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Talking on Sunshine; WX GEEKS, the Weather Channel's New Sunday Show

Julia LeStage | Posted 08.08.2014 | Green
Julia LeStage

All weather talk is good talk as far as I am concerned. It is also human talk. Checking the forecast on multiple platforms is an American pastime, but staying around to discuss the weather on any platform is a different thing altogether.

Jonathan London Surveys the Geekscape

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 07.24.2014 | Entertainment
Savas Abadsidis

Geekscape, which started out as something akin to a Wayne's World-type program broadcast from Jonathan London's Los Angeles living room, has transformed into a fledgeling media empire with over 200,000 unique monthly visitors and growing.

New Dungeons & Dragons Rules Embrace Diverse Gender Identities, Sexual Orientation

Dana Rudolph | Posted 07.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Rudolph

Many of us have been bending our characters' genders and sexual orientations for years, but it's terrific to see the game officially embrace this.

Songbirds and Superwomen

Graham Milne | Posted 07.01.2014 | Books
Graham Milne

Emmie Mears has been searching for superwomen her entire life.

No Labels Please

Tami Shaikh | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

I think we need to understand that beneath the different skin colors, hair colors, languages, body sizes, shapes and our thoughts, we are all made the same way. Why, as humans, do we put a label on someone and assume that the person we are labeling is just that?

The Faithful Shopper: Darling Dads

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.12.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Father's Day is Sunday and you're running out of time to make it special! Trust me, the fathers in your life do NOT need another tie, bottle of afters...

Geek the Library -- Literally

Sharon Kay Edwards | Posted 05.31.2014 | Books
Sharon Kay Edwards

Libraries across the country are participating in a nationwide campaign called "Geek the Library" which seeks to spread awareness about the vital role libraries play in their communities and how they are funded.

The Scholar's Obligations

Paul Stoller | Posted 04.27.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

In a climate of increasing contempt for the intellectual, why bother? We bother because it is one of our most important obligations.

Why Is Gaming Today So Insufferable, and How Can We Fix It?

Noah Baron | Posted 03.08.2014 | Media
Noah Baron

Games have the potentiality to advance empathy and social justice -- but they haven't.

What Is It Like to be a Geek in a Prison?

Quora | Posted 02.26.2014 | Crime
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by an Anonymous user, on Quora Before prison, I worked in IT consulting, so I definitely felt l...

5 Alternative Versions of Santa

Oren Mendez | Posted 02.16.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

This skinny-jeans-wearing, hipster Santa can be easily lured by Instagram pictures of milk and cookies. Wait for him by your bedroom window, since there's no chance he'll climb down the chimney and ruin his outfit, and the main door is too mainstream for him.

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...

8 Signs You're a Musical Theater Geek!

Leslie Goshko | Posted 10.27.2013 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Now, how do you know if you're a musical theater geek? Well, it can be tricky to detect sometimes; these things can sneak up on you.

Everything I Needed to Learn in Life, I Learned From Star Trek

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 09.24.2013 | TV
Katy Wolk-Stanley

My lack of the cool gene is actually quite freeing. It means that I'm free to pursue interests that others wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole. For example: Star Trek.

Why Comic-Con Is Dangerous to Our Intellectual Health

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Comic-Con -- and all that it represents -- is yet another pointless distraction, a way to keep the masses occupied while all the other important stuff goes down.

Dust Off That Cape, It's Comic-Con!

Jordan Hart | Posted 09.16.2013 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

There are plenty of geek conventions every year, but this is the biggest. Over 130,000-attendees, big. What began as a small comic book convention in 1970 has evolved into the largest pop culture event in the world.

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.

5 Awesomely Geeky Comic-Con Panels to Check Out

Home Away | Posted 09.14.2013 | Travel
Home Away

Here are five intriguing programs on the schedule at Comic Con that you should seriously consider checking out, whether you're into anime, Star Trek, Thor, or something else equally geeky.

Graduates - Let Your Geek Flags Fly!

Julie Kantor | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Julie Kantor

We all can acknowledge that "Geeks" are becoming rock stars in the technology industry, and it seems as though our plugged-in, information-driven culture is starting to turn the tide. Yes ladies and gentlemen, Geek is becoming chic!

Nerds Anonymous

Amy S. Chen | Posted 07.16.2013 | Women
Amy S. Chen

I won't be dismissive and say that people like Tina Fey and Ellen Degeneres are not incredible role models, but celebrities provide a much different type of support than women in STEM or climbing the corporate ladder are able to otherwise provide.

10 Things Church Can Learn From Geeks

Mark Sandlin | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

I won't actually go as far as to say that there was a misquote in the Bible, and it should have read, "The geek shall inherit the Earth," but maybe it's something worth looking into?

I'm With Stupid: Why Are Geeks So Mad About Star Wars?

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.20.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

My son, who has seen only the original Star Wars, doesn't really understand the song, so he asked me one time, "Why does his dad get so mad about Star Wars?"

Get Game: Become a Geek in Just One Year

Edward Lando | Posted 02.26.2013 | College
Edward Lando

This is a story for those aspiring entrepreneurs blessed with thoughts and pep, and who just itch to pick up the brush and freaking paint their hearts and minds out -- Jackson Pollock style.

Get Geeky, D.C.!

Posted 12.28.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you're a fan of burlesque, faeries, science, the DC Rollergirls, medieval weaponry, dressing like a pirate, horror movies, robots and...

10 Things You May Not Have Known About John Hodgman

Kerri Doherty | Posted 01.29.2013 | Comedy
Kerri Doherty

We all know Mr. Hodgman as the PC to Justin Long's Mac, The Daily Show's Resident Expert and the mean jerk who was always trying to bring Jonathan Ames down in Bored to Death.