Gustavo Arellano

Gustavo Arellano
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Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XII: The Road Less Traveled

Gentle cabrones: Greetings from Turlock, whatever the hell that is. I guess it's the home of Cal State Stanislaus, whatever the hell that is. And...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XI: Goodbye, Profe Padilla

Gentle cabrones: I can't remember who first told me about Fullerton College Ethnic Studies professor Jerry Padilla. It must've been my sister, who took his...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto X: No Soy Monedita de Oro

Gentle cabrones: Greetings from Albuquerque, where I sputtered into town Thursday afternoon after leaving OC at 4 in the morning. I made the trip with...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto IX: The Only Living Mexican With Glasses in New York

Gentle cabrones: Greetings from Manhattan, where another successful James Beard Journalism Awards happened last night. I didn't win, or even get nominated, but better: I...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto VIII*: You’re a Good Man, Joe Donnelly

Gentle cabrones: I always liked Peanuts as a kid. I liked the animated specials better. But I never cared to see or hear You're a...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto VI: Era, Soy, Seré—I Was, I Am, I’ll Be…

Gentle cabrones: Greetings from Napa—kind of. I spent 15 hours earlier this week in California's capital of wine, at the annual gathering of The Latino...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto VI: Vacation, Staycation, Workation, CRAFTCATION

Gentle cabrones: Greetings from beautiful downtown Ventura, where I'm waiting to load a 26-foot U-Haul, then drive the beast back to Orange County. It's Craftcation...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto V: Stay Classy, Orange County!

Gentle cabrones: “Never thought I'd say this, but fuck Orange County,” read the comment of a young woman on the Facebook page of William Camargo,...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto IV: Know Your History!

Listening: “Tu Enamorado,” José Alfredo Jiménez. On Twitter, I'm debating some random guy about who sang more to the Mexican soul: Juan Gabriel, Agustín...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto III: Ugly Delicious Taco Trail Tell-All!

Scarfing down primal tacos at Mitla Cafe in San Bernardino Listening: “Pobre Leña de Pirul”, by La Santa Cecilia. My former house band on my...