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You're Doing It Wrong: Beards

The beard. It's the manliest accessory a dude can sport, the hirsute seat of his virility, an announcement that he is one bad mamba jamba with testosterone and style to spare.
Don't worry. Our expert is here to help.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  November 09, 2012

Photos: Boston Facial Hair Fiasco at Church

Facial fuzz afficianados gathered at Church for the Boston Facial Hair Fiasco's beard and mustache competition on Saturday, February 18, 2012.
Church | Saturday, February 18, 2012
By JOSH BERLINGER  |  February 24, 2012

SXSW 2010: [Photos] 'Stache by 'Stache West

Photos of the great moustaches of SXSW 2010.
In pursuit of the hirsute at SXSW 2010
By K BONAMI  |  March 26, 2010

These two bearded dudes walk into a bar

Ever wonder what the world would be like if growing facial hair were a professional sport?
 Battle of the beards in Somerville
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  February 19, 2010

Photos: Get Your Beard On Saturday at Precinct

Photos from the Somerville Arts Council's winter beard contest
Beards-a-poppin' at Union Square's Precinct on February 13
By JENELL RANDALL  |  February 19, 2010

A ’stache grows in Providence

Beards are easy. Almost any guy can grow some scruff, and in some circles, it's almost de rigueur. But a mustache — that takes work, and it takes guts. A mustache is bold.
Sex Confident Dept.
By MARION DAVIS  |  November 20, 2009

indie list

IndieArts' sensory overload

If Providence is to become the "Creative Capital" of Mayor Cicilline's latest marketing campaign, it will take more than a few orange P's affixed to politicians' lapels and plastered on signs about town.
Taking it to the streets
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 17, 2009

24. Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis

If rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for Lex Luthor, then rooting for these Red Sox is like rooting for Ben Affleck in Dazed and Confused. Pedroia and Youkilis are generic jocks in varsity coats who pull up in sports cars and torment the dweebs of
If rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for Lex Luthor, then rooting for these Red Sox is like rooting for Ben Affleck in Dazed and Confused. Pedroia and Youkilis are generic jocks in varsity coats who pull up in sports cars and torment the dweebs of the American League. If that's not unsexy enough, until recently Youkilis was rocking the worst goatee in history, while Pedroia is still 5'7", bald, and buzzard-nosed.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

The Big Hurt: Here come the summer fests

Look alive, alt-metal fans. Time to polish the wallet chain, spray some Febreze on the ol’ cargo shorts, and dye your goatee purple for maximum extremeness: festival season is nearly upon us!
‘Excellent entertainment-value propositions’ for all!
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 06, 2008

A close call

Another suspect was nearly charged with the Gallagher shooting
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 06, 2008

Streets of gold

The mustache seems to be making a comeback — in the popular imagination if not on upper lips.
Who is that stashed man?
By CAITLIN CURRAN  |  September 05, 2007


Punk folk?

What comes to mind when you think of roots music? Neatly trimmed facial hair?
Bread and Roses do the regular-joe thing
By IAN SANDS  |  August 29, 2007

Worst in breed: Media

Who are the unsexiest media men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007

Able not to hear

During the years 1796 to 1801, John Brewster Jr. painted the portraits of Colonel and Mrs. Thomas Cutts of Saco.
Early American deaf painter John Brewster Jr. at the PMA
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  January 31, 2007

Boston bands rock the living room

However much you think you know about the local music scene, you almost certainly don’t know as much as Andy Guthrie and Jen Kelley.
Bringing down the house
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 06, 2006

All about Allen

Clean-shaven and dressed in a sport coat and tie, 28-year-old Allen Ginsberg, stood in front of an enthusiastic and energetic audience at the Six Gallery on Fillmore Street to read from a new poem — “Howl” — that he had begun writing 44 days before.
Celebrating Ginsberg’s life
By PETER KADZIS  |  September 27, 2006


Not bummed out refers to Josh Homme’s old band Kyuss as “a heavy metal Velvet Underground . . . pioneers of the booming underground ‘stoner rock’ scene of the 1990s.”
Eagles of Death Metal pursue Death by Sexy
By WILL SPITZ  |  April 20, 2006

ID Check: Padraig Shea

There are at least three people who read this column every week.
The freshman
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  April 05, 2006

82. Keith Jardine

Want to have a face like the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s “Dean of Mean”? Start with something pink and hairless — a sour peach, say, or a piglet — and then smash it with your fists until it’s a bleeding, cauliflower-eared meatbag. Finally, grow a pa
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