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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."

Interview: Julie Chu on Her Olympic Hockey Journey and 'Breaking Down Walls'

Julie Chu. (Ralph Lauren Magazine)
Lifestyle

“We’re still trying to break down images, whether they’re created by someone else or created by ourselves.” Four-time Olympic medalist Julie Chu chats with Asia Blog about being the first Asian American on the U.S. women’s hockey team.

Interview: Vivek Wadhwa on 'Subtle Discrimination' and the Coming 'Star Trek Future'

Vivek Wadhwa at a TEDx Bay Area Global Women Entrepreneurs Event in 2012. (ttnk/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Well known tech entrepreneur says we're on the cusp of exponential technological development that will have profound effects on the world, and the U.S. shouldn't lose its footing with bad immigration policy.

Interview: Ken Leung on 'Lost,' 'Rush Hour,' and Not Being a Martial Artist From Hong Kong

Ken Leung. (ABC Medianet)
Arts

"People will see a person if you play a person. I still feel this, but over time I see some of the invisible obstacles too," says Ken Leung of his experience as an Asian American actor.

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)
Arts

"It all started in the parking lots of Koreatown," says Kev Nish of the chart-topping Asian American hip hop group Far East Movement.

Asia Society Remembers Karin Higa, 'Pioneering Advocate' for Asian American Art

L to R: Susette Min, Karin Higa, and Asia Society Museum Director Karin Higa, co-curators of the Asia Society Museum exhibtion
Arts

Asia Society joins the art community in mourning the loss of Karin Higa, a distinguished curator of Asian American art.

Interview: NFL's Digital Guru Has a Game Plan for Fantasy Football, Asian Markets

NFL footballs in New Orleans, LA, photographed on Feb. 2, 2013. (Au Kirk/Flickr)
Lifestyle

Visal Shah sheds light on some of the strategies that are helping the NFL move successfully into both East Asia and the digital sphere.

Watch: New 'Genius' Grant Winner Vijay Iyer Rehearses at Asia Society in 2011

Jazz pianist, bandleader and composer Vijay Iyer, shown here in New York City in 2013, is a 2013 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship. (MacArthur Foundation)
Arts

Longtime friend of the Asia Society Vijay Iyer is a 2013 recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant.

Interview: No Need for Chopsticks or Accents, Says Broadway Actor Ray Lee

Raymond J. Lee. (raymondjlee.com)
Lifestyle

From being inspired by Mariah Carey's Music Box to being part of the world premiere cast of Honeymoon in Vegas, Broadway actor Raymond Lee talks about his beginnings in show biz and Asian American representation onstage and in the media today.