[Welcome, bienvenidos, to students from my English 220.19 class, Naked Mirrors, at SDSU--you might want to peek to your left when this page finishes loading for some sale prices that might delight/surprise!]
He's a gifted writer--maybe the raza Steinbeck (with bigger cojones, even) that we've been waiting for; a lefty scribe with the savvy of a Richard Rodriguez without all the numbing psychic baggage. The muses are like succubi to this Chicano whiz, intimately whispering wisdom to his ears, wisdom filtered with a wit and a sass that recall Voltaire, Swift, and Vonnegut--with some Dave Chappelle mixed in to keep it street smart and vital.
What am I writing about? Go here to see!
Here's Arellano from the Colbert Report!
Here's a jpeg of the piece from the times: