When Justin James Muir set out taking portraits of epic beards, he didn’t plan on fighting cancer with a coffee book. (F Stoppers) There were repercussions for the Tajik police officers forcing Muslim men to shave off their beards. (International Business Times) The secret to James Harden’s unyielding success was discovered in his beard. (New Republic) We got a history of facial hair in America, and it only took 2 minutes. (Huffington Post) What started off as a “quirky, fun idea” for Chris Jamieson quickly became something a lot more serious. (Stuff) You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, nor a man by his beard. (SC Times) Mad Men returned this month, but it looks like a Mad Mustache out shined both the actors and their wardrobes. (Vanity Fair) Here’s a visual field guide for navigating pastoral facial hair. (The Washington Post) To view past Bearded Week in Reviews click here.