Maria Bustillos
Maria Bustillos is a cultural critic who writes for The New Yorker and the Los Angeles Review of Books. She is the author of Dorkismo: The Macho and the Dork (2009).

Written by Maria Bustillos

A fine romance; American actress Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco during their wedding ceremony in Monaco, April 19th 1956.

Essay/
History
Stars and sceptres

Americans love heroes. Is that why we idealise royalty even when real kings and princesses are nothing like the fairytales?

Maria Bustillos

Interstate Highway 5 in California, 1991. Photo by Joseph Sohm/Visions of America/Corbis

Essay/
Subcultures
On the road

Leaving LA? Forget the scenic route along the coast: hit the Five instead and see what’s on California’s mind

Maria Bustillos