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In the past decade or so, the ubiquity of the so-called "Brooklyn Beard" has inspired countless thinkpieces on the social symbolism of free-flowing facial hair; photoblogs by local beard paparazzi; facial hair transplants among the naturally beardless; and concerns from the scientific community that we have reached "Peak Beard." Perhaps the weirdest and most glorious event to emerge from this trend is the Coney Island Beard and Moustache Competition, which returns on September 5th. The 8th annual competition will reward the most impressive facial foliage in all...
I met Nickolas Butler at the table next to the beer keg in the green room of last year’s Decatur Book Festival. Neither of us knew many people in Atlanta, so Nick, my husband, and I ended up hanging out for most of the weekend. We drank many beers, and one night, we found a fancy restaurant in the rain that served oysters until one or two in the morning. We drank cocktails and...
Like the fedora, seapunk and Hitler youth haircuts, beards, according to science, are less attractive the more popular they become. Who's to blame? Let's take a look back at some of the culprits: Yesterday, the Telegraph published a study that claims Planet Earth has reached "peak beard." Turns out, as facial hair becomes a bigger part of mainstream fashion, it gets less and less attractive. Why? Because one too many basic bros decided they'd dip...
It's been a day for terrifying storm news, sure, but today is also the day that this snow-beard picture gurgled up to us from the bowels of Reddit (or really, just from its "Brooklyn" section). There is not much in the way of provenance here—user ddshroom simply posted the image with the caption "Brooklyn New York."—but is this not the snowiest beard you've seen today? Hmm? If you have snowier beard pictures to submit, though,...