Interviews

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 »

Doretta Lau’s How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? book launch on Wed. April 23

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...

C.E. Gatchalian on Falling on Time

C.E. Gatchalian on Falling on Time

By Telihard Paradela

Published in 16.3

C.E. (CHRIS) GATCHALIAN DESCRIBES his new play, Falling in Time, as the most ambitious play he has ever written. “No play has ever taken so much out of me as this play has,” … more »

Interview with YouTuber gunnarolla

Interview with YouTuber gunnarolla

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to meet the Toronto-based Asian-Canadian “Party”-Time YouTuber, gunnarolla.

gunnarolla’s videos are about anything and everything: k-pop, sushi, Asian-ness, Canadian-ness, his love for the Comic-Sans font, … more »

The Canadian and Japanese Art of "Wa-no-e": An Interview with Local Artist Etsu Inoue

The Canadian and Japanese Art of “Wa-no-e”: An Interview with Local Artist Etsu Inoue

Taking calligraphy lessons instead of painting classes due to her parents’ wishes, Etsu Inoue only started to paint professionally after coming to Canada and holding art classes for “etegami”- Japanese postcard art. While she humbly denies herself as a master more »

An Interview with Angry Asian Man

by Tetsuro Shigematsu
Published in 17.1

Angry Asian Man is the most important blog in the world. In fact, whether you read it or not, it’s the most important blog in your life. 

If you are reading this magazine, chances … more »

Pioneering Words: An Interview with Jim Wong-Chu

Pioneering Words: An Interview with Jim Wong-Chu

By Jenny Uechi
Published in 15.4

Jenny Uechi, long time contributor to Ricepaper, chats with Jim Wong-Chu on the early days of Ricepaper and the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop.

Jenny Uechi (JU): What were the origins of Ricepaper?

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Preserving a Legacy, Building a Future: Filipino Folk Dance in Vancouver

Preserving a Legacy, Building a Future: Filipino Folk Dance in Vancouver

By Maria Ana Olaguera
How do you find your way back to a country you left behind many years ago…or maybe have never even seen?  Some people do it by cooking and eating the traditional foods of that country.  Others … more »

Breaking Ethnic Barriers through Comedy: An Interview with Joe Wong

By Jenny Uechi

Joe Wong, who we blogged about earlier here, dropped by Vancouver recently to show the local Canadian crowd what good, smart comedy was all about. While he’s a long way from being a household name, Wong … more »

Vancouver Art Scene: Russell Leng’s Exhibition “New Nature Systems”

By Janice Wu

Ricepaper is pleased to have Janice Wu guest-blog as our “blogger-about-town” as she covers the latest cool spots in the Vancouver arts scene.

Janice recently caught up with Russell Leng, an emerging Vancouver-based artist at the … more »

Writers-in-Dialogue: Gillian Sze and Fred Wah

   

By Gillian Sze and Fred Wah

POET GILLIAN SZE SPEAKS WITH GOVERNOR GENERAL LITERARY ARTS AWARD WINNING POET FRED WAH ABOUT HIS LATEST BOOK OF POETRY, IS...

On the Train with Maiko Bae Yamamoto: A Theatre Review

By Megan Lau

Maiko Bae Yamamoto and James Long are two of the most promising theatre artists in Canada. In February 2009, Theatre Replacement was awarded the prestigious Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award for Theatre. The $60,000 award will … more »