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Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXXVII: Col. Guti’s Christmas Book-Shopping List!

Gentle cabrones: Now that Matt Bevin is no longer governor of Kentucky, I can reveal a secret: I'm officially...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXXVI: OC Weeklings Never Die

Gentle cabrones: On this past Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, OC Weekly staffers announced they were unceremoniously out of...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXXV: I Ain’t for Free, And Neither Should You

Gentle cabrones: Every couple of weeks, I'll get a version of the following email that, at this point, read...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXXIV: No Man is a Trivia Island Unto Himself

Gentle cabrones: I still remember the text. “Hey Gus a bunch of assholes at trivia night...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXXIII: Embrace Your Inner Benihana

Gentle cabrones: If you haven't figured it out already, I'm the black sheep in the family.

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXXII: You’re Only as Good as Your Last Story

Earlier this week, to celebrate the release of my Los Angeles Times podcast on the 25th anniversary of Proposition 187 (have you...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXXI: Subscribe to My Proposition 187 Podcast, Porfas!

Gentle cabrones: No big surprise: I'm a shameless self-promoter. Well, I'm going to be extra-shameless self-promoter...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXX: You Should’ve Known About Archie Archuleta

Gentle cabrones: Inshallah, I'll be in Salt Lake City this week to report on...something. So in the research...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXIX: Become Immortal, Then Die

Gentle cabrones: A long time ago, I wanted to be the modern-day Mexican heir to the French New Wave.

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXVIII: Get Off the Book

Gentle cabrones: So hopefully, my career as an actor ended yesterday. I performed as myself in...