Interviewer’s note: I met Kevin Chong over Skype in the spring of 2016, shortly after he began supervising my master’s thesis under UBC’s online creative writing program. I was a bundle of nerves, full of all the typical writerly anxieties. … more »
Margaret Moran Cho is a Korean-American, Grammy and Emmy nominated comedian who was named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time and has received rave reviews for her stand-up comedy routines. She is also an … more »
Sherren Lee is a Toronto-based, Taiwanese director who graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and is an alumna of the Directors’ Lab at Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre.
Her short film, The Things You Think I’m Thinking… more »
BACK-ON is a hybrid rock band founded in Japan in 2002. Since making their major label debut in 2005, they now have fifteen singles and five albums under their belt.
The band is comprised of KENJI03 (vocals/guitar) and TEEDA (MC/rapper). … more »
JFG: Who is your typical customer and what do you think your product means to them?
JM: I get all sorts of customers. When I first started, I was really involved with the ordering process, often answering messages on Instagram … more »
This year at Anime North 2018, Ricepaper Magazine’s JF Garrard was fortunate to encounter Jasmine, a Japanese-inspired, decoden entrepreneur and event coordinator. What is decoden and why should you have this in your life? Let’s ask her a few questions … more »
Angelic Pretty is an apparel brand specializing in “Lolita Fashion,” which originates from Japan. Angelic Pretty specializes in adorable clothing covered in lace, frills, and ribbons to transform their customers into fairy tale princesses. Influenced by Victorian clothing and styles … more »