Hello Dolly

21 March 2019 #583

Cover Story: Hello Dolly

Hello Dolly


“All my life, I’ve always loved the underdog… I’m drawn to help people up if they feel down, and I’m prone to stand up for somebody who can’t stand up for themselves.”

So says Dolly Parton in the newest edition of The Big Issue. We sat down with the wise and famously witty superstar in Nashville to discuss everything from her musical legacy to her latest movie Dumplin’, from her disadvantaged childhood to her children’s charity... We leave no rhinestone unturned.

PLUS: She’s recorded more than 3000 songs, so it’s no surprise Dolly’s music has been widely covered. Check out our Spotify playlist of unexpected Parton covers bit.ly/HELLO-DOLLY – be warned, not everyone is as talented as Ms Parton.

Also in this issue:

· In a special vendor Q&A with Dave Hughes, Big Issue vendors become journalists to grill the comedian about performance anxiety, parenthood and The Block.
· Oscar-winning director Jordan Peele reveals how his new horror film – Us, the follow-up to Get Out – is actually quite funny!
· Aussie indie icon Robert Forster talks about The Go-Betweens, his new solo album and everything in between.
· We speak with author Alice Robinson about the buzz around cli-fi novels – and how they might just save us from a climate crisis.
· In Vendor Tour Guide, vendor Jeromy reveals his favourite places for a swim and a nature walk in Brisbane!

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