Port Magazine – Issue 31
Port is a biannual style magazine with a focus on beautiful and intelligent content for the modern reader.
By invoking the lost spirit of high-quality biannual magazines, together with the most current and engaging of subject matter, Port is setting a new standard for modern titles. The magazine features essays and profiles from the world’s foremost and iconic practitioners in fields such as architecture, design, business, film, environment, politics, literature and comedy alongside timeless examples of classic style and fashion.
This is a publication founded on a rigorous desire to explore some of the most interesting and important aspects of our lives today, without ever losing that all important joie de vivre. Elegant and informed, Port magazine is an independent haven where the love of pleasure and the love of unbiased knowledge go hand in hand.
The Autumn/Winter issue of Port – featuring actors Kieran Culkin, Diego Luna, Stéphane Bak and Will Sharpe, writers George Saunders, Torrey Peters, Leila Mottley, Jeanette Winterson, Orhan Pamuk, Steven Pinker and Anthony Anaxagorou, artist Frank Bowling, spatial practitioners Cooking Sections, designer Jasper Morrison, graphic novelist Nick Drnaso, and musicians Khruangbin.
Six phenomenal cover stars from the worlds of film, TV and literature front issue 31. Kieran Culkin catches up with old friend and fellow actor Michael Cera to consider their craft and the unexpected joys of fatherhood, while best-selling author Torrey Peters has an in-depth conversation with Booker-longlisted writer Leila Mottley on the power of fiction. Back as the eponymous rebel in the new Star Wars series Andor, Diego Luna discusses with novelist and short story writer Antonio Ortuño why he’s determined to keep producing vital stories in his home country of Mexico, and rising French actor Stéphane Bak reflects on the beauty of diasporic stories with Simran Hans. Finally, BAFTA Award-winning writer, director, and actor Will Sharpe writes a specially commissioned letter for our Commentary addressed to writing; the solace, pain and belongingit has brought him from childhood.
Elsewhere, master of the short story George Saunders discusses his latest collection with another award-winning writer of the form, Rion Amilcar Scott, British designer Jasper Morrison talks to Deyan Sudjic about the importance of an economy of ideas, and Philip Hoare pens an ode to Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage, paired with beautiful photographs from Jarman’s friend and collaborator Howard Sooley.
Alongside our seventh annual supplementdevoted to horology, 1010, we have also snapped the finest Autumn/Winter collections and accessories the world over.
For Commentary – in addition to Will Sharpe – Jeanette Winterson shares an extract on Artificial Intelligence from her most recent work, Nabil Al-Kinani investigates the demise of common land and London’s social housing estates, Nobel Prize winning author Orhan Pamuk presents a chapter from his hotly-anticipated epic Nights of Plague, and Anthony Anaxagorou offers a poem from his upcoming collection which interrogates how nations, citizens and their bloodlines continue to be shaped colonialism and patriarchy.
In Portfolio, legendary artist Frank Bowling expounds the possibilities of colour and geometry, graphic novelist Nick Drnaso ruminates on his hallucinatory new book, spatial practitioners Cooking Sections contemplate their ecological project for this year’s Istanbul Biennial, Khruangbin talk through their new musical collaboration with Vieux Farka Touré, and the proprietor of the eponymous Soho haunt, Andrew Edmunds, looks back at over thirty-five years of business.
Finally, award-winning writer and Professor at Harvard University, Steven Pinker, closes the issue with a delightful list of Likes and Dislikes, after Susan Sontag.