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Tom Cho's "Look Who's Morphing": Canada 2014 tour launch and exclusive RP interview

Tom Cho’s “Look Who’s Morphing”: Canada 2014 tour launch and exclusive RP interview

 

Tom Cho is a tease. He teases. (I tease.)

Yes, that’s him on the cover of his debut short story collection, Look Who’s Morphing. Is that his real hair? What’s that mark on his face? Is that a … more »

Terry Chen, TV and film actor, profile (2007)

Terry Chen, Ray Shum, Tempest Photo

by Annabelle Lucero
Published in Ricepaper 12.3 (2007)

Terry Chen was a rebellious thirteen-year-old prairie boy who hung around 7-Eleven parking lots while school was in session. The once truant student is now an avid acting student who gladly recites...

Ricepaper Magazine Exclusive: Poet and Musician Janice Lee

Ricepaper Magazine Exclusive: Poet and Musician Janice Lee

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

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 »

Reading Madeleine Thien: dialogic sessions with Norman Cornett

Reading Madeleine Thien: dialogic sessions with Norman Cornett

 

Norman Cornett’s “dialogic” style of teaching made him the subject the NFB documentary Professor Norman Cornett: ‘Since when do we divorce the right answer from an honest answer?’ (trailer).

He led three dialogic sessions on writer Madeleine … more »

Doretta Lau’s book How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?

Doretta Lau, How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?

Why is Doretta Lau holding her new book in front of Subeez Cafe? Because it’s one of the many Vancouver locations in her short story collection How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the...

M’goi/Doh Jeh exhibit at Centre A: April 24 to June 14

linguistic tantrums, M'goi/Doh Jeh

There are two ways to say “thank you” in Cantonese Chinese: “M’goi” and “Doh jeh.” Which you use depends on context. Context is what the upcoming Centre A exhibit is about: M’goi/Do Jeh: Sites, Rites and Gratitude.

Part of … more »

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Ga Ting: Playwright Minh Ly and artistic producer Chris Gatchalian chat online

Minh Ly

Ga Ting, a new play by Minh Ly about a Chinese couple trying to come to terms with the death of their son over dinner with his Caucasian boyfriend, runs from March 22 to 30 at the Richmond Cultural Centre 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 »

Editor’s Note: Shared Realm

I gather alphabetized concepts of
Xa’al
Slice into its heart and
open my veins
I carve Xa’al’s paragraphs onto
trees, pulverized and flattened
Under the flat-white surfaces,
ancestral bones rattle
Play an old game of Lahal
My sticks know these more »

Don't Call Me Hapa

Don’t Call Me Hapa

By Aaron Leaf

Published in 16.3

THERE WAS A MOMENT IN HIGH SCHOOL when I was fascinated with mixed-race identity and the word “Hapa.” Using this Hawaiian term meaning “half” as in “half-white” to describe myself felt empowering, somehow. My … more »