Issue 11 Single Copy


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The autumn issue of Port leads with a world first cover story featuring the highly acclaimed actor Michael Shannon (The Iceman; Man of Steel, Boardwalk Empire) – photographed in London by Nadav Kander, styled by David St. John James and interviewed by novelist Jonathan Lethem. The cover is Port’s first wordless cover, emphasising the iconic power of our styled leading man, who ruminates on how he went from outcast to leading man, playing the “scumbag” and why acting is a service industry.

Also in the issue:

  • William T. Vollmann interviews three transwomen about the process of self-possession, physical transformation and self-acceptance
  • In the Commentary section:war reporter Janine di Giovanni explains why older women have taught her the most; Nathaniel Rich illuminates the darker side of New Orleans, and exclusive fiction from US author of note Dennis Bock
  • In The Porter section: Roots Manuva on the work of acclaimed performance poet Linton Kwesi Johnson; as the explorer Ben Saunders prepares to embark on the longest unsupported polar journey in history, he turns his mind to the nature of motivation – reminding him that imagination is mightier than brawn; the recording industry’s vanity press is a long-running escapade with hugely varying results – music aficionado and author Michel Faber turns back the clock to consider why bad used to be so much better  
  • In the Design section: a look at the Italian version of The National Trust, FAI, and the extraordinary buildings they protect; Singapore’s extraordinary Gardens by the Bay, the worlds greatest synthetic garden
  • In the Style section: the rebel Prince of ballet, Sergei Polunin, captivates Port with his inimitable bravura during rehearsals at the London Coliseum, plus extended autumn styled shoots on location

And Elsewhere …

  • The Extract: Rick Moody, incredibly, impossibly, interviews a certain Jimi Hendrix; ‘What I Like, What I Dislike’:Susan Sontag’s diaries revealed a witty fondness for the humble list and her list of likes and dislikes has become justly notorious. Here Will Self picks up the baton