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

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...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XVIII: The Pen is Mighter than Murderous...

Gentle cabrones: Every couple of weeks when I was editor of OC Weekly, I'd play out in my mind what I would do the day...

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...

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...
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...
Gustavo Libromobile

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...