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Port Issue 15 – Out Now

Editor-in-Chief, Dan Crowe, and Photography Director, Rebecca McClelland on Port issue 15 – featuring composer Esa-Pekka Salonen shot by iconic photographer Pieter Hugo

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At The Movies: Life of Crime

20 years on from Friends debut, Phil Rhys Thomas looks at Jennifer Aniston’s latest film and wonders why this leading actor isn’t getting more of a lead

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Elio Petri: A Forgotten Genius, Remembered

Curator of the ICA’s Elio Petri season, Nico Marzano, introduces a selection of the director’s seminal works and charts their influence on subsequent generations of filmmakers

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Greek Legend: Aliki Vougiouklaki

Aliki Vougiouklaki was far more than a film star. For a country torn apart by war, she also represented the hopes of a nation, as British author Ali Smith writes

Lessons for Mental Wealth

What is synthesised happiness and how do we achieve it? Rory Sutherland considers our perceptions of value

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Psychogeography: Far From The Madding Crowd

Tom Spooner takes us on a physical journey across class-lines and geographical boundaries, demonstrating that in order to really understand our surroundings, we need to abandon conscious direction

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The Typewriter: Hunter S Thompson

John Paul-Pryor describes the romanticism amongst madness of the legendary journalist’s typewriter

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The Engagement Ring: John Keats

John-Paul Pryor explores the beauty and consequences of love on beloved poet Keats via the iconic item that defined him

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Disobedient Objects: Protest by Design

Co-curators of Disobedient Objects Gavin Grindon and Catherine Flood select five highlight objects from the exhibition

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Comic Sounds: Visualising Noise

From ‘wank’ to ‘wp’, John Harris Dunning talks to Betty Wood about the role of sound in comic books

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Warren Ellis’ Rum Diary

The iconic comic-book writer turns his attention to Bacardi’s dramatic past for a unique collaboration with artist Michael Allred, and tells us why his attention is firmly on the Tube

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Jonathan Asser: Notes on Violence

The ex-prison therapist’s screenwriting debut, Starred Up, garnered critical praise – Elliot Watson finds that it was an exercise borne from experience and frustration for the writer…

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Bard-en-Seine Photo Story

Juliette Butler goes ‘backstage’ at Offstage Theatre’s production of Macbeth in Paris for this exclusive photo story

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The Plucking Woman of New York

Alex Vadukul meets one of New York’s colourful characters, whose small, personal acts of discomfort remind the city’s residents that she’s still there…

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Virginia Woolf: Reflections and The Souls of Others

The subject of a new exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery, curator Frances Spalding talks to us about investigating the author’s life, one marked “not by depression, but by courage, stoicism and humour”

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Polly Brown’s PLANTS

Photographer Polly Brown talks us through her new monograph, ‘Plants’, documenting the office plants of some of the world’s most iconic brands