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Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXIX: Become Immortal, Then Die

Gentle cabrones: A long time ago, I wanted to be the modern-day Mexican heir to the French New Wave.

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXVIII: Get Off the Book

Gentle cabrones: So hopefully, my career as an actor ended yesterday. I performed as myself in...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXVII: Give to Guti aka My Semi-Annual...

Gentle cabrones: There are many small miracles in life, and one of them is your generosity.

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXVI: Hacer Presencia

Gentle cabrones: Last night, my wife and I had a hell of a meal at Here's Looking at You...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXV: Alcoholics Anonymous and Me, One Day...

Gentle cabrones: It looked like a typical quinceañera reception last Saturday when I walked into Acker Hall at Garden...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXIV: The Chiltepín of My Dreams

Gentle cabrones: There are gardening metaphors for life, and then there’s what happened with my chiltepín.

Do You Have a Proposition 187 Story? Gustavo Wants to Talk...

25 years ago, California saw one of its most rancorous political campaigns unfold with Proposition 187. The 1994 ballot measure -- drafted by former INS...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXII: Pool Daze

Gentle cabrones: It’s peak summer right now, which means everyone’s on vacation, judging by the out-of-office replies I got last time I sent out a...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXX: Articles in the Wind

Gentle cabrones: So I was in my backyard reaping the tomato avalanche that we hatched in our garden this summer – been averaging 10 pounds...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXIX: A Quick One, While I’m Away

Gentle cabrones: OK, I'm not really away. But I might as well be. I'm doing one wacky story, in the middle of a big one, and...