Latest Features

"London has always been a city of sporting spectacle"

From jousting to the Olympics, London has long been a mecca for sport. But can this heritage survive budget cuts and a changing population?

Andrew Buchan

Andrew Buchan: "I am not one of those vile, jealous actors"

Adrian Lobb

Broadchurch star Andrew Buchan on season two of the hit series, breaking America - and why actors "are not gods"

Linda Tirado

"The poor don't have the time to worry about climate change"

Adam Forrest

Author Linda Tirado on why tackling the problems of capitalism via a 21-hour week wouldn't work for those on low wages

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein: "A 3-day week will help to save life on Earth"

Adam Forrest

No Logo author Naomi Klein says we must revolutionise our working lives if we are to combat climate change and save the free world...

Shami Chakrabarti

"I wasn’t always the most dangerous woman in Britain"

Jane Graham

Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti, 45, on her "earnest" teenage years, gender injustice - and the moment that changed her life

"I am always willing to listen to what celebrities have to contribute to the political world..."
"Exploring such buildings can inspire and enlighten. If admittance is charged, then untapped interests will remain forever untapped"
“I lost my job as a broker at a mortgage company. I was homeless three months later”
Vendors in Wales celebrate the life of Dylan Thomas on stage with Prince Charles, Ian McKellen, Jo Brand and other A-list stars
Russell Brand
Russell Brand launches his book Revolution tonight, and has invited The Big Issue along to help spread the 'gospel of trews'
New Mogwai song 'Never Come Home' - a recording of a poem that won a competition launched in The Big Issue - is free to download
The first official Big Issue vendor pitch inside a UK railway station has been unveiled at Euston Station

Latest Reviews

James Turner

James Turner: Five comics every child should read

"One of the most important graphic novels of all time..." Beaver and Steve creator James Turner picks his must-read comics for kids

Books review: Take note!

Doug Johnstone

"Lists of Note is a deeply moving book, its facsimiles of lists - some truly astonishing - painting a panoramic mosaic of how we behave"

Dylathon, Swansea Grand Theatre


Epic celebration of Dylan Thomas's centenary concludes with star-studded event

Film reviews: Brad's furious

Edward Lawrenson

"Nearly all the violence in this gripping, hard-hitting drama is shocking"