The Big Issue : Edition 597
FILMING THE HANDMAID'S TALE SERIES IN WASHINGTON DC – THE UNIFORM OF THE HANDMAIDS HAS BECOME AN ICONIC SYMBOL OF RESISTANCE (P14) PHOTO BY GETTY # 597 Regulars 04 ED’S LETTER, YOUR SAY 05 MEET YOUR VENDOR 07 STREET SHEET 08 HEARSAY 11 MY WORD 12 RICKY 13 FIONA 36 FILM 37 SMALL SCREENS 38 MUSIC 39 BOOKS 43 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT 44 PUZZLES 46 CLICK CONTENTS Cover Stories 14 UNDER HER EYE After more than three decades, the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale is finally here. We explore how Margaret Atwood’s 1985 book became a symbol for something much bigger, and what her new book predicts for our future. Features 18 LETTER TO MY YOUNGER SELF Fiona Shaw on leaving Ireland, discovering her sexuality and working with Phoebe Waller-Bridge on the award-winning second season of Fleabag. 20 WAR AND PEACE The last surviving lawyer from the Nuremberg war crime trials has a message for us all. 22 BUNNY BUSINESS THE BIG PICTURE Caring for rabbits is not just a hobby for the members of the American Rabbit Breeders Association. 26 ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED? Exploring the mental health crisis in the entertainment industry. 29 VENDOR TOUR GUIDE International vendor Michael takes us for a tour of Athens. 30 STILL WATERS The Pope of Trash, director John Waters, on the Australian sense of humour, and so much more. 32 WILD WILD WEST Want fresh new heavy metal? Head to Perth. 35 NOVEL APPROACH John Kinsella talks about turning from poetry to science fiction. 40 TASTES LIKE HOME Relish the Middle Eastern Lamb Cutlets with Pearl Couscous Tabouli made by two sisters.