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September 2, 2014
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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September 1, 2014
Hey, Country Boy: Christopher Owens

Ahead of the release of his new album, Nathan Ladd talks to Christopher Owens about the solo misnomer, age, creative cities and country flair

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August 29, 2014
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

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August 28, 2014
This Hotel Room: Carlton Arms

Banksy, Bruno Tanquerel, Robert Lewis – they’ve all left their mark on this hotel in New York, as Caroline Solomon and Reto Sterchi find out…

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August 26, 2014
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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August 22, 2014
This Is Just a Modern Rock Film: Stuart Murdoch

The Belle and Sebastian frontman discusses the near decade-long struggle to get his debut feature film God Help the Girl made

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August 20, 2014
The Model Makers: Richard Threadgill Associates

Why, in the age of CGI and 3D printing, are architectural models still relevant? Betty Wood goes to the studio of one of London’s leading model-makers to find out. Photography Liz Seabrook

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August 19, 2014
Reputations: Jared Harris

Acting has become a pursuit towards maximum recognisability and exposure; here we talk to a rare mercurial actor who is swimming against that tide and putting his character first

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August 18, 2014
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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August 15, 2014
Celebrity: Everything That’s Popular Is Boring

Robert Hughes charts the rise and fall of celebrity culture, and remembers when carefully constructed studio control was what mattered

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August 14, 2014
Night at the Museum: The Workers, After Dark

The East London design studio is giving the public the chance to explore Tate Britain at night, using four specially designed robots

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August 13, 2014
At Work: Hampson Woods

Betty Wood heads to the Hackney Workshop of Jonty Hampson and Sascha Gravenstein to find out why their products, fashioned from London Plane trees, have a genuine history

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August 8, 2014
At Work: Ernest Wright & Son Ltd, Scissor Makers

The head of Sheffield’s remaining scissor-dynasty, Nick Wright talks to us about his family business, producing quality traditional scissors whose Edwardian designs satisfy a modern audience

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August 6, 2014
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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August 5, 2014
Burt Bacharach: American Songbook

Ahead of headlining Wilderness festival this weekend, we asked a bunch of creative-types to pick out their favourite songs by the American maestro

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August 4, 2014
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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August 1, 2014
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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July 25, 2014
Marina di Ravenna

Photographer Jonathan Frantini and Port’s Fashion Director David St John-James went to Italy for this styled SS14 shoot

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July 24, 2014
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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July 22, 2014
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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July 21, 2014
The French Play: Bard-en-Seine

Offstage Theatre’s Cressida Brown is challenging traditional interpretations of Macbeth with a new production in the heart of Paris

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July 18, 2014
Finding Vivian Maier: Charlie Siskel

The filmmaker discusses his archaeological approach to reconstructing the character of reclusive street photographer Vivian Maier

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July 17, 2014
Danh Võ: The Great Paradox

As the Vietnamese artist’s first UK solo exhibition, sponsored by BOSS, opens at Nottingham Contemporary, he talks to Nathan Ladd about paradoxical identities and the impact of history on the present

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July 15, 2014
Venice Biennial 2014: Monditalia

Eleonora Usseglio Prinsi unravels the complex social and political themes in Monditalia at the Venice Biennale

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July 14, 2014
The Man Who Fell To Earth: Sam Rockwell

For over two decades Sam Rockwell has been blazing a trail through a huge range of films with eccentric and ever-cool style. Ian Parker talks influences and dance moves with an actor who is truly one of a kind. Photography Andreas Laszlo Konrath, styling Bruce Pask

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July 10, 2014
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

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July 9, 2014
Vanley Burke: Out of the Shadows

Vanley Burke explains how he exposed the untold tales of adversity, resilience and perseverance of African Caribbean settlers, tales that he photographed, archived but also personified

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July 8, 2014
GoodNES Gracious Wii: Christopher Taber’s Top 5

The Analogue Interactive founder revisits his favourite games for Nintendo’s iconic console, the NES

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July 7, 2014
King of France: Eugene McGuinness

Solo musician Eugene McGuinness talks to Tom Jenkins about his new album, Chroma, over tea and cake in Soho

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July 4, 2014
J. D. Fergusson: Delayed Gratification

Ahead of the first retrospective of his work in more than 40 years, Alice Strang discusses the artwork of the Scottish Colourist and why it has taken so long for us to see it

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July 3, 2014
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

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July 2, 2014
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

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July 1, 2014
Creative Quarter: Folkestone

In the first of a series of reports, Alex Moore heads to Kent to find out about how an economically stagnant costal town as been rebranded as a creative power-house for the arts

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June 30, 2014
He’s on the Phone: Pete Wiggs (Saint Etienne)

Pete Wiggs reveals the secret to the pop band’s longevity as they release a limited edition book documenting their 25-year career

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June 28, 2014
Cerruti 1881 SS15 Photo Essay

Chantelle Dosser looks closer at Aldo Maria Camillo’s subtle and sleek summer collection, inspired by a trip to the surf-obssesed US West Coast

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June 27, 2014
Brazilian Voices: A World Cup Photo Essay

As the players take to the field, London-based photographer Kane Hulse meets the official (and unofficial) merchandise sellers plying their wares on Brazil’s streets in this exclusive photo story

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June 26, 2014
Work and Play Behind the Iron Curtain

A new exhibition of mid-twentieth century consumer design objects at London’s GRAD dispels the old clichés of Soviet austerity, says Elliot Watson

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June 24, 2014
In Conversation: Andrea Pompilio, Canali

As he takes over as creative director at the esteemed Italian luxury House, David Hellqvist quizzes Pompilio about his aspirations and inspiration

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June 23, 2014
Where They Create: Ramiro Llona, Artist

We visit the studio-home of one of Peru’s most celebrated artists with photographer Paul Barbera

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June 23, 2014
Photo Essay: Missoni SS15

Luca Campri visits Angela Missoni backstage as she prepares her latest collection, inspired by “cosmopolitan surfers”

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June 20, 2014
Home Schooling: Alexis Taylor

The Hot Chip and About Group man invites Port into his inner sanctum, a home studio packed full of boot-fair bounty, to discuss his new album

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June 19, 2014
London Festival of Architecture: Peace Breaks Out!

Dr Jerzy J. Kierkuć-Bieliński, curator of a new exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum, explains how a small man with a big personality (Napoleon) helped shape London as we know it today

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June 18, 2014
Photo Essay: Craig Green SS15

Photographer Agnes Lloyd-Platt visited Green backstage as he launched his first solo catwalk, showing a collection partly inspired by Asian martial art gear

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June 17, 2014
Manifesto: CMMN SWDN SS15

Saif Bakir and Emma Hedlund launch their new brand name and explain the ‘Whitewash’ collection’s use of intricate embroidery

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June 16, 2014
Anxiety Arts Festival: The Assessment

As he prepares to perform at London’s Anxiety Arts Festival, artist James Leadbitter, aka The Vacuum Cleaner, explains why media coverage of mental health issues still leaves a lot to be desired

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June 16, 2014
In Conversation: John Ray, Alfred Dunhill

Creating a relaxed yet elegant SS15 wardrobe for weekends away, the Scottish designer and David Hellqvist discuss the classic tailoring brand’s role at LC:M

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June 13, 2014
Gilles Peterson: My Brazil + Exclusive Playlist

As the World Cup gets underway, Alex Moore talks to the legendary DJ about his favourite aspects of Brazilian culture and Gilles presents an exclusive playlist for Port

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June 12, 2014
Return of the Rudeboy

As Somerset House launches its summer expo about the music and style obsessed sub-culture, creative director Harris Elliott and David Hellqvist discuss what brands modern day Rudeboys wear and who their ultimate style icon is

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June 11, 2014
Portrait of an Artist: Sean Scully

The celebrated artist tells Betty Wood why being off-balance is essential for maintaining personal equilibrium

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June 11, 2014
Port Issue 14: Ralph Lauren

Port’s editor-in-chief, Dan Crowe, on a true fashion icon and the cover star of our summer issue