What’s hot and what’s not this week?

We're a bit cold and miserable, it's January alright?

Head in hands stuff as Palin re-emerges to “stump for Trump”. Photograph: AP Photo

Head in hands stuff as Palin re-emerges to “stump for Trump”. Photograph: AP Photo

 

HOT

Buffalo Cauliflower The Happy Pear’s Instagram revelation has us dousing cauliflower in Frank’s RedHot sauce

Lydia McGuinness In a cast of strong female leads, McGuinness is playing a blinder as Peggy in Rebellion

January Galway gigs Villagers and Somerville at the Black Box next Friday, John Grant and Soley in Salthill next Saturday

Justin Bieber’s lavender hair Belieb in pastel power

Cuvva An app for hourly car insurance on your friend’s car. UK-only for now, but a great idea

The return of Nelly Vicar Street in June. We’ve already got the plasters on our cheeks

Canvasser question checklists They better get ready for a grilling

Projectors Ditch the TV once and for all, free up space, and have your own big screen

NOT

Dry January Smuglets We get it. You haven’t had a scoop for 23 days and now you’re a martyr. Pass the gin

#OscarsSoWhite With the Academy being 94 per cent white and 76 per cent male, a shakeup is long overdue

Pavement puddle trapdoors One loose slab equals one soaked sock

‘Late Late Show’ Eurosong Nicky Byrne’s Eurovision selection means there’ll be no studio battle, no mentors, no public voting, no arguments with Linda Martin

Sarah Palin endorsements Head in hands stuff as Palin re-emerges to “stump for Trump”

Pour-over coffee in cold kitchens Not so great on a January morning when it’s lukewarm by the time your mug is full

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