Culture

New play Capital! explores Edinburgh’s financial history through eyes of Big Issue vendor
Theatre

New play Capital! explores Edinburgh’s financial history through eyes of Big Issue vendor

A new play will portray a Big Issue magazine vendor as part of an ‘exploration’ of Edinburgh’s financial history

‘Flags won’t feed people’: Experts decry growing outrage over Team GB’s ‘woke’ Union Jack flag
Culture wars

‘Flags won’t feed people’: Experts decry growing outrage over Team GB’s ‘woke’ Union Jack flag

‘Flags won’t feed people,’ campaigners have warned, as Tories go rabid over a ‘woke’ new Union Jack design

It’s time for trans women to be given space to tell our stories in our own words
Laurie Ward

It’s time for trans women to be given space to tell our stories in our own words

Laurie Ward, a writer and performer in Soho Theatre’s new 52 Monologues for Young Transsexuals, writes about how important it is for trans women to be given the space to their own stories

Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley: ‘Why the hell are we still judging someone on how they look?’
Film

Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley: ‘Why the hell are we still judging someone on how they look?’

The sure-fire way to getting your book published, according to one of UK’s top literary agents
Books

The sure-fire way to getting your book published, according to one of UK’s top literary agents

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The Big Issue Changemakers of 2024: Sports, culture and fashion
Changemakers 2024

The Big Issue Changemakers of 2024: Sports, culture and fashion

‘A man of integrity’: Tributes pour in after writer and poet Benjamin Zephaniah dies aged 65
Literature

‘A man of integrity’: Tributes pour in after writer and poet Benjamin Zephaniah dies aged 65

Marc Bolan: AngelHeaded Hipster doc shows how manic pixie dream boy inspired Nick Cave, U2 and more
Metal Guru

Marc Bolan: AngelHeaded Hipster doc shows how manic pixie dream boy inspired Nick Cave, U2 and more

Majority of Brits can’t name a single Black British historical figure. Here’s how we change that
Black History Month

Majority of Brits can’t name a single Black British historical figure. Here’s how we change that

Top 5 books about goddesses, selected by best-selling author Natalie Haynes
Mythology

Top 5 books about goddesses, selected by best-selling author Natalie Haynes

Paul Simon unveils surprise collaboration with artist Charlie Mackesy: ‘It’s nice to make a friend this way’
Music

Paul Simon unveils surprise collaboration with artist Charlie Mackesy: ‘It’s nice to make a friend this way’

These striking photos show what London looks like through the lens of homeless photographers
Homelessness

These striking photos show what London looks like through the lens of homeless photographers

How book festivals can fix their diversity problem
Books

How book festivals can fix their diversity problem

Succession season four: The best moments, characters, and ending theories from the Big Issue’s writers
TV

Succession season four: The best moments, characters, and ending theories from the Big Issue’s writers

Melanie Lynskey: ‘It’s such an exciting time for roles for women and one of our greatest actors is not here to make the most of it’
Exclusive

Melanie Lynskey: ‘It’s such an exciting time for roles for women and one of our greatest actors is not here to make the most of it’

Robin Ince: ‘Living in a society where clickbait fuels paranoia, we can fear connection’
Robin Ince

Robin Ince: ‘Living in a society where clickbait fuels paranoia, we can fear connection’

Paul Simonon: ‘I was living off half Joe Strummer’s dole money when he joined The Clash’
Punk

Paul Simonon: ‘I was living off half Joe Strummer’s dole money when he joined The Clash’

Swedish Eurovision favourite Loreen explains her plan to win a second time in Liverpool
Eurovision

Swedish Eurovision favourite Loreen explains her plan to win a second time in Liverpool

Why politics fans have more in common with the Swifties than they think
Opinion

Why politics fans have more in common with the Swifties than they think

BBC Three’s Evicted shows the grim reality for young renters
Renting

BBC Three’s Evicted shows the grim reality for young renters

The best TV of the year 2023
TV

The best TV of the year 2023

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It’s National Vendor Week, and time to remember that we’re all connected
Opinion

It’s National Vendor Week, and time to remember that we’re all connected

A new photo exhibition is telling the stories of the people who lived at iconic Brutalist estate Robin Hood Gardens
Social housing

A new photo exhibition is telling the stories of the people who lived at iconic Brutalist estate Robin Hood Gardens

Mark Rylance: We must remember Brian Haw, ‘the most adhesive of protesters’
Protest

Mark Rylance: We must remember Brian Haw, ‘the most adhesive of protesters’

Developments in space travel and technology need to benefit everyone
Opinion

Developments in space travel and technology need to benefit everyone