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Interview: New York's Nisha Agarwal on Why Being Pro-Immigrant Make Cities Stronger

Nisha Agarwal speaks after Mayor Bill de Blasio announces her appointment as commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs on Friday, February 28, 2014. (Ed Reed/Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)
Current Affairs

The commissioner of the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs warns that often "the voice of a small, anti-immigrant minority drowns out the vast majority of Americans who support making this country welcoming and inclusive."

Interview: Writer Tao Lin on 'Remaining a Stranger' Wherever He Goes

Author Tao Lin poses in front of the produce section at New York City grocery store. (Tao Lin)

Controversial author discusses visiting Taiwan, plans for his next novel, and drawing mandalas while stoned in his room.

Interview: CNBC's Melissa Lee on Reporting from China and Taking It 'One Show at a Time'

Anchor Melissa Lee on the set of CNBC’s Fast Money. (CNBC)

Fast Money anchor Melissa Lee discusses her childhood in Long Island, how an early career in consulting prepared her for journalism, and her experiences reporting from China.

Interview: Lucy Liu on Growing Up in Queens, Ally McBeal, and Hollywood's 'Slow' Progress in Casting Asian Americans

Lucy Liu attends the Huading Film Awards on June 1, 2014 at Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles, California. (Joe Scarnici/Getty)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Things are better today for Asian Americans in entertainment than ever before, says the star of CBS's Elementary, "but it's a very slow process."

Interview: Ai-jen Poo on the 'Invisible' Women Who are Transforming the US Economy

Labor organizer Ai-jen Poo. (John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)
Current Affairs

MacArthur "Genius" award winner discusses the marginalized immigrant domestic workers she works with, saying "I can't imagine where else I'd be."

Interview: Ken Leung on 'Lost,' 'Rush Hour,' and Not Being a Martial Artist From Hong Kong

Ken Leung. (ABC Medianet)

"People will see a person if you play a person. I still feel this, but over time I see some of the invisible obstacles too," says Ken Leung of his experience as an Asian American actor.

Interview: Food Writer Diana Kuan Gets Creative with Chinese Cuisine

Diana Kuan's
ArtsFood & Recipes

The author of The Chinese Takeout Cookbook dishes to Asia Society about trying new flavors, from New York City to Beijing — and divulges her current top spots for soup dumplings and dim sum.

It's Not Too Late to Help Asia Society Students Left Homeless by Hurricane Sandy

View from a Staten Island public park. (Tomathon/Creative Commons)

News of Hurricane Sandy is disappearing from the headlines. But the devastation remains, including for many students in Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network.

How You Can Help Hurricane Sandy Victims in New York City's Chinatown

A darkened street in Chinatown, lower Manhattan, after Hurricane Sandy. (Several seconds/Flickr)

CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities is providing supplies, electricity — and translation services — to those in need.

For Lessons in Governance, Could Tidy Singapore Look to New York?

View from Marina Bay in southeastern Singapore. (Freimut/Flickr)

Singaporeans should be encouraged to get involved, and quickly, in the decisions that affect their everyday lives, argues Andrew Billo.