Latest Features

Rob Delaney

Rob Delaney: Love, masturbation and comedy with guts

US comedian Rob Delaney on making Catastrophe, moving to London - and what his pregnant wife is thinking about

Kristian Kiehling

My Peccadillo: Kristian Kiehling talks horseback archery

In this week's My Peccadillo, Kristian Kiehling – alias EastEnders' Aleks Shirovs – reveals his love of horseback archery

Hidden Britain: Peter Labilliere memorial, Box Hill, Surrey

The Big Issue is seeking out the hidden gems of Britain, brought to you every week in association with

Is the game rigged against rent control?

Adam Forrest

There are many benefits to rent control, and it's a popular idea. But free market economics are standing in the way...

Aliens vs fairies

Are fairies back? Fortean Times editor David Sutton says they never went away. They just started dressing like aliens for a while…

"The freedom to laugh at others’ values and beliefs seems a hard price to pay with your life for..."
"Let's see politicians grasp the nettle of local tax. It's not sexy or easy, but it's the realism and honesty we need"
"I’m really interested in archaeology. Going to Pompeii would be my dream holiday"
Mark Dempster
Former vendor turned Harley Street therapist Mark Dempster says that addiction can be channelled into something positive
Mayor of London's office chooses Big Issue Invest, the social investment arm of The Big Issue, for £10m social housing project in London
Wayne Lee Busst (left) and Ian Watson-Gladwish
On the second anniversary of the killing of two Birmingham vendors, a fellow vendor remembers his friends
Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise have helped provide 100 new tabards and will support vendors in dental care

Latest Reviews

Film reviews: I'm not sold...

Edward Lawrenson

"A Most Violent Year works hard to cultivate a mood of brooding seriousness, but the film is not credible or engaging"

The Hotel: Mark Jenkins is back!

"Mark Jenkins is one of TV’s most important idiots. He’s a winning loser, therefore perfect for our times"

Five Swedish classics to read before you die

"The best book ever about paranoia..." Author Carl-Johan Vallgren picks his essential reads from Swedish literature

Book reviews: Room with a view…

Jane Graham

"A clever psychological thriller, The Room creates an intense mood that remains unbroken throughout"