Steven MacKenzie
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.
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power stays true to Tolkien’s environmental message says Elrond actor Rob Aramayo
TV

Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power stays true to Tolkien’s environmental message says Elrond actor Rob Aramayo

Michael Flatley on writing, directing and starring in his spy thriller Blackbird
Film

Michael Flatley on writing, directing and starring in his spy thriller Blackbird

Hugh Bonneville: ‘I’m not scary, I’m cuddly’ – how the Downton Abbey star became the villain in new Netflix film I Came By
Film

Hugh Bonneville: ‘I’m not scary, I’m cuddly’ – how the Downton Abbey star became the villain in new Netflix film I Came By

‘The Taliban scare me, but not as much as I scare them’
Music

‘The Taliban scare me, but not as much as I scare them’

Why your next flight might be on an airship
Sustainable Transport

Why your next flight might be on an airship

Michael Palin: Going around the world in 80 days now would be a much less happy experience
Culture

Michael Palin: Going around the world in 80 days now would be a much less happy experience

Fragile: The Taiwanese protest song that China couldn’t silence
Protest

Fragile: The Taiwanese protest song that China couldn’t silence

Simon Brodkin on his ADHD diagnosis
Comedy

Simon Brodkin on his ADHD diagnosis

Gabriel Byrne: ‘Leonard Cohen has been a soundtrack to my life’
Film

Gabriel Byrne: ‘Leonard Cohen has been a soundtrack to my life’

Willa Fitzgerald on her Watergate thriller 18½: ‘We live in a very different political atmosphere’
Film

Willa Fitzgerald on her Watergate thriller 18½: ‘We live in a very different political atmosphere’

Big Zuu: ‘Food is about connecting with everyone’
TV

Big Zuu: ‘Food is about connecting with everyone’

Rainn Wilson on the meaning of life, America and the ‘gratifying’ legacy of The Office
Film

Rainn Wilson on the meaning of life, America and the ‘gratifying’ legacy of The Office