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

Iranian artist Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam in New York City in September 2013.
Arts

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

Andy Warhol in Iran in Isfahan, Iran, in 1976. (Bob Colacello)
Lifestyle

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

Watch: Thai Puppeteers Bring 'Billie Jean'-Era Michael Jackson Back to Life

Arts

The headline really says it all. Press play to watch a puppet-sized King of Pop perform one of his biggest hits ... sequin glove, moonwalk and all.

Indonesia: Rupiah May Have Rallied, But Jakarta's Policy Decisions Still Bear Scrutiny

An Indonesian clerk holds stacks of Indonesian rupiah notes at a currency exchange office in Jakarta on Sept. 4, 2013. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

It may never be quite clear how much credit Indonesia's government deserves for righting its currency after its recent tumble, according to two analysts with the consultancy Control Risks.

Video: Iran's President Tells Asia Society 'Sooner the Better' in Resolving Nuclear Issue

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at an Asia Society event on the sidelines of the 68th United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 26, 2013. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday that his government would leave "no stone unturned" while seeking a mutually acceptable solution to the nuclear impasse.

Watch: Myanmar's 'Salesman in Chief' Makes His Pitch to US Investors

Myanmar Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin speaking Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at the
Business

Watch Myanmar's foreign minister discuss the "gold rush" in his country, and hear why MTV's founder thinks this is a "historic opportunity."

Video: What is the Afghanistan Government's 'Red Line' Regarding the Taliban?

Afghanistan Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul (R) and journalist John Hockenberry at Asia Society New York on September 24, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

Watch highlights from Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul's talk, including what he thinks of Afghanistan's "Twitter generation."

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.

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.

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.