Steven MacKenzie
Steven has worked for The Big Issue for close to a decade, becoming Features Editor in 2016 and Deputy Editor in 2020. His articles focus on social issues and culture interviews. For the magazine he has spoken to a wide variety of celebrated figures ranging from Oscar-winning actors and directors, Olympic gold medallists, government ministers, multiple Nobel laureates (including the Dalai Lama) and several famous Davids, including Attenborough, Lynch and Hasselhoff. Steven has also reported on international news stories across five continents; from deep inside the Arctic Circle to the Korean demilitarised zone.
Life goes on more or less as normal for people in Taiwan – even amid a geopolitical crisis
World

Life goes on more or less as normal for people in Taiwan – even amid a geopolitical crisis

John Malkovich on fashion, hope and why beauty is mandatory for the survival of the species
TV

John Malkovich on fashion, hope and why beauty is mandatory for the survival of the species

Ralph Nader on shaping history, broken American politics and the enduring appeal of Donald Trump
Ralph Nader. Illustration
Politics

Ralph Nader on shaping history, broken American politics and the enduring appeal of Donald Trump

The true story of Christmas you probably never knew – told by The Rest is History podcast hosts
Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook
Christmas

The true story of Christmas you probably never knew – told by The Rest is History podcast hosts

A person is reported missing every 90 seconds in UK – and cost of living crisis is making it worse
Missing piece of puzzle
Missing persons

A person is reported missing every 90 seconds in UK – and cost of living crisis is making it worse

This Is Going to Hurt writer Adam Kay: 'It's vital for people to know that doctors are human'
Adam Kay
Letter to my younger self

This Is Going to Hurt writer Adam Kay: 'It's vital for people to know that doctors are human'

Behind the scenes of Rankin's historic portrait of King Charles for Big Issue
King Charles in Black and White
King Charles III

Behind the scenes of Rankin's historic portrait of King Charles for Big Issue

'The King slipped me a tenner': King Charles buys copy of Big Issue with his portrait on the cover
King Charles III

'The King slipped me a tenner': King Charles buys copy of Big Issue with his portrait on the cover

Coronation Food Project: How King Charles plans to 'tackle food waste and food need'
King Charles in Black and White
King Charles

Coronation Food Project: How King Charles plans to 'tackle food waste and food need'

King Charles III appears on Big Issue magazine cover to launch food poverty project
King Charles in Black and White
World Exclusive

King Charles III appears on Big Issue magazine cover to launch food poverty project

The Mission: Inside John Chau's doomed attempt to convert the tribes of North Sentinel Island
animated scene of man in kayak being approached by people on a beach
Film

The Mission: Inside John Chau's doomed attempt to convert the tribes of North Sentinel Island

Homelessness is never a lifestyle choice: Big Issue's reaction to Suella Braverman comments
Homelessness

Homelessness is never a lifestyle choice: Big Issue's reaction to Suella Braverman comments