Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXIV: Don’t Believe Your Hype

Gentle cabrones: Before I began at the Los Angeles Times this past December, someone told me I was going to go into the job with...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXIII: Gustavo’s Summer 2019 Appearances!

Gentle cabrones: Primeramente, apologies for the delay in this canto. But I wanted to guarantee as many readers as possible, so I figured Tuesday after...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXII: Season of the Speech

Gentle cabrones: Next month, like most Junes for the past decade, I'm scheduled to give speeches --award banquets, graduations, eulogies -- where I need to...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXI: Zacatecas Country, An Island on the Southern California Land

Gentle cabrones: If you read me long enough, you'll know that I boast at least once a week in my writings that I’m from the...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LX: A Eulogy for My Mami, Maria de la Luz...

Gentle cabrones: We buried my Mami yesterday, in a beautiful ceremony that started with over 800 people at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Anaheim on...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LVIX: Swing Above Your Weight

Gentle cabrones: If you look around long enough on social media, you’ll see a whole bunch of losers claim that I'm a bigot. You’ll find people...

Canto LVIII: Gracias a la Vida

Gentle cabrones: This might be the shortest canto I'll ever right -- I'm already late with it. But it's straight from the heart. So the big...

Canto LVII: Why I Don’t Wear Chuck Taylor All-Stars Anymore

Gentle cabrones: “So I see you don’t wear Chucks anymore!” my tax guy told me when we met about a week ago. “Moving on up...

Canto LVI: MEChA and Me

Gentle cabrones: As a reporter, I loathe to tell the same stories in different publications. It's lazy, repetitive, and frankly boring -- and so, I...

Canto LIV: And Now, Some Poetry!

Gentle cabrones: Somewhere, deep in my archives, is a spiral binder filled with poetry. Mine. In high school AP English, Ms. Sinatra did a day where she...