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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: Multitasking Fashion Guru, Reality TV Host Joe Zee Does What He Loves

Joe Zee, creative director of ELLE magazine and host of Sundance Channel's

"Sleep can be overrated," the ELLE magazine creative director and reality television host tells Asia Society.

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.

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,

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: 'Zombie Combat' Expert Roger Ma Protects Fellow Citizens From the Undead

As vampires and zombies threaten to overrun American culture, one man stands between ordinary mortals and the blood-sucking, flesh-eating hordes.

Interview: Turntable Pioneer DJ Qbert Spins for 'Planet Earth'

DJ Qbert. (Thud Rumble LTD.)

The Filipino American master of the turntables tells Asia Society, "I see myself as a part of the whole human race and am here to make humanity move forward in everything I do."

Video: Chef Pichet Ong Walks the Fine Line Between Sweet and Savory

Chef Pichet Ong's unique aerated goat cheese confection rolled in walnut cookie crumbs and garnished with seasonal fruit. (Philippe Chery/Asia Society)

Step into the kitchen with Brooklyn-based Chinese chef Pichet Ong and learn how his childhood inspires him to create delectable savory and sweet dishes.

Video: How to Make a Leotini, Asia Society's Signature Martini

Take a step-by-step look at how we create our classic, refreshing, Asia-inspired drink, served only at Asia Society. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)

It's shaken, not stirred — but it's not a Bond martini! Take a step-by-step look at how we create our classic, refreshing, Asia-inspired drink, served only at Asia Society.

Turkish Soap Operas and the Pakistani Mothers Who Watch Them

Engin Akyürek in action during an episode of the Turkish soap opera Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?. (YouTube)

I was clueless why my mother, from her home in Karachi via Skype, suddenly started calling my two-year-old son “Engin.” His name is Elias. She revealed that this was a tribute to her current favorite actor, Engin Akyurek of Turkey.

Photos: 'Peace Rickshaws' Promote Colorful Message of Tolerance in Pakistan

The first batch of

The Pakistan Youth Alliance (PYA) is on a mission to use a very visible form of street art to counter the intolerance, and worse, being spread by right-wing groups in Pakistan.