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 in the UK test: How many of us would pass the British citizenship test?
A hand holding a British passport
Steven MacKenzie

Life in the UK test: How many of us would pass the British citizenship test?

Ros Atkins and the art of explanation: 'Understanding our world can feel difficult'
Ros Atkins
Interview

Ros Atkins and the art of explanation: 'Understanding our world can feel difficult'

'When you read Maigret you feel good. You make peace with that unsettling aspect of humanity'
Gérard Depardieu in Maigret
Interview

'When you read Maigret you feel good. You make peace with that unsettling aspect of humanity'

Big Issue vendor Bex, her dog Rainbow, and an extraordinary act of kindness
A big issue vendor and her black and white dog outside a church
Big Issue vendors

Big Issue vendor Bex, her dog Rainbow, and an extraordinary act of kindness

Hotel Sacher is changing lives one slice of cake at a time
Two young women sit on a sofa in chef's whites with Sacher branding
International vendors

Hotel Sacher is changing lives one slice of cake at a time

William Friedkin on 'rip-off' Exorcist sequels, Scorsese selling out and dressing as Ali G
William Friedkin Image: Warner Bros./Hoya Productions
Film

William Friedkin on 'rip-off' Exorcist sequels, Scorsese selling out and dressing as Ali G

How European street paper vendors are coping in the heatwave
A street paper vendor in Belgrade makes a sale
climate crisis

How European street paper vendors are coping in the heatwave

Melissa Barrera: 'Carmen represents rebellion'
Interview

Melissa Barrera: 'Carmen represents rebellion'

Izzy-wizzy, let's get busy with 75 facts about Sooty on his 75th birthday!
Sooty, Sweep and Soo with Harry and Matthew Corbett. Image supplied
TV

Izzy-wizzy, let's get busy with 75 facts about Sooty on his 75th birthday!

How art helps us make sense of an uncertain world
Mural of a woman's face in a decaying urban space
Steven MacKenzie

How art helps us make sense of an uncertain world

Acclaimed street artist My Dog Sighs designs exclusive cover and guest edits Big Issue art special
Limited edition prints of Reclaiming The Lost by My Dog Sighs will be sold to raise money for The Big Issue
Collector's edition

Acclaimed street artist My Dog Sighs designs exclusive cover and guest edits Big Issue art special

John Rhys-Davies: 'We learn from our exposure to fear'
John Rhys-Davies in a blue jacket and pink tie
Interview

John Rhys-Davies: 'We learn from our exposure to fear'