It’s a dispatch for misfits and unlikely optimists.


It’s also a weekly newsletter that shares three curiosities every Thursday - something to hold on to (that’s the ‘rock’), something to read (that’s the ‘paper’), and something to listen to (you guessed it, that's the ‘radio’).


Themes include but are not limited to:


  • rebel violinists

  • books to break you in half

  • old Chinese dads

  • immortal jellyfish

  • weariness

  • tiger cartwheels

  • emerald hunting

  • lesbian birds

  • haunted houses

  • revolution


What does “something to hold on to” mean?


It’s something to take with you even after your internet-frayed brain has moved on to the next TikTok dance/Twitter fight/thirst trap. Something human and grounding and perhaps a little unsettling.

Where can I read past issues? 

All of ROCK PAPER RADIO's archives can be found here


Why subscribe?


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Is ROCK PAPER RADIO on social media?


You bet. Find us @RockPaperRadio on Instagram and Twitter.

What's #AZNxBLM? 

#AZNxBLM is a nationwide multimedia movement calling for solidarity between members and allies of our Asian community and the Black Lives Matter movement. 


We are a restless crew of 21 Asian and Black creatives who have produced 14 original works exploring identity and action for this new era of civil rights reckoning. We are pro-community and anti-racist. We believe in the power of art and the insights of outsiders. We are cautiously but fiercely optimistic.


#AZNxBLM was created by Kristin Leong in 2021 after she was selected to be one of 300 people from seven different countries to be part of of TED's Mystery Experiment


All of the 14 projects are currently being shared in celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The best way to keep up with the latest project drops is to follow us on Instagram @rockpaperradio and make sure you're subscribed to our weekly newsletter. #AZNxBLM is a partnership between ROCK PAPER RADIO and The Slants Foundation. 


Who’s behind ROCK PAPER RADIO and #AZNxBLM?


That would be misfit and unlikely optimist Kristin Leong.