Human Parts
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Human Parts

THIS IS US

How to Be From Somewhere

It’s not what you think

Traffic in Los Angeles under cheery sun, miles of cars stretching out to the horizon
Lost Angeles traffic. Photo: Luke Jones via Flickr.

Only one of the two small elevators at the Ace Hotel in downtown L.A. works, but the young person with floral forearm tattoos working the front desk assures me that everything’s fine. The Ace (calling itself “ADTLA”) is designed to communicate a casual, rock vibe — autographed electric guitars for sale glow in a case behind the front…

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Roblin Meeks

Roblin Meeks

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Essayist, lapsed professional philosopher, associate dean of ice cream. Author of creative nonfiction about work, love, self and other stuff. Welcome, pals.