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!
3 days ago | ¡Ask a Mexican!®
DEAR MEXICAN: My parents were born in Mexico. I was born in Dallas, Texas. This makes me a first-generation American, right? So, if my best friend's dad was born in Mexico, and her mother is a Chicana, does this make her a first-generation America...
3 days ago | Mexi Meals
Today is "A Day Without Immigrants," a national strike urging immigrants and their allies to stay home and that has spread via social media. It's gained the most national coverage through celebrity chef José Andres, currently involved in a lawsuit...
3 days ago | Food Reviews
There are stupid politicians, and then there are the pendejos who make up the Santa Ana City Council. Last week, they heard a proposed ordnance that would effectively destroy the city's famous taco truck scene, declaring street food a threat to pu...
4 days ago | Mexi Meals
Welcome to episode 16 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode we discuss SanTana's war on loncheras with Denise de la Cruz. Gustavo gets deep and talks with Carlos Salgado of Taco Maria about the demonization of Mexican food and what it means for ma...
5 days ago | Indigestion
Last week, the SanTana City Council shelved a hearing on a proposed ordnance that would effectively wipe out the city's decades-long food scene by regulating it to death. Councilmembers told staff to do more research over the next 30 days, with Sa...
5 days ago | OC Bookly
My two favorite quotes about Orange County, California—34 cities holding more than 3 million souls in 989 square miles of beaches, mountains, antebellum-esque gated communities and some of the worst poverty in America—come from those peas in a pod...