The Autumn/Winter issue of Port – featuring actor Paapa Essiedu, director Martin Scorsese, chef Massimo Bottura, poet Roger Robinson, artists Shawanda Corbett and Jamie Hewlett, musician Matt Berninger, designer Philippe Malouin and new writing from Hari Kunzru, Brandon Taylor, Niven Govinden and Joyce Carol Oates.
The wonderful Paapa Essiedu graces the cover of issue 27, lead male in probably the most talked-about TV show of 2020: I May Destroy You. The startling yet modest young actor talks to Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff about creativity, humility and what his mum taught him.
Elsewhere, legendary director Martin Scorsese speaks about his efforts on behalf of global film conservation, Italian chef Massimo Bottura discusses his charity Food for Soul, The National’s Matt Berninger shares his thoughts on recording his debut solo opus, Roger Robinson reflects on his TS Eliot prize-winning poetry collection, artists Shawanda Corbett and Jamie Hewlett discuss cyborgs and Gorillaz, while designer Philippe Malouin shares how creative limitations conjure his eclectic works into being. We’ve also been busy with all things fashion, (safely) shooting this season’s finest.
In our Commentary, authors Hari Kunzru, Brandon Taylor, Niven Govinden and Joyce Carol Oates each provide a new extract from upcoming works that brilliantly respond to the vast waves of change transforming society, alongside an interview with Oklahoma-raised photographer Rahim Fortune.
Finally, in the Porter, seventy-five years after the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, John Harris Dunning investigates the birth of the kaiju film, Matthew Turner looks at Eduardo Paolozzi’s philosopher-inspired screenprints, Margaret Howell celebrates 50 years, Harry Langham remembers the great and troubled painter Jean Jones and Jean-Yves Leloup celebrates the enduring legacy of Kraftwerk.