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Slake: Los Angeles, A City and Its Stories, No.5: Slake's 100 LA Moments [Paperback]

Laurie Ochoa , Joe Donnelly

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Book Description

Sept. 1 2012
Slake editors Laurie Ochoa and Joe Donnelly asked a distinguished group of writers, artists, poets and photographers to break down the sprawl of Los Angeles into 100 LA Moments. Each scene, whether rendered as an essay, poem, short fiction, photo, artwork or descriptive prose, gives an up-close view of both the spectacle and everyday life of Los Angeles through the eyes of its inhabitants and a few well-known visitors. 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. Slake marks a return to storytelling. 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 publications -- collectible, not disposable; destined for the bedside table instead of the recycling bin; and so seductive in its looks and content that readers find it irresistible.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Slake Media (Sept. 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984563547
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984563548
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 19 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 367 g

Product Description


"The debut issue of this bound, legitimate book of stories somehow managed to condense 500 square miles of a diverse, complicated and messy city into a single volume." -- Good magazine

About the Author

Laurie Ochoa is co-founder and co-editor of Slake: Los Angeles. During eight years editor-in-chief of the LA Weekly, she led the paper to more national journalism awards than any other alternative, newspaper in the country, including the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. From 1999 to 2001, she was executive editor of Gourmet and spent 11 years as an editor and reporter at the Los Angeles Times.

Joe Donnelly, co-founder and co-editor of Slake: Los Angeles, is an award-winning journalist who has worked for the Washington Post, New York Daily News, LAT and numerous other national and international publications. His work has appeared in many anthologies and literary publications. He was the deputy editor of the LA Weekly from 2002-2008. Before that, Donnelly was the arts editor of New Times Los Angeles and the editor in chief of Bikini. He earned his masters in journalism from UC Berkeley.

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