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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 Trade Center. I groggily told her that it...

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 any family gatherings to watch the news,...

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 most underrated tomato out there. But ...

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 commission original stories for my website. H...

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...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CLXXI: Painter on a Planet of Blind People Redux

Gentle cabrones: Although I've read my entire life, I remember the first time I got wowed by a story. It was an article in Sports Illustrated, which I have previously credit...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CLXIX: The Training

Gentle cabrones: If you worked at OC Weekly in the early 2000s to mid-2000s, you knew about The Training. It was some self-realization program that the boss swore by, and tr...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CLXVIII: To Sew a Button

Gentle cabrones: Years and years and years ago, my mom taught me how to sew. Now that I’m thinking about this, I think it was in the year after the death of my Papa Je. I re...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CLXVII: A Rerun New to Half of You!

Gentle cabrones:This canto is a bit late.I originally wanted to send it out on Wednesday, so I could offer something original, something with a far better chance of folks reading ...

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