Packed full of great content, the new Port magazine is here.
The Spring/Summer and 10-year anniversary issue of Port – featuring musician Akala, actors Matt Smith, Katherine Waterston, Malachi Kirby and Caleb Landry Jones, chef Merlin Labron-Johnson, artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE, architect Sou Fujimoto, filmmakers Ramin Bahrani and Takashi Miike, alongside writing from Bhanu Kapil, Jack Underwood and David Keenan.
Five formidable talents grace the cover of issue 28. Akala, the award-winning musician and Sunday Times bestseller, writes a deft and explosive polemic in our Commentary. Sci-fi royalty (and everyday royalty) actor Matt Smith talks to Anna Smith about life under lockdown and the allure of vampires. Anglo-American actor Katherine Waterston talks to Michael Shannon about motherhood, climate change and the limits of language. Rising British star Malachi Kirby talks to Jason Okundaye about vulnerability and the joy of sharing Black British Caribbean history following his turn in Steve McQueen’s powerful Small Axe anthology. John-Paul Pryor, meanwhile, enters the rich sonic world of actor and musician Caleb Landry Jones.
For our anniversary special, guest editors Linsey Young (curator of contemporary British art at Tate Britain), Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin (founders of Studio Formafantasma) and award-winning actor Michael Shannon curate our art, design and film sections respectively, profiling and commissioning some of the most inspiring critical thinkers working in their fields today, including artist Anthea Hamilton, architect Paulo Tavares and director Ramin Bahrani.