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!
4 hours ago | Indigestion
Last weekend was the final roasting days for many local supermarkets carrying fresh Hatch chiles, those long, green peppers from New Mexico that the uninitiated dismiss as little better than Ortegas but can enchilar as viciously as habaneros....
2 days ago | Español Music
Latin America and the music world is in mourning today with news that Mexican music superstar Juan Gabriel died today of a heart attack at age 66. An obituary is beyond my capabilities, so all I can offer are quick thoughts—besides, I wrote ...
5 days ago | Illegals, Illegals, Illegals!
All week, Donald Trump has been fighting accusations that he's going soft on his deport-them-all/build-the-wall strategy regarding illegal immigration. In that wake, a group of Latinos calling themselves—of course—Latinos for Trump have announced ...
5 days ago | Columns
DEAR MEXICAN: I'm not bilingual, but I have a fascination with the differences and similarities between Spanish and English words and idioms. They often point to interesting differences between the cultures. Some words, such as "vejigazo" (to get ...
7 days ago | Illegals, Illegals, Illegals!
On Saturday, the Republican National Committee (RNC) helped Donald Trump unveil his so-called Hispanic Advisory Committee for Trump, which is kinda like Cherokees for Andrew Jackson. The big news on the national level is that those in attendance c...
8 days ago | Orange Feathers
For our latest Orange Feathers editorial cartoon, artist Leslie Agan took on news that the mosquito that carries the Zika virus has been found in Orange County—you know, the place that has some of the highest rates of West Nile virus (carried by a...