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!
2 days ago | Eat This Now
Any time it's the birthday of an OC Weekly writer, I buy their choice of lunch for the staff. I'm glad to say that Weeklings eat well, and local: recent entries have been deep-dish pizza from Rance's, empanadas from C4 Deli, Slapfish everything, a...
3 days ago | Food Reviews
Sometimes, our culture's current fetishization to try the most "authentic" ethnic food available hits hilarious detours, and that's what happened with my repeated visits at Thai Cuisine Express. We're long past the age of Thai food as exotic, whic...
3 days ago | Bada Bing!
People have compiled histories of baseball in Orange County, of our long-gone walnut growers, of films shot here before the advent of talking movies. Chronicles about the Huntington Beach Fourth of July parade, about the Hippie Mafia, about a guy'...
3 days ago | ¡Ask a Mexican!®
DEAR MEXICAN: Why do Mexicans applaud first-generation Mexicans who assimilate completely but criticize (and apply the term vendidos to) first-generation Mexican-Americans (why is it that there is no real name for U.S. citizens in English, forcing...
5 days ago | OC Register Death Watch
Next month, execs with Tribune Publishing (owners of the Los Angeles Times), Digital First Media (owners of the Los Angeles Daily News—wait, that still exists?) and a group led by current Orange County Register publisher-CEO Ri...
5 days ago | Environment
For our latest "Orange Feathers" editorial cartoon, illustrator (and former Weekling and eternal LOSER*) Leslie Agan decided to illustrate what's on every Southern Californian's mind this week, as temperatures reach July levels and are 20 deg...