Human Parts
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Human Parts

We’re All Waiting For The Big One

On Dr. Lucy Jones, canned corn, slow rollers, and fast catastrophes

Photo: Ivan McClellan/Getty Images

“I thought a truck was going by,” someone says later. And someone else says, “I thought it was the upstairs neighbors.”

I was at a hair salon in Los Angeles when the first of the big Ridgecrest, California earthquakes struck on July 4, 2019. When the large, crystal…

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Summer Block

Summer Block

Writer for Catapult, Longreads, The Awl, The Toast, The Rumpus, McSweeney’s, and so on. Owner of After-Party Taxidermy. Working on a book about Halloween.