A Place to Lay Your Head

Utah recently achieved the seemingly impossible: housing nearly all of its chronically homeless. We went to Salt Lake City to take a look.

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21 June 2016 Author: Sophie Quick

Editorial: Dear Dahl

Roald Dahl isn't just for kiddles. Melissa Cranenburgh looks at the enduring appeal of the BFGs whoopsy-splunkers world.

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16 June 2016 Author: Melissa Cranenburgh

Street Ink

Over the years, the pages of this magazine have held the words of numerous vendors – sharing wins, meaningful moments and small pieces of themselves.

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14 June 2016 Author: Big Issue Vendors

Words From the Streets

In honour of our 20th Birthday celebrations, we bring you some words from years of the Streetsheet section.

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9 June 2016 Author: 

Editorial: Twenty…and Still Gr...

It's our 20th birthday! We look back on 20 big years of The Big Issue.

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3 June 2016 Author: Sonya Clancy and Steven Persson

The Italics Issue

An introduction to a very special edition.

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2 June 2016 Author: Alan Attwood

Far From Home

Over the years our Biggest Issue has been homelessness. Now we’re taking an even more concrete approach to addressing this problem.

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2 June 2016 Author: Melissa Cranenburgh

In Transition

From The Danish Girl to Laverne Cox, trans themes and celebrities have never been more visible. But is this evidence of broader social inclusion?

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30 May 2016 Author: Cerise Howard

Editorial: Transitional Times

Eschewing the one-size-fits all boxes of gender and sexuality, Melissa Cranenburgh gives thought to the LGBTI's increasingly visible presence.

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20 May 2016 Author: Melissa Cranenburgh

Water Music

With our 20th anniversary nearly upon us, we revisit Justin Coleman's tale about a (ridiculously heavy) piano.

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19 May 2016 Author: Justin Coleman