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Watch: New 'Genius' Grant Winner Vijay Iyer Rehearses at Asia Society in 2011

Jazz pianist, bandleader and composer Vijay Iyer, shown here in New York City in 2013, is a 2013 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship. (MacArthur Foundation)
Arts

Longtime friend of the Asia Society Vijay Iyer is a 2013 recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant.

Photo of the Day: Walking Through the Ruins in Pakistan

Pakistani survivors gather around their destroyed houses in the earthquake-devastated district of Awaran on September 25, 2013. (Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
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Pakistani survivors gather around their destroyed houses in the earthquake-devastated district of Awaran on September 25, 2013. (Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

What Would You Ask Iran's New President? #askasia

Dr. Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Submit your questions now. Some will be asked during our live webcast with Dr. Hassan Rouhani, the new president of Iran, this Thursday.

Photo of the Day: Rising Above the Ruins in Thailand

A miniature golden Buddha sits in front of a giant Buddha statue surrounded by old columns in Ayutthaya, Thailand in September 2013. (Daniel Jarrett)
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A miniature golden Buddha sits in front of a giant Buddha statue surrounded by old columns in Ayutthaya, Thailand in September 2013. (Daniel Jarrett)

This Fall Season, the United Nations is in Fashion

Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, addresses the 67th United Nations General Assembly meeting Sept. 27, 2012 at the United Nations in New York City. (Don Emmert/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

The U.N. is "hot" again, as it finds itself at the center of at least two of the critical global issues of the moment, writes Tom Nagorski.

Video: Orville Schell Explains Why 'Very Threatening' Bo Xilai Received Life Sentence

Bo Xilai during the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 14, 2012. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Speaking on PBS Newshour, Orville Schell describes the case of disgraced official Bo Xilai as "sublimely embarrassing" to China's leadership.

Timelapse: 'A Sleeping Dragon' Uncoils in New York

Artist Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam standing next to his sculpture, Untitled (Forms in Movement) created in 1970. (Ali Dadmarz)
Multimedia

Michelle Yun, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Asia Society Museum, and her team set up Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam's otherworldly Untitled sculpture for the Iran Modern exhibition.

Photo of the Day: Tribal Beauties in the Philippines

A group of women celebrate the Dinagyang Festival that honors Santo Niño and the arrival of Malay tribes in Panay in Iloilo, Philippines on January 27, 2013. (Eduardo S. Seastres)
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A group of women celebrate the Dinagyang Festival that honors Santo Niño and the arrival of Malay tribes in Panay in Iloilo, Philippines on January 27, 2013. (Eduardo S. Seastres)

Video: Can Beijing Clean Up its Air the Same Way New York and London Did?

Lifestyle

The video "Fresh Air by 2030" is the latest offering from our partner site China Green, a production of the Center on U.S.-China Relations.

Photo of the Day: Amusement in Indonesia

Children amuse themselves as they play along a railroad in West Java, Indonesia on September 11, 2013. (Kent Clark/Flickr)
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Children amuse themselves as they play along a railroad in West Java, Indonesia on September 11, 2013. (Kent Clark/Flickr)