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Video: California Bathhouse Preserves a Japanese American Legacy

The Miyazaki Bathhouse. (Eugene Phillips)
Current Affairs

A short film recalls the Japanese American legacy on the West Coast and how the Miyazaki Bathhouse seeks to preserve and build upon it.

Interview: Hines Ward on Steeler Nation, South Korea, and the 'Mount Rushmore' of Broadcasting

Hines Ward. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Current AffairsLifestyle

Hines Ward on his first return to South Korea in 2006: "It made me really proud of my Korean side and I am still grateful to the Korean people for their continued support and love."

Interview: Writer Tao Lin on 'Remaining a Stranger' Wherever He Goes

Author Tao Lin poses in front of the produce section at New York City grocery store. (Tao Lin)
Arts

Controversial author discusses visiting Taiwan, plans for his next novel, and drawing mandalas while stoned in his room.

Interview: Lucy Liu on Growing Up in Queens, Ally McBeal, and Hollywood's 'Slow' Progress in Casting Asian Americans

Lucy Liu attends the Huading Film Awards on June 1, 2014 at Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles, California. (Joe Scarnici/Getty)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Things are better today for Asian Americans in entertainment than ever before, says the star of CBS's Elementary, "but it's a very slow process."

Interview: Joe Wong on Intercultural Stand-up and Young Chinese 'Wanting to See Something Real' On Stage

Joe Wong at the 2013 National Chinese Language Conference. (Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Chinese American comedian describes the blossoming stand-up scene in China.

Interview: White House Executive Chef on 'Culinary Diplomacy' and Learning to Cook in the Philippines

White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford prepares quinoa black bean and corn salad in the old family dining room of the White House, August 20, 2012. (Sonya N. Hebert/White House)
Food & Recipes

Philippines-born Cris Comerford reflects on two decades in the White House kitchen.

Interview: Ai-jen Poo on the 'Invisible' Women Who are Transforming the US Economy

Labor organizer Ai-jen Poo. (John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)
Current Affairs

MacArthur "Genius" award winner discusses the marginalized immigrant domestic workers she works with, saying "I can't imagine where else I'd be."

Interview: Vietnamese-American Poet on Challenging the 'Dominant Discourses Regarding Race' in the US

Vietnamese American spoken artist and social activist Bao Phi. (AnRong Xu)
Arts

Spoken word artist and social activist Bao Phi says privileged Asian American activists need to "illuminate the least privileged in our own communities."

Interview: Jeremy Lin on 'Breaking Down Stereotypes,' Dunking on His Mom, and New York vs. Houston vs. LA

Jeremy Lin. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsLifestyle

“I'm very proud of who I am and my heritage so I have no issues answering questions about it.” NBA point guard Jeremy Lin discusses his Chinese and Taiwanese American background in an Asia Blog interview. 

Interview: Actress Jennie Kwan, From California Dreams to a 'Place of Empowerment'

Actress and singer Jennie Kwan. (Jennie Kwan)
Current Affairs

Filipino-American actress and singer Jennie Kwan retraces the characters she's played that "exemplify young women stepping into their power."