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Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday. It just has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? According to Gustavo Arellano, author of the book Taco USA, How Mexican Food Conquered America, a number of restaurants claim the original idea – one even copyrighted the term. 985 more words

UT announces Hispanic Heritage Month events

The University of Texas’ Center for Mexican American Studies unveiled its schedule for Hispanic Heritage Month, which will span from September to October, and include several events such as a keynote speech by the Latino journalist, Gustavo Arellano. 189 more words


Mitla Cafe, San Bernardino -- Day 15

  Glen Bell was an appropriation artist, not that dissimilar to Andy Warhol, the famed Pop Artist who grabbed a photo of Marilyn Monroe, silk-screened neon colors over it, and then mass produced it.   879 more words

Homemade Tacos -- Days 11, 12, 13

You’ve noticed: I’ve not been writing everyday. That’s because it’s summer and summer is for reading. Here’s a picture of the books I am currently reading. 653 more words


Taco USA: How Mexican cuisine became an American culinary staple

Mike Stephen (in for Nick Digilio) talks tacos with author Gustavo Arellano, whose book Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America details the history and popularity of Mexican food in America, the vast array of Mexican influences and options available, and what about the taco makes it such a versatile food. 8 more words

WGN Radio

Why Do the Grammys Hate Norteño Music?

In 2002, after the Latin Grammys had existed for two years, grad student Gustavo Arellano took the award show to task in an article titled… 2,121 more words