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.
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'

Anya Chalotra says she's been changed by playing Yennefer in The Witcher
Anya Chalotra plays Yennefer in The Witcher Image: Netflix
The Witcher

Anya Chalotra says she's been changed by playing Yennefer in The Witcher

‘I felt so powerful’: Jen Reid on inspiring the next generation after Bristol protests
jen reid bristol protests. Jen Reid stands in front of the new black resin and steel statue portraying her
interview

‘I felt so powerful’: Jen Reid on inspiring the next generation after Bristol protests

Dougray Scott: 'Working-class anger comes in waves'
Dougray Scott supports Scottish independence
interview

Dougray Scott: 'Working-class anger comes in waves'

Davina McCall’s Menopausing crowned Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2023
Davina McCall with co -author Dr Naomi Potter win Book of the Year at The British Book Awards 2023 ceremony, at JW Marriott Grosvenor House London.
Awards

Davina McCall’s Menopausing crowned Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2023

Dougray Scott says Labour 'really should' be in favour of Scottish independence
Dougray Scott supports Scottish independence
politics

Dougray Scott says Labour 'really should' be in favour of Scottish independence

Max La Manna: Stopping food waste one banana skin and mushy cereal bowl at a time
BLT with banana instead of bacon
Stop Food Waste Day

Max La Manna: Stopping food waste one banana skin and mushy cereal bowl at a time

Rita Ora and Fatboy Slim: An exclusive conversation between two UK music superstars
Fatboy Slim and Rita Ora
Interview

Rita Ora and Fatboy Slim: An exclusive conversation between two UK music superstars

What does the UK's current energy mix look like today – and in the future?
Electric socket illustration
Earth day

What does the UK's current energy mix look like today – and in the future?

Looking back at Paul O'Grady's 'blessed' life and Lily Savage's legacy
Paul O'Grady spoke to The Big Issue about his love of dogs and mixed feelings on Lily Savage Photo: Kirsty Mattsson
In memory

Looking back at Paul O'Grady's 'blessed' life and Lily Savage's legacy

More people are getting a hand up from Big Issue as the cost-of-living crisis bites
Ian Duff and his new dog, Trigger, on their pitch
News

More people are getting a hand up from Big Issue as the cost-of-living crisis bites

Ed Sheeran says his new album will open ‘the trapdoor into my soul’
Ed Sheeran, image: Annie Leibovitz
mental health

Ed Sheeran says his new album will open ‘the trapdoor into my soul’