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Interview: Far East Movement on Asian Parents, the LA Riots, and Taking Bieber to Koreatown

Prohgress, DJ Virman, J-Splif and Kev Nish of hip hop group Far East Movement. (Big Hassle Media)
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"It all started in the parking lots of Koreatown," says Kev Nish of the chart-topping Asian American hip hop group Far East Movement.

Interview: 'Among the Believers' Filmmakers Examine 'Ideological Divide' in Pakistan Today

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Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this month, Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Naqvi's new documentary examines Pakistan's ideological and security landscape over the past six years.

#TBT: When Robert Frost Was a Featured Guest at an Asia Society Program in 1961

American poet Robert Frost, right, speaks with a guest at an homage to the Indian writer Sir Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) in an Asia Society-sponsored program held in New York’s Town Hall in 1961. (Asia Society)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: American poet Robert Frost as a featured guest at an Asia Society event in 1961 honoring Sir Rabindranath Tagore.

Discover Your Myanmar Zodiac Sign With Our New Online Tool

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Are you a Dragon or a Guinea Pig? Is your planet Mars or Jupiter? And what does this all say about your personality? Use our interactive Myanmar astrology tool to find out.

Interview: For Filmmakers, Mu Xin's Art 'Transcends Original Context' of China's Cultural Revolution

The artist Mu Xin. (Courtesy of Ropa Vieja Films)
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Read a discussion with the filmmakers behind Dreaming Against the World, which tells the story of Mu Xin, an artist who risked his life writing and painting while imprisoned during China’s Cultural Revolution.

#TBT: Schoolchildren (in Plaid Sport Coats) Visit an Asia Society Exhibition in 1975

Schoolchildren line up to view an Asia Society exhibition in 1975.
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: New York school kids visiting in 1975.

Multimedia: Critics Laud Asia Society's Shwe Man Thabin Event as 'Rare Taste of Myanmar's Culture'

Members of Shwe Man Thabin perform at Asia Society New York on April 11, 2015. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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"Audience members lingered in their seats, dazed, even after the performers had bowed and waved goodbye," remarked the New York Times after a sold-out performance at Asia Society New York.

Multimedia: Celebrated Troupe Brings Myanmar's Performance Tradition to New York

An evening of zat pwe presents a panoply of music, song, dance, drama, and comedy. (Rachel Cooper)
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Learn about zat pwe — a traditional Myanmar performance form combining music, dance, and theater into a unique variety extravaganza  — ahead of three Asia Society New York events this weekend.

Interview: 'Spinnin' Memory,' Khmer American Rapper Teaches a Traumatic History

Rapper Prach Ly. (Courtesy of the artist)
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In 2000, 21-year-old Khmer American rapper praCh (Prach Ly) recorded his first CD, which told the story of Cambodia’s killing fields, in his parents’ garage. It became the #1 album in Cambodia. Fifteen years later, Ly reflects on his journey.

Ahead of Asia Society Texas Center Exhibition, a Brief History of Chinese American Immigration

Chinese immigrant and new American citizen Yi Shu holds back tears after taking the oath of citizenship at a naturalization ceremony on April 9, 2013 in New York City. (John Moore/Getty Images)
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The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America opens this weekend at Asia Society Texas Center. In anticipation of the opening, here's a look at the history of Chinese immigration the U.S.