Latest Features


My Peccadillo: Bez on how he "communicates with bees"

In this week's My Peccadillo, pop legend and aspiring MP Bez reveals how he gets his buzz from bees

Rant: Frozen is not a feminist masterpiece!

In this week's Rant, Kate Snowdon says that Disney smash hit Frozen cuts no ice with her...

Politicians warm to the idea of making heat fair (at last)

Adam Forrest

"We can do better than simply sending the Winter Fuel Payment to everyone of a certain age..."

The bitter truth is none of us are free from debt

Adam Forrest

"Is it worth taking a €100bn hit on Greece, if it allows that country to grow again and helps remove a cancerous debt from Europe?"

Thinking to distraction

Adam Forrest

From social media to pseudo facts… it’s the age of digital overload, says neuroscientist Daniel Levitin

"There are too many things sold via charity where the lion’s share goes to a commercial business"
"If there is a serious attempt to make work work for the young unemployed, show the routemap"
"I had my very own punt: The Lizzie. I took a bride to her wedding in it"
Personalised Mother’s Day card and mugs for sale at The Big Issue Shop - where online shopping has a social echo
Inmates at HMP Cardiff praised for "perfect service" as The Clink restaurant takes top spot in Welsh capital poll
John McLinden uses old magazines to create collages, which are being sold to raise money for food banks, Social Bite and Shelter
Stars of music, TV & business/media folks sold The Big Issue as part of #VendorWeek

Latest Reviews

The Way of the Snow (sorry… Fortitude) left me feeling cold

Sam Delaney

"With it’s rubbish title, Das Boot-esque running time and wintery setting, I didn't expect much of Fortitude..."

Film reviews: Dogs of war

Edward Lawrenson

"White God, for all its bloody intensity, does contain a heartfelt plea for the humane treatment of its canine characters"

Album reviews: Charli delivers a Sucker punch!

Malcolm Jack

"Charli XCX justifies her attention-craving with relentlessly in-your-face songs refreshing the punkier extremities of pop"

Steven Butler

Five books every kid should read before they’re 12

"Rewrites all the rules of feminist teen fiction..." Author Steven Butler selects his essential reads for kids