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Are American Palates Turning Japanese?

Customers studying a menu at a Japanese restaurant. (christophe HUE/flickr)
Arts

In New York City, culinary crazes come and go every season, but the (re)discovery of Japan seems here to stay — and "The Ramen Burger Effect" takes hold at Asia Society New York on Wednesday, December 18.

Interview: Globe-Trotting Musician Alex Zhang Hungtai on 'Living Life' for His Art

Alex Zhang Hungtai, also known as Dirty Beaches, onstage at Animal Social Club in Rome, Italy on October 19, 2011. (Flavia/Flickr)
Lifestyle

The Taipei-born, Berlin-based Dirty Beaches frontman chats about making music in Beijing, his love of Wong Kar Wai movies and his own forays into filmmaking.

From NES to Wii U: A Nostalgic Look Back at 30 Years of Nintendo [Photos/Video]

Lifestyle

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) turns 30 today! Nintendo revolutionized the video game industry in 1983 and has since raised its global profile to become among Japan's most valuable companies.

Photos: I Sing of... Singh Street Style, a Fashion Blog for the Chic Sikh

Lifestyle

Founder Pardeep Singh Bahra talks about Singh Street Style, a blog featuring stylish men who just happen to be wearing turbans.

Interview: 'I Care About Little Things,' Says Creative Visionary Jeff Ng

Jeff Ng.
Lifestyle

The pathbreaking, multitasking designer tells Asia Society, "I didn't want to be judged on the color of my skin but rather on the quality of my work."

Interview: Multitasking Fashion Guru, Reality TV Host Joe Zee Does What He Loves

Joe Zee, creative director of ELLE magazine and host of Sundance Channel's
Lifestyle

"Sleep can be overrated," the ELLE magazine creative director and reality television host tells Asia Society.

Interview: Producer Kyu Lee on Bringing Psy and 'Korean Wave' of Pop Culture to US

Kyu Lee.
Lifestyle

The entertainment world insider who helped Psy break big in America talks about the responsibility he feels to help more Asians and Asian Americans gain exposure in U.S. mainstream media.

Interview: 'Zombie Combat' Expert Roger Ma Protects Fellow Citizens From the Undead

As vampires and zombies threaten to overrun American culture, one man stands between ordinary mortals and the blood-sucking, flesh-eating hordes.

Interview: Turntable Pioneer DJ Qbert Spins for 'Planet Earth'

DJ Qbert. (Thud Rumble LTD.)
Lifestyle

The Filipino American master of the turntables tells Asia Society, "I see myself as a part of the whole human race and am here to make humanity move forward in everything I do."

Turkish Soap Operas and the Pakistani Mothers Who Watch Them

Engin Akyürek in action during an episode of the Turkish soap opera Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?. (YouTube)
Lifestyle

I was clueless why my mother, from her home in Karachi via Skype, suddenly started calling my two-year-old son “Engin.” His name is Elias. She revealed that this was a tribute to her current favorite actor, Engin Akyurek of Turkey.