ISSUE 1410

The wonder of lockdown wildness

Diagnosed with Asperger’s/autism when he was five, Dara McAnulty has relied on nature to bring stability and solace to his world, only for Covid-19 to turn things upside down. Now a leading light of the conservation and climate movement, and with a debut book, Dara explains what happens when a naturalist is denied access to nature.

Also inside this week’s magazine:

  • We speak to Vic Reeves and Natasia Demetriou as they launch their horticultural take on Bake Off, The Big Flower Fight
  • Economist, professor and author Robert Reich, who has served under several US presidents, looks at capitalism as part of our After the Virus series
  • In his Letter to My Younger Self, MasterChef mainstay and writer Jay Rayner recalls how the death of his best pal when he was a teenager changed his life forever
  • Sam Delaney enthuses over the TV adaptation of Normal People
  • Vendor couple Pamela and Paul reveal how they’re using a Big Issue-donated laptop to chronicle their lockdown life
  • Our new Fix It column handily tackles the issue of sorting a faulty game controller

All this and more only in The Big Issue this week!

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