“At HUNGER, we think that hell yes, you can be a magazine like ours and still hunger for content with a serious message. The two aren’t mutually exclusive. As climate catastrophe looms, and politicians steer our world towards crisis, it’s a time when speaking up for what you believe in is more vital than ever. So we brought together the actors, activists and musicians who are pushing for the positive change we need to see. This issue’s collaborators all have a message – they all want change. We asked them what they had to say, and we listened. We’d like to think our readers are listening with us.” HUNGER Magazine, November 2019
For the latest issue RANKIN photographed no less than all four cover stars. River Gallo, Celeste, Akala and actor Stephen Graham present on GoSee grant readers a glimpse into the matters close to their hearts. We quote:
· River Gallo – writer-director and star of ‘Ponyboi’ talks about intersex rights.
· Akala – the writer and rapper shares his thoughts on the responsibilities that come with having a public platform.
· Stephen Graham – fresh from the release of Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’, the actor talks about navigating the movie industry and imposter syndrome.
· Celeste – the rising soul singer talks about the potential world-changing importance of kindness.
Also in the magazine: “The End of the Fucking World” star Jessica Barden (we LOVE that show on Netflix) speaks about playing complex characters who match up to women in real life. London-based rapper Ashnikko is tackling big issues like sexual assault through her music. And we persuaded social media-shy H.E.R. to discuss why she chooses to concentrate her message in the music, rather than surrender to the cult of a celebrity personality.
Fashion and beauty – From #unibrowmovement’s Sophia Hajipanteli brilliant beauty shoot, to Vicky Lawton’s masterclass with some of the biggest British rising stars: Malachi Kirby, Josh Whitehouse, Rose Williams, Molly Windsor, Karla Crome and Emma Appleton, it’s all here. Vicky also takes the season’s must-have Jimmy Choos club-hopping. And we tempt supermodel canines out of their baskets all in the name of fashion. Naturally, our issue wouldn’t be complete without the season’s collections – all with that signature Hunger twist.
Art and documentary – We hit the galleries of the new Bilboa – Margate (yes, you read that right) where our guest art curators actor Russell Tobey and Robert Diament show art lovers what they’re missing. We hear from Yuri Suzuki, Haroon Mirza, Ima-Abasi Okon and Zoe Bedeaux, too, about how sound features in their practice. For our Documentary section, London-based photographer Heather Glazzard discusses queer identity. We cover identity further with journalist Karen Cheung’s report from Hong Kong amid its current political turmoil. And documenting a more quiet form of crisis, Tony Binder lenses the youth of Belfast as the devastating effects of an uncertain, Brexit-induced future take their toll. We also give up our Speakers’ Corner section to four distinct voices, all with something to say.
Hunger 17 is now available at the newsstand of your choice – for more, check hungertv.com