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Interior at Spartacus Books

Room For Everyone

Community-run Spartacus Books is a nonprofit resource centre with a long history of perseverance in the face of change.

Euge Leung with Puglie Pug

Creating Puglie Pug

How illustrator Euge Leung turned a doodle of a joyful pug stuck in a doughnut into the popular Puglie Pug brand.

Chelsea Rooney

Fearless Fiction

After the success of her first book, Pedal, Chelsea Rooney hopes to publish something meaningful with her second novel.

Amber Morrison

Sad is Beautiful

Amber Morrison, the creator of Sad Girl Review magazine, wants to elevate women’s content through art, poetry, and design.

Sketches and rubbings on white linen

Raising A Flag

Visual artist Jenny Hawkinson uses mixed media to explore themes of community and peacekeeping in her work.

eating-solo

Eating Solo

South Koreans are dining alone more often but they are doing so with social media companionship.

Apps

App Happy

From health to travel to languages, apps can improve the quality of many aspects of a person’s life.

choir with a guitarist

Not Your Grandmother’s Choir

A look at the rise of community pop choirs and the health benefits of group singing.

asian actors

Asian Cinema on the Rise

Asian films are gaining critical and audience acclaim, overcoming political and commercial challenges.

abstract art

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun’s Unceded Territories

What to expect from the current exhibit, Unceded Territories, by artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun at Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology.

Centre A

The small Chinatown gallery that’s helping to bring attention to Asian-Canadian artists and their work.

K-pop enjoys rising recognition in North America

K-pop, or Korean popular music, is making a push into the North American market.

Mixed Messages

Eurasians are on the rise in North American marketing.

Online Journal Comics

Journal comics in cyberspace.

Japanese Grind Music

Japan’s hardcore scene tries out a new tongue.

Dragon on your Arm

Indelible mark of tattoo shifts from the fringe to mainstream.

Food Fight

Iron Chef TV show pits talented chefs against each other in an hour-long cook-off.

Video-Game Violence

What are we teaching our kids?

Japanese Style Tribes

A look at Japanese fashion in Vancouver.

Hello Kitty, Goodbye Wallet

The pink mouthless cat is considered cute by some, baffling by others.

Anime on the Horizon

Animators like Hayao Miyazaki produce sophisticated films for mature audiences.

Pocky sticks

Glico Candy

Talking about Pocky.

Getting a Reel Job

When will the curtain rise for Asian actors in Vancouver?

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Sanrio: Come Join Us!

Hello Kitty and other cute characters.