Amy’s Place

Amy Winehouse’s singular, soulful voice still resonates 13 years after her tragic death at 27. But Amy’s legacy is more powerful than her music. In this edition, we visit Amy’s Place, the singer’s life-changing charity providing supported housing for young women recovering from drug addiction. “For it to be here is a beautiful thing,” says Katya, a resident at the facility. “There’s nothing else like it.”


  • In his raucous Letter to My Younger Self, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson talks school warfare, flying and falling in love.
  • Singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright tells us she feels like a completely different person since she last toured Australia seven years ago.
  • Writer-producer Russell T Davies dishes the scoop on the new era of Doctor Who.
  • With Melbourne Writers Festival in full swing, memoirist headliner Leslie Jamison tells us why she worships the God of complexity.
  • Big Issue vendor Holly O shares what she gets up to when she’s away from her Brisbane pitch – including volunteering, gleeful swimming and getting creative with the rules to Monopoly.
  • Three-time Olympian Lisa Curry shares her fun and fulsome recipe for a veggie Mexican Stack.
  • And Big Issue icon Fiona Scott-Norman calls last drinks and bids us so long, farewell in her final column – for now anyway.

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