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Reflections on Woori Maum Communal Table Session 1: Where are we from?

Eating together as a way of building community in the Korean Canadian diaspora Reflections on Woori Maum Communal Table Session 1: Where are we from? Written by Elise Yoon   There’s an unspoken, familial comfort in being in a room that smells of japchae. This was the case on Saturday October 21, in a room…


REEL ASIAN Film Review: Jesus is dead/Patay na si Hesus

Director: Victor Villanueva, Philippines 2016 Philippines, 2016 / Rated 14A / 90:00 / Tagalog, Bisaya with English subtitles / Canadian Premiere at Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival Jesus is dead is a film about a family’s journey to bury an ex-husband and father. Iyay (Jaclyn Jose) assembles her children: Jude (Chai Fonacier), Jay (Melde…


Fringe Review: In Sundry Languages

Cover Photo by Henry Heng Lu By Grace Phan The stage in Theatre Passe Muraille’s Mainspace is bare aside from a simple tripod, camera, and flat screen T.V. setup stage right. A little upstage of the camera sits a piano and mic. The murmurs of excitement from the audience on opening night tickle your ears, the…



January Event Spotlight

It’s the middle of winter and we won’t force you to stay outside for any prolonged period of time. Therefore, we’ve lined up some great indoor events that’ll keep the cold at bay and delight your thawing senses.   10: The Sunshine Eaters Exhibition Opening Reception Onsite Gallery presents The Sunshine Eaters, its newest multi-sensory…


December Event Spotlight

We know that December is the busiest time of the year; it’s cold and we all want to go into hibernation mode. However, you’ll seriously regret missing the important cultural events we’ve highlighted in this month’s round-up. Be sure to check out as many possible, and in doing so you’ll make your holidays that much more…


November Event Spotlight

Toronto may be getting colder but that doesn’t mean you should abandon your November event bucket-list! Wait, you didn’t make one? No problemo, we got you covered—as always!   Nov 3: QAY Presents: When You’re Ready As a program for East and Southeast Asian youth (ages 18-29), When You’re Ready is designed to create and…

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Sounds in Hong Kong – Short Animation

Sounds in Hong Kong is an animated short by Nelson Wu featured in LooseLeaf Vol 4. Of the piece, Nelson writes: “Here I get to share a few of many dishes I tried in Hong Kong. Some traditional, some influenced by other cultures, but all delicious in their own way. I hope you enjoy these illustrations…


Volume 4 Launch: Food-Lit Pun Tote Bags

By Mirae Lee If you’ve been staying up with our Instagram, you probably have already seen sneaks of muffin and boat drawings, and pink screens and murky paint. Counting down to LooseLeaf Vol.4 Launch Party (only 3 days!), we thought it’s time to stop teasing with indecipherable close-up shots but reveal what these muffins are all about!…


Volume 4 Launch: The Vendors

As we get ready for the LooseLeaf Volume 4 launch on October 14th, we wanted to highlight the wonderful group of artists who will be vending their merchandise during the night’s festivities, and grill them about their artistic practice so you don’t have to! Along with picking up a copy of Volume 4, we highly…