The Big Issue : Edition 564
COVER STORIES 14 THE WORLD GAME As the World Cup finally arrives, we take a look at the long and storied history of our beloved Socceroos. 17 FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE Perspective from the streets of St Petersburg. 18 TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS How sport becomes a lifeline for those who need it most. 19 CHAMPIONING THE UNDERDOG The striking similarities between soccer and homelessness. 20 KICKING GOALS THE BIG PICTURE A photographer focuses in on the other side of the world game. LOMÉ, TOGO (P20). PHOTO BY JESSICA HILLTOUT REGULARS 03 ED’S LETTER, YOUR SAY 06 STREETSHEET 07 MEET YOUR VENDOR 08 HEARSAY 11 MY WORD 12 RICKY 13 FIONA 34 FILM 35 SMALL SCREENS 37 MUSIC 39 BOOKS 40 TASTES LIKE HOME 43 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT 44 PUZZLES 46 CLICK 564 CONTENTS FEATURES 24 LETTER TO MY YOUNGER SELF Elvis Costello on his look, his mum and hating Elvis Presley. 27 SHELTER FROM THE STORM LIVING HOMELESS Why sleeping rough is sometimes the safest option. 28 BAD BOYS...WHATCHA GONNA DO? Lynette Curran on always playing the mother, and working with the Jacobson brothers. 30 RAISING THEIR VOICES The Emerging Writers’ Festival is about more than books. 32 FEELING THE TENSION Melbourne heavy metal band High Tension delve into politics – in Indonesia.