Chris Nieratko is the most important American writer of the past twenty minutes. Aside from pioneering
the confrontational style of journalism where the reporter threatens the interviewee, Nieratko is also widely renowned as being a handsome gentleman and the owner of two skate shops in New Jersey (njskateshop.com). For this issue, Nieratko contributed interviews with the cast of L.A. Ink. Says Kat Von D of the experience, “Chris was the best I’ve ever had.” Nieratko’s work has been featured in Interview, Vibe, XXL, and Paper; he also has a monthly column in Bizarre and Vice that spawned his first book, Skinema.