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!
6 hours 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 ...
8 hours 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 ...
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 ...