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Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XCII: Starter Up

Gentle cabrones: We piled into my GMC Yukon after a wonderful Sunday in Ensenada. Drinks at Agua Mala Cervecería....

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XCI: The Hummingbird’s Son

With apologies to Luis Alberto Urrea...Gentle cabrones: I was in my backyard, trying to prune my massive chiltepín, when...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XC: A FIFA 18 State of Mind

Gentle cabrones: In January 2018, when I had no job after getting fired from one after just two weeks,...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXXIX: On My 1st Year Working for...

Gentle cabrones: A year ago this week, something happened that I once thought impossible: I joined the Los Angeles...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXXVIII: ¡Ese Profe Otto Santa Ana!

Gentle cabrones: It must’ve been about 2002, maybe 2003. I was a graduate student at UCLA at the time,...

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...

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...

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.