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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.

Gallery: Hand-Drawn Indian Movie Posters Convey 'Passion, Power and Immediacy'

Ramachandraiah and Raju's poster for the 2012 Bollywood caper
Arts

Traveling in South India, filmmaker and blogger Andy Deemer discovered a kind of outsider art that is routinely dismissed as "urban blight."

Video: For Vir Das and Other South Asian Comics, the Best Punchline is Life Unfolding

Actor and comedian Vir Das performing a stand-up skit in India.
Multimedia

As actor and comedian Vir Das prepares to discuss comedy and its social function with Asia Society's India Centre, we take a look at how several South Asian comics use humor to tell the stories of our lives.

Video: Ai Weiwei Parodies 'Gangnam Style,' Confuses Pundits

A still from Ai Weiwei's
Arts

The world-famous Chinese artist and provocateur infuses his Gangnam Style parody with some (possibly) dark humor.

What the Web is Saying About SNL's Chinese 'Peasant Laborers'

L to R: Nasim Pedrad, Cecily Strong, and Fred Armisen in the Saturday Night Live skit
Lifestyle

A skit last weekend used fake Foxconn workers to mock melodramatic iPhone 5 criticisms — but not everyone was amused.

Gallery/Interview: Preserving Southeast Asia's Movie Palaces Through Photography

A lone viewer at the Aung Mingala Cinema in Dawei, Thanintharyi Division, Burma. (Philip Jablon)
Multimedia

Documentary photographer and researcher Philip Jablon wants to cultivate an appreciation of stand-alone theaters in Southeast Asia in the hope of stimulating preservation efforts.

Multimedia: Celebrating India, Bollywood Style

Aamir Khan in a scene from the Oscar-nominated movie 'Lagaan' (2001).
Multimedia

Bollywood has a rich history of celebrating patriotism through movies and music that highlight India. Here's a look at a few haunting classics and some foot-tapping contemporary songs that pay homage.

Interview/Gallery: Innovative New Publisher Readies India for Its Indie Comics Moment

Volumes Two and Three of 'Comix.India,' a black-and-white anthology of alternative comics launched in 2010.
Arts

Artists Bharath Murthy and Kailash Iyer are taking advantage of crowd-sourcing and up-to-the-minute publishing technology to build an Indian audience for alternative comics.

Interview (and Photos): Asheer Akram on His Pakistani Cargo Truck Initiative

Arts

Pakistan's vibrant truck art culture could be getting a test drive in America, if a young artist from Kansas City is successful.

Interview: 'Tina's Mouth' Author Has Graphic, Novel Take on Indian American Life

Budding existentialist Tina Malhotra is the heroine of 'Tina's Mouth.'
Arts

With the publication of Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary, Indian Americans now have a graphic novel heroine to call their own.