The Canadian psychology professor and culture warrior Jordan B Peterson could not have hoped for better publicity than his recent encounter with Cathy Newman on Channel 4 News. The more Newman inaccurately paraphrased his beliefs and betrayed her irritation, the better Peterson came across.
Stephanie Allen, the 26-year-old MC known as Stefflon Don, makes a hell of a first impression. She walks into London’s Soho Studios wearing an oversized, fur-trimmed black jacket over a Rolling Stones vest, a platinum-blonde wig and long, bejeweled acrylic nails. “My beautiful claws,” she says lovingly. Even back when she was a college student with no songs to her name, strangers used to stop her in the street and ask her what she did, assuming she was famous.
One of the new year’s biggest surprises has been the appearance of a pensive son of the soil by the name of Justin Timberlake. In a short teaser video announcing his fifth solo album, Man of the Woods, the former ‘NSync star went a-wanderin’ through forests, fields, mountains and streams, lookin’ fer answers to this big ol’ riddle we call life. Bearded and rugged, he looked like a man who wouldn’t think twice about climbing into the body of a dead horse for warmth.
In my Top 10 of Things I Would Use a Time Machine For is blocking the Second Amendment. "Gentlemen, I see what you mean with this 'well regulated militia' thing but it's going to be a shitshow. Oh, and abolish slavery now. OK bye."
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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