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Multimedia: 'Ramen Dreams' Chef Picks His Five Best Ramen Joints in United States

Chicken-based tori paitan broth at Totto Ramen in New York, N.Y. (Keizo Shimamoto)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

A ramen fanatic who consumes an estimated 600 bowls a year, the subject of Michael McAteer's award-winning short film, names his favorite ramen spots in America.

Watch Asia Make its Mark at the Oscars, Past and Present

L to R: Animation director Erik-Jan De Boer, director Ang Lee, actor Suraj Sharma, composer Mychael Danna, and cinematographer Claudio Miranda attend the 20th Century Fox Academy Award Nominees Celebration on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
Multimedia

As Ang Lee and Argo took home big honors last night, we reflect on the Asian impression left on the Academy Awards.

South Korea's New President Promises Era of 'Trustpolitik'

Park Geun-Hye, South Korea's president, salutes during her inauguration ceremony in the National Assembly on February 25, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. (Park Jin-Hee/Getty Images)
Policy

The first female president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, took the oath of office today during a time of opportunities and critical challenges for South Korea.

Photo of the Day: Ang Lee Wins His Second Oscar for Best Director

Ang Lee holds the trophy for Best Director for the movie Life of Pi in the press room during the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

Ang Lee holds the trophy for Best Director for the movie Life of Pi in the press room during the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)

In 2013, Literature Festival Provides 'Healing Touch' for Troubled Karachi

In 2013, the Karachi Literature Festival grew to three days' worth of events and attracted approximately 15,000 attendees. (Annie Ali Khan)
Arts

A festival devoted to reading and writing becomes a political statement in a city where bomb blasts, like thunderstorms, have become part of the natural order.

Video: Lil Buck Dances From Memphis to China to Stephen Colbert

Charles
Lifestyle

Watch a variety of videos featuring Charles "Lil Buck" Riley, who traveled to China in 2011 with Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations and recently appeared on The Colbert Report.

Photo of the Day: Reflection in the Water in Japan

Calm waters reflect the branches of a tree in Gunma Prefecture, Japan on February 21, 2013. (
Multimedia

Calm waters reflect the branches of a tree in Gunma Prefecture, Japan on February 21, 2013. ("masa/Flickr)

'Unprecedented' Conversation Yields Proposals for US-Iran Negotiations

L to R: David Ignatius, Amb. Mohammad Khazaee, and Amb. Thomas Pickering at Asia Society New York on Feb. 20, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaee, and former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering discuss breaking the nuclear impasse and the future of U.S.-Iran relations.

On a Day for Languages, Discovering, Celebrating, and Saving Our Mother Tongues

(RichVintage/iStockPhoto)
Education

On International Mother Language Day, Asia Society's Chris Livaccari argues that while a lingua franca is important, so is linguistic diversity.

Photo of the Day: Enveloped in Shades of Blue in Thailand

A long tail boat sits anchored at Maya Beach, Thailand on February 20, 2013. (efkarmanine/Flickr)
Multimedia

A long tail boat sits anchored at Maya Beach, Thailand on February 20, 2013. (efkarmanine/Flickr)