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Letter To My Younger Self

Michael Cashman: “I love young me for having the guts to commit to something”
Politics

Michael Cashman: “I love young me for having the guts to commit to something”

Laurence Fox: ‘Twitter is quite sad, actually. There is a lot of nastiness’
Politics

Laurence Fox: ‘Twitter is quite sad, actually. There is a lot of nastiness’

Maxine Peake wishes she’d tackled bullying in showbiz head-on
TV

Maxine Peake wishes she’d tackled bullying in showbiz head-on

Terry Gilliam: “We live in a time where a serial liar gets to be PM”
Film

Terry Gilliam: “We live in a time where a serial liar gets to be PM”

Showman John Shuttleworth recalls the time he ‘almost’ played with Billy Joel
TV

Showman John Shuttleworth recalls the time he ‘almost’ played with Billy Joel

The Wire changed the game for Wendell Pierce – and for TV
TV

The Wire changed the game for Wendell Pierce – and for TV

Brendan O’Carroll’s Ma told him he’d “end up as Taoiseach or in prison”
TV

Brendan O’Carroll’s Ma told him he’d “end up as Taoiseach or in prison”

Emilio Estevez: “If you want to know how I view the world, look at my films”
Film

Emilio Estevez: “If you want to know how I view the world, look at my films”

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Peggy Seeger recounts when she “realised men had destroyed the Earth”
Music

Peggy Seeger recounts when she “realised men had destroyed the Earth”

Pete Townshend: I’ve never really liked performing
Music

Pete Townshend: I’ve never really liked performing

Get a sneak peek at our new Letter To My Younger Self book
Books

Get a sneak peek at our new Letter To My Younger Self book

Stewart Lee’s advice for his 16 year old self: don’t trust Morrissey
Culture

Stewart Lee’s advice for his 16 year old self: don’t trust Morrissey

Get your copy of The Big Issue’s Letter To My Younger Self book today
Books

Get your copy of The Big Issue’s Letter To My Younger Self book today

Get your hands on our brilliant Letter To My Younger Self book this week
Books

Get your hands on our brilliant Letter To My Younger Self book this week

Lin-Manuel Miranda: It’s no accident my protagonists grapple with legacy
Film

Lin-Manuel Miranda: It’s no accident my protagonists grapple with legacy

Brian May: All-boys and all-girls schools are a terrible idea
Music

Brian May: All-boys and all-girls schools are a terrible idea

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Gerald Scarfe: How my childhood loneliness led to my grotesque cartoons
Art

Gerald Scarfe: How my childhood loneliness led to my grotesque cartoons

Harry Connick Jr: “Nothing was going to stop me from making records”
Music

Harry Connick Jr: “Nothing was going to stop me from making records”

Mark Radcliffe still hasn’t given up on cracking the music business
Music

Mark Radcliffe still hasn’t given up on cracking the music business

George Alagiah: “I never let race define me”
TV

George Alagiah: “I never let race define me”

Margaret Atwood: “I’ve got to stop being a compulsive helpaholic”
Books

Margaret Atwood: “I’ve got to stop being a compulsive helpaholic”

Lemn Sissay: ‘My younger self did not deserve what institutions did to him’
Books

Lemn Sissay: ‘My younger self did not deserve what institutions did to him’

Rose McGowan: Hollywood is a ‘sick, toxic system’ I had to escape
TV

Rose McGowan: Hollywood is a ‘sick, toxic system’ I had to escape

Bradley Wiggins: “I’m detached from cycling now”
News

Bradley Wiggins: “I’m detached from cycling now”

Stephen Hendry: ‘You have to be very selfish to be and stay the best’
Culture

Stephen Hendry: ‘You have to be very selfish to be and stay the best’

‘Art is the important thing’: Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno on fame and excess
Music

‘Art is the important thing’: Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno on fame and excess

Nick Offerman: Amy Poehler is a ‘legend of comedy’
TV

Nick Offerman: Amy Poehler is a ‘legend of comedy’

Rose McGowan started acting to escape homelessness
Culture

Rose McGowan started acting to escape homelessness

Andy McNab didn’t know how to read at 16, now he’s a bestselling author
Books

Andy McNab didn’t know how to read at 16, now he’s a bestselling author

Jill Halfpenny: “I felt like the luckiest girl alive”
TV

Jill Halfpenny: “I felt like the luckiest girl alive”

Fiona Shaw: ‘I fantasise about being Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s mother’
TV

Fiona Shaw: ‘I fantasise about being Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s mother’

Linford Christie OBE: ‘Powers-that-be haven’t told the truth about the drugs’
News

Linford Christie OBE: ‘Powers-that-be haven’t told the truth about the drugs’

Gloria Estefan: ‘The Cuba my children learned about doesn’t exist any more’
Music

Gloria Estefan: ‘The Cuba my children learned about doesn’t exist any more’

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