Anthology, from back cover: " Rust Belt Chicago collects essays, journalism, fiction, and poetry from more than fifty writers who speak both directly and elliptically to the concerns the city shares with the region at large."
Journal, Slag Glass City Miniatures: What is a City?
From page one of this publication: "Slag Glass City Miniatures are periodic compilations selected from the online journal Slag Glass City.
This edition was created by students, faculty, and contributing editors at Chicago's DePaul University, as part of the M.A. in Writing & Publishing course The American Literary Magazine--Idealists and Happy fools.
Slag Glass City is a magazine of essay arts, textual burlesque, and post-industrial forms. We are a creative nonfiction and multidisciplinary media journal engaged with sustainability, identity, and art in urban environments. The living city is broken and blooming. How will our roof gardens grow?"
Inside MAKE #16, “ARCHIVE,” you will find stories, poems, essays, conversations and visual art oriented around concepts of memory, preservation, photo negatives and negative hands, disappearing/reappearing faces, letters sent and never received, lost and recovered traces; in short, the archive (or its simulacrum). One is reminded of Jacques Derrida’s “Archive Fever”: “The concept of the archive shelters in itself, of course, this memory of the name arkhe [rule, government, beginning, origin, first place]. But it also shelters itself from this memory which it shelters: which comes down to saying also that it forgets it.”
Archives are assembled to remember a first place, an origin site that houses historical codes and modes of order, but they are also, weirdly, selective mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion that strategically forget, reassemble or reorder the objects of memory. An archive remembers inasmuch as it forgets, stores away (for later), blurs, and obscures. The archive you will encounter in these pages is one that plays with these notions, and we hope you will enjoy it.
Abstract from http://www.makemag.com/make-16-archive/
Mission Statement: Echo Magazine satisfies our desire to uncover and share secrets through intriguing stories and engaging visuals. Just as the name implies, Echo is a reverberation of stories waiting to be heard.