Beards Are Back

7 March 2013 #427

Cover Story: Beards Are Back

They have been in and out of fashion more often than wide lapels. But the evidence on the street, and on screens, is that things are getting hairy again. In this very special, agenda-setting Big Issue report, editor Alan Attwood investigates the buzz around facial fuzz.

Also in this issue:

Rebecca Harkins-Cross talks rom-coms with Rose ByrneSamuel J Fell gets the latest news on Elcho Island’s most famous musical export, GurrumulMelissa Cranenburgh finds out from book editors what really goes on behind literary lines; and, in ‘Roving Eye’, we look at the monumental works of British sculptor Anish Kapoor, now on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

This edition’s ‘Vendor Profile’ is Stephen from Melbourne. And we have ‘Streetsheet’ contributions from Frank, Flash and Graham in PerthMick FMark JW, Mark P and Athol in SydneyRussell in Melbourne and Les in Bendigo. Sydney vendor Anne-Marie is also pictured with celebrity chefs Adam Liaw and Matt Moran at last month’s Oz Harvest CEO Cook Off.

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