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Video: The Painstaking and Mesmerizing Tradition of the Tibetan Sand Mandala

(Joel Luks/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The sacred tradition from Tibetan Buddhism embodies the universe and serves as a metaphor of the impermanence of life.

Ai Weiwei: Meaningful Architecture Is 'Very Dangerous' To China's Leadership

 (Adam Berry/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

“The discussion does not benefit who is going to be profited. So authorities doesn’t like this kind of discussion — any discussion related to aesthetics.” 

The Americans' Ruthie Ann Miles: 'We Should Not Be Satisfied Playing the Token Asian'

Ruthie Ann Miles in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. (Paul Kolnik)
Arts

The Korean-raised actress, currently starring in The King and I on Broadway, discussed her passion for music, theater, and says why television makes her nervous.

Interview: Jeff Yang on What Hollywood Can Teach the Corporate World About Diversity

Shows like ABC's How To Get Away With Murder have injected greater racial diversity in television (Mitchell Haaseth/ABC)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The longtime media and cultural critic says that "pop culture is a step behind society, and brands are a step behind pop culture" in fomenting change.

Interview: Tracy Wong on Leadership, Diversity, and the Importance of 'Creative Democracy'

Tracy Wong (Jason Hall)
Arts

The award-winning advertising executive explains why letting everyone — even the accounts team — get involved in the creative process has made his Wongdoody firm so successful.

Interview: The New Yorker's Adrian Chen on Diversity, Longform Writing, and His Fascination With Trolling

Eva Blue/Flickr
ArtsCurrent Affairs

"If you come to journalism kind of with any kind of outsider perspective, you'd begin to see to see how much people rely on the same sources and cover the same stories."

Interview: Anna Sui on Dressing Rock Stars

Anna Sui (Josh Jordan)
Arts

The iconic fashion designer on thinking globally, channeling Keith Richards, and her upcoming book.

Interview: DJ Neil Armstrong on Food, Music, and His Filipino Heritage

DJ Neil Armstrong
Arts

The turntablist says he's drawn to his craft out of a desire to be "the person who makes everyone dance."

The Lahore Literary Festival: Bringing Pakistan's Celebration of Arts and Culture to New York

The Pakistani signer Zeb Bangash performs on the opening night of the Lahore Literary Festival at Asia Society New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

The two-day event offers a rejoinder to the country's reputation for political instability and extremism.

Interview: Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa on Charlie Parker, Ravi Shankar, and the Other F-Word

Rudresh Mahanthappa (Jimmy Katz)
Arts

The Indian-American saxophonist discusses his heritage, musical influences, and why Ravi Shankar's appearance at Woodstock was both the "best and worst thing" to happen to Indian music.