Hah! Beards are back! It only took ninety years & the better part of my grandparents' lifetimes! The article is full of the usual coastal musing about zeitgeist & reactions against metrosexuality and all that rubbish. To be honest, I wear a beard because I don't care to shave. That, and it keeps the wind off my face in the cold months.
Via Ann Althouse, who is resolutely opposed to hairy males. Given the fact that she had to put up with smelly, bearded hippies in the Sixties, I can't say I can blame her.