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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 »

Hybrid Vigour: An Interview With Ruth Ozeki

Hybrid Vigour: An Interview With Ruth Ozeki

Published in 16.2

I AM SETTING UP MY TAPE RECORDER at Melriches, a chic Yaletown café, when a tall, striking woman walks through the door and introduces herself. With her gleaming dark hair, red lipstick, and tailored suit, she could … more »

What Sailor Moon Taught Me

What Sailor Moon Taught Me

By Keith Maillard 
Published in 17.1

Sailor Moon is the biggest crybaby in shōjo. But we should never underestimate her power.

Girls don’t read comics—that was a truism, a nugget of tried-and-true wisdom. Oh, they might have read a … more »

Valerie Sing Turner: Ready for the World

Valerie Sing Turner: Ready for the World

By Loretta Seto
Published in 16.4

From a dark night of the soul to a play ready to face the world, Valerie Sing Turner has proved that she is here to stay.

VALERIE SING TURNER is a woman of endless … more...

The Future of Asian Canadian Theatre: David Yee at the helm of fu-GEN

The Future of Asian Canadian Theatre: David Yee at the helm of fu-GEN

By Eury Chang
Published in 16.1 

Eury Chang interviews David Yee, a founding member of fu-Gen, a theatre organization aimed at promoting the works of Asian Canadian playwrights.

Last year, fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company (fu-GEN) hosted the first … more »

The Preservation of Chinese Culture: Roger Lee’s Tea Party

The Preservation of Chinese Culture: Roger Lee’s Tea Party

Story and Photos by Alan Woo
Published in 15.4

Alan Woo profiles avid teapot collector Roger Lee.

If you walk into Roger Lee’s home, be prepared to be greeted by three things: a smiling eccentric older gentleman, a giant charging … more »

The Culinary Art of Susur Lee

By David Eng

From a humble start in Hong Kong, critically lauded chef Susur Lee has achieved an impressive culinary career, applying bold experimentation to traditional cooking.

A legend in local Toronto food circles, Susur Lee is also renowned in … more »

“Automaton Biographies”: A Poetry Reading by Larissa Lai

In case you missed it in person, you can see  Larissa’s Lai’s “Automaton Biographies” book launch video here:

Larissa Lai reads “Rachel” from Canadian Literature on Vimeo.

About Automaton Biographies:

Automaton Biographies is the first full-length solo poetry book … more »

A Part of Canadian History: Judy Fong Bates’ Book Reading

Read Judy Fong Bates’ interview regarding her prolific journey to discover her family history, beginning from her mother’s escape from tradition of foot binding to her parents’ struggle to maintain their life in Canada. The author of The Year of more »

Milton and Fei Wong: Cultural Leaders

By Deanne Beattie

Milton K. Wong is, in person, every bit the leader you might imagine him to be. By reputation, he is known as a quick and resourceful businessman and community leader,  and a fervent dragon boat supporter as … more »

For the Love of Silk: The Creative Work of Fumie von Dehn

Written by Amy Chow
Photos by Melissa Dex Guzman

Fumie von Dehn admits that while growing up in Japan during the ’80s she wasn’t that interested in kimonos. “I was into club music, fashion from Europe and not so much …