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New York Comic-Con Highlights

Erik Sharkey | Posted 10.04.2016 | Entertainment
Erik Sharkey

It's the time of year again for the biggest nerd event on the East Coast! I'm talking about New York Comic-Con. Fans will flock in from the tristate a...

Nerds Knew The Truth About Donald Trump Long Ago

Jon Lukomnik | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Jon Lukomnik

While bankruptcy is not that uncommon, and the reasons for bankruptcy can vary, you have to be really unlucky, or a really bad businessman, to helm four of them.

Comic-Con: A Community of Creators Not Consumers

Troy Campbell | Posted 07.18.2016 | Entertainment
Troy Campbell

A long time ago on a living room floor, my brother and I wrote sagas with our toys. The characters of our childhood DC-Marvel-Star Wars-Jurassic Park ...

San Diego Comic-Con Film Festival Highlights

Erik Sharkey | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
Erik Sharkey

Once again it is time for the biggest pop culture event of the year, San Diego Comicon, the "Woodstock for Geeks" which is a celebration of comic book...

Why Straight Men Should Care About Gay Superheroes

Bryan Pierce | Posted 05.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Bryan Pierce

With the loss of the only gay male lead in a mainstream comic book series, it leaves a hole in the social consciousness of America. If mainstream studios won't create comic books with gay leading characters, then it's up to independent authors to create them.


Francis Levy | Posted 03.19.2017 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Remember ninnies and sissies and the good old days when a certain kind of kid in your high school came equipped with a leather pencil and pen holder s...

To the Girl at the Bus Stop

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 02.09.2017 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

Early one morning I followed the blinking, grinding, lumbering school bus on its routine route to pick up students. Always the consummate people-watcher, I studied the colorful collection of gangly, boisterous pre-teens waiting at each stop. Then I saw her - the girl standing alone. She was me, fifty years ago.

Dirty Talk for Grammar Nerds

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 10.29.2016 | Comedy
Nikki Gloudeman

Appendix 1: GLOSSARY OF TERMS Assonance Feeling of exaltation after she says she'll finally try it that way. Dangling Modifier Penis. Direct Speech...

20 Years Ago, 'A Goofy Movie' Became the Blackest, Most Underrated Nerd Classic of All Time

Jordan Calhoun | Posted 10.27.2016 | Black Voices
Jordan Calhoun

When it comes to embracing pop culture and navigating your crazy ass family, only to find who you are? 20 years ago we were given that story when we met Max and followed his adventure across country, and 20 years later it remains one of the most underrated Disney movies in history.

Awakening the Force

David Glanzer | Posted 06.20.2015 | Entertainment
David Glanzer

Before Star Wars, I was just a geeky, nerdy kid who enjoyed science fiction and fantasy but didn't really connect with too many others. After Star Wars, things changed. While I was still geeky and nerdy, I found friends who didn't notice, let alone care. We got each other and that was enough.

Is Your Boss an Empty Suit?

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Craig Newmark

Your first task after getting inside might be to determine if the boss is an "empty suit," looking good and projecting confidence and that's it. Then you decide if the culture is a fit for you.

My Name Is Kyle, and I'm a Nerd

Kyle McMahon | Posted 07.19.2014 | Home
Kyle McMahon

n locking away my inner nerd in some proverbial closet, I denied myself years of pleasure for no other reason than to fit in. Never again will I try and change who I am to fit in with the "cool kids". I'm going to be who I am, unapologetically.

An Open Letter to Pharrell Williams

Jessica Puente | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jessica Puente

I don't want to sit here and pretend I know what you're thinking and what your songs mean. So can you tell me something? Can you tell me what this song means? Can you tell me how I, as a woman, am supposed to escape in it?

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Farewell and Goodnight, Roseland Ballroom

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.08.2014 | New York
Jon Chattman

"Standing in line to See the show tonight And there's a light on Heavy glow" - RHCP Waiting on a line that wrapped around two or sometimes three bloc...

Interview: Aurelio Voltaire -- 'A Jedi in Sith Clothing' (Who Sings!)

Dori Hartley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Dori Hartley

"People ask me all of the time if I have a hobby. I thought I didn't, but I was wrong. I do have one and it's bathing. That's my hobby. ... And since I'm a professional daydreamer, this is practically like being on the job."

When Did Introverts Become So Cool?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.08.2013 | Technology

Do you only arise from the depths of your private room like a mystical unicorn once in a blue moon? Do you prefer Netflix to the company of other peop...

9 People Who Have Terrifically Out-Nerded Us All

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy

People throw the word "nerd" around far too frequently these days. Being a nerd used to mean something. There was a time when that label was earned th...

The Nerd-in-Residence

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The Department of Veterans Affairs has named me a "nerd-in-residence." The Department of Veterans Affairs is doing some really good stuff for vets that no one hears about, catching up since 2009. I've helped, in a very minor way, for several years; now I gotta do more.

Five Pieces Of Advice For Aspiring Girls In Tech

Stephanie Lynch Habib | Posted 09.30.2013 | Technology
Stephanie Lynch Habib

If working in fields that are driving the new economy is geeky, then go ahead and call me a geek. This geek was the captain of her cheerleading squad in High School, with six prom invitations between junior and senior year. Later, this geek was President of her sorority at Rutgers University. Today, this geek is an avid collector of high-end, Parisian vintage fashion. Here's some advice that I live by.

Bob Calhoun Dishes the Dirt on Comicon, Star Trek, Mitt Romney, Westboro Baptists & Bigfoot

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.15.2013 | Entertainment
David Henry Sterry

Bob Calhoun's got a new book out called Shattering Conventions: Commerce, Cosplay, and Conflict on the Expo Floor, and we thought we would pick his brain about the crazy world of fan boys and girls, expos, trade show and conventions.

Of Nerds and Zombies

Sarah Juliet Lauro | Posted 05.27.2013 | College
Sarah Juliet Lauro

They know how to pronounce "Cthulhu" and what a TARDIS is. I'm betting some of them speak Elvish, others, Klingon. And they could outlive you in a zombie apocalypse. Why? Because they've read every book on the subject.

The Top 8 Geeky Places to Spend New Year's Eve in NYC

Lisa Bernier | Posted 02.27.2013 | New York
Lisa Bernier

We all know the New York tourist trap New Year's Eve: Times Square, freezing your pants off, waiting for the ball to drop. If you are sane and a New Yorker, you won't be getting anywhere midtown on December 31st. But where to go?

Mayim Bialik: 'Life Gets Better When You're A Nerd'

BuzzFeed | Posted 09.05.2012 | Women

Mayim Bialik started her acting career as the star of '90s hit show 'Blossom.' Then, in a notable move for a successful Hollywood actress, she went to...

Comic-Con 2012: Zachary Levi Puts the 'Nerd' in Nerd Machine (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.12.2012 | TV
Shira Lazar

Current trends aside, has Levi always considered himself a nerd? "Absolutely," he's quick to say. "I get a lot that people have a hard time believing that I'm a nerd... but I grew up with a Nintendo controller in my hand."

PHOTOS: Weirdest Fan Art Ever

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.30.2012 | Comedy

Nerd culture is nothing new, but it has enjoyed a healthy boom in popularity over the last few years. The fans are knowledgable, loyal and most of all...