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Aasif Mandvi. (Adam Cantor)

Interview: Aasif Mandvi on Introducing Jon Hamm to the 'Indian Head Wobble'

The 'Daily Show' correspondent also lists his three favorite interviews on the fake news show and warns Jon Stewart of a potential John Oliver takeover. more
Kristen Kish. (

Interview: 'Top Chef' Kristen Kish on Her Korean Fried Chicken Addiction, and More

The recent 'Top Chef' winner talks about eating her weight in Doritos off camera during the show, and lists her favorite people to follow on Twitter. more
Punjabi American music maven Amrit Singh is the director of a new short film, "Dosa Hunt." (Laura June Kirsch)

Interview: Filmmaker Amrit Singh Dishes on His Quest to Find New York's Best Dosa

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. more

Interview: CNN's Kristie Lu Stout on Haw Flakes, Twitter and Tracking China

We reached out to the CNN International anchor and self-professed "media junkie," "China nerd" and "geek mom" via email. more
"The Zombie Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Living Dead" by Roger Ma (R).

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. more

Video: Iron Man 3's China Push is Sign of Things to Come for Hollywood

ChinaFile Managing Editor Jonathan Landreth tells Huffington Post Live he expects Hollywood producers such as those that made Iron Man 3 to continue to look for ways to tap into China's growing moviegoing market. more
DJ Qbert. (Thud Rumble LTD.)

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

"I see myself as a part of the whole human race," says Filipino American turntable master, "and am here to make humanity move forward." more
Former NFL player Dat Nguyen. (Delton Childs)

Interview: Dat Nguyen on Growing Up Vietnamese in Texas and Making NFL History

The first Vietnamese player in National Football League history is now a sports talk radio personality in San Antonio. more
Sarina Jain (in black, center) leading a group Masala Bhangra session. (Sarina Jain)

Interview: 'Masala Bhangra' Star Sarina Jain Gets America Moving and Grooving

The Indian American fitness dynamo chats candidly on entrepreneurship, rocking Masala Bhangra in Japan, and the family tragedy that first inspired her. more

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

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