Maura Magazine | Internal Tags | issue-11

Internal Tags issue-11

Just A Guy

A look back at The Joe Schmo Show, Spike’s reality-TV hoax that rewards viewers’ over-familiarity with reality TV with a broad satire of its tropes and conventions.


When I was a cheeky, take-no-prisoners music blogger, one of my favorite tags was “lol words,” which I used to spotlight the silly, stupid, and downright horrifying ways that words would be twisted in service of some band or record or what-have-you. I got a lot of mileage out of it, and am a bit sad that my blogging career ended before social media really took off.

The Definite Article

What does it mean when a band hooks a “the” on its name?

We Used To Be Friends

The curious case of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter.

The Meaning Of Leaning

One lesson to take from Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In: Not even a fairly average entry into the world of corporate advice books is immune from double standards.