Jemal Polson

Social Media Manager / Freelance Journalist

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Here you'll find a selection of features from The Telegraph, Attitude, Esquire and ShortList.

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Ride with Norman Reedus - Norman Reedus Q&A | AMC - United Kingdom

The latest addition to the AMC UK family will be familiar to most as Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead. Starting from January he'll be trading in walkers for the open road in his cross-country motorcycle series, Ride with Norman Reedus. Reedus will take you on a one-of-a-kind journey from

Attitude Magazine
Meeting the gay men who voted for Donald Trump

You know the story. After the most divisive US election in our lifetime, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45 th President of the United States on 20 th January, 2017. While we know of many who have supported Trump on his way to the Oval Office, the so-called 'silent majority' aren't just made up of old, straight, white men and women.

CBS Action
An Interview with Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols

You’d have to be living under a rock not to realise that Star Trek is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. With the cause for celebration running riot across the galaxy, we had no option but to ask one of the founding fathers – sorry, mothers – of Star Trek about her tenure on the original series.

The Telegraph
01/23/2017
Why it's never funny to laugh at effeminate men

The perception that effeminate or camp men are funny is, sadly, prevalent. I encountered it only a few months ago while working on a production shoot. Two male crew members frequently minced around on set and adopted stereotypically camp voices for comedic value. They thought it was hilarious.

The Telegraph
08/09/2016
The sorry case of Christopher Biggins shows that biphobia is rampant in the gay community

When news of Christopher Biggins' removal from Celebrity Big Brother broke on last Friday, the internet was awash with rumours as to what the actor and TV presenter had said. It came only a few days after Biggins, an actor and former children's TV presenter, had caused a minor story for saying to another housemate that "I think the worst type ...

Telegraph.co.uk
Do I sound gay, and does it matter anyway?

In his documentary, Do I Sound Gay?, released this month, New York-based journalist David Thorpe tackles why men speak the way they do and how they feel about it, focusing especially on the notion of the stereotypical gay male voice. He says, "Sometimes, I feel really self-conscious about sounding gay."

ShortList Magazine
08/08/2014
10 Unused Film Posters

Before the film, comes the trailer - and before the trailer comes the poster. A first impression is everything to an audience, no matter if the property is a soon to be adapted fan favourite, or a relatively unknown project. Either they were too much, or not enough.

Esquire
The Best Bacon Sandwiches In Britain - Esquire

Crispy bacon with bun, bap or bread is synonymous in this country with the hangover. But while the combination of salty pork and doughy carbs is undoubtedly a useful weapon for overcoming a night of debauchery, it would be a crying shame to only use it thus.

Esquire
London's Best Diners - Esquire

While jukeboxes, red leather stools and the intro scene from Pulp Fiction may all come to mind when you hear the word "diner", London has long been eschewing such cliches to offer a fresh take on the traditional American eatery.

Esquire
London's Best Pie Joints: Choose Your Weapon - Esquire

Once the butt of culinary jokes, the savoury pie has regained its status as a thing of culinary beauty, celebrated alongside fish & chips and the Sunday roast as a national treasure. And nowadays, there's few better places on the planet to eat one than London.

ShortList Magazine
8 Adaptations That Massively Deviate From The Books

We've all watched films based on books we love. Therefore, we've all had that infuriating, and slightly superior feeling arise, when we realise the film has deviated from its source material. Although it's a rare occurrence, not all turn out terribly.

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