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


Disobedient Objects: Protest by Design

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


Comic Sounds: Visualising Noise

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


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

homepage Starred Up

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…

Photography Juliette Butler

Bard-en-Seine Photo Story

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


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…


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”


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


Jacques Derrida: 20 Years of Archive Fever

20 years after Jacques Derrida presented Archive Fever at the Freud Museum, Port asks Dr Beverley Butler about this seminal text’s relevance today


Summer Books: Between Laziness and Labour

Taking inspiration from the words of E.M. Forster and H.W. Beecher, we present a selection of titles to stimulate your senses this summer

Sao Paulo Juliana Mundim

Creative Focus: Sao Paulo

As a World Cup 2014 host city, all eyes are on the southern hemisphere’s largest metropolis. Creatives based in Sao Paulo tell Port why in order to be truly creative in Brazil, you have to be flexible


Recommended Reading: Gary Numan

The musician reveals his reading material of choice by British fantasy author Adrian Tchaikovsky

patagonian mountains, a report by David J Constable

Patagonia: In the Footsteps of Chatwin

David J Constable cuts a path through the Patagonian mountains as he retraces the steps of legendary journalist Bruce Chatwin