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Paul McNamee

Elitist attitude

Paul McNamee

"For a nation to succeed, a meritocracy, not an old school tie, must be the hardwired means to achieve"

Rubbish Day: What I learned from raking through bins

Adam Forrest

The wasted opportunities revealed by the Science Museum's 'Rubbish Collection'

Wormwood Scrubs

“If they treat me like an animal I’ll behave like one”

The nonsensical policies that are making Wormwood Scrubs and other UK prisons 'a cause for concern' - by Angela Levin

How Marvel stops the superhero genre becoming generic

Steven MacKenzie

Marvel screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus reveal the secrets behind the superhero franchise

Lloyd Langford

Lloyd Langford: "I felt like a cut-price Samuel Pepys"

We challenged the comedian Lloyd Langford to ditch technology for 48 hours. Could he cope?

Samira Ahmed

Making the connection to 21st century enlightenment

Samira Ahmed

"Western leaders condemn IS while remaining close to the Gulf States from where much of their ideology and funding is believed to emanate"

Richard Attenborough

When The Big Issue met Dickie...

Adam Forrest

In December 2008, Richard Attenborough spoke to us about Anthony Hopkins' Gandhi audition, Noel Coward - and dealing with family grief

Denis Lawson

Denis Lawson: "Acting is an escape from life in general"

Adrian Lobb

Denis Lawson, 66, on dealing with rejection, the importance of friends - and the day that changed his life

Paul McNamee

Local hero

Paul McNamee

"It takes great absurdists like Gerry Anderson to lift us beyond the mud and see things clearer..."

Kate Bush

Jo Brand: "Kate Bush was a revolutionary"

Vicky Carroll

Jo Brand, John Robb, Sarah Hadland and other famous fans explain why Kate Bush is one of Britain's most adored pop icons

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