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A Tale of Two Cities

The Great Divide: Reverend Alistair Macrae encounters people living where he works and, just a short walk away, people living it up.

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17 November 2014 Author: Reverend Alistair Macrae

The Great Divide: Hand To Mout...

With wealth inequality rapidly rising around the globe, Linda Tirado's stark depiction of poverty in a wealthy country is frightening, and important.

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13 November 2014 Author: Katherine Smyrk

Ed#471: Some are more equal th...

This is the third is our 'Great Divide' series. Unfortunately it's only become more vital to write about the ever-widening gulf between rich and poor.

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10 November 2014 Author: Alan Attwood

Ed#470: Katy Perry, hear her r...

It's National Katy Perry Fortnight... Well, at The Big Issue it is anyway. Editor, Alan Attwood examines her lurid, carefully-constructed persona.

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27 October 2014 Author: Alan Attwood

In Tribute: Ed Nimmervoll

Ed Nimmervoll, the legendary music writer, sadly died last week. As a tribute, here is one of our favourite pieces of his on Billy Bragg.

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15 October 2014 Author: Ed Nimmervoll

Ed#469: Kiwis can fly

In sport, politics and the arts, New Zealand is on a roll. And it has fjords. The Editor of The Big Issue takes a look at all things Kiwi.

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13 October 2014 Author: Alan Attwood

Quick Fix: Garden Party Pooper

Quick Fix tackles dirtiness in the garden.

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1 October 2014 Author: Sophie Quick

Ed#468: Seize the Day

When people asked for Robin Williams to be on the cover, Editor Alan Attwood thought it would be a good opportunity to talk about an important issue.

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26 September 2014 Author: Alan Attwood

Kanye: Jerk or Genius?

Kanye West has become synonymous with ego-driven outbursts and outrageous proclamations, so much so that his legitimate talents are often ignored.

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14 September 2014 Author: Clementine Bastow

Ed#467: Along came Kate

Suddenly it's 1978 again at The Big Issue office, Kate Bush is here and we like it. Our Editor reflects on how she changed everything.

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12 September 2014 Author: Alan Attwood