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Canto XLV: Who’s Gus?

Gentle cabrones: Sending this two days late because I'm still recovering from New Orleans, where I got a new nickname from White Power Randy: Category 6, for the uncontrollable cackling force I become when I...

Canto XLIV: Gracias to the Real Chingones of 2018!

My 2018 was different than yours. It began on Oct. 14, 2017, the day after I left my dream job at OC Weekly. It ends on January 6, 2019, the Sunday before all the various lines...

Protestors Sing Carols for Migrant Children Held at Tornillo Detention Camp

By Sarah M. Vasquez A couple of weeks ago, activists who staged a rally outside the Marcelino Serna Port of Entry in Tornillo, where the U.S. government has kept thousands of migrant children separated from...

Canto XLIII: All I Want for Christmas is You…to Subscribe to My Friends

Gentle cabrones: This year, for the first time in over a decade, I knew exactly what I wanted to get for Christmas: magazine subscriptions. I read voraciously—I subscribe to at least 100 daily newsletters, from InfoWars...

Canto XLII: How to Succeed in Freelancing While Really, Really Trying

Gentle cabrones: Apologies for the delay in my canto. Had to do a last-minute road trip to Phoenix for a story. Finishing up nearly all my freelance assignments before I start as a features writer...

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