Gustavo Arellano

Special Best-Of EdicionDear Readers,My muchos apologies for this Best-Of edition—I’m still in

Special Best-Of EdicionDear Readers,My muchos apologies for this Best-Of edition—I'm still in the rancho getting faded on the Herradura and stuffed with tamales, pozole, birria,… Continue reading

 

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Dear Mexican,What is it about Mexicans and collecting old cars? I have three Mexican neighbors with middle-class incomes but in each case, when the old… Continue reading

 

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SPECIAL YEAR-END EDITIONDear Mexican,Longtime reader, first-time writer. I need some advice. My wife (who's a half-Mexican L.A. native, just so you don't think we're a… Continue reading

 

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SPECIAL NAVIDAD EDITIONDear Mexican,Many of my friends think I'm loco for playing with my dad the way I do. See, mi padre is now retired… Continue reading

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Dear Readers,Behold your favorite Mexican's annual Christmas gift guide, where I give shout-outs to some of my favorite books that deserve your money this holiday… Continue reading

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SPECIAL POCHO EDITIONDear Mexican,Why is it that many Mexican women hate on me for having an Asian (Korean to be exact) novia? I notice this… Continue reading

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Dear Mexican,In President Bush's State of the Union address, he reiterated a need for a guest-worker program. What is your opinion of such a program?… Continue reading

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Dear Mexican,I have a problem I need your advice on. My granddaughters were born and raised in Georgia, as was their father. Their knowledge of… Continue reading

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Dear Mexican,After a year in Spain, I speak more-than-decent Spanish, and I want to get a job in the nonprofit field where I can put… Continue reading

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Dear Mexican,Why is it that every Mexican I know refuses to eat chocolate? My in-laws drink things I wouldn't clean my carburetor in. They fill… Continue reading

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Dear Mexican,As a college-educated Mexican-American, I had my fair share of Chicanas in college . . . all of which my jefita considered putas with… Continue reading

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Special Best-Of Best-Of EditionDear Readers,The Mexican must take the week off because his home paper is publishing its annual Best Of issue—if the devil ever… Continue reading

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Dear Mexican,Why do so many Chicanos claim to be Aztec?Chicano Stuck in LeavenworthDear Gabacho,You’re right. The beaner love for everything Aztec mostly stems from the… Continue reading

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Dear Mexican,Hey mojado: Since when do you think it's OK to fuck up the facts of your wretched culture and concentrate on the few who… Continue reading

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Dear Mexican,Why do gabachos always feel the need to talk about money or trips they have taken? I always notice this when I am at… Continue reading

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Dear Mexican,Is it just me, or has what to call our friends from south of the border become a partisan issue? While taking in both… Continue reading

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DEAR READERS: The Mexican is currently smuggling mescal out of Oaxaca and into hipster bars nationwide, and thus gives you two oldies-but-goodies. But I do… Continue reading

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Dear Readers: The Mexican is currently smuggling mescal out of Oaxaca and into hipster bars nationwide, and thus gives you two oldies-but-goodies. But I do… Continue reading

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SPECIAL BEST-OF EDITIONDear Mexican,So often when we see Mexican bands perform in the U.S. and Mexico, the crowd at some point starts chanting "¡Cu-le-ro!" ("Ass-hole!").… Continue reading

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Dear Mexican,I'm a Mexican-American high-school student, and just as patriotic as the Joneses who live next to me. In my neighborhood, a gabacho got mad… Continue reading