Maura Magazine | Issue 5: Victory

Issue 5: Victory

Letter From The Editor: 

I’ve been going to the same Super Bowl party for over a decade now; one year my longtime friend who hosts it incorporated it into his wedding, resulting not only in a grand time but the addition of a (delightful) permanent co-host. This issue is a tribute of sorts to that tradition.

Pulling Time

Last weekend I realized that my Friendster profile had gone away. The site started in 2002 and accrued millions of users pretty instantly; I joined up pretty early, although it seems like I was first active on the site more recently than 11 years ago. But time turns to taffy on the internet.

2 Termz

On November 7, as young America celebrated the re-election of Barack Obama with gifs and tweets, one of the more memorable commemorative images passed around the internet was a Photoshopped picture of 2 Chainz, the loud, bawdy rapper who became one of 2012’s breakout stars despite being old enough to run for president himself. In the doctored photo, Obama’s face is superimposed on the necklace-adorned body of the MC formerly known as Tity Boi, with the caption “#2TERMZ.”

Recipe: Waffle Vodka Bread Pudding

The idea of waffle-flavored vodka is oddly beautiful, a microcosm of the absurdity of humanity. And because of that, it shouldn’t just sit on the shelves of liquor stores, only to be consumed by teens on a dare.