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...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto II: The Bread of (Journalism) Life

Above: a bánh mì on a perfect baguette from Au Coeur de Paris in Little Saigon Listening: “Soldado de Levita.” Classic son huasteca about a...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Vol. 1, Issue 1: Con Su Pluma en Su Mano

1996, junior year at Anaheim High School, Mrs. Noriega's Spanish class. She's trying to get her overwhelmingly Mexican class to watch The Ballad of...