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!
20 hours ago | Gunkist Memories
Today marks Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, when the worldwide diaspora commemorates the systematic slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire. The civilized world recognizes those massacres for what they are: genocide, an event t...
4 days ago | Food Reviews
Regional chains continue to open in Orange County, drawn by our weather and bucks and Instagram-ready foodies. Some (Raising Cane's, the Habit) have proven better than others (Can someone tell JimBoy's Tacos that, while its Parmesan-crusted hard t...
5 days ago | Chronicle a Mexican
In 2008, I began to take ¡Ask a Mexican! questions on YouTube as part of a companywide effort to make videos. They were fun, and got good views, but I stopped the first run because I didn't like my boss at the time forcing us to do new things with...
5 days ago | OC Speakly
Welcome to episode 25 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode, we discuss 50 years of South Coast Plaza. OC Weekly food writer, Anne Marie Panoringan, talks to Debra Gunn Downing, the Executive Director of Marketing for South Coast Plaza about the f...
5 days ago | ¡Ask a Mexican!®
DEAR MEXICAN: You are a racist, my friend. How can you bring up Japanese and Chinese mistreatment, but not Irish or Jewish mistreatment? It's because it doesn't fit into your narrative of whitey being the vilest creature on earth. Worrying about l...
7 days ago | The Hilarious Haters
Yesterday, Berkeley police announced the identities of the 21 people arrested during a violent face-off between alt-losers and antifa on April 15. And OF COURSE there's an Orange County connection. One of those arrested was 26-year-old Robert Rund...