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Interview: 'Noodle Road' Author Travels Silk Road on Journey Through Pasta's Past

Lifestyle

After eating her way from China to Italy, chef and author Jen Lin-Liu says that "one of the most alluring things about noodles" is "how varied they are."

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.

Photos: From Fujisan to Iran, UNESCO Names Eight New Heritage Sites in Asia

Japan's Mount Fuji, hailed as a
Education

UNESCO's list for 2013 includes eight newly minted cultural and natural heritage sites across seven Asian countries.

Interview: 'Spice Spoon' Blogger Samples Pakistani, Afghan and Iranian Cooking

Chicken kebab sliders with mint aïoli, one of the many delicacies highlighted on Shayma Saadat's blog
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Toronto-based writer and photographer Shayma Saadat draws on her mixed heritage to cook up an award-winning "food memoir" blog.

Video: US 'Has to Fix' Middle East Before It Can Credibly Pivot to Asia, Says Vali Nasr

Foreign policy analyst Vali Nasr speaking at Asia Society New York on June 17, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

Vali Nasr, Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, tells Asia Society that the Chinese are investing "where they think the game is tomorrow" — the Middle East.

Interview: Gisue Hariri on Her Persian Influences and Women in Architecture

Gisue Hariri (R) and Mojgan Hariri (L), sisters and co-founders of the multidisciplinary architecture and design firm Hariri & Hariri. (Karin Kohlberg)
Lifestyle

Gisue Hariri of Hariri & Hariri talks about how her Iranian childhood influenced her architecture, designing for Mozart's hometown, and what needs to be done to get more women into her field.

Rouhani Victory 'Major Opportunity' for U.S.-Iran Diplomacy

An Iranian woman flashes a victory sign as she holds a portrait of moderate presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani during celebrations in downtown Tehran, June 15, 2013. Iran's Interior Minister has said Rouhani won the election with 18.6 million votes, or 50.68 percent of the vote. (Behrouz Mehr/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio says the U.S. should look to open the door to discussion with Iran's newly elected president.

The Web Reacts: Earthquake Strikes Iran and Pakistan, Tremors Felt Around Asia

Al Jazeera's coverage of the Iran earthquake shows a map of the affected area, near the country's border with Pakistan.
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Earlier today a powerful earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, struck southeastern Iran. Asia Society takes a look at the coverage of the news.

From Mumbai to Los Angeles, Norouz Highlights Persistence of Persian Traditions

Naan berenji, buttery rice cookies, are a Persian staple that you're especially likely to see in and around Norouz celebrations. (Molly Sheridan/Three Points Kitchen/Flickr)
Lifestyle

On March 20, Iranians and the Persian diaspora will celebrate the new year and the arrival of Spring with celebrations all over the world.

Interview: Food Writer Louisa Shafia Brings 'New Persian Kitchen' Into Every Home

Lifestyle

On the eve of Norouz, Louisa Shafia, author of Lucid Food and the upcoming New Persian Kitchen, shares her insights into Persian food and hospitality.