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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

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June 10, 2014
Paul Kelly: How We Used to Live

As his latest collaboration with pop band Saint Etienne shows at the London Festival of Architecture, filmmaker Paul Kelly explains why documentaries always have an element of fiction

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June 6, 2014
In Conversation: Pip Jenkins, Designer at John Smedley

230 years old but still going strong: The British knitwear company’s SS14 collection, inspired by the Henley Royal Regatta, continues their quest for “contemporary, luxurious and innovative garments”, as David Hellqvist finds out

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June 5, 2014
Distillery Visit: Reyka Vodka

We went to Iceland to see how they’ve turned geographical ‘disadvantages’ into flavour innovation in vodka production, using the local environment to its full advantage

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June 3, 2014
Taste Test: Junipalooza

Ahead of the London gin festival this weekend, Port hits the bottle in the name of research

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June 2, 2014
Photo Essay: Istanbul Street Stories by Robin Sinha

The photographer documents the bustle of daily life in Turkey’s largest city

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May 30, 2014
Hamilton Leithauser: The Summer of His Years

The Walkmen ex-frontman strikes out on his own with debut album Black Hours – an album steeped in the traditions of Frank Sinatra, and a new-found freedom

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May 29, 2014
Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: Stones Throw Records

As a new documentary on the legendary label is released, Port speaks to founder Peanut Butter Wolf about grief and his genre-bending legacy

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May 28, 2014
The Port Podcast, Episode 11

Download the Port Podcast from iTunes

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May 26, 2014
In Conflict: An Interview with Owen Pallett

The Polaris winning Canadian artist delves into gender-politics and self-image with the release of his fourth studio album

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May 23, 2014
J.M. Weston x Charlie Casely-Hayford

David Hellqvist sits down with French footwear designer Michel Perry and the young London creative to discuss British sub-cultures and laser-etched leather ahead of their collaborative capsule collection

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May 22, 2014
Clerkenwell Design Week: Lighting Special

Port’s design editor and author of 21st Century Lighting Design, Alyn Griffiths, picks out some of the brightest lighting ideas on show at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week, which concludes today

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May 21, 2014
Lawrence Lek: Simulated Reality & Re.presence

The erudite artist on his installation which explores the simulated architecture of Crystal Palace, as part of group exhibition Re.presence

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May 20, 2014
Clerkenwell Debut: Case Furniture

The British furniture manufacturer, showing at Clerkenwell Design Week for the first time, is bringing a domestic aesthetic to the contract market

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May 19, 2014
Yann Tiersen: ∞ (Infinity) & the Origin of Its Language

The award-winning composer talks to Alex Moore about being Breton, not French, and the cultural manifestations on his latest album

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May 15, 2014
Photo Essay: Cycling in Japan by Fred MacGregor

The photographer documents the culture around Japan’s Keirin cycling scene, known as much for its big-buck gambling as its athleticism

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May 14, 2014
Still Metropolis: Issue 13 Still Life Shoot

A selection of accessories for the stylish urban dweller shot by photographer Robin Broadbent and styled by Port’s fashion editor Alex Petsetakis

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May 12, 2014
Ryan Cox’s Filthy Home

From copulation to gun control, the New York designer is challenging the sensibilities of interior design, one strip at a time…