Gustavo Arellano is the former publisher and editor of Orange County’s alternative weekly OC Weekly. His nationally syndicated column ¡Ask a Mexican! has won numerous awards, including the 2006 and 2008 Best Non-Political Column in a large-circulation weekly from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and the 2007 Presidents Award from the Los Angeles Press Club.
The higher education revolution continues. I make a call to action to take down the little-known government-sponsored monopoly that’s responsible for the astronomical tuition prices and intellectual conformism at American colleges and universities, and Brett Veinotte of the School Sucks Project helps me host a live podcast at the Renegade University weekend in Los Angeles.
Moshe Kasher is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. He is the author of a stunning memoir, Kasher in the Rye, about his harrowing, other-worldly childhood. He is also that very rare thing in Hollywood: a true intellectual.
Jonathan Carp is an Iraq War veteran, an antiwar activist, a historian, a philosopher, an engineer, a father, a husband, a Catholic, a radical and a conservative, and an intellectual who makes me smarter every time I talk to him.