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David Harbour: ‘Stranger Things was different from anything I’ve ever experienced in my career’
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David Harbour: ‘Stranger Things was different from anything I’ve ever experienced in my career’

As Stranger Things returns, David Harbour, aka Hawkins police chief Jim Hopper, talks about the weirdness of fame and how our upside-down world has created monsters for all of us to fight.

Stranger Things star David Harbour says Gandalf and Han Solo inspired Hopper’s ‘resurrection’
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Stranger Things star David Harbour says Gandalf and Han Solo inspired Hopper’s ‘resurrection’

Speaking exclusively to The Big Issue, David Harbour talks about his character’s fate and lying to everyone about it ahead of season four of Stranger Things.

Grand Designs people are not like the rest of us
TV

Grand Designs people are not like the rest of us

Lucy Sweet admires the vision and bravery of those on the popular homebuilding TV show – but wonders why they bother

From sofa surfing to the stage: This artistic director wants to give people experiencing homelessness a new lease of life
Homelessness

From sofa surfing to the stage: This artistic director wants to give people experiencing homelessness a new lease of life

The Derry Girls finale: sublime television – poignant, political and properly funny
TV

The Derry Girls finale: sublime television – poignant, political and properly funny

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Lea Thompson on directing Star Trek: Picard and her plan to make a Howard the Duck sequel
Film

Lea Thompson on directing Star Trek: Picard and her plan to make a Howard the Duck sequel

‘You’re rewarded for being funny, not being right’: How Oxford Tory ‘chums’ came to run the country
Politics

‘You’re rewarded for being funny, not being right’: How Oxford Tory ‘chums’ came to run the country

Doctor Who: Going back to the future with David Tennant and Catherine Tate heralds an exciting new era
Doctor Who

Doctor Who: Going back to the future with David Tennant and Catherine Tate heralds an exciting new era

Stuart Murdoch on Belle and Sebastian’s poppy antidote to the pervasive gloom
Culture

Stuart Murdoch on Belle and Sebastian’s poppy antidote to the pervasive gloom

Joe Wicks: ‘My own childhood made me think about the kind of parent I wanted to be’
Culture

Joe Wicks: ‘My own childhood made me think about the kind of parent I wanted to be’

The Big Issue 2022 festival guide
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The Big Issue 2022 festival guide

Six months on, as music festivals begin again, it’s like the Astroworld disaster never happened
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Six months on, as music festivals begin again, it’s like the Astroworld disaster never happened

Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa on the moment he realised he was homeless
Ncuti Gatwa

Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa on the moment he realised he was homeless

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‘Mistakes are not a failure, they are part of the gig,’ says TV presenter Angela Scanlon
Letter to my younger self

‘Mistakes are not a failure, they are part of the gig,’ says TV presenter Angela Scanlon

Kathy Sledge: ‘Seeing everyone come together for Black Lives Matter meant so much to me’
Music

Kathy Sledge: ‘Seeing everyone come together for Black Lives Matter meant so much to me’

Play it again: The remarkable revival of cassettes
Music

Play it again: The remarkable revival of cassettes

Outlander and A Discovery of Witches star Steven Cree: ‘These shows have the power to unite people’
TV

Outlander and A Discovery of Witches star Steven Cree: ‘These shows have the power to unite people’

River Clyde by Simone Buchholz review: A daring, original crime story
Book review

River Clyde by Simone Buchholz review: A daring, original crime story

The book tour that’s taken me to heaven and Hull
Culture

The book tour that’s taken me to heaven and Hull

Muse and Razorlight complete triumphant return with electrifying live show in support of The Big Issue
Muse

Muse and Razorlight complete triumphant return with electrifying live show in support of The Big Issue

Razorlight’s Johnny Borrell: ‘Homelessness is like this collective blind spot’
Razorlight

Razorlight’s Johnny Borrell: ‘Homelessness is like this collective blind spot’

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Muse’s Matt Bellamy: ‘The will of the people can be something to be frightened of’
Muse

Muse’s Matt Bellamy: ‘The will of the people can be something to be frightened of’

The remarkable rise of Ncuti Gatwa: From sofa surfing and Sex Education to Doctor Who
Doctor Who

The remarkable rise of Ncuti Gatwa: From sofa surfing and Sex Education to Doctor Who

Screenwriter Abi Morgan on the dramas in her own life that rival anything she’s written
Culture

Screenwriter Abi Morgan on the dramas in her own life that rival anything she’s written

John Simm: ‘I got rid of the music and clubbing and got into some proper serious drama’
TV

John Simm: ‘I got rid of the music and clubbing and got into some proper serious drama’

Life On Mars sequel has ‘a lot of travelling in time and car chases’, John Simm reveals
TV

Life On Mars sequel has ‘a lot of travelling in time and car chases’, John Simm reveals

How the National Youth Orchestra is levelling the playing field
Music

How the National Youth Orchestra is levelling the playing field

Mike Scott of The Waterboys: ‘Taylor Swift made me cry’
The music that made me

Mike Scott of The Waterboys: ‘Taylor Swift made me cry’

The Contractor review: Mindless title, mindful military thriller
Film

The Contractor review: Mindless title, mindful military thriller

What did we learn from the new Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer on Star Wars day?
Streaming

What did we learn from the new Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer on Star Wars day?

The scientific reason hate is on the rise
Books

The scientific reason hate is on the rise

Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield review: A mystical thriller with serious depth
Book reviews

Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield review: A mystical thriller with serious depth

Parminder Nagra on Bend It Like Beckham’s legacy and celebrating birthdays with George Clooney
Culture

Parminder Nagra on Bend It Like Beckham’s legacy and celebrating birthdays with George Clooney

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