Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XXIX: See Gustavo This Fall!

Gentle cabrones: Just came back from Southern Utah University in the tiny town of Cedar City—great time! Met a profe of Spanish who's a peruana...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XXVII: Are You There, Readers? It’s Me, Guti

Gentle cabrones: I never did read the young-adult classic, Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret. Weird, because I read a bunch of the Judy...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XXVI: Songs in the Key of Life Trips

Gentle cabrones: If you really, really, REALLY know me, you'll know that I love, love, LOVE music. The earliest memory I have—even earlier than of my...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XXV: Whistle While You WERK

Gentle cabrones: Greetings from Primm, where I'm getting gas on the road to Denver, where I'll be reporting a story for...someone about...something. “Why are you driving...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XXIV: How’m I Doing?

Gentle cabrones: I'll admit it—big projects this week caught up to me, giving me no time whatsoever to pen a more-fleshed out newsletter. On the...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XXIII: Southbound and Down

Gentle cabrones: Greetings from Chattanooga, Tennessee, where they sell bánh mì tacos and mezcal is in all the high-end New South restaurants. The chica and...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XXII: May Your Memory be a Blessing

Gentle cabrones: What a bittersweet week. It started with the unexpected death of Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold from pancreatic cancer just hours...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XXI: The Story of Marge aka #puppyessence #pawup #puppystrong

Gentle cabrones: I don't believe that climate change is causing this summer's oppressive heat across the American Southwest, even though I do believe in global...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XX: Unlock the Gustavo DESMADRE, and GIVE MONEY NOW

Gentle cabrones: When I started this newsletter 20 weeks ago (!), I told ustedes this was a test. It was a way for me to aggregate...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XIX: Keep the Faith

Greetings from Chicago, where the temperature is not triple digits like my Southern California homeland – in fact, it's a little bit chilly. I've...