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Asian Pacific American Q&A Series

We began interviewing noteworthy Asian Americans as a way to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May 2013. We enjoyed it so much that we decided to continue the series indefinitely. You can find our complete archive below.

Interview: USPS Puts Its Stamp on Lunar New Year With Illustrator's New Series

Multimedia Meet Kam Mak, the artist behind the colorful stamp series, "Celebrating Lunar New Year," as he talks to us about what the holiday means to him, and what inspires him in his designs.
January 31st by Bette Ha |

Interview: No Need for Chopsticks or Accents, Says Broadway Actor Ray Lee

Lifestyle From being inspired by Mariah Carey to being part of the world premiere of "Honeymoon in Vegas", Broadway actor Raymond Lee talks about his beginnings in show biz and Asian American representation in the media.
August 7th by Bette Ha |

Interview: RISD President John Maeda Bridges Cultures and Disciplines

Education RISD President John Maeda talks about what growing up Asian American taught him about reaching across disparate disciplines.
July 2nd by Clara Lambert |

Interview: Gisue Hariri on Her Persian Influences and Women in Architecture

Lifestyle Gisue Hariri of Hariri & Hariri talks about how her Iranian childhood influenced her architecture, designing for Mozart's hometown, and how to get more women into her field.
June 17th by Clara Lambert |

Interview: Linda Akutagawa on Fighting the Stereotype That Asian Americans Can't Lead

Lifestyle Akutagawa, president and CEO of Leadership for Asian Pacifics Inc. (LEAP), points to Vera Wang, Jeremy Lin, Norm Mineta, Major General Tony Taguba, and Indra Nooyi as proof that Asian Americans are rising to the top.
June 3rd by Michael Kulma |

Interview: Michael Chang on Teenage Stardom, Jeremy Lin and Tennis in China

Lifestyle Chang, who in 1989 became the youngest player ever to win a Grand Slam tennis event, also talks about his most memorable match and the state of American tennis.
May 31st by Bill Swersey |

Interview: Instagram Sensation Pei Ketron Points, Shoots, and Scores

Multimedia The photographer and teacher's ability to capture unique photos on the fly has made her an Instagram celebrity.
May 31st by Tahiat Mahboob |

Gothamist's Jen Chung on Mourning the Intimacy of New York's Blog Scene

Lifestyle One of New York's original city bloggers talks about being called "gook" in high school, her favorite websites and restaurants — and pandas, of course!
May 31st by Dan Washburn |

Interview: AP's Jean H. Lee Covers Both Koreas with Objectivity, Understanding

Policy AP Korea Bureau Chief Jean H. Lee talks about the circuitous route she travels to get from Seoul to Pyongyang, her South Korean ancestry, and putting a "human" face on the lives of ordinary North Koreans.
May 30th by Alex Ortolani |

Interview: HGTV Designer Vern Yip on Career Choices, Clean Lines and Clutter

Lifestyle The Hong Kong-born interior designer offers tips on how you can spruce up your place this summer and explains why he doesn't want any of his HGTV colleagues designing rooms for him.
May 29th by Dan Washburn |