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From NES to Wii U: A Nostalgic Look Back at 30 Years of Nintendo [Photos/Video]

Lifestyle

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) turns 30 today! Nintendo revolutionized the video game industry in 1983 and has since raised its global profile to become among Japan's most valuable companies.

Interview: Food Writer Diana Kuan Gets Creative with Chinese Cuisine

Diana Kuan's
ArtsFood & Recipes

The author of The Chinese Takeout Cookbook dishes to Asia Society about trying new flavors, from New York City to Beijing — and divulges her current top spots for soup dumplings and dim sum.

Photos: Australian Chef Lance Seeto's Take on Healthy Eating — the Fijian Way

Thai chicken and galangal soup (Tom Kha Gai) – a classic Thai soup made from chicken stock, Suva-grown fresh galangal and fresh coconut cream, with bamboo shoots and baby corn. (lanceseeto.com)
Food & RecipesMultimedia

Born in Papua New Guinea, with Australian-Chinese roots, Chef Lance Seeto explores traditional Fijian cuisine and reimagines a philosophy of healthy eating for the 21st century.

Photos: Hong Kong Takes to the Waves for Annual Dragon Boat Race

Competitors paddle vigorously at the Aberdeen Dragon Boat Races on June 12, 2013 in Hong Kong. (Jessica Hromas/Getty Images)
Multimedia

Slideshow: the latest observation of a colorful festival stretching back 2,000 years.

Interview: Filmmaker Focuses on Sriracha, the Condiment with a Cult Following

Production of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce at Huy Fong Food’s Rosemead, CA facility. (Griffin Hammond)
Multimedia

On a mission to share the origins of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, video producer Griffin Hammond embarks on a new documentary about the hottest (in several senses) condiment around.

Interview: Pakistani Squash Star Maria Toorpakai Wins Victories On- and Off-Court

Maria Toorpakai, currently ranked #49 among the world's women squash players. (mariatoorpakai.com)
Lifestyle

The outspoken young athlete, a force for women's right to play sports, tells Asia Society, "Squash is a medium for me to make a positive change in the world."

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

Linda Akutagawa. (Toyo Miyatake Studios)
Lifestyle

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)
Lifestyle

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.

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

Jen Chung, co-founder of Gothamist.
Lifestyle

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)
Lifestyle

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.