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Letitia C. Chan

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Min Jin Lee
Conversations

The Illogical, Irrational, Luxurious Dream of Min Jin Lee

"I thought it’d be simpler to be a writer, so I quit law and I started to write fiction. I was entirely wrong."

Op-Eds

Destigmatizing Depression

To stay alive, I realized you had to be selfish enough to take care of yourself, or selfless enough to live for the people you knew — whichever way of thinking works for you.

renee-fred-protest
Scrutiny

An Asian-American Awakening

The minority student orientation banquet of 1976 can be viewed as a microcosm of the common history binding Asian Americans together — a history of exclusion and assimilation, of invisibility and protest, of being “forever foreign” and “model minority” all at once.

Central Square Mural
Around Town

Old Walls and New Paint in Central Square

“Each artist is mindful about Central Square, its past, its present, its future,” Monestime says. “The neighborhood is changing, the property ownership is changing. The neighborhood could lose its authenticity, and we don’t want that to happen.”

the-laughing-room
Around Town

Please Laugh

Sometimes, the room laughs when no one tells a joke. Other times it remains dead silent after a punchline.

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