So I am starting my own list of things I think are "hot" as I go through and fact check this year's "hot issue." My first three entries:
Hot Rock & Roll Suicide: John Berryman. When you show up in songs by both the Hold Steady and Okkervil River, you're officially a muse.
Hot Tranny: Begum Nawazish Ali, Pakistani talk-show host(ess) and pro-democracy agitator.
Hot Job: Fact Checker. Because that's what I do.
What else belongs on the list?
(All credit for the tranny info goes to Coco. May you find a more receptive publisher for your political drag queen stories someday soon)