Thomas Curwen is an award-winning staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where he has worked as editor of the Outdoors section, deputy editor of the Book Review and an editor at large for features. In 2020, he received the Meyer Berger Award from Columbia Journalism School for distinguished human interest reporting for a series of stories that followed eight residents of a homeless encampment into housing in South Los Angeles. In 2016, he was part of the team of Times reporters who won a Pulitzer for their work covering a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, and in 2008 he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for his story about a father and daughter who were attacked by a grizzly bear in Montana. He has received a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for mental health journalism and was honored by the Academy of American Poets.
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Nuestro blindaje psicológico nos ayuda a hacer frente a los tiroteos masivos, pero nos insensibiliza ante la destrucción
La violencia armada se ha convertido en el tamborileo de nuestros días. Decimos que estamos conmocionados, pero en realidad no lo estamos. Decimos que estamos incrédulos, pero en realidad no lo estamos.
Our psychological armor helps us cope with mass shootings, but numbs us to the destruction
Gun violence has become the drumbeat of our days. We say we’re shocked, but we’re really not. We say we’re in disbelief, yet we’re really not.