Maria Bustillos

7 articles

The Faulkner Truthers

Is a well-received work of William Faulkner scholarship a hoax?


It's Adventure Time

Deep inside the world of Cartoon Network’s most popular show.


Curses! The Birth of the Bleep and Modern American Censorship

From the proto-bleep to meta-bleep: how the US government protects us from the profane.


How Lester Bangs Taught Me to Read

The rock critic’s lasting impact.


Our Billionaire Philanthropists

On the moral failure of über-wealthy do-gooders.


Wikipedia And The Death Of The Expert

On why we need to stop questioning Wikipedia and start thinking about what comes next.


Inside David Foster Wallace’s Private Self-Help Library

Text from the books and Foster Wallace’s corresponding annotations:

Along with all the Wittgenstein, Husserl and Borges, he read John Bradshaw, Willard Beecher, Neil Fiore, Andrew Weil, M. Scott Peck and Alice Miller. Carefully.