If gabacho newspaper readers in Southern California have Los Angeles Times columnist Patt "The Hat" Morrison as their institutional knowledge of the region, then the Latino version is Pilar Marrero of La Opinión. But nothing against Patt: Marrero's is in many ways are more vital voice. She has not ... More >>
One of my favorite parts of 2011 was the inauguration of "Gustavo's Awesome Lecture Series!" in which I did my best Dick Cavett impersonation while interviewing authors, intellectuals, and other general awesome people at the Fullerton Public Library, under the auspices of the Cal State Fullerton Dep ... More >>
'Anyone who needs to ask why people dance to Los Tigres del Norte has no soul or is a gabacho'
La Opinión is the dean of America's Spanish-language dailies, dating back to the 1930s. Its owners, the Lozano family, are tireless advocates of Latinos, and the paper's Pilar Marrero is one of Southern California's best political reporters, damn the language. But their coverage of the Tan N ... More >>