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Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXXIII: Embrace Your Inner Benihana

Gentle cabrones: If you haven't figured it out already, I'm the black sheep in the family. My three siblings are in education, and transform the lives...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXXII: You’re Only as Good as Your Last Story

Earlier this week, to celebrate the release of my Los Angeles Times podcast on the 25th anniversary of Proposition 187 (have you downloaded it yet and given it a 5-star review? Because...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXXI: Subscribe to My Proposition 187 Podcast, Porfas!

Gentle cabrones: No big surprise: I'm a shameless self-promoter. Well, I'm going to be extra-shameless self-promoter this week. So instead of my usual...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXX: You Should’ve Known About Archie Archuleta

Gentle cabrones: Inshallah, I'll be in Salt Lake City this week to report on...something. So in the research for my story, I learned some sad news: Archie Archuleta...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXIX: Become Immortal, Then Die

Gentle cabrones: A long time ago, I wanted to be the modern-day Mexican heir to the French New Wave. I have no idea how it entered...

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