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Daniel Hernandez’s Down and Delirious in Mexico City has been released, and Slake: Los Angeles wants to celebrate.
Hernandez, who contributed to Slake’s first two issues, will read from his examination of Mexico City youth culture and then make way for a lineup of local bands and DJs: DJ Total Freedom, Sister Mantos, DJ Lengua, and Crazy Band.
After leaving his staff writer position at the L.A. Weekly in 2007, Hernandez moved to Mexico City and immersed himself in its vibrant youth subcultures. Down and Delirious in Mexico City (Scribner) is his collection of stories about the artists, musicians, and neighborhoods he encounters in the Distrito Federal. An excerpt of the book that appears in Slake No. 2, “Mexican Gringo,” examines the dissonance he feels as a Mexican American living in what he calls “the impossible megacity.”
Come represent your own impossible megacity on February 17 and raise up one more Southern California writer interpreting this cacophonous world.
No cover; 21-plus