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THE MORNING LINE The effect of sequestration cuts on New York state: a loss of $275 million for education, law enforcement, environmental protection, and public health.



THE ARTS
Asia Week NY is A Celebration of Asian Art taking place March 15-23. Museums, auction houses, and dealers will have special events, an open house weekend, exhibits, talks, workshops, and auctions. [Top left image: Chariot Finial with Garuda Cambodia, Khmer, Carlton Rochell Asian Art. Top right image: Imperial Brush handscroll by the Daoguang Emperor, Michael C. Hughes LLC]



From a country that wants to burnish its image on the world stage, A Season of Cambodia is an upcoming arts festival with Phnomenal breadth. At venues around the city in April and May: dance, music, movies, art, and theater.


Able Made x The Brave Collection have sponsored the Kiri Klahan Wrap Bracelet, a limited edition piece, $95, made in Phnom Penh by fair-trade artisans, to support them and human trafficking survivors.


Starting March 14 at Joan B Mirviss, Seven Sages of Ceramics: Modern Japanese Masters.

Now through March 8 at The Nippon Club, Fractal: An Exhibition of Six Japanese Emerging Sculptors.




FOOD
Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau's sushi restaurant Neta was one of the best-reviewed of last year.

Find out where the food truck Cambodian Cuisine Torsu is through their Twitter feed. Even though Jerry Ley has run two non-mobile restaurants, last year Torsu was nominated for a Vendy Rookie of the Year award.

Cooking Thai food? Bangkok Center Grocery, 104 Mosco [Mulberry/Mott] 212.349.1979, has you covered.

At Macy's De Gustibus on Thursday, March 7, 5:30-8pm, Tulsi's tandoor wiz/chef/owner, Hemant Mathur, and pastry chef (also his wife) Surbhi Sahni, will cook Indian dishes that you can make at home.

In our fridge: Mother-in-Law's Kimchi. Launched in NYC in 2009 by Lauryn Chun, she's also the author of the newly-published The Kimchi Cookbook, 60 Traditional and Modern Ways to Make and Eat Kimchi.


MOVIES
Shelly Kraicer makes the case for the Top 10 Chinese indie films from last year.

Tonight at Film Forum, Passing Fancy, a 1933 silent classic from Yasujiro Ozu. Japanese silents always had live narrators or 'benshi' and Ichiro Kataoka does the honors for this screening.




BOOKS
Born in Pakistan, Mohsin Hamid, author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, has a new novel out in the first week of March: How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. Michiko Kakutani wrote that the book confirms Mr. Hamid is "one of his generation's most inventive and gifted writers."

Wave, by Sonali Deraniyagala, is about the unimaginable loss she suffered as a result of the 2004 tsunami.

A lifetime collection of letters between Liu Hongsheng, his wife Ye Suzhen, and their twelve children forms the basis of The Lius of Shanghai by Sherman Cochran and Andrew Hsieh. Out in April.



THEATER
Safe prediction: Here Lies Love, starting April 2 at the Public, won't be a bore. David Byrne, Fatboy Slim, Alex Timbers, and Annie-B Parson are key parts of the creative team of this immersive disco musical about Imelda Marcos.

Bunty Berman Presents is a new musical by Ayub Khan Din premiering in April at The New Group about a 1950s Bollywood studio in turnaround.




















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