Korean Court Sensibly Rules That Calling Someone 'Bald' Isn't Defamation

A South Korean man was fined $265 for calling another man "bald" in an online chat session, after "an investigation" revealed that the victim was not bald after all. But the country's Supreme Court has now overturned the conviction, because "the word 'bald head' might have been used to insult the plaintiff, but we… » 11/03/11 6:40pm 11/03/11 6:40pm

A History Of (Hair-Related) Violence

Back in the day, people were knocked off in restaurants. But that was then — now, it's all about salons and barber shops. In recent months, it seems not a week goes by without some hair-related crime going down. » 4/07/11 2:05pm 4/07/11 2:05pm

A Bearded Woman And The Politics Of Hair

"I am a woman with a beard," writes Allison Landa. And so unfolds a story of hair removal that challenged some of our ideas about beauty, body politics, and choices. » 10/05/10 4:10pm 10/05/10 4:10pm

Leg Work: Body Hair Is Not Always A Statement

Apropos of Mo'Nique's legs and Amanda Palmer's pits, the Times has written a piece on what it means for women to be hairy. But does it mean anything at all? » 4/13/10 12:20pm 4/13/10 12:20pm

Lovely Bones, Ugly Hair?

Mark Wahlberg's wearing a pretty silly wig in this trailer for The Lovely Bones. But it's actually a trailer of a trailer — maybe all the anticipation will give them a chance to fix Marky Mark's hair. [NY Mag, Movieline] » 8/04/09 3:30pm 8/04/09 3:30pm

You'll never guess what's becoming an endangered species. Crabs! Not the shellfish, but the pubic lice. It seems that Brazilian bikini waxes are contributing to the falling rates of infections, since the lice can't live, or be transmitted, without hair. [IHT] » 10/30/07 7:15pm 10/30/07 7:15pm