Culture

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…