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What Reza Aslan Said About Islamophobes Before His Viral Fox News Interview

Author Reza Aslan offers a witty response to the
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Watch a clip from Aslan's 2010 Asia Society appearance in which he boldly takes on Islamophobes and offers a witty response to the "unprecedented" wave of anti-Muslim prejudice he saw sweeping the U.S. in 2010.

Interview: Great Leap Brewery Founder Taps Into China's Thirst for a Good Microbrew

At Great Leap Brewing microbrewery in Beijing, there are at least 12 beers on tap and over 40 different beers available year-round. (Great Leap Brewing)

"There is no magical way to do business in China," says American expat and Great Leap Brewery founder Carl Setzer. "There is only case-by-case experience and know-how."

Interview: Nuanced Documentary 'Powerless' Illuminates India's Energy Crisis

Loha Singh risks his life to connect electrical wires to redirect energy to the underprivileged. (Powerless Film)
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Robin Hood takes the form of a 28-year-old electrician in Kanpur, India, stealing electricity from the rich to give to the poor. Director Fahad Mustafa sheds light on the story and the risks taken in pursuit of energy equality.

Interview: Author Anchee Min Revisits Immigrant's Struggle in New Memoir

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Acclaimed author Anchee Min talks about her newest memoir, The Cooked Seed, and her experiences adapting to a new country. In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center on June 23.

Interview: Japanese American Grant Ujifusa Defied Odds in Face of Historic U.S. Error

This monument at the Manzanar National Historic Site in California was established to commemorate the internment of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. (manyhighways/flickr)
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Meet the key individual behind official U.S. acknowledgment of the injustice done to Japanese Americans in WWII. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, June 20.

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

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

Interview: Filmmaker Amrit Singh Dishes on His Quest to Find New York's Best Dosa

Punjabi American music maven Amrit Singh is the director of a new short film,
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From the many phases of his hair to a tweet that inspired his film Dosa Hunt, the Punjabi American music maven tells us how his heritage has shaped who he is today.

Interview: Korilla BBQ's Eddie Song Shares His Top Five Good Eats and More

The Korilla BBQ team strikes a pose in front of their truck at the 2011 Vendy Awards in New York City. They won the Rookie of the Year Award. (Korilla BBQ)
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Korilla BBQ's Eddie Song gives Asia Society the lowdown on favorite food picks in New York City, the story behind his truck's social media and why there's a tiger on the truck.

Video: Fashion Designer Jason Wu on Creating 'Pretty Things' (and Making History)

Michelle Obama stands with inaugural dress designer Jason Wu in front of the inaugural gown she wore to the inaugural balls and is now on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC  on March 9, 2010. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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We sit down with Jason Wu, the first fashion designer of Asian descent to design for a first lady.

Interview: Novelist Manu Joseph Explores Family Happiness, 'Illicit' and Otherwise

Novelist Manu Joseph at the World's Literature Festival in Norwich, England on June 23, 2011. (Writers' Centre Norwich/Flickr)
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Award-winning novelist Manu Joseph says of his latest book, The Illicit Happiness of Other People, "I haven't made up anything." In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on January 10 and at Asia Society Texas Center on January 15.