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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)
Multimedia

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.

Video: Chinese Journalists Said 'We Wish We Could Have Done This'

Dune Lawrence of the Bloomberg News Projects and Investigations Team. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

Dune Lawrence, part of the Bloomberg News team that won this year's Asia Society Oz Prize, discusses the reaction in China to Bloomberg's series on wealth and the ruling class.

Meet New Asia Society President Josette Sheeran in Photos and Videos

Josette Sheeran during an interview near carcasses of animals that died because of drought in Wajir, northeastern Kenya, on July 23, 2011. (WFP/Siegfried Modola)
Multimedia

One week ago today Asia Society named Josette Sheeran its new president. Sheeran, who takes office June 10, comes to Asia Society from the World Economic Forum, where she served as Vice Chair since 2011.

At Upcoming Obama-Xi Summit, Don't Expect 'Deliverables'

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and then-Chinese-Vice-President Xi Jinping pose for photographs before meeting in the Oval Office at the White House February 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Policy

Former Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg and Asia Society Associate Fellow Susan Shirk offer their thoughts on the June 7-8 meeting in California.

Photo of the Day: Standing Tall in a Sea of Blue in Thailand

A striking rock crops up from the blue waters in Thailand on May 21, 2013. (Travel Photo/Flickr)
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A striking rock crops up from the blue waters in Thailand on May 21, 2013. (Travel Photo/Flickr)

Interview: 'I Care About Little Things,' Says Creative Visionary Jeff Ng

Jeff Ng.
Lifestyle

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: Art Activist Hopes to Create 'Magic' with 10,000 Pink Balloons in Kabul

The
Lifestyle

On a surprise Saturday morning, 130 volunteers will distribute thousands of hot pink balloons to people on their way to work in Kabul.