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2007 Stories by Gustavo Arellano

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  • Ask a Mexican

    published December 27, 2007

    I apologize for the shortened column this week, but there are tamales to make... Dear Readers, Gracias, thank you,... More >>

  • Ask a Mexican

    published December 20, 2007

    Dear Mexican: U.S. citizens are sick and tired that for more than 40 years, Latin American elites have lived like monarchs because they pimp... More >>

  • Ask a Mexican

    published December 13, 2007

    Dear Mexican: I'm sad that there aren't more Mexicans here in the Detroit area. We're one of the few areas in the country that is... More >>

  • Ask A Mexican

    published December 6, 2007

    Dear Mexican: I was born in beautiful El Paso, and my parents are from Juaritos. I always wondered why Mexican restaurants en los... More >>

  • Ask a Mexican

    published November 29, 2007

    Dear Mexican: With a scant four weeks before I cram my mochila with a few clothes for me and a horde of presents (read:... More >>

  • Ask A Mexican

    published November 22, 2007

    Dear Mexican: What's the deal with Spanish-language car dealership commercials that feature bikini-clad porn star wannabes copulating with... More >>

  • Café Tacuba

    published November 22, 2007

    This latest effort by Mexico's supreme "rock en español" group will grow on you, but that's not necessarily a ringing endorsement.... More >>

  • Ask a Mexican

    published November 15, 2007

    Dear Mexican: Is Lou Dobbs right when he says that close to 80 hospitals in California have been closed down because of the illegals, or is... More >>

  • Smile When You Say That

    published November 8, 2007

    Dear Mexican: I like to think that I'm an open-minded sorta guy for a teenager. I fervently oppose racial stereotypes, though I do think... More >>

  • Multiculti

    published November 1, 2007

    Dear Mexican: How do I go to the Mexican grocery store and bakery to buy supplies for our Día de los Muertos party without looking... More >>

  • Hot for Hombres

    published October 25, 2007

    Dear Mexican: Why do so many of my peers assume I must have low self-esteem just because I'm dating a Mexican guy? I finally found someone... More >>

  • Ask A Mexican

    published October 18, 2007

    Dear Mexican: What is it with the Mexican hang-up on body parts? When General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was struck by a cannon ball at the... More >>

  • Ask a Mexican

    published October 11, 2007

    Dear Mexican: We were in a restaurant the other day eating some refried beans and green chili when I overheard some gringos in the next... More >>

  • Don't Ask This Mexican to Throw Stones at Mencia

    published October 4, 2007

    Dear Mexican: I'm a minority, and I know we can be overly sensitive sometimes, but I just can't stand Carlos Mencia. Not only are his jokes... More >>

  • Higher Learning

    published September 27, 2007

    Dear Mexican: After the great migration of Jews to this nation, a question was posed: "How long does it take a Jew to go from being a street... More >>

  • Wise-ass Blood

    published September 20, 2007

    Dear Readers: I asked half-breeds a couple of weeks ago to write in with nicknames that describe their mixed Mexican heritage. Many, muchos... More >>

  • Oh, My Papa

    published September 13, 2007

    Dear Mexican: I am addressing this to both "¡Ask a Mexican!" and "Savage Love" hoping one of you will have an answer to this: Why do... More >>

  • Mouse Turds

    published September 6, 2007

    Dear Mexican: A new line of Speedy Gonzales clothing came out earlier this year. As a black vendor in a predominantly Mexican market, I... More >>

  • Where Would Jesus Jump the Fence?

    published August 30, 2007

    Dear Mexican: Do you agree with immigration rights activists calling Elvira Arellano, who is an illegal immigrant AND a criminal, I might... More >>

  • Lipstick Lesbiana

    published August 23, 2007

    Dear Readers: It's not just questions and racist rants that invade the Mexican's mailbox—your feedback sneaks under my digital fence... More >>

  • Strawberry Fields Never

    published August 16, 2007

    Dear Mexican: I had a heated discussion in my van pool with a couple of gringos where they made a comment that immigration (both legal and... More >>

  • What’s in a (Mexican) Name?

    published August 9, 2007

    Dear Mexican: I've run into a problem with my wife. I'd like to proudly display our last name on the back window of the family car, but she... More >>

  • The God Dilemma

    published August 2, 2007

    Dear Mexican: Why do Mexicans say "¡Ojalá Dios quiere!"? Ojalá refers to... More >>

  • Ask a Mexican

    published July 26, 2007

    Dear Readers, You love us, you really love us! Mere moments after publishing my July 12 column (in which Know Nothings had... More >>

  • ¡Ask a Mexican!

    published July 19, 2007

    Dear Mexican: Why don't Mexicans ever drop their Spanish? Even third- and fourth-generation Mexican-Americans still speak the... More >>

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