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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

June 15th, 2012 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

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Racialicious talked to burlesque expert Chicava HoneyChild and burlesque performers Shanghai Pearl, ExHOTic Other, and Essence Revealed about Dita Von Teese’s “Opium Den Show.” Aw, Dita — I don’t think we’ve seen yellowface this good since Mickey Rooney in Breakfast At Tiffany’s! [Racialicious]

Journalist (and undocumented immigrant from the Philippines) José Antonio Vargas poses on the cover of TIME this week and pens the much-discussed story behind it, “We Are Americans, Just Not Legally,” about the plight of the U.S.’s 12 million undocumented immigrants. [TIME]

Keeping the DREAM alive: The Obama administration will stop deporting younger undocumented immigrants and begin issuing them work permits. [Huffington Post]

Barack Obama: The Story traces “the young Obama’s arc toward black identity.” The book, which will be published on June 19, is excerpted in the Washington Post. [Washington Post]

New America Media finds that “media depictions of Asian-Americans lack important depth,” and got a few quotes from DISGRASIAN™ editor/founder Jen on the myth of the model minority and how it’s still used in the mainstream. [New America Media]

To be a female taikonaut in China, you’d better have perfect skin, teeth, and be odor-free. Even at the expense of having much less training than their male counterparts. Thanks, China, but if I need a ride to space, I’ll wait until Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is ready to go. [The Globe and Mail]

Worst show-and-tell ever: A Montreal teacher is suspended after he showed a video of Luka Rocco Magnotta allegedly killing Chinese student Lin Jun. [The Star]

A creationist group in South Korea lobbied the government to have the theory of evolution removed from high school textbooks, and guess what? They actually won. [Huffington Post]

Listen in: San Francisco public radio station KALW has begun a series focusing on Asian American mental health. [KALW]

Blogger and friend Jim “Busy Dad” Lin reflects on the recent passing of “Goodfella” Henry Hill and the life lessons of the movie that immortalized him. [MamaPop]

The folks who made Shanghai Calling, which stars my fantasy celebrity boyfriend Daniel Henney, are asking for videos about your best story from living or traveling overseas. The prize? Oh nothing, just a little trip for two to see the movie at an upcoming film festival. [Angry Asian Man]

Our pals at You Offend Me, You Offend My Family, just launched their new YouTube network YOMYOMF. We are especially digging the trailer for their high school girl webseries “BFFs.” [YOMYOMF]

We know summer’s only just begun, but can it be fall already so we can already start watching (and loving) Mindy Kaling’s Fox comedy “The Mindy Project,” which is already being touted as one of fall’s “most exciting” new series-es? [Reuters]


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DISGRASIAN’s Summer Reading: Busy Dad Blog

August 26th, 2010 | 5 comments | Posted by Diana

We’ll be away from our desks the month of August, carrying on with the non-bloggy aspects of our lives, watching mindless movie blockbusters, and indulging in summery drinks made with generous pours of bourbon. During this month, we’ll be linking each day to a different website that we ♥. Hopefully you’ll discover something delightful and new while we’re gone. If not, you are a serious Captain Crankypants and are probably in dire need of a summery drink made with a generous pour of bourbon.

‘Til September, lovelies.

I’ll admit that I am personally a bit of baby whore, someone who walks up to any strange little ‘un with wide open arms to offer a bounce or a burp, loves getting puked on, files “squishing baby thighs” under “favorite pastimes,” and is truly validated not by career achievement but by the squealy giggle of a toddler who can’t distinguish me from a play-and-learn musical puppy. I love babies. I probably love your baby. Give me your baby. I want to squish its thighs.

But still, I think it takes a lot for a parenting blog to be good reading for those without child. I don’t spend a ton of time on mommy and daddy sites (although I did follow a mama trail to this post about family bikes once, and almost dropped a few grand on a family tricycle just for myself), so I’m surprised that I keep finding myself browsing the stories of Busy Dad Blog and giggling at the life of Huggies-sponsored daddy Jim. Jim (Busy Dad) is one of the three people I know of in Los Angeles that rides Metro besides myself, seems like a real dude’s dude, and is constantly being outwitted by his older cutie of two, Fury (real name Marcus). I am most eternally grateful for baby Lessi (real name Alessia; Busy Dad has acknowledged that she got shortchanged on family nicknames), who has inspired a whole new cache of oogy-woogy photos to fill the empty space in my stomach that arrives every time I realize Fury is smarter than me. And she’s got those baby thighs. Just the cutest, most squishable baby thighs.

[Busy Dad Blog]


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