Very Superstitious

Fall 2021 Issue

Decolonizing, delving into, and dismantling the things that go "bump" in the night

It’s Mochi’s (lucky) 13th anniversary year — Celebrate with us (our staff of 30+ volunteers) by funding our work on Ko-Fi! Explore taboos and challenge your (dis)belief in ghost stories, traditions, and the afterlife. We’re dying to hear your spookiest tales.

 I was entirely wrong — not only do we walk among them, we walk among much scarier and more pervasive phantoms as Asian Americans. Through the years, I came to learn that the most treacherous things in life are not what lurk beyond the shadows but often what is right in front of you.

Giannina Ong, Editor in Chief

An Artist's Exploration of Cultural Superstitions

For Peter Chan, a Chinese Canadian painter in Toronto, the superstitious consequence of not finishing off the last few grains of rice is just one source of inspiration.

Dressing James Bond: Interview with 007's Costume Designer

“No Time To Die,” the 25th film in the James Bond series premieres October 8th.  In anticipation of the glamorous film, we sat down with the woman behind the all those alluring and stylist costumes, Suttirat Anne Lalarb.

Netflix Anime Takes Filipino Horror Worldwide

In Manila, dark supernatural forces pervade the criminal underworld and it’s up to Alexandra Trese to keep the peace. Catch Mochi’s illuminating review about the groundbreaking series.

The Connection in the Cards: Asian Americans and Tarot

Are you interested in having your cards read? Practicing tarot reading is as simple as pulling a card, asking yourself what you notice, and beginning to tell a story about it.

Ashly Burch Brings Heart and Soul to “The Ghost and Molly McGee”