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Internal Tags issue-7

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 […]

Take A Bow

The biggest mistake The Smiths ever made wasn’t breaking up; given how much the foursome came to loathe each other, that was inevitable. It was breaking up in 1987, because John Hughes almost made them rock gods


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.

Sweets For The Something

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

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

What is Rick Moody’s problem with Taylor Swift?