Mary Beard opens up on presenting Civilisation and watching Kenneth Clark

GETTY/PR Mary Beard opens up on watching Kenneth Clark and presenting Civilisation But historian Mary Beard can, more or less. She was 14 in the spring of 1969, and on Sunday evenings that year she would hunker down on the sofa with her parents to watch a new TV series on a fledgling channel called […]

Star Wars Bits: Sad Porgs, an Unexpected Superman Connection, and Ewan McGregor’s Beard

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Disney pays homage to that very cute porg Some insider knowledge about Luke’s fave green beverage The Last Jedi struggles to hit lightspeed in China Ewan McGregor’s facial hair inspires some wacky fan theorizing And much more! TFW it’s time to go #backtowork…#TheLastJedi — Star Wars (@starwars) […]

Hulk Has a Beard In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Concept Art, Nothing Will Ever Be The Same Again

Folks, this might be the most explosive story I’ve ever written for this site. Once you read it, you will never be the same. According to some early concept art for Thor: Ragnarok, the Hulk almost had a beard. That’s right – the Incredible Hulk almost blessed us with some finely-groomed facial hair. And that’s not all: […]

Houston coy on Beard return

Video Houston coy on Beard return1:00 NBA: The Houston Rockets are remaining coy on the return date of star guard James ‘The Beard’ Harden after he suffered a hamstring injury in their double OT win against the LA Lakers. January 3rd 2018 14 minutes ago /display/ news and galleries/More Sports/ More Sports Sixers receive big […]

Court upholds sacking of Paris doctor over ‘religious’ beard

A French court has upheld a decision by a Parisian hospital to sack an intern over his refusal to trim his beard, ruling that facial hair in a secular environment might be interpreted by staff and patients as a religious symbol. The case dates back to 2013-14, when Mohamed A, a medical student at the […]

Santa's burqa? Austrian police make St Nicholas remove full-face beard

Published time: 16 Dec, 2017 22:53 The Austrian law banning full-face veils has claimed an unusual victim: a man impersonating the iconic St Nicholas for a children’s party, whose red frock and frothy fake beard the police deemed the equivalent of a burqa. The man, identified only as Hans M in media reports, was stopped […]

Star Wars Bits: Han Solo Grows a Beard, Luke and Leia Reunite, and Rogue One Gets the Graphic Novel Treatment

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Star Wars: The Last Jedi gets an MPAA rating Another theory about Rey’s parents is (sort of) debunked A 29-foot Millennium Falcon parks on a family’s roof Mark Hamill makes a plea for secrecy And much more! In one of the more shocking developments from Star Wars: Battlefront II, Han Solo grows […]

Fear the beard: Nation in awe of skipper

FORMER Prime Minister Tony Abbott once called him “Mike” but Australia is tonight in awe of its World Cup hero. Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak stepped up when he was needed most to send Australia to a fourth straight World Cup, in Russia next year. LIVE BLOG: RELIVE ALL THE PLAYOFF ACTION His capitalised from a […]

Boxing news: Canelo asked to trim beard, Saunders eyes GGG fight, Eubank doubts Smith

Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez has once again voiced his concerns about Canelo Alvarez’s beard. Sanchez said of the Mexican’s facial hair at Friday’s weigh-in that “it’s a little bit longer than it should be.” The trainer repeated his concern to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) with critics suggestion that he was worried Golovkin’s […]