Latest Features

Refugees make a tremendous contribution to British society

Britain has a moral duty to welcome Syrian refugees, says Rabbi Danny Rich from Liberal Judaism

James Frey

"Nobody’s ever tried to do something at this scale before"

Steven MacKenzie

From Oprah ignominy to reaching his Endgame, James Frey is building a franchise empire

Helen McCrory

Helen McCrory: “How dare you not support other women?!"

Andrew Burns

Peaky Blinders' Helen McCrory on playing Aunt Polly, working-class Britain - and the lack of feminists in today's society

The kids are still alright!

Adrian Lobb

Kids' TV today, from Sarah and Duck to Spongebob to Adventure Time, inspires like the shows of our youth

"No one has died from a spider bite in Britain"

Vicky Carroll

Lawrence Bee from the British Arachnological Society talks webs, widows and why spiders end up in the bath

"The great contradiction is that we need more marketplace activity to get people out of poverty"
"Nuclear is an option. But why cede control to a big player from France, as EDF are?"
"Someone told my dad I was selling The Big Issue and he came looking for me. It was brilliant to see him"
New Mogwai song 'Never Come Home' - a recording of a poem that won a competition launched in The Big Issue - is free to download
Vendors in Wales celebrate the life of Dylan Thomas on stage with Prince Charles, Ian McKellen, Jo Brand and other A-list stars
The first official Big Issue vendor pitch inside a UK railway station has been unveiled at Euston Station
On the eve of Social Saturday, Big Issue vendors ask MPs to support them as small business operators

Latest Reviews

Dan Fesperman

Dan Fesperman: 5 books everyone should read before they die

"The greatest tale of adventure and survival ever written..." Author Dan Fesperman picks his must-reads

Book reviews: Google Playto

Doug Johnstone

"Plato argues with a Google engineer about the possibility of crowdsourcing morality and ethics..."

Classical music reviews: Metal works

Kate Molleson

"Romitelli was a tremendously imaginative and open-minded composer. His death was a deep loss to contemporary music"

TV reviews: Go Gadget go!

Jane Graham

"Richard Ayoade’s Gadget Man is a sociopathic, sadistic neurotic. Perfect TV"