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I'm Lena Chen, a writer, activist, and media producer who's been called a "skank" (by Bill O'Reilly) and "a small Asian woman" (by The New York Times). My favorite part of my workday is the hate mail.

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I went to the skies because I wished to live deliberately.

An unexpected fragment of Thoreau in a time capsule of the future. (From Michael Oatman’s All Utopias Fell.)

Just one of many curiosities I spotted while exploring at the MASS MoCA this past week. The museum, a former textile mill and later an electric plant,  is a beautiful testament to what can be built with the remnants of the past. It’s exactly the type of place I’d like to live in one day.

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