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Interview: New Asia Society Museum Director on Why Art and Culture Are the 'Best Connectors' of People

Tan Boon Hui. (National Heritage Board)
Arts

Tan Boon Hui, the newly appointed VP for Global Arts and Cultural Programs and Director of Asia Society Museum, says "art and culture are some of the best connectors of people and communities."

Photo of the Day: Spiraling Downwards in China

A man walks down a spiraling staircase at a shopping mall in Shanghai, China on June 8, 2015. (arileu/Flickr)
Multimedia

A man walks down a spiraling staircase at a shopping mall in Shanghai, China on June 8, 2015. (arileu/Flickr)

Interview: The Beijing Independent Film Festival (BIFF) Comes to New York

From 'People’s Park' (J.P. Sniadecki)
Arts

In an interview with ChinaFile, Karin Chien and J.P. Sniadecki share about how they are bringing the best of Chinese independent film to New York.

Weekly Rewind: 60 Channels From a Yurt, 'Humans of New York' in Pakistan, and the World's First Solar-Powered Airport

This picture taken on July 8, 2015 shows 13-year-old jockey Purevsurengiin Togtokhsuren sitting on a motorbike next to his 'yurt' (R) after taking care of the horses in Khui Doloon Khudag, some 50 kms west of Ulan Bator. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsMultimedia

Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Photo of the Day: Chaos in Concrete in India

Metal grills, glass panes and air conditioner units in a group of buildings form a chaotic pattern in Chennai, India on June 25, 2015. (Ramesh SA/Flickr)
Multimedia

Metal grills, glass panes and air conditioner units in a group of buildings form a chaotic pattern in Chennai, India on June 25, 2015. (Ramesh SA/Flickr)

#TBT: In 1991, Korean Dancers Have Moment of Zen...With a Paintbrush

Eunjin Hwang (L) and Sun Ock Lee performing
Arts

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: A 1991 Asia Society performance displayed Zen-like concentration by its Buddhist performers.

Photo of the Day: An Innocent Gaze in Japan

An alpaca gazes up at the camera while chomping on grass in Biei, Japan on July 11, 2015. (Kaley Portier/Flickr)
Multimedia

An alpaca gazes up at the camera while chomping on grass in Biei, Japan on July 11, 2015. (Kaley Portier/Flickr)

Interview: From Brothels to Beards, Bangladeshi Photographer Captures the Human Spirit

Bangladeshi man with a henna-dyed beard. (GMB Akash)
Multimedia

GMB Akash explains how he gains the trust of the underprivileged people he photographs and brings their stories to life.

Photo of the Day: Of Driftwood and Dunes in New Zealand

Strong winds blow the black sand along the beaches of coastal Taranaki and expose the broken driftwood deposits of storms long past in New Zealand on August 10, 2015. (Dave Young/Flickr)
Multimedia

Strong winds blow the black sand along the beaches of coastal Taranaki and expose the broken driftwood deposits of storms long past in New Zealand on August 10, 2015. (Dave Young/Flickr)

Interview: What the Removal of Myanmar's Ruling Party Chairman Means for Its Upcoming Elections

Speaker of Myanmar’s lower house of parliament Thura Shwe Mann at the lower house in Naypyidaw on August 16, 2013. (Ye Aung Thu/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Policy Institute Senior Advisor Priscilla Clapp, a former U.S. Chief of Mission to Burma, discusses the implications of the USDP’s leadership change for the future of the party and for Myanmar’s transition to democracy.