Maura Magazine | Issue 7: Bittersweet
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Issue 7: Bittersweet

Letter From The Editor: 

In keeping with matters Lenten and Valentine’s-related, this issue focuses on both the sugary and the acerbic.

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On Tegan And Sara’s “Heartthrob”

On Heartthrob, the seventh album by the Canadian twins Tegan And Sara, the duo leaps from the indiepop world and makes straight-up crystalline pop music about heartbreak. Maura Johnston, Brad Nelson, and Chris Randle discuss the boldness and effectiveness of this aesthetic move. Brad Nelson: Maybe we should explain at the outset why we want—need—three […]

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C.R.E.A.M.

Before Mikey Likes was making music-inspired ice cream from scratch, the New York native was just like pretty much every other kid growing up on the Lower East Side of Money-Makin’ Manhattan.

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Post-Menopausal Antiquing, Or: Please, Rick Moody, Just Quit It

What is Rick Moody’s problem with Taylor Swift?