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Interview: Linda Akutagawa on Fighting the Stereotype That Asian Americans Can't Lead

Linda Akutagawa. (Toyo Miyatake Studios)

Akutagawa, president and CEO of Leadership for Asian Pacifics Inc. (LEAP), points to Vera Wang, Jeremy Lin, Norm Mineta, Major General Tony Taguba, and Indra Nooyi as proof that Asian Americans are rising to the top.

Interview: Michael Chang on Teenage Stardom, Jeremy Lin and Tennis in China

Michael Chang returns a shot to Pete Sampras while playing an exhibition match at Stanford University on July 11, 2012. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Chang, who in 1989 became the youngest male player ever to win a Grand Slam tennis event, also talks about his most memorable match and the state of American tennis.

Interview: Instagram Sensation Pei Ketron Points, Shoots, and Scores

Pei Ketron's ability to capture unique photos has made her an Instagram celebrity.

The photographer and teacher's ability to capture unique photos has made her an Instagram celebrity.

Gothamist's Jen Chung on Mourning the Intimacy of New York's Blog Scene

Jen Chung, co-founder of Gothamist.

One of New York's original city bloggers talks about being called "gook" in high school, her favorite websites and restaurants — and pandas, of course!

Interview: HGTV Designer Vern Yip on Career Choices, Clean Lines and Clutter

Vern Yip. (Parker Smith)

The Hong Kong-born interior designer offers tips on how you can spruce up your place this summer and explains why he doesn't want any of his HGTV colleagues designing for him.

Interview: Literary Pioneer Jessica Hagedorn on Glass Ceilings and a Generational Divide


"Nothing much has changed," the groundbreaking author and editor says of Asian Americans working in the arts, "the barriers are still there." In-person appearance at Asia Society New York June 3.

Interview: 'I Care About Little Things,' Says Creative Visionary Jeff Ng

Jeff Ng.

The pathbreaking, multitasking designer tells Asia Society, "I didn't want to be judged on the color of my skin but rather on the quality of my work."

Interview: Classical Violinist Jennifer Koh Finds Her Own Path to Music with Meaning

Violinist Jennifer Koh. (Juergen Frank)

The Chicago-born violinist has made a name for herself not only through her playing but through her unusually thoughtful approach to the classical repertory.

Interview: Aasif Mandvi on Introducing Jon Hamm to the 'Indian Head Wobble'

Aasif Mandvi. (Adam Cantor)

The Daily Show correspondent also lists his three favorite interviews on the fake news show and warns Jon Stewart of a potential John Oliver takeover.

Interview: Producer Kyu Lee on Bringing Psy and 'Korean Wave' of Pop Culture to US

Kyu Lee.

The entertainment world insider who helped Psy break big in America talks about the responsibility he feels to help more Asians and Asian Americans gain exposure in U.S. mainstream media.