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Past articles by Steven:

More people are getting a hand up from Big Issue as the cost-of-living crisis bites

The last year has seen a 10% increase in the number of people becoming a Big Issue seller, while magazine sales have also risen dramatically → Read More

Why has Mark Rylance launched a campaign to honour peace protester Brian Haw?

Writing in The Big Issue, Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance says a statue of Brian Haw will “stand for all of us awake to the horror of war”. → Read More

Knock at the Cabin star Nikki Amuka-Bird: 'M Night Shyamalan enjoys pushing people through their fears'

Knock at the Cabin asks what we'd sacrifice to stop the apocalypse. One of its 'messengers', Nikki Amuka-Bird, says we should all relate → Read More

7 things we learned from our exclusive interview with KSI

KSI on being a role model, boxing ambitions, thoughts on Andrew Tate and why Prime is so hard to find in the shops → Read More

'Helping others has a magical way of turning our own lives around': Bear Grylls' 2023 survival guide

Survival expert and author Bear Grylls explains how to uncover the simple necessities of life ahead of the new year → Read More

Peter Dinklage, Kenneth Branagh, Sharon Horgan: The best of Letter To My Younger Self 2022

Every week in Letter to My Younger Self, famous figures reveal the lessons they've learned in their lives. It's always a must-read. → Read More

Lewis Capaldi: 'It's nice to celebrate being in love'

Lewis Capaldi is one of the most successful pop artists on the planet, but he says it's still hard to shake the Scottish pessimism → Read More

‘Disney didn’t think it was funny enough’: Brian Henson on making The Muppet Christmas Carol

On the 30th anniversary of The Muppet Christmas Carol, director Brian Henson and Steve Whitmire, who played Kermit, talk about its legacy → Read More

Andrey Kurkov: 'Ukraine is a very democratic country with a good pinch of anarchy'

Andrey Kurkov has remained in Ukraine throughout the conflict to record his experience for a new book, Diary of an Invasion, out now → Read More

Do you know a change maker? Send us your nominations!

We want to celebrate the local heroes and community champions doing good across the UK – and we need your help → Read More

Polygamy to Dunkin' Donuts: 7 insights from Bob Dylan's new book The Philosophy of Modern Song

Bob Dylan’s new book The Philosophy of Modern Song gives rare insight into his thoughts on money, touring and his favourite sugary treats → Read More

Antoine de Caunes: 'I'm glad Bruce Springsteen never saw Eurotrash'

Antoine de Caunes, host of controversial '90s show Eurotrash, reflects on its legacy and its role in Brexit. → Read More

Jenny Agutter: 'The Railway Children seems like yesterday'

Revisiting the film which made her famous over 50 years ago, Jenny Agutter insists parallels can be drawn between the two eras → Read More

Malcolm McDowell: Kubrick would be shocked at commercialisation of A Clockwork Orange

Malcolm McDowell doesn’t think Stanley Kubrick would have been impressed by a recent Gucci campaign that referenced his classic movies. → Read More

Paul O'Grady: 'I could milk a cow by the time I was seven'

From flamboyant altar boy to children’s author and dog rescuer, Paul O'Grady reflects on a life that's been a wild ride. → Read More

Michael Flatley on writing, directing and starring in his spy thriller Blackbird

Riverdance icon Michael Flatley releases his first film Blackbird this week. Forget the story, he says, it's all about following your dreams → Read More

Hugh Bonneville: 'I'm not scary, I'm cuddly'

The Downton and Paddington star's latest role in I Came By sees him as a celebrated establishment figure – but one who may have a dark secret → Read More

'The Taliban scare me, but not as much as I scare them'

Afghan singer, composer and designer Elaha Soroor says she won't be silenced → Read More

Why your next flight might be on an airship

Air travel makes carbon polluters of us all, but a British company is offering an alternative and bringing back the blimp → Read More

Michael Palin: Going around the world in 80 days now would be a much less happy experience

In the 1980s, the Monty Python star retraced the fictional footsteps of Phileas Fogg. How would he fare if he made the journey today? → Read More