Photo-poetics/Photo-politics: Visualizing Social Transformation

Photo-poetics/Photo-politics: Visualizing Social Transformation

Jim Wong-Chu: Photographs 1973–1981: People, Place, Politics Vancouver Chinatown has changed dramatically over the years, and it continues to. Wong-Chu’s photographs offer a glimpse back to a time when Pender East Street was bustling with stores, people of different background were establishing a community, and activists of all sorts were...
Ricepaper Magazine at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) 2014

Ricepaper Magazine at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) 2014

Ricepaper is proud to be community partners with the Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF)!  We’re co-presenting the opening night’s feature Man From Reno on Thursday November 6, 7.00pm at the Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas. Synopsis:  In a small town south of San Francisco, Sheriff Paul Del Moral (Pepe Serna) is...
Watch Scene Four from "Scholar Dong and Madam Li”

Watch Scene Four from “Scholar Dong and Madam Li”

Scholar Dong and Madam Li Written by Wang Renjie Performed by Fujian Province Liyuan Experimental Theatre   The story of Scholar Dong and Madam Li is a tale of passion, lust, purity, tragedy, and humour. When the educated scholar was appointed to watch over Madam Li, he knew the task would...
Ricepaper Magazine Issue 19.2

Ricepaper Magazine Issue 19.2

As the leaves fall from the trees and sweaters return to the clothing repertoire, Ricepaper Magazine 19.2 issue presents a collection of work that ignites the transitional prospect. From the memories of what we were to the anticipation of what we’ll become, 19.2 issue features works from emerging writers and...
An Exclusive Interview with Doretta Lau, Nancy Lee, Kevin Chong, and Tom Cho

An Exclusive Interview with Doretta Lau, Nancy Lee, Kevin Chong, and Tom Cho

  True or False: 1) Doretta Lau used to volunteer with Ricepaper Magazine. 2) Nancy Lee spent four months in France as a writer-in-residence. 3) Kevin Chong has a great attention span. 4) Tom Cho’s favourite movie is Dirty Dancing.  Curious to know the answers? Find out in the latest interview with...
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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

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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

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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 »

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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

 

1. We have received more »

Alannah Ong Earns Jessie Nomination for Ga Ting

From left to right, Alannah Ong, BC Lee and Michael Antonakos in Ga Ting. Photo by Ray Shum.

From left to right, Alannah Ong, BC Lee and Michael Antonakos in Ga Ting. Photo by Ray Shum.

Alannah Ong, the renowned Hong Kong TV...