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Lesley Manville: ‘A working-class upbringing is political in itself, isn’t it?’
Letter to my Younger Self

Lesley Manville: ‘A working-class upbringing is political in itself, isn’t it?’

It took several decades before Hollywood took notice of her versatile talents, but Lesley Manville has always had exactly the career she wanted

John Vercher: We now know contact sports are dangerous – so is it ethical to watch them?
Books

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

Must read books this Autumn: An essential list to brighten the short, dark days ahead
Books

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

Jeff Bridges: ‘I had cancer and Covid. I was facing my mortality’
TV

Jeff Bridges: ‘I had cancer and Covid. I was facing my mortality’

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris review: Lesley Manville swaps drudgery for a dream dress
film

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris review: Lesley Manville swaps drudgery for a dream dress

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‘I just want to represent real people’ – Lydia West talks Inside Man, It’s A Sin and the cost-of-living crisis
TV

‘I just want to represent real people’ – Lydia West talks Inside Man, It’s A Sin and the cost-of-living crisis

Blue Note Re:imagined II goes back in time to forge future paths
Music

Blue Note Re:imagined II goes back in time to forge future paths

What’s behind Britain’s recruitment crisis?
Big Issue Recruit

What’s behind Britain’s recruitment crisis?

Success stories herald the future for Big Issue Recruit
Big Issue Recruit

Success stories herald the future for Big Issue Recruit

‘A groundbreaking initiative’: Why employers are working with Big Issue Recruit
Big Issue Recruit

‘A groundbreaking initiative’: Why employers are working with Big Issue Recruit

Big Issue Recruit aims to get Britain working
Big Issue Recruit

Big Issue Recruit aims to get Britain working

Morbid Obsessions review: A safety blanket for the marginalised
Book reviews

Morbid Obsessions review: A safety blanket for the marginalised

Was JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit a historical novel?
Books

Was JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit a historical novel?

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Katyń: The forgotten massacre of World War II
Books

Katyń: The forgotten massacre of World War II

Whatever Happened to Queer Happiness? review: A manifesto that all new queer art should follow
Book reviews

Whatever Happened to Queer Happiness? review: A manifesto that all new queer art should follow

As an era closes, what now for the future of Britain?
Opinion

As an era closes, what now for the future of Britain?

Top 5 children’s books about fashion accessories, chosen by Anthony Moss
Top 5 books

Top 5 children’s books about fashion accessories, chosen by Anthony Moss

In Trip Hazard, Rosie Jones proves to be an unlikely inspiration
TV review

In Trip Hazard, Rosie Jones proves to be an unlikely inspiration

Top 5 picture books with intergenerational relationships, chosen by Patrice Lawrence
Top 5 books

Top 5 picture books with intergenerational relationships, chosen by Patrice Lawrence

Where are the superheroes among the super-rich?
Paul McNamee

Where are the superheroes among the super-rich?

Motsi Mabuse: ‘I don’t like dance competitions. I have a real anxiety about them now’
Letter to my Younger Self

Motsi Mabuse: ‘I don’t like dance competitions. I have a real anxiety about them now’

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Rachel Parris: ‘Trump and Johnson are gone but the joke’s still on us’
Opinion

Rachel Parris: ‘Trump and Johnson are gone but the joke’s still on us’

My Victorian grandmother, who never stopped mourning the Queen
Opinion

My Victorian grandmother, who never stopped mourning the Queen

Top 5 books about the prison system, chosen by Andy West
Top 5 books

Top 5 books about the prison system, chosen by Andy West

Top 5 books about dogs, chosen by Jules Howard
Top 5 books

Top 5 books about dogs, chosen by Jules Howard

To mark our new Arctic Monkeys exclusive interview, we’ve picked out some of our best band and musician interviews from the past, featuring Arctic Monkeys (2018), When Jarvis met Bowie, The Specials, Debbie Harry and more. Sign up to our mailing list to receive your free digital copy.