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Photo of the Day: Vesak Buddhist Festival in Sri Lanka

A Buddha sits on display during the annual Vesak Buddhist festival, which celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Buddha in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 24, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Buddha sits on display during the annual Vesak Buddhist festival, which celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Buddha in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 24, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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!

Photo of the Day: Landing for Food in India

A white heron slows down in flight to scoop up some food in India on May 14, 2013. (Abhishek Shirali/Flickr)
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A white heron slows down in flight to scoop up some food in India on May 14, 2013. (Abhishek Shirali/Flickr)

Interview: AP's Jean H. Lee Covers Both Koreas with Objectivity, Understanding

Jean H. Lee, Korea bureau chief for The Associated Press.
Policy

AP Korea Bureau Chief Jean H. Lee talks about the circuitous route she travels to get from Seoul to Pyongyang, her South Korean ancestry, and putting a "human" face on the lives of ordinary North Koreans.

Photo of the Day: Sailing Through Laos

A boat full of people glide smoothly over the waters of the Nam Song river in Vang Vieng, Laos on May 18, 2013. (Madeleine_H/Flickr)
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A boat full of people glide smoothly over the waters of the Nam Song river in Vang Vieng, Laos on May 18, 2013. (Madeleine_H/Flickr)

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.

Photo of the Day: Packing Up for the Night in China

A man wraps up a plastic bag inside a shop in Guiyang, Guizhou, China on May 21, 2013. (ilya/Flickr)
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A man wraps up a plastic bag inside a shop in Guiyang, Guizhou, China on May 21, 2013. (ilya/Flickr)

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

Arts

"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.