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Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CIII: Whittle Those Weeds Away

Gentle cabrones: They call me the Whittler: the cholo nerd who reduces mountains to plains, one chipped-away pebble at...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CII: Transformative, not Transactional

Gentle cabrones: SO...in the middle of the beginning of the beginning of one crazy news cycle that was this...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto CI: The Wait

Gentle cabrones: One hundred frozen burritos, cobbled together from leftovers over the past six months? Check.

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto C: Always Forward, Never Back

Gentle cabrones: The photo below shows the keyboard to my laptop. Like it? Most people do!

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XCIX: The Cocktails of My Life

Gentle cabrones: Can your drink of choice reveal something about your life? Let's give it a — no pun...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XCVIII: Latino Consumer, Heal Thyself

I was on deadline. I had to prepare for an appearance on KCRW'svenerable Left, Right, and Center.

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XCVII: Pay It Adelante

Gentle cabrones: As a professor, or a teacher, or a mentor — or just someone that cares — you...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XCVI: Pho It

Gentle cabrones: So did you get the flu yet? I did! It entered...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XCV: Don’t Worship Your Heroes

Gentle cabrones: I usually don't get requests from ustedes to write about a specific subject for my newsletter.

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto XCIV: You Snooze, You Lose

Gentle cabrones:One of the first books I ever bought for myself at a bookstore was Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations. On my Facebook...