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Dismantling Geek Stigma: Chicago Startups Nurture Tech Talent

Olivia Cole | Posted 03.19.2014 | Chicago
Olivia Cole

Students might want to study medical science due to the prestige attached to doctors, but computer science? The Geek Stigma is real, but Chicago companies and organizations are seeking to dismantle the stigma's power in a multitude of ways.

WATCH: Bruce Campbell 'Auditions' For Famous Geek Movies

Aaron Sagers | Posted 03.22.2014 | Weird News
Aaron Sagers

Bruce Campbell has been in a lot of movies. As in nearly 60 of them by last count (plus a couple dozen TV shows and a handful of video games). But fan...

Silicon Valley: An Eyesore For Fashionistas

Renee Blodgett | Posted 10.16.2012 | Style
Renee Blodgett

When I first moved to Silicon Valley, I found myself overdressed most of the time, and my style of dressing just didn't float well with the very youthful techies who showed up to parties in torn jeans, t-shirts and sneakers.

Turns Out, Geeks Are Inheriting The Earth

Reuters | Nick Zieminski | Posted 07.25.2012 | Technology

By Nick Zieminski NEW YORK (Reuters) - Turns out, geeks are inheriting the earth. Thanks to ubiquitous consumer electron...

Geekiest Political Protest Posters ... Ever | Posted 04.26.2012 | Weird News

Further proof that geeks shall inherit the Earth: they're using Internet memes and Lord of the Rings characters to in political protest posters. Si...

FanGirls and Boys: It's Cool to Be Excited About Books!

Rachael Berkey | Posted 12.27.2011 | Books
Rachael Berkey

I love to read. There's no surprise there anymore. I have given up trying to explain it to people who don't understand. Mostly this is because I rarely cross paths anymore with people who aren't avid readers like me.

What It's Like to Be Married to a Geek When You're Not So Geeky

Meredith Bodgas | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home
Meredith Bodgas

My husband recently posted this cryptic status on Facebook: "It's a secret to everybody." Through my heart palpitations, I IM'd Paul and demanded to know what it was about. His response? "Dude, it's from Legend of Zelda."

A Primer for Your Entry Into Geek Culture

Hugh Sterbakov | Posted 12.08.2011 | Home
Hugh Sterbakov

Haven't you heard? The geeks have inherited the earth! Take my hand... and together, we'll rule the galaxy as -- well, soon you'll get the reference.

The Pressures Of Being A Geek

Yuri Lowenthal | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home
Yuri Lowenthal

Lately, I've been having somewhat of a geek identity crisis. "Why?" you may ask. The incentives are strong to be as big a geek as possible these days. And maybe that's it.

Rider And Shiloh Strong On Losing Their Geek Courage

Rider Strong | Posted 11.20.2011 | Home
Rider Strong

Once upon a time, we weren't Rider and Shiloh Strong. As much as our names already sound made-up, we had fantasy names, too. Rider was Javock -- a half-elf thief. Shiloh was a human cleric named Whiploh.

Cosplaying Women Turn Into Venture Brothers (VIDEO) | David Moye | Posted 11.09.2011 | Weird News

Three female fans of the Adult Swim series "Venture Brothers" don't just watch the show, they become the characters....