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Ricepaper Magazine Exclusive: Poet and Musician Janice Lee

What is slam poetry and why is spoken word important to our own social understanding? 

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Ricepaper Magazine sits down with Asian-Canadian poet, song writer and community organizer, Janice Lee at a house show in Vancouver. The Kitchener-Waterloo native discusses the … more »

Chinook Jargon

kahta mamook kopa chinook wawa– how to speak chinook

Chanook Jargon

An article by Judith Ichisaka from 17.3/4 our Aboriginal and Asian Canadian Writer’s Special Double Issue

Book Review – You Are A Cat! by Sherwin Tjia

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You Are A Cat! 
by Sherwin Tjia

Conundrum Press, Oct. 2011,
240 pages, 80 b/w illustrations $17 (Paperback)

Reviewed by Elliot Chan.

As someone who finds felines endearing and adorable—but is also allergic to them—I’m trapped in a love-hate relationship … more »

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We want to hear from you! Our awesome Ricepaper readers!

We are currently conducting a market research for our beloved publication and in order to reach out to a larger demographic and better cater to our current readership we must … more »

Uploaded: a profile of Andrew Huang

Uploaded: a profile of Andrew Huang

Andrew Huang’s musical mystique is an exploration. Different environments conjure different personalities, different auras and different sounds. Like a chameleon, he is able to instinctually morph to suit his surrounding, whether it is the soulful rhythm of a heartbreaking ballad … more »

The ripple effect: a profile of David Yee

The ripple effect: a profile of David Yee

Entertainment evolved from a grand spectacle to a simple click on a screen. With such convenience, Toronto-based playwright David Yee believes theatre is more relevant than ever. The content we choose for ourselves is of immediate interest, but fosters little … more »

April 6 - Special Double Issue Launch Party at Historic Joy Kogawa House

April 6 – Special Double Issue Launch Party at Historic Joy Kogawa House

On April 6, 2013 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, the Historic Joy Kogawa House is hosting our Special Double Issue Launch Party. The event will coincide with the opening reception for the Text/Textiles exhibit, featuring collections from international textile … more »

4th DocuAsia Forum tackles sensitive Asia-Canada relations

4th DocuAsia Forum tackles sensitive Asia-Canada relations

Globalization: Cultural Disconnects or Shared Destiny?

February 20, 2013 – Vancouver & Richmond | Extremely timely in light of recent backlash against the China-Canada FIPPA agreement and the presence of Chinese miners in Northern BC, the upcoming 4th DocuAsia Forum … more »

Sales and Stand Up: a profile of Dennis Litonjua

Sales and Stand Up: a profile of Dennis Litonjua

By day, Dennis Litonjua can clock 400 clicks driving around the city. His civilian day job requires him to be constantly on the road. But by night, he can still be found on the go—he goes comedy-club hopping, rushing onto … more »

The Origin of the Lion Dance

The Origin of the Lion Dance

When I was 10-years-old my mother enrolled me in kung fu lessons. She was hoping I would develop some valuable characteristics, get some exercise and most importantly have the confidence to protect myself. Choy Li Fut was a form of … more »

Etch-YOUR-SketchOFF!#$%!! 5 -- The Last & De-Lirious

Etch-YOUR-SketchOFF!#$%!! 5 — The Last & De-Lirious

For the fifth year, the Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT) is presenting Etch-Your-SketchOff, a sketch comedy competition with a cultural twist. Participating teams will pull all their funny wits together and come up with eight to 10 minutes sketches … more »