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Interview: Cross-Cultural Dialogue 'Translates' in Latest 'Monkey Business'

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Arts

The third issue of the acclaimed Japanese-American literary journal is the most cosmopolitan and wide-ranging yet. Panel discussion with Paul Auster and Charles Simic this Saturday, May 4, at Asia Society New York.

Interview: Comedian Margaret Cho on Hot Food, Confucius and Her Next Tattoo

Food & RecipesLifestyle

The groundbreaking Korean-American comedian answers five questions from Asia Society's Clara Lambert.

Photo of the Day: Dishing Out Delicacies in Taiwan

People wait to pick up food at a local eatery in Jiufen, Taiwan on May 1, 2013. (Davi Leung/Flickr)
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People wait to pick up food at a local eatery in Jiufen, Taiwan on May 1, 2013. (Davi Leung/Flickr)

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.

Photo of the Day: Bird on a Wire (in Hong Kong)

A sparrow looks down from its barbed-wire perch in Hong Kong on May 1, 2013. (See-ming Lee 李思明 SML/Flickr)
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A sparrow looks down from its barbed-wire perch in Hong Kong on May 1, 2013. (See-ming Lee 李思明 SML/Flickr)

Interview: Richard Slotkin Revisits America's 'Forgotten' War, Korea, on Film

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Arts

As the 60th anniversary of the Korean armistice approaches, renowned cultural critic and historian Richard Slotkin looks back on the relatively-forgotten Korean War movies made by Hollywood in the 1950s and '60s.

Photo of the Day: Organized Divinity in Singapore

Rows and rows of Buddha figurines lined up neatly in the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore on April 29, 2013. (kasei/Flickr)
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Rows and rows of Buddha figurines lined up neatly in the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore on April 29, 2013. (kasei/Flickr)

Interview: Pakistan's Premier Mountaineer on His Passion for Heights and Homeland

Nazir Sabir on K2, the second-highest mountain in the world, in northern Pakistan's Karakoram range. (Nazir Sabir)
Lifestyle

Renowned mountaineer Nazir Sabir, the first Pakistani to have climbed Mount Everest, talks candidly about his brushes with death and his love of the region he calls "the best-kept secret" in Asia.

In Viet Nam and Rest of 'Rising South,' Inequality Just One of Many New Challenges

A worker uses plastic flowers to build a display marking the 38th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War at a public park in the centre of Hanoi on April 24, 2013. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

"A shift is upon us," writes Asia Society's Andrew Billo from Ho Chi Minh City, "but the global community is not yet managing it too well."

Photo of the Day: Perfect Rows of Purple in Japan

Lush wisteria blooms hang down in precision in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan on April 29, 2013. (GENuine1986/Flickr)
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Lush wisteria blooms hang down in precision in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan on April 29, 2013. (GENuine1986/Flickr)