Vendor Profile: Kate

"I've been everywhere...Sydney, Queensland, Melbourne, Shepparton, Wangaratta...You name it." Meet Melbourne Big Issue vendor, Kate.

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6 February 2015 Author: Katherine Smyrk

Playing On

Jean McDougall is not your average 92-year-old. She has, in fact, just recorded her second album, 92 Not Out.

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21 January 2015 Author: Katherine Smyrk

Best Arts of 2014

We give our opinion on the most outstanding contributions to the arts from 2014 free from the gossip and scandal of Hollywood award ceremonies.

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13 January 2015 Author: Katherine Smyrk

Best of 2014 Heartwarmers

Over 2014, readers shared stories & thoughts about vendors who've meant something to them. They make us feel warm & tingly, so we wanted to share.

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26 December 2014 Author: Katherine Smyrk

In Conversation with Mia Dyson...

Exploring music, homelessness and the support we all need with Mia Dyson. Extra bonus audio!

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17 December 2014 Author: Katherine Smyrk

Why Pets?

The Big Issue 2015 Calendar not only has the usual hilarious Andrew Weldon cartoons, it features vendors and loveable their pets. We explain why.

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15 December 2014 Author: Katherine Smyrk

Andrew Weldon: A Conversation

We get into the head of the man who has been making TBI readers laugh since 1998.

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9 December 2014 Author: Katherine Smyrk

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

The Big Issue at MWF

One of The Big Issue's editors heads to see Salman Rushdie at the MWF, speaking about the freedom to write.

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10 September 2014 Author: Katherine Smyrk

Michel Streich: A Conversation

We get into the head of the man who created the whimsical illustrations that feature 2014's Fiction Edition.

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31 August 2014 Author: Katherine Smyrk