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What Were the Five Most-Watched Asia Society Videos in 2013?

Videos of musicians Kong Nay (L) and Mohsen Namjoo (R) in concert were among Asia Society's most popular videos of 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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What videos from Asia Society did you find most interesting in 2013? A look back at our five most-watched videos shows viewers' tastes running the gamut from music to politics to film.

Book Excerpt: 'Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian American Writers'

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Two Iranian expats bond over a love of American country-and-western music. But what happens when one of them starts to make it? Author appearance at Asia Society New York on December 4, 2013.

Elizabeth Taylor's 1976 Trip to Iran, in Pictures

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Photographer Firooz Zahedi reminisces about capturing a whimsical side of actress Elizabeth Taylor during their 1976 trip to Iran.

Video: The Happy Accident Behind an Iranian Artist's Pioneering Sculpture

Iranian artist Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam in New York City in September 2013.
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Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam shares the inspiration behind his trailblazing interactive sculpture, begun in 1969 and now on view in Asia Society Museum's Iran Modern exhibition.

Interview: 'Iranian New Wave' Film Curator Uncovers a Precious, Threatened Legacy

Bahram Beyzaie's
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A crucial, little seen period of Iranian film history comes to life at Asia Society New York for three weeks beginning this Saturday, November 2.

Interview: What it Was Like to Travel to Iran With Andy Warhol in 1976

Andy Warhol in Iran in Isfahan, Iran, in 1976. (Bob Colacello)
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"I have to tell you, Andy liked to stay in his hotel room and call New York, order room service," said Bob Colacello.

Video: 'Iran Modern' Showcases 'Originality, Indviduality,' According to Co-Curator

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Fereshteh Daftari, co-curator of Asia Society Museum's Iran Modern exhibition, shares her insights into the inception, curation and themes of the art on view.

Excerpt: How Robert Wilson Once Staged a Play in Iran That Lasted 168 Hours

Archival image from the 1972 Shiraz Arts Festival performance of
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The legendary theater director describes how he and more than 700 collaborators put on, at Iran's Shiraz Arts Festival, a production lasting seven days. Asia Society symposium on the Shiraz Arts Festival this Saturday, October 5.

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)
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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.

Watch: Charlie Rose Covers 'Iran Modern'

L to R: Suzanne DiMaggio, Tom Nagorski, Charlie Rose and Melissa Chiu.
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Charlie Rose recently interviewed Asia Society's Melissa Chiu, Suzanne DiMaggio and Tom Nagorski about Asia Society Museum's 'Iran Modern' exhibition, which opened September 6 to rave reviews.