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Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CLXXXII: Homies Helping Homies

Gentle cabrones: Recently, a younger compa bought a house with his wife. Good for them! I remember the homie when he was a teenager, and now he’s all grown up. He’s not rich, and he has no generational wealth — hi...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CLXXXI: Give Guamúchil a Chance

Gentle cabrones: As I've written many times before in these here cantos, I love to garden. And because I'm, well, a writer, I love to write about gardening. I don't have time to join any gardening societies, or...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CLXXX: Quesadillas Until There’s None

Gentle cabrones: As far back as I could remember, I've always eaten quesadillas. It's my favorite food of all time, partly because it's the only meal I know how to make, but also because it's so perfech simple, pe...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CLXXIX: When You Fail

Gentle cabrones: Lot of speeches this past week, and in the weeks to come, in-person and on Zoom. A talk at the Autry Museum with legendary producer Moctesuma Esparza about “The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez,” which we h...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CLXXVIII: Pool of Suspicion

Gentle cabrones: Well, I did it this summer — I swam. Two years ago, I wrote about how I had barely swam in my family's swimming pool for about 20 years — basically since I became a reporter — because I'm just too...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CLXXVII: The Latino Family at the 9/14 Corner

Gentle cabrones: I remember very well where I was when the 9/11 attacks began: asleep. My sister woke me up that morning to tell me that a plane had crashed into the World T...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CLXXVI: Wherefore art Huaraches, Gus?

Gentle cabrones: A couple of weeks ago, my sisters came over to hang out with my wife — yep, you read that right.I didn’t hang out.My sisters know that I’ll always retire from ...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CLXXV: What Chiles Don’t Come

Gentle cabrones: Tomatoes were good this summer — the cherry purple Cherokee were a delight, some orange-colored Japanese heirloom ones were awesome, and boar's tooth are the m...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CLXXIV: Give Tacos to Gustavo So He Can Give Tacos to Freelancers!

Gentle cabrones: This past week saw the end of something incredible in the Guti-verse. Late last year, a fan said they were willing to donate 2,500 tacos so I could commissi...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CLXXIII: TKTK (Sunglasses Emoji)

Gentle cabrones: I try not to get TOO jargon-y here...eh, who am I kidding? As I've said before, if this here journalism thing doesn't work out, I'm going to become an etymo...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CLXXII: Why the Beef?

Gentle cabrones: “What does FAMOUS COMEDIAN have against you?” my compadre texted me. “Um, nothing?” I replied. I mean, why would FAMOUS COMEDIAN have beef with me? We ha...

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