dress for the stage" — like, for instance, the one she stitched together to wear during her appearance at April's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. "It's just about getting into your own creative world," she believes. "The... More >>>