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Art Hounds (for Riddle Room), Minnesota Public Radio, May 15, 2014.

It’s a Punderful Life for Competitive Wordsmiths, Wall Street Journal, Saturday, May 10, 2014.

Strategies: Modern Antics puts a new, sometimes bearded, face on events, Minneapolis-Saint Paul Business Journal (subscription only), Friday, May 9, 2014.

The Rogue Epicurian: A Beard in the Hand, L’Etoile Magazine, Minneapolis, MN, Monday, April 14, 2014.

Milwaukee hosts “Pundamonium,” a slam-style pun contest, Studio A (live), WITI Fox 6 Milwaukee, March 25, 2014.

Project Milwaukee, Great Milwaukee Chefs, Puns Take Center Stage, Lake Effect, WUWM, Milwaukee, WI, March 25, 2014.

Art Hounds (for Pundamonium), Minnesota Public Radio, February 13, 2014.


Suns Down, Puns Out, Epic Darwin Blog, October 5, 2013.

A Dispatch from Pundamonium, Arts Extract Podcast, October 2, 2013.

Hey, punny people: Pundamonium wants you, The Cap Times, Madison, WI. October 1, 2013.

Pundamonium at Club Underground, Secrets of the City, Minneapolis, MN. September 25, 2013.

A Night of Twisted Metal 2 with Tipsy Pixels at the Triple Rock, GeekParty, September 16, 2013.

It was ‘pundamonium’ at Republic on the West Bank, KARE11 (NBC), April 30, 2013.

Time to play (on words), pun-dits, Star Tribune, April 26, 2013.

PUNDAMONIUM! An Interview with Art Allen, Writers Block Blog, Loft Literary Center, April 25, 2013.

Boston Beard-Off 2013, NUTV, Northeastern University, Boston, March 26, 2013.

Minnesota Beard-Off to feature 100 hairy men (and some women), Minnesota Public Radio, aired February 8, 2013.

Beard-Off competition returns to First Avenue, Pioneer Press, February 4, 2013.

Tipsy Pixels bring old-school gaming to rock club, Star Tribune, January 31, 2013.


Tipsy Pixels Round 2… Fight! From the Desk of Joel Vollmer Blog, September 13, 2012.

Baby, let your chin hair down, Star Tribune, March 21, 2012.

The Minnesota Beard-Off, KFAI, March 17, 2012 (7 minute drivetime interview).

The Minnesota Beard-Off, City Pages, March 21, 2012.

Weekend Spotlight: The Minnesota Beard-Off,, March 22, 2012.

The Big Beard Theory: Brothers Prepare for Minnesota Beard-Off, Northfield Patch, March 23, 2012.

Calling all mountain men: Minnesota’s third annual Beard-Off is this weekend, Onion AV Club (RIP), March 23, 2012.

Minnesota Beard-Off 2012: Ragnar the Viking and the Mustache Rangers will let it all hang out at First Avenue, TC Daily Planet, March 23, 2012.

MN Beard-Off 2012, fan video, March 23, 2012.

10 minute interview on Mike & Madde, MyTalk 107.1 FM, March 24, 2012.

3rd Annual Minnesota Beard-Off: Beards, beards everywhere but barely a Jesus to wink at, Hot for Jesus blog, March 25, 2012.


Facing Off at the Minnesota Beard-Off, Star Tribune, April 3, 2011.

From Hipster to Lumberjack: 2011 Minnesota Beard-Off, WCCO-TV, March 25, 2011.

2011 Minnesota Beard-Off, City Pages A-List Calendar, week of March 23, 2011.

Minnesota Beard-Off Champion Corrie Zoll defends his title, City Pages Dressing Room Blog, March 24, 2011.

Hey, what’s that on your chin? Gloryby Richard Chin. Pioneer Press, March 25, 2011. Page B1, above the fold. Top story the website.

Day 306: Minnesota Beard-Off, 365 Twin Cities, March 21, 2011.

Secrets of Awesome Beards at the Minnesota Beard-Off, City’s Best: Twin Cities, March 2, 2011.

Minnesota Beard-Off: Start Your Growing, City Pages Dressing Room Blog, February 7, 2011.

The Minnesota Beard-Off is on, Metro Magazine, February 2011.


Wanted: Impressive facial hair for for Minnesota Beard-Offby Richard Chin. Pioneer Press, February 7, 2010.

The best of the bearded, by Jake Weyer. Southwest Journal, March 22, 2010.

Best of the bearded, (video) by Ashley Halbach, Southwest Journal, April 1, 2010.

24 Hrs Notice: MN Beard-Offby Annie D’Souza, MetroMix Twin Cities, March 28, 2010.

Photos: Minnesota Beard-Off, MetroMix Twin Cities, April 1, 2010.

Corrie Zoll ’92 wins 2010 Minnesota Beard-OffGrinnell News.

An event that brings together the best beards in the state

1st Annual Minnesota Beard-Off Review: Wearing a fake beard is WAY different than wearing a fake moustache. Holly Go Nightly, April 2, 2010.

Minnerino: Calling All Follicular Fighters Milwaukee, Whiskers, March 4, 2010.

Lady with a bacon beard Stuff About Minneapolis, March 31, 2010.

The Great Minnesota Beard-Off Oh Look, a Shiny Thing! March 23, 2010.

First annual Minnesota Beard-Off Digital Fallout, April 1, 2010