Gustavo Arellano is the editor of OC Weekly, author of the syndicated column "¡Ask a Mexican!", and Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. He started at the paper with an angry, fake letter to the editor and went from there—only in Anacrime!
3 days ago | Orange Feathers
So are you excited about this Monday's upcoming solar eclipse? HELL YA! Not so happy are alt-losers, as Weekly artist Luke McGarry shows in this week's Orange Feathers. He's too much of a savage to offer an artist's statement, but the caption...
3 days ago | Drink of the Week
Now that the OC consumer has assimilated tequila, knows its mezcal, is getting into pisco, and can even name-check cachaça, it’s time someone introduces us to Colombian aguardiente. It’s anise-flavored molasses liquor that usually hovers around 60...
3 days ago | Food Reviews
Beware of stereotyping! The last time I visited the India Cafe, I did just that when a table of middle-aged gabachos excitedly called the owner over to chat. I figured them tourists or aunts from Iowa, but definitely not people who knew their vind...
3 days ago | ¡Ask a Mexican!®
DEAR MEXICAN: I'm a 23-year-old Latina attending a Texas university and taking a class that is centered on Latino culture and history. I'm a first-generation Tex-Mex kid, and lately, all of the documentaries and other coursework have been making m...
4 days ago | Gunkist Memories
I was ROLLING when news came Wednesday morning that Hollywood Forever Cemetery had removed a monument to Confederate soldiers in the wake of the Charlottesville tragedy. Multiple outlets reported that the granite pillar was the only Conf...
5 days ago | Gunkist Memories
I had the honor of writing both the forward and afterward to ¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/Chicano Murals Under Siege, because Chicano murals and their preservation are kinda of an obsession of mine. It's a spectacular coffee table bo...