Beard Of The Week: Faux Pas Edition

This week brought distressing news for one 3000-year-old beard: The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of pharaoh Tutankhamun has been hastily glued back on after it was damaged, [Egyptian Museum in Cairo] employees say. … It is not clear whether the mask was damaged during cleaning or if the beard was removed because it … Continue reading Beard Of The Week: Faux Pas Edition

Judging The Beards Of Believers

The SCOTUS just ruled in Holt v. Hobbs. Amy Howe sums up the unanimous ruling: The Court easily agreed with inmate Gregory Holt that the Arkansas policy prevents him from exercising his religion. Put simply, the prison will not allow him to follow the tenets of his religion and grow a beard. And it didn’t matter, the … Continue reading Judging The Beards Of Believers

Beard Of The Week

The back-story: That bearded guy who’s apparently [Green Bay QB] Aaron Rodgers’ good-luck charm? He’s Wausau’s Jeremy Wilcox. Wilcox, whose company is a Lambeau Field contractor for the Green Bay Packers, caused a social media stir when FOX Sports TV cameras caught Rodgers tugging the man’s beard right before he re-entered Sunday’s game against the … Continue reading Beard Of The Week

Beard Of The Week

A reader writes: The recent discussions on The Dish on Gamergate, Dr. Matt Taylor’s shirt, and the the vaguely generalized anxiety over the decline of male culture, has been exhilarating, exasperating, and maddening!  I can honestly say it’s the single issue where I feel a viscerally negative reaction to parts of your stated opinion.  But, … Continue reading Beard Of The Week