Gustavo Arellano's Â¡Ask a Mexican! column began humbly in OC Weekly ten years ago this week.
In a new book out today, "Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America," the OC Weekly editor and ¡Ask a Mexican! columnist takes on America's most beloved Mexican dishes.
Gustavo Arellano will take over for Ted Kissell, who announced his resignation earlier today.
The recent Best of the West journalism contest honored several alt-weeklies, including the Houston Press, Phoenix New Times, SF Weekly and Denver's Westword, which each picked up first-place honors.
Gustavo Arellano's '¡Ask A Mexican!' will begin appearing in The Free Weekly (Fayetteville, Ark.) this week.
OC Weekly has named Gustavo Arellano -- author of the syndicated column ¡Ask A Mexican! -- as managing editor.
An anonymous reader sent a bag of horse manure addressed to "Ask a Mexican" with a note: EAT SHIT AND DIE PARASITE. (FULL STORY)
The Los Angeles Press Club held its annual SoCal Journalism Awards last night and four AAN papers went home with honors.
The OC Weekly staffer and "¡Ask a Mexican!" columnist, who received a master's degree from UCLA in 2003, will be the keynote speaker for the university's June commencement ceremony. "Gustavo Arellano is a keen observer of life in America — in particular the culture and diversity of Southern California," says Judith L. Smith, dean and vice provost for undergraduate education in the UCLA College of Letters and Science. "He explores today's issues of diversity and ethnicity with incisive commentary and a sharp wit that punches holes in traditional thinking about race and stereotypes." On the OC Weekly blog, Arellano pulls out some of the "flattering reactions" to the decision, like this one from one Tweeter: "That's the weakest thing ever."