Lee: republications

‘Ralph Steadman: “Ink was the drug for me…”’ republished

The Big Issue in the North Welsh cartoonist Ralph Steadman is famous for his scathing depictions of political figures and his collaborations with notorious US journalist, Hunter S. Thompson. His drawings – labelled “evil-minded” and […]

‘Malcolm McDowell – letter to my younger self’ republished

The Big Issue Korea English actor Malcolm McDowell first hit the silver screen in the 1960s acting in a controversial film depicting life in a boarding school called “If”. He went on to cement his […]

‘Courtney Love: lost in the fog of drama and misdemeanours’ republished

Shedia (Greece) “There was one point in the nineties when I was begging on the streets of Hollywood Boulevard. And then I got a promotion to stripper. So you know, I do know what it’s […]

‘Brazil versus Brazil’ republished

Bodo (Germany) The football World Cup 2014 began in Brazil on June 16. However, not all Brazilians are happy to be hosting the prestigious soccer tournament. The spiralling costs of new infrastructure – also being […]

‘London’s homeless migrants’ republished

The Contributor (USA) A UK organisation supporting migrants and refugees strongly criticised police and homeless charities in London for targeting foreign rough sleepers. In several controversial operations, street sleepers were given warnings and threatened with […]

‘Disney’s secret weapon’ republished

The Big Issue in the North (UK) Inside an unassuming warehouse at an undisclosed location near Los Angeles, USA, are some of the most precious artefacts in the history of Hollywood, as well as the […]

‘Homelessness à la Hollywood’ republished

fiftyfifty (Germany) A short film about homelessness shot in Los Angeles, USA, was a highlight of international film festivals this Spring. “The Case of Conrad Cooper” depicts a snapshot of the life of a man […]

‘Soccer through a lens’ republished

Draussenseiter (Germany) English photographer Levon Biss took his cameras and lenses and for almost two years travelled the world to document the world of soccer. Biss visited 28 countries in five different continents in an […]

‘Joan Baez interview: on Dylan, drugs and disillusionment with Obama’ republished

Shedia (Greece) American folk singer Joan Baez became famous in the sixties after penning socially aware songs, playing live at Woodstock and collaborating with some of the biggest names in music history. Now 73, the […]

‘Brazil: inside the Free Pass Movement’ republished

BISS (Germany) Started in the early 2000s by volunteers in Brazil, the Free Pass Movement (MPL) began as a series of demonstrations last summer that continue to reverberate throughout São Paulo and other states. Successfully […]

‘The strongest female septuagenarian in the world’ republished

Nota Bene (Slovakia) Winifred Pristell is the strongest 74-year-old women in the world. She holds state, national and world records for dead-lifting and has won so many medals that she’s lost count of her haul. […]

Bill Nighy: “I need publicity like I need a gun in my mouth” republished

The Big Issue Korea Bill Nighy is a BAFTA and Golden Globe winning English actor who became famous internationally after starring in the 2003 film, Love Actually. Nighy has since appeared in – among others […]

‘Game of Thrones – an interview with Emilia Clarke’ republished

The Big Issue South Africa Emilia Clarke is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood but only three years ago the British actor scraped a living appearing in daytime UK soap operas. However, Clarke’s […]

‘Aung Sung Suu Kyi: from activist to politician and realpolitik’ republished

The Big Issue in the North (UK) Nobel Peace Laureate Aung Sung Suu Kyi is a beacon of hope in military-ruled Myanmar and, indeed, around the world. Nicknamed “The Lady”, she founded the National League […]

‘Photo essay: Munduruku warriors hunt for wildcat gold miners’ republished

Hecho en Buenos Aires (Argentina) This photo essay provided an insight into survival issues faced by the Munduruku tribe of Brazil who have been hunting for miners searching for gold illegally on their territory. Leaders […]

‘Gary Oldman: the actor’s actor’ republished

The Big Issue Japan Gary Oldman is acknowledged by his peers as being one of the greatest actors of his generation. The revered Briton has played an array of famous characters during his career including […]

‘The Marikana massacre – a fight for justice’ republished

The Big Issue Japan On 16 August 2012, South Africa witnessed the single most lethal use of force since the end of the apartheid era when South African police fired upon striking miners at a […]

North Korea photo essay republished

Surprise (Switzerland) This Reuters picture series looked inside the mysterious world of North Korea, a country disconnected from the rest of the world and held under the tyranny of leader Kim Jong-un and his government. […]

‘Sebastian Vettel: exclusive interview’ republished

Strassenfeger (Germany) At the age of just 21, Sebastian Vettel became the youngest formula one driver ever to win a grand prix. The German racer has won the last four world championships and if he […]

‘David Attenborough: reporting the natural world’ republished

The Big Issue South Africa British broadcasting legend David Attenborough has visited almost every corner of the planet in his quest to bring the wonders of the natural world to the viewing public. He has […]

‘Green-friendly enterprise helps save biggest Caribbean wetlands’ republished

The Big Issue Korea The 18 communities in Cuba’s Ciénaga de Zapata, the largest wetlands in the Caribbean, have long survived on the abundant local hunting and fishing and by producing charcoal. But that is […]

‘Daniel Radcliffe: acting, awards, and press invasion’ republished

Shedia (Greece) At just ten years old Daniel Radcliffe was catapulted to fame and fortune after being cast as boy-wizard Harry Potter in the hugely successful film adaptions of J K Rowling’s best-selling novels. But […]

‘GalGael: Viking longboats fight unemployment’ republished

Strassenkreuzer (Germany) Viking longboats are helping to tackle mental illness and unemployment in a unique project in Glasgow, UK. Amongst the wood shavings and machinery noise of the GalGael Trust boat-building workshop, long-term unemployed people […]

‘Over one thousand people shortlisted for life on Mars’ republished

The Big Issue in the North (UK) A mission to put humans on Mars received more than 200,000 applicants. Mars One was set up by two Dutchmen with the goal of establishing permanent life on […]

‘The return of Monty Python’ republished

=Norge (Norway) Surrealist comedy group Monty Python completely revolutionised humour in the UK when its first sketch show was aired in 1969. They went on to make a string of hit films, televisions series and […]

‘China leads battle against poverty’ republished

CAIS (Portugal) The United Nations has singled out China – the world’s most populous country with over 1.3 billion people – as one of the key success stories in the longstanding battle against poverty. Although […]

‘Reaching Out: The theatre of dreams’ republished

Professor Jimmie Earl Perry seeks to change attitudes about HIV/AIDS in South Africa through theatre. The director of The Africa Centre for HIV and AIDS Management’s Educational Theatre and Creative Arts programme is using local […]

‘Dutch self-image shaken by “Black Pete” debate’ republished

According to folklore, when Saint Nicholas arrives in the Netherlands at the Christmas season, he is accompanied by his servant, Black Pete. At parades and pageants, the part of Black Pete is usually played by […]