The editors behind Slake: Los Angeles, A City and Its Stories, clean up with a collection of stories and images inspired by Dirt -- dirty politics, dirty air, dirty gossip, dirty sex, dirty family secrets and the dirt beneath our feet. Slake: Los Angeles is devoted to the endangered art of deeply reported narrative journalism and the kind of polished essay, memoir, fiction, poetry and portrait writing that is disappearing in a world of instant takes and unfiltered opinion.
Designed with an artist's eye and published in a full-color, perfect-bound format, Slake: Los Angeles sets a new template for the next generation of print journalism -- collectible, not disposable; destined for the bedside table instead of the recycling bin. Seductive in its looks and content, Slake, created by former LA Weekly editors Joe Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa, marks a return to storytelling. Most important are the voices of Slake, some of the nation's finest writers, photographers and artists who live in Southern California and bring to Slake their own individual visions of Los Angeles and the world beyond.
Contributors to Slake's past issues include Jerry Stahl, Luke Davies, Mark Z. Danielewski, Jonathan Gold, Geoff Nicholson, Michael Tolkiin, Michelle Huneven, Dana Goodyear, Sandow Birk, John Albert, John Powers, Judith Lewis, Iris Berry, Steven Kotler, Daniel Hernandez, C.R. Stecyk, Arty Nelson, Yxta Maya Murray and many more.