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.
Zayn Malik: ‘I wanted to forge my own path, write my own story and see the world’
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Zayn Malik: ‘I wanted to forge my own path, write my own story and see the world’

Zayn Malik speaks on new music, home city Bradford and identity: ‘I’m a very Northern man’
Music

Zayn Malik speaks on new music, home city Bradford and identity: ‘I’m a very Northern man’

Outgoing MP Mhairi Black on Trump, Tory culture wars and why UK is creeping towards fascism
Exclusive

Outgoing MP Mhairi Black on Trump, Tory culture wars and why UK is creeping towards fascism

Cynthia Erivo on identity, migrant crisis and what she’s learned playing Elphaba in Wicked
Film

Cynthia Erivo on identity, migrant crisis and what she’s learned playing Elphaba in Wicked

Hamilton tour review – an urgent production as America needs heroes to rise up
Theatre

Hamilton tour review – an urgent production as America needs heroes to rise up

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
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
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 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’
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 III

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