ARC Magazine

A Caribbean publication puts island artists in the global spotlight

by Kyana Gordon Sips of rum punch, luxurious private villas and postcard-perfect white sand beaches are reasons many vacationers flock to the Caribbean. Holly Bynoe and Nadia Huggins, two ambitious women from the chain of glittering islands known as St. Vincent and the Grenadines, are working to subvert that stereotypical perception with their sophisticated arts and culture publication, ARC Magazine. “Debunking stereotypes has been a …

IRENE #4

Sensual erotica inspired by the muse of René Magritte in the latest issue of the cult fanzine

by Andrea Dicenzo There’s arguably no better place to speak candidly about an erotica magazine than a Parisian cafe. The whispered French and eruptions of laughter, the shuffling of waiters and the clanging of cutlery indicative of the romance of this sexy city—this is where publishers Lucie Santamans, Esthèle Girardet, Geneviève Eliard take us to talk about Irene #4, their cult magazine’s newest edition. Revealed …

Table of Contents

Portland gets a high-design shop with an editorial bent

Table of Contents, a recently-opened concept shop in Portland, Oregon, is a quiet refuge within the bustling Old Town neighborhood. Located just off Burnside Street in Chinatown, Shu Hung and Joseph Magliaro’s new venture is a welcome departure from the eclectic mix of dive bars, arcades, Internet cafes and thriving restaurants. You’ll notice its tranquility even upon entering, where, next to the door rests a …