Maura Magazine | Issue 7: Bittersweet

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.

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 […]


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.

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

What is Rick Moody’s problem with Taylor Swift?