issue 4 / capri
Capri (40.5532° N, 14.2222° E) is an island on Southern Italy's Amalfi Coast, and an idea. From a varied and elusive etymology, Capri has been said to take its name from the Latin caprae, meaning "she-goat", and/or the Etruscan capra, referring to a burial place.
“Why Don’t You… order Schiaparelli’s cellophane belt with your name and telephone number on it?”
- Diana Vreeland
A Taste for Danger - Beyond the Pleasure Principle
Ophelia Cai explores the taste and cultural imaginings of bitterness.
The Real Emancipation of Mimi
Sebastian Andersson looks at the late-nineties liberation of Mariah Carey.
< Cosima Stewart reads Isaac Bashevis Singer's 'Alone'
"Many times in the past, I have wished the impossible to happen. And then it happened."
When Japan Blushes
Festivals are held among the blossoming trees, and memories are made in the set knowledge that the experience is finite.
- Photography by Molly Arnthal
J. Austen dissects the symbolic disruption of mother-daughter relationships in fairytale narratives.
a meeting of two or more whale ships
a poem by Katharina Joy Book
Capri ~ into grotto azzurra
- Photography by Rita G. Cheng
The Face of Brigitte Bardot
Drawing on Le Mépris and Roland Barthes, Bridget Dalton explores the cultural constructions and significance of Brigitte Bardot in the age of #metoo.