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 | 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...
3 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...
6 days ago | Notes from the Banana Republic
I always thought former SanTana councilmember Jose Solorio was the Mexican version of Ned Flanders: a nice guy who looked old even when he was young thanks to a great head of hair, a fabulous mustache, ruddy cheeks and a vanilla personality that i...
6 days ago | ¡Ask a Mexican!®
DEAR READERS: The Mexican is currently in the hills of Kentucky, drinking white dog with the good ol' chicos while doing tamborazo covers of "Molly and Tenbrooks" and bluegrass versions of "Las Isabeles"—because hillbillys and paisas are brothers ...
7 days ago | Indigestion
Last week, our own Sarah Bennett wrote a cover story for our former sister paper, LA Weekly, about the ascendance of Mexican-American chefs in Southern California. It was a good piece that obviously focused on chefs in Los Angeles, hence leaving o...
8 days ago | Food Reviews
"I've seen at lot of change in this corner," the middle-aged woman said to the French-speaking bartender as he poured her another white wine at Bistro St. Germain in Seal Beach. "And this change is the one I've liked best!" The eatery occupies a p...