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Maura Johnston

Maura Johnston

Most Recently: 'I Want You,' In Order of How Badly You Are Really Wanted

I have no idea what I am doing.

On 'I Want You,' In Order of How Badly You Are Really Wanted

if the jawbreaker song had its chorus as its title it might count

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 1:26 pm 1

On That Big Study About How the Student Debt Nightmare Is in Your Head? It's Garbage

It's a pretty effective hedge against the time constraints of blogging, though. "We have numbers!"

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 11:43 am 0

On That Big Study About How the Student Debt Nightmare Is in Your Head? It's Garbage

@frontsidebus oh it's not new, it's just that it's being repackaged as a trend—vox, fivethirtyeight, the upshot, etc.

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 11:42 am 0

On That Big Study About How the Student Debt Nightmare Is in Your Head? It's Garbage

this is why 'data journalism' is the new 'objectivity' as far as being a complete scourge when it comes to, you know, journalism's ostensible job of getting the truth out there. you don't have to be *correct*—you just have to have the illusion of being correct, and numbers conveniently provide that because oh isn't math just infallible?

ugh ugh UGH. i hated 'a new study' bullshit when it was telling me incorrect things about pop music, but shit like this is even more corrosive.

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 10:23 am 7

On The Collage Artist

@Subway Suicide@twitter Nah.

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 10:19 am 0

On Do You Have a Question for Evelyn Everlady?

HELLO I WOULD LIKE TO SUBSCRIBE TO JOLIE'S NEWSLETTER

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm 0

On Are Cyborg Identity Politics Destroying YOUR Favorite Restaurant?

"like the Standard."

hoo boy

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 1:27 pm 1

On The New Internet Gods Have No Mercy

If it makes you feel better, the climate is just as disheartening for writers.

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 9:18 am 1

On Inside The Barista Class

@swagv most editors would probably say that 'tl; dr' 'summaries' are generally boneheaded and call unneccessary attention to themselves and the intellectual paucity of their authors. JUST TRYING TO HELP!

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 12:17 pm 1

On An Oral History Of Gawker, By Reddit

r.i.p. idolator

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm 4