Latest Features

Harry Melling: "These real people are living amazing lives"

Adrian Lobb

Harry Melling on his new one-man poetic play, Peddling, and leaving his Harry Potter character behind…

Samira Ahmed

A useless female lead is nothing to celebrate

Samira Ahmed

"Adult relationships have entirely disappeared from Disney princess films. Lady and the Tramp is practically Casablanca compared to Frozen"

Why won't we grow up?

Steven MacKenzie

Is this stress management? Or the infantilisation of society? Drawing conclusions about the rise of adult colouring books...

Pause... and learn how to live more with less stuff

Pause, take some time out, and read James Wallman's views on how we should really be spending our time and money

Sean Penn

Sean Penn: "You are going to find enemies on all sides"

Adrian Lobb

Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn on playing an action hero in his 50s, Obama's legacy, and being an activist in the movie world

"There are too many things sold via charity where the lion’s share goes to a commercial business"
"Under current laws, the Birmingham Six and Guildford Four would have struggled to see any compensation"
"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