Maria Bustillos, Eater National

Maria Bustillos

Eater National

Oakland, CA, United States

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Past articles by Maria:

Who Knows Anthony Bourdain?

“Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography” by Bourdain’s longtime assistant Laurie Woolever collects memories and recollections from 91 people who knew him. Together, they show how unreachable the man behind the icon was. → Read More

Anthony Bourdain’s Literary Legacy in 13 Books

Before ‘Parts Unknown,’ the chef-turned-TV host was known for putting pen to paper. From Kitchen Confidential to Get Jiro!, a look at all of Anthony Bourdain’s books → Read More

The Smallness of Mark Zuckerberg – Member Feature Stories –

Mark Zuckerberg is a small man — five foot seven, according to Google — but that is not very widely known, because the only images of him available to the public are carefully crafted to make him… → Read More

The Internet Isn’t Forever

When an online news outlet goes out of business, its archives can disappear as well. The new battle over journalism’s digital legacy. → Read More

You Don’t Understand Bitcoin Because You Think Money Is Real

Bitcoin is an illusion, a mass hallucination, so one hears. It’s just numbers in cyberspace, a mirage, insubstantial as a soap bubble. Bitcoin is not backed by anything other than the faith of the… → Read More

Why does journalism need blockchain technology? – Maria Bustillos –

Blockchain technology by itself can’t answer this question, but it is the paper on which we can write the answer. → Read More

Blade Runner 2049 is revealed through the novel Pale Fire

the message of Blade Runner 2049 is the wisdom of embracing and living in mystery, as the novel demonstrates → Read More

In the retrial, how will Cosby’s defense be able to improve its threadbare case?

Many observers were convinced that it was, indeed, just one holdout juror who tipped the scales. → Read More

District attorney to bring Cosby back in court by September

And Andrea Constand is coming with him. → Read More

A visibly annoyed judge defends the Cosby jury

Judge O’Neill owns defense attorney in testy exchange. → Read More

Jury continues to exhaust itself and everyone with more Cosby questions

Five o'clock on a Friday night. Twelve people yelling at one another in a closed room. → Read More

Trying not to blame the old white man on the Cosby jury

And mainly failing. → Read More

The mounting frustrations surrounding the Cosby jury deadlock

The longer the deliberations go, the more tension builds outside the courthouse. → Read More

Why I believe the jury will send Bill Cosby to prison

If the verdict comes in against him, he will go straight into custody to await sentencing. → Read More

The detective who originally worked the Cosby assault case seems to believe Constand

And the jury keeps asking for his testimony. → Read More

The sort of telling detail that inclines many to believe Cosby is guilty

If you were to ask me right now what I think will happen, I feel like there is a 50-50 chance of acquittal. → Read More

Tom Scocca brought Bill Cosby here

For eight years the comedian succeeded in buying the amnesia of the American public. → Read More

The palpable disdain of Cosby attorney Angela C. Agrusa

Expensive criminal defense lawyers appear to be prey to a weird and terrible form of self-loathing. → Read More

Team Cosby denied mistrial

A Cosbtastrophe. → Read More

No matter what happens, Cosby will still be rich

Cosby’s wealth is possibly the clearest lens through which to see and understand this trial. → Read More