Maura Johnston

Maura Johnston has written for Rolling Stone and Spin, taught at NYU, lived in Philadelphia and New York, and existed online since 1989. 

Email: maura@maura.com

Facebook: Maura Johnston

Twitter: @maura

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.