Maura Johnston has written for Rolling Stone and Spin, taught at NYU, lived in Philadelphia and New York, and existed online since 1989.
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What I Do, Job-wise: Writer, editor, adjunct, crank.
What I Do, Fun-wise: Really into writing sestinas lately.
My Motto: "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." - K. Clarkson
My Anti-Motto: "You should read one of those For Dummies books."
The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: R2-D2.
My “celebs to make out with” list: If I tell you, it'll destroy my secret plan!
The Most Played Song On My iTunes: "That's Alright," Kindness.
Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story, D.T. Max.
My Most Worn Item of Clothing: A Clandestine Ladybug hoodie.
Beauty Products That I Hoard: Anything vaguely resembling this hair paste that I was given by a very friendly stylist in 2001 and never saw again. Come back, sweet tub of plasticity!
I smell like: Baby powder and Beyoncé's Pulse.
I Have Faked An Orgasm (Yes/No): Saving myself until I record my first dancepop single.
I Spent Thanksgiving Watching the "Boyfriend Maker" App on My iPhone Turn Into A Creepy Dude 33
UNPOPULAR OPINION: I Don’t Have Student Loans And I Don’t Feel Bad For People Who Do
I Don't Know How to Talk to White People About Ferguson
I Accidentally Sent The Cruelest Text I've Ever Sent to the Very Friend Who I Was Trashing -- While She Was Sitting Right Next to Me
UNPOPULAR OPINION: The Ice Bucket Challenge Is Ridiculous And Annoying
Everything You Think You Know About Poverty Is Wrong
The 10 Kinds of Trolls You Will Encounter When Talking About Mike Brown
UNPOPULAR OPINION: I Am Both Pro-Life And A Scientist
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