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Check Out My Daughter's Sexist Homework: This Mother Jones blogger takes issue with the not-so-progresive depictions of gender roles in his daughter's reading textbook. Is it me, or does it look like that family is Asian?

Jeff Chang: It's Bigger Than Politics, the Real Shift is Cultural: Here's a good ColorLines interview with Jeff Chang, author of the upcoming book Who We Be: The Colorization of America, who talks about what to make of the country's big shifts and shakedowns, and where we're all headed.

History of Human Rights: Yooch points me to this interesting video about the history of human rights, summed up succinctly in nine and a half minutes.

Toolkit Case Study: Friends Band Together to Make "The People I've Slept With": indieWIRE has a really helpful behind-the-scenes look at all the nitty gritty details and numbers that went into producing and ultimately distributing the indie Asian American feature The People I've Slept With.

Singer Clara C. is a YouTube sensation: Here's a cool profile on the awesome and talented singer/songwriter Clara C in the Orange County Register, which includes a video of her performing her song "Offbeat."

YouTube delights: Five singer-songwriters you should get to know: Speaking of YouTube sensations... this Entertainment Weekly Music Mix blog highlights Kina Grannis and Sam Tsui among the independent, not-yet-known-to-the-mainstream YouTube musicians to keep an eye on.

In SF Giants star, the story of Filipino America: After leading the San Francisco Giants (holla!) to its first World Series victory in over half a century, pitcher Tim Lincecum is the pride of Filipino America.

Warriors' Jeremy Lin beat all kinds of odds in reaching the NBA: The Los Angeles Times has a nice story on our man Jeremy Lin, the 6-foot-3 undrafted rookie from Harvard now playing for the Golden State Warriors -- by most counts, only the third Asian American player to make an NBA roster.

And finally, a big thank you to the good folks at KoreAm Journal for featuring me in this month's issue. It's both a huge honor and kind of embarrassing, but I'm grateful. Big props to Kai Ma, Jeff Yang and Shane Sato for making it all happen. And thanks to all my fellow bloggers for the kind words.

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