John Vercher: We now know contact sports are dangerous – so is it ethical to watch them?
In his latest novel about a MMA fighter, John Vercher explores the reality – and the morality – of the devastating effects of repeated trauma on an athlete’s brain
This England: Does Kenneth Branagh let Boris Johnson off the hook?
This England, starring Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson, shows the early days of the pandemic. It will trigger sorrow and fury. But are we ready?
Must read books this Autumn: An essential list to brighten the short, dark days ahead
Big Issue books editor Jane Graham’s definitive list of new and upcoming releases that you need to add to your reading pile this season