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2007 Stories by Gustavo Arellano

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  • Mexican-American Culture

    published July 5, 2007

    Dear Mexican, I welcome the inclusion of a nice big scoop of chopped habaneros in the bland casserole that is America. Must admit,... More >>

  • Mexican-American Culture

    published June 28, 2007

    Dear Mexican, A friend asked me years ago to come up with a Spanish word or phrase that contains fewer syllables than its English... More >>

  • Mexican-American Culture

    published June 21, 2007

    Dear Readers, Contrary to what some of ustedes think, racist gabachos or self-hating Mexicans aren't my only fans. Many of our... More >>

  • Mexican-American Culture

    published June 14, 2007

    Dear Mexican, So often when we see Mexican bands perform in the U.S. and Mexico, the crowd at some point starts chanting... More >>

  • Ultra-violent Mexican Songs

    published June 7, 2007

    Violence and Mexican music go hand in hand like tequila and lime. In hopes of furthering cross-cultural understanding, we offer seven significant... More >>

  • Mexican American Culture

    published June 7, 2007

    Dear Mexican, Why do we always think Mexican men drink tequila and sing mariachi tunes, while the women are pretty señoritas? More >>

  • Mexican American Culture

    published May 31, 2007

    Dear Mexican, Has the 1965 Immigration Act proved to be a good thing or bad thing for America, and has the recent unprecedented... More >>

  • Mexican American Culture

    published May 24, 2007

    Dear Mexican, I was going through a local state college's academic program the other day and found that they offer a bachelor's... More >>

  • Mexican American Culture

    published May 17, 2007

    Dear Mexican, I have no problem with immigrants. My grandparents were Dutch on one side and Irish on the other — but they came... More >>

  • Mexican-American Culture

    published May 10, 2007

    Dear Readers, I've done mucho national press due to the interest in my book — the list so far includes Talk of the Nation,... More >>

  • Mexican-American Culture

    published May 3, 2007

    Dear Mexican, I'm a gringa married to a mexicano and we have a three-year-old son. His family is wonderful for... More >>

  • Mexican-American Culture

    published April 26, 2007

    Dear Readers, The Reconquista has arrived! On May 1, ¡Ask a Mexican! comes out in book form gracias to the literary madmen... More >>

  • Mexican-American Culture

    published April 19, 2007

    Dear Mexican, Have you seen the e-mail flying around, allegedly from country rock star Charlie Daniels? What's your reaction?... More >>

  • Mexican-American Culture

    published April 12, 2007

    Dear Mexican, I lived here illegally for the first half of my life, so I'm very offended when I hear anti-immigrant comments. I... More >>

  • Mexican-American Culture

    published April 5, 2007

    Dear Mexican, What do Mexicans think about President Bush's grandfather having a hand in getting the guy that robbed Pancho Villa's... More >>

  • Mexican-American Culture

    published March 29, 2007

    Dear Mexican, Why should Mexican nationals have more of a right to stay in this country than Chinese, Somalis or others who can't... More >>

  • Mexican-American Culture

    published March 22, 2007

    Dear Readers, Muchas, muchas responses to my March 8 column asking whether I should keep this column's gold-toothed, mustachioed,... More >>

  • Mexican-American Culture

    published March 15, 2007

    Dear Mexican, I am perplexed. I just saw a middle-aged wab (complete with a bright-red, lipstick-accentuated... More >>

  • Mexican-American Culture

    published March 8, 2007

    Dear Mexican, I have a major crush on a worker with the Mexican Consulate aquí en Tucson. But I fear that, like t... More >>

  • Loving and Teasing That Silly Gabacho

    published March 1, 2007

    Dear Mexican, As a kid, I grew up with Mexicans who stole things just to steal. As an adult, I see much of the same behavior from... More >>

  • The Governator talks smack

    published February 22, 2007

    THREE-QUESTION ESPECIAL Dear Mexican, Why does Arnold Schwarzenegger keep putting his foot in his mouth and talking smack... More >>

  • Hey, what do you know, Joe?

    published February 15, 2007

    Dear Readers, Mucho comments about my Feb. 1 column regarding the metamorphosis of Mexican names into seemingly wacky nicknames -- Nini from... More >>

  • Why don't Mexican girls swallow?

    published February 8, 2007

    Dear Readers, Gracias to all of ustedes who submitted pictures for my racist Mexican restaurant logo contest -- they were all... More >>

  • Filipinos — Latinos or Chinos?

    published February 1, 2007

    Dear Mexican, How do Mexicans get such ridiculous nicknames from seemingly normal names? For instance, José becomes More >>

  • ¡Ask A Mexican! Contest!

    published January 25, 2007

    Dear Mexican, This November, a trusted employee of mine came out about his status as an illegal immigrant. Our big-box retail... More >>

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