TIFF Dispatch: Albert Shin’s In Her Place


On a rural South Korean farmstead, a married middle-aged couple arrive at the home of a single mother (Kil Hae-yeon) and her pregnant teenage daughter (Ahn Ji-hye). The parties have struck a deal. The couple will adopt the girl’s child … more »

TIFF Dispatch: Ken Kwek’s Unlucky Plaza

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Notwithstanding writer-director Ken Kwek’s claim that social commentary isn’t a card he is playing, his debut feature—an uneven but respectable effort—will nevertheless attract filmgoers attuned to Singapore’s cultural life and current affairs simply because it invokes the tense relationship between … more...

TIFF Dispatch: The 39th Toronto International Film Festival underway


Toronto’s 39th edition runs 4-14 September 2014 and packs about 400 feature films and short films from 79 countries across 16 programs. East Asian content dominates the festival’s Asian selection overall, with an average of ten films each from Greater … more »

Ricepaper at Powell Street Festival!

Ricepaper at Powell Street Festival!

Come hang out with us at the Ricepaper booth this weekend Aug 2-3 at the 38th Annual Powell Street Festival. The festival has moved to 500 Alexander Block! We have a booth where you can buy some awesome subscriptions, magazines more »

PechaKucha 20 x 20 featuring Ricepaper’s own KRISTIN CHEUNG


Richmond hosted its 7th PechaKucha 20 X 20 Night on July 16th at the Richmond Cultural Centre with the theme of exploring the relationship between technology and the human experience.

The night’s opening presentation was by Kristin Cheung, Gateway Theatre’s … more »

Harold “John Cho" Escapes From Cinematic Barriers

Harold “John Cho” Escapes From Cinematic Barriers

Asian actors in Hollywood are often marginalized—appearing on screen as the nerdy sidekick, the straight lace academic, or the unappealing best friend. When they are casted as leads, they are commonly playing goofy-ball characters (Ken Jeong) or action heroes (Jackie … more »

Call for Submissions: Speculative Fiction Issue (19.4-Winter 2014)

Call for Submissions: Speculative Fiction Issue (19.4-Winter 2014)

Deadline extended to August 29, 2014

We are searching for submissions for a “Special Speculative Fiction issue”, to be published circa December 2014.
Derwin Mak (co-editor, The Dragon and the Stars) and JF Garrard (author, The Undead Sorceress) will be … more »

Indian Summer Festival 2014

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The Fourth Annual Indian Summer Festival kicked off with a bang at the beautiful Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden last Thursday.  Organized by Indian Summer Arts Society (ISAS), a Vancouver-based not-for-profit secular arts organization dedicated to promoting, showcasing … more »

Fact or Friction: Should writers stay within their cultural know-how when it comes to fiction?

Fact or Friction: Should writers stay within their cultural know-how when it comes to fiction?

Fiction writers face many challenges: plots, settings, and lack of coffee. But one specific writing quandary has been puzzling established and emerging writers alike, and there doesn’t seem to be an easy “brew” button to solve it: what is the … more »

Interview with Tom Carter

Did you like this issue’s cover?  We did!

Ricepaper had a chance to talk to Tom Carter, the photojournalist who shared with us one of the photos from his book, CHINA: Portrait of a People


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