Culture

Art by a thousand cuts

Colombian-Canadian artist Josefina Hernandez shares her passion for the ancient Chinese art form of jianzhi, or paper cutting. Photos courtesy of JOSEFINA HERNANDEZ  By BEATRICE S….

Year’s end

Illustration by TIHMILY LI A haiku by LIN TAO I nearly forgot That tomorrow was to come And uproot today   Lin Tao is a…

Close up: Tohoku

Photographs in order of appearance: Kesengawa, Naoya Hatakeyama  2003/08; Ohamaza-cho, La Ville de la chance, Hiroshi Oshima 1979; Statue of Osawabutsu, Ourani Sanou Koujin, Dewa Sanzan,…

What matters

A haiku by LIN TAO The greatest thing we Need, is not riches nor might But love and great food   Lin Tao is a French-Chinese-Canadian…

Wonder walls

Photos courtesy of ALEXA HATANAKA Art in order of appearance: Feesh, with Logan Miller and Kellen Hatanaka, 10 x 12′; Bowhead, with Patrick Thompson and…

A young reader’s cocoon

Young bibliophiles are in for a different sort of tongue-twisting experience when they visit the Rainbow Caterpillar, a one-of-a-kind, multilingual bookshop for children in…

The unspoken

Photo by BEATRICE S. PAEZ by LIN TAO There are ten thousand Things I would like to say, but  Let’s just leave it here…

Tokyo calling

Photos by DANELLE JANE TRANE and MICHELLE LLADOC Jihan Victoria is a Filipino-Canadian designer obsessed with Japanese artisanship. by BEATRICE S. PAEZ It was…

A jewel of a book

  by MARITES N. SISON  I recently met a young Iranian student from York University who was pleasantly flabbergasted that I was so taken…

The culture-keeper

© Copyright 2013, Ruth Lor Malloy. Ruth Malloy at Afrofest, with musician Njacko Backo, who teaches African music in Toronto’s schools. Meet  Ruth Malloy, the…