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This edition: December 2015

Episode Details

Original tape date: November 13, 2015.

First aired: December 4, 2015.

Art is art, fashion is fashion but contemporary artist Richard Tsao proves they can exist together. He’s best known for his line of fashion featured at the New York Metropolitan Opera and Asia Society museum store. You can even find many of New York’s opera singers wearing his fashion line. Reporter Kyung Yoon spends a day at his showroom and learns more about his creative process.

MC Jin became the first Asian American rapper to sign a major record label. He’s in the spotlight again and reporter Paul Lin caught up with him at the annual B-Boy Royale Dance competition in New York.  

She’s known as the Anthony Bourdain of grandma’s kitchen. Caroline Shin’s web series “Cooking With Granny” spills the secrets behind the family recipes. Reporter Ernabel Demillo spends a day in grandma’s kitchen and whips a favorite Filipino holiday dessert.

At Queens Museum, New York based Chinese artist Zhang Hongtu debuts a pop cultural series on life and politics in China. Nearly 90 pieces of contemporary art objects are exhibited, including the artist’s famous “Mao” series depicting the Cultural Revolution to Zhang’s interpretation of the old European masters like Van Gogh and Monet.

Mindy Kaling and Aziz Ansari put South Asian comedians on the Hollywood map - as a result, we’re seeing more South Asians on the standup comedy circuit. Reporter Barry Mitchell shares a few good laughs with today's’ rising stars.

Guest List

Subhah Agarwal Comedian

Anna Banfi Tsao Design Devotee

Lumen Castañeda Granny Chef, “Cooking with Granny”

Zhang Hongtu Artist

MC Jin Hip Hop Artist/Songwriter

Jung Lee Sanders Founder and Director, Art Projects International

Caroline Shin Host/Producer, “Cooking with Granny”

Richard Tsao Artist & Designer

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