Port #25

Port Issue 25

No other magazine combines men’s tastes in style, culture and commentary as powerfully as Port. Bringing together an international group of award-winning editors, art directors, stylists and writers, along with a stellar cast of contributing editors including Jon Snow, Hanif Kureishi, Samantha Morton and Ferguson Henderson, Port is the magazine for the man interested in the world around him. From style, travel, design and living, to architecture, literature, entertainment and global issues, Port provides genuinely engaging content for curious minds.

The Autumn/Winter issue of Port – featuring actors Edward Norton and Maya Hawke, designers Italo Lupi and Formafantasma, photography from Ramak Fazel and Commentary guest edited by actor Cillian Murphy

It can be easy to forget how much strong work Edward Norton has done, that it’s been 25 years (a long career for any leading actor), of playing everything from scout leaders (in 2012’s Moonrise Kingdom) to crusading attorneys (in The People vs. Larry Flynt), from children’s show hosts (2002’s Death to Smoochy) to honourless thieves (2001’s The Score). You could chalk this up to the fact Norton clearly has no real interest in assuming the mantle, the peculiar burden, of being a certain kind of Hollywood Star, and yet, for all the evident integrity and iconoclasm of a man who believes his work should be to some extent confrontational, you realise he hasn’t avoided the star-making machinery either. Talking to writer Matthew Specktor for the cover story of issue 25, he discusses his latest film Motherless Brooklyn, that he directed, writes and stars in, and the powerful forces gripping contemporary America. 

Another talent features on our alternative cover, the free-spirited rising star of screen and airwaves Maya Hawke. Hawke’s introduction to celluloid stardom came proper this year, via roles in indie disaster movie Ladyworld (think Lord of the Flies with eight teenage girls), and a small but pivotal role as a Linda Kasabian-inspired character, Flower Child, in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. But it’s her casting as Robin in Netflix’s much-loved sci-fi show Stranger Things that has rocket-launched Hawke into the public consciousness.

Elsewhere, the acclaimed actor Cillian Murphy guest edits our 32-page Commentary section. Murphy drew inspiration from a luminous creative moment currently taking place in his native Ireland, where he recently returned to live. He brings much of that creativity into our pages: exciting new fiction and non-fiction from Nicole Flattery, Danny Denton and Lisa McInerney, poetry from John Kelly and Doireann Ní Ghríofa, plus a play extract from progressive theatre company Dead Centre and photography from Rich Gilligan.