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The Cinematic Jeremy Lin: Linsanity at Sundance

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Last night, the Sundance Film Festival got to relive a little Linsanity, as Evan Jackson Leong’s documentary on Jeremy Lin premiered to a sold-out crowd. LA Times’ Steven Zeitchik reviews the film here, but the more interesting stuff is on the film’s Facebook page where the production team posts updates and behind-the-scenes photos from the festival in […]

The Unpredictable Jeremy Lin: A Flair for the Dramatic

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Last night, I watched Jeremy Lin’s return to Madison Square Garden on what was probably a 32″ flat-screen TV mounted to the ceiling of Chinatown’s Nom Wah Tea Parlor with barely audible volume. I was joined by Leonard Shek and Liren Teng, both members of Dat Winning, a podcast we do to try to give […]

Kickstart This: Sports Doc about ’9-Man’ Streetball in Chinatown

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You’ve probably seen or even played this in the summer at Seward Park. 9 on 9 games that resemble volleyball, only much more intense. What you might not know is the history behind the unique Chinese-American game. Now, a feature documentary wants to tell that story. It’s a celebration of Asian American athleticism, swagger, and […]

The Understated Jeremy Lin: A Little Redemption

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Last Friday, the Houston Rockets hosted the New York Knicks at the Toyota Center in Jeremy Lin’s first game against his former team. If this was some kind of redemption game, both teams downplayed it. The Knicks’ Jason Kidd even went so far as to say no one is looking to “embarrass” Lin, which seemed […]

The Obligatory Jeremy Lin: The Hate Runs Deep

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Last week, after recording the Dat Winning podcast at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) with our guest Hua Hsu from Grantland, I sat in on MOCA’s GQ “Rocket Man” panel on Jeremy Lin which featured Hua, Rembert Browne (Grantland), Devin Gordon (Articles Editor, GQ), Ursula Liang (documentary filmmaker) and Will Leitch of New […]

The Obligatory Jeremy Lin: Beard-Sanity is human

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I don’t think anyone really thought that “Beard-Sanity” aka Houston Rockets back-court James Harden and Jeremy Lin could keep up that record pace. Following two wins in their first two games of the season against Detroit and Atlanta, the duo was averaging a searing 57.5 points per game and 24.5 assists per game. Harden was […]

The Obligatory Jeremy Lin: Beard Don’t Lie

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Jeremy Lin must be smiling ear to ear right now, one of those foolish, giddy smiles that just can’t be wiped off your face. Like being in love. The Beard is here. Just days before Lin was to be thrust into the spotlight of opening day and great expectations on a bum knee and not […]

The Obligatory Jeremy Lin: Five Burning Questions

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This fall, Leonard Shek and I are launching a sports podcast we call Dat Winning. “Five Burning Questions” was actually part of a segment we used in a run-through of the show with our co-host Duke Hogwild. Although we’re not using the recorded version, I thought these questions might be an interesting way to launch […]

See & Do: Civil Rights and Sports in RightsFest 2012

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By Melody Ju In the year that double-amputee Oscar Pistorious makes history by qualifying for an Olympic final in London and that we commemorate the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the Fred Korematsu Institute brings its third annual RightsFest Film Festival—which opens dialogue on the intersection between civil rights and sports—to New York City, fittingly the […]

Civil Rights and Sports in RightsFest 2012

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The 3rd annual RightsFest, presented by the Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education, is coming to New York City, September 6-8 at Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick Street  New York, NY 10013). The Korematsu Institute describes their inspiration for this year’s festival line-up: Inspired by the national dialogue about sports and equality during the height of “Linsanity” […]

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