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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: Aasif Mandvi on Introducing Jon Hamm to the 'Indian Head Wobble'

Lifestyle The 'Daily Show' correspondent also lists his three favorite interviews on the fake news show and warns Jon Stewart of a potential John Oliver takeover.
May 22nd by Dan Washburn |

Interview: Multitasking Fashion Guru, Reality TV Host Joe Zee Does What He Loves

Lifestyle "Sleep can be overrated," the ELLE magazine creative director and reality television host tells Asia Society.
May 21st by Clara Lambert |

Interview: Producer Kyu Lee on Bringing Psy and 'Korean Wave' of Pop Culture to US

Lifestyle The man who helped Psy break big in America on helping more Asians and Asian Americans gain exposure in mainstream media.
May 20th by Anna Sohn |

Interview: 'Top Chef' Kristen Kish on Her Korean Fried Chicken Addiction, and More

Lifestyle The recent 'Top Chef' winner talks about eating her weight in Doritos off camera during the show, and lists her favorite people to follow on Twitter.
May 17th by Clara Lambert |

Interview: Filmmaker Amrit Singh Dishes on His Quest to Find New York's Best Dosa

Multimedia From the many phases of his hair to a tweet that inspired his film "Dosa Hunt," the Punjabi American music maven tells us how his heritage has shaped who he is today.
May 16th by Tahiat Mahboob |

Interview: 'Zombie Combat' Expert Roger Ma Protects Fellow Citizens From the Undead

As vampires and zombies threaten to overrun American culture, one man stands between ordinary mortals and the blood-sucking, flesh-eating hordes.
May 15th by Jeff Tompkins |

Interview: Turntable Pioneer DJ Qbert Spins for 'Planet Earth'

Lifestyle "I see myself as a part of the whole human race," says Filipino American turntable master, "and am here to make humanity move forward."
May 13th by Clara Lambert |

Interview: Dat Nguyen on Growing Up Vietnamese in Texas and Making NFL History

Lifestyle The first Vietnamese player in National Football League history is now a sports talk radio personality in San Antonio.
May 10th by Dan Washburn |

Konrad Ng: The Asian Pacific American Experience is 'Quintessentially American'

Lifestyle The Director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center weighs in on the rising political clout of APAs and his experiences as part of the extended first family.
May 9th by Bill Swersey |

Interview: Comedian Margaret Cho on Hot Food, Confucius and Her Next Tattoo

Food & Recipes Lifestyle The groundbreaking Korean-American comedian answers five questions from Asia Society's Clara Lambert.
May 2nd by Clara Lambert |