Polamalu to Trim His Mane for First Time in 10 Years

Steelers safety will cut a few locks of his hair for the VFW Mane Event on Veteran’s Day.

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Steelers safety and all-around solid human being Troy Polamalu hasn’t touched his signature mane in more than 10 years. The last time he had a serious haircut was when he was just a wee sophomore at USC in 2000.

As a homage to the Samoan culture, Polamalu has spent a decade cultivating his luxurious flow despite certain occupational hazards. However, the seven-time Pro Bowler is going to make an exception to support a great cause this Veteran’s Day. On Monday, the Polamalu will have a few locks of his hair trimmed to kick off the VFW Mane Event.

Don’t fret — he’s not chopping it all off (after all, Head & Shoulders took out a $1 million insurance policy). But a few of the locks will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Nothing completes a mancave shrine like a Steelers mini-helmet accessorized with real Polamalu hair.

You can also donate directly to the VFW or join Team Troy by pledging to cut your own locks. Team Troy has already raised more than $100,000.

Between the Mane Event and Movember, Pittsburgh’s gentlemen are going to be, dare we say, Iron Chic.

That's a wrasslin' joke, folks



#Art: Tugboat hand-crafts woodcuts that would look great on your wall


Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth are the geniuses behind Tugboat Printshop’s imaginative print designs. The duo began collaborating in 2006 when they started exploring fine-art woodcuts. They craft their woodcut prints completely by hand by drawing onto the plywood before carving it out with a low-relief hand tool. From there, Roden and Lueth evenly add ink to the blocks and press paper against the wood; afterward, they send blocks through the press. Between the layers of design and the use of color, Roden and Lueth’s attention to detail is on display in their whimsical artwork.

Good news: You can see the pieces firsthand by making an appointment to visit the Tugboat shop or by seeing Roden and Lueth at this year’s Handmade Arcade, held Dec. 7 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Check out the gallery below for more prints.

— Mahala Scott, PM Editorial Intern


What’s going on this weekend?


  • The Conservatory Theatre Co.’s production of the Greek tragedy Hecuba opens this week at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. See it now through Nov. 24. — Friday, 8 p.m.



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