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Photo of the Day: Waiting for a Ride in Uzbekistan

A beat up Russian Lada car parked on the streets of the 2,000 year old ancient city Bukhara, Uzbekistan on April 5, 2015. (Alex Steffler/Flickr)
Multimedia

A beat up Russian Lada car parked on the streets of the 2,000 year old ancient city Bukhara, Uzbekistan on April 5, 2015. (Alex Steffler/Flickr)

Interview: Vietnamese-American Poet on Challenging the ‘Dominant Discourses Regarding Race' in the US

Vietnamese American spoken artist and social activist Bao Phi. (AnRong Xu)
Arts

Spoken word artist and social activist Bao Phi says privileged Asian American activists need to "illuminate the least privileged in our own communities."

#TBT: In 1986, Philippine President Corazon Aquino Quips About Women in Politics

Philippine President Corazon Aquino speaks at Asia Society in 1986. (Robert Glick/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Months after ending the two decade rule of Ferdinand Marcos, the Philippines’ first female president jokes that ‘anything you can do I can do better.’

Photo of the Day: Tranquil Waters in Indonesia

Silhouettes of fishing boats and people dot a tranquil beach in Bali, Indonesia on April 30, 2015. (Fazia/Flickr)
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Silhouettes of fishing boats and people dot a tranquil beach in Bali, Indonesia on April 30, 2015. (Fazia/Flickr)

Interview: Jeremy Lin on 'Breaking Down Stereotypes,' Dunking on His Mom, and New York vs. Houston vs. LA

Jeremy Lin. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsLifestyle

“I'm very proud of who I am and my heritage so I have no issues answering questions about it.” NBA point guard Jeremy Lin discusses his Chinese and Taiwanese American background in an Asia Blog interview. 

Opinion: Behind the Latest Setback for Obama's Trade Agenda, and Why It's Surprising

People protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) gather as US President Barack Obama attends a fund raiser for the Democratic National Committee at the Sentinel Hotel May 7, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

In the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s Senate vote, backers of a Trans-Pacific Partnership had won key support in Washington and abroad. What went wrong?

Photo of the Day: A Mirrored Sunrise in South Korea

Sunrise over a tranquil landscape is reflected in the mirror-like lake in Dodamsambong, South Korea on May 11, 2015. (Lee ki hyeok/Flickr)
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Sunrise over a tranquil landscape is reflected in the mirror-like lake in Dodamsambong, South Korea on May 11, 2015. (Lee ki hyeok/Flickr)

Interview: Open Society Foundations Director on Challenges That Could 'Derail' Myanmar's Reform Process

Binaifer Nowrojee. (Andrew Testa/Panos Pictures)
Current AffairsPolicy

Open Society Foundations (OSF) has been working in Myanmar since 1994. In an interview with Asia Blog, Binaifer Nowrojee, OSF’s regional director for Asia, reflects on the nation’s journey over the last 20 years.

Photo of the Day: Sunset Over the Bay in Taiwan

The setting sun casts a golden glow over the water in Xinwu Township, Taoyuan County, Taiwan on May 3, 2015. (tsaiian/Flickr)
Multimedia

The setting sun casts a golden glow over the water in Xinwu Township, Taoyuan County, Taiwan on May 3, 2015. (tsaiian/Flickr)

Interview: Actress Jennie Kwan, From California Dreams to a 'Place of Empowerment'

Actress and singer Jennie Kwan. (Jennie Kwan)
Current Affairs

Filipino-American actress and singer Jennie Kwan retraces the characters she's played that "exemplify young women stepping into their power."