TIFF Dispatch: Interview with Sono Sion on The Whispering Star

The Whispering Star

In a post-apocalyptic future where humanity has become endangered, an android traveling in her spaceship is tasked to visit various planets to deliver memories in packages to the smattering of humans still surviving. This is The Whispering Star, the … more »

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 »

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 »


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 »

Olivia Chow exclusive interview in Ricepaper 19.1 (upcoming)



“Find which level of government is responsible… and get engaged in it and become a change agent. And you never know, you might even get elected.” -Olivia Chow 

Olivia Chow announced Thursday that she is officially launching her campaign … more »

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

Filming for the “Good YouTuber” video.
Photo Credit: David Carnegie

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,...