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Interview: Western Convert on the 6 Types of Chinese Hard Liquor You Should Try

(The Gonger/Flickr)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

The famously strong Chinese liquor could soon be selling in the United States — but who will buy it? One Western convert offers his top recommendations.

Video: The Story Behind 'Iran Modern,' a Landmark Exhibition of Iranian Art


Melissa Chiu and Tom Nagorski discuss the 1950s, 60s and 70s, an exhilarating period of time for Iranian art that ended with the 1979 revolution.

Video: That Time Jeremy Lin Mistook New York's Koreatown for Times Square

'Linsanity' (2013)

The makers of the documentary Linsanity offer up some behind-the-scenes stories to the Asian American International Film Festival crowd at Asia Society in New York.

Interview: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Teach Author Kevin Kwan His Love of Fiction


"The book began as an experiment . . . but from there the story just kept flowing," says first-time novelist Kwan. In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center on Wednesday, July 17.

Interview: Art Conservation Guru Preserves Sacred Paintings' Spiritual, Material Sides

Anupam Sah (R) is the Head of Art Conservation at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya's Art Conservation Centre (L) in Mumbai. (Robert Cutts/Flickr)

"The thangka ... are means for the Buddhists to achieve their aim of spiritual development, and are not just material works of art," says noted art conservator Anupam Sah. Join him at the CSMVS Museum Art Conservation Centre in Mumbai this Saturday, July 13.

Interview: RISD President John Maeda Bridges Cultures and Disciplines

Rhode Island School of Design President John Maeda. (Jon Kamen)

Rhode Island School of Design President John Maeda talks about what growing up Asian American taught him, being the "bridge" between disparate disciplines, and Twitter as his public diary.

Interview: 'Spice Spoon' Blogger Samples Pakistani, Afghan and Iranian Cooking

Chicken kebab sliders with mint aïoli, one of the many delicacies highlighted on Shayma Saadat's blog
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Toronto-based writer and photographer Shayma Saadat draws on her mixed heritage to cook up an award-winning "food memoir" blog.

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

Gisue Hariri (R) and Mojgan Hariri (L), sisters and co-founders of the multidisciplinary architecture and design firm Hariri & Hariri. (Karin Kohlberg)

Gisue Hariri of Hariri & Hariri talks about how her Iranian childhood influenced her architecture, designing for Mozart's hometown, and what needs to be done to get more women into her field.

Video: Looking Back, Irish Korean War Veterans Revisit Battleground 60 Years Later

Irish veterans revisited a Korean battlefield in April 2013 through a program sponsored by South Korea's government. (Asia Society Korea Center)

As 12 Irish veterans of the Korean War return to South Korea 60 years after the end of the war, one of them reflects on his visit in an exclusive interview with Asia Society Korea Center.

Interview: New Philippines Senator 'Bam' Aquino IV Sets Sights on Growth for All

Paolo Benigno

Just elected to the Philippines Senate, Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, a member of the inaugural class of Asia Society's Asia 21 Young Leaders, outlines his political aspirations at the outset of his first term.