Gustavo Arellano

Gustavo Arellano
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Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XVII: You Gotta Give Them Hope

Gentle cabrones: Today is OC Pride, which means members of Queer Traffic spent last night rearranging my wife's store to have a LGBTQ dance brunch...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XVI: Life and Death in the Garden of Gus*

Gentle cabrones: Gardening is in my veins. Both of my grandpas were farmers in the ranchos of Jerez, Zacatecas. My dad helped mi Pepe plant...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XV: Don’t Suffer in Silence

Gentle cabrones: This past week, I went to my other alma mater—UCLA—to lecture at the humor class of Chicano Studies professor Otto Santa Ana. He's...

Why Americans should root for Mexico this World Cup

The reasons are simple: Mexicans on both sides of the border like winners (how American of us, right?), and Mexico has historically dominated the U.S. in soccer. And this World Cup, Mexico is in and the U.S. isn't -- for the first time since 1986.
OCC Senior Day 2018

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XIV: You CAN Go Home Again

Gentle cabrones: I despise nostalgia. I think it's the refuge of juveniles, of people who think their best days are behind them and thus rely...
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Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XIII: Poco a Poco Wins the Race

Gentle cabrones: I had a longer newsletter prepared, about my semester teaching an intro to journalism at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. But I'm...

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...