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The Myth Of The 'Booth Babe'

Jezebel | Posted 07.26.2012 | Women

There's been a lot of productive discourse on the topic of misogyny in the gaming world over the past few months, but there's also this frustratingly ...

Spider vs. Jedi (Episode 1)

Leslie Irish Evans | Posted 08.18.2012 | Parents
Leslie Irish Evans

Yes, we communicate via Facebook. The Jacksons fought through the press, we talk through Facebook.

STD Rates Among Dungeons and Dragons Players Stay Steady at 0 Percent

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 07.29.2012 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

A recent study by the infectious disease division of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's microbiology department has indicated that STD rates among the nation's Dungeons and Dragons, or D&D, players is holding steady at 0 percent.

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

Oddee.com | 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...

The 15 Geekiest Colleges

Posted 02.21.2012 | College

Not every college is tailored toward the student who grew up wearing sweater vests and obsessing over their new TI-83 calculator. However, there a...

10 Reasons The Internet Is Better Than Starting A Family (VIDEO)

Dumb As A Blog | Posted 12.08.2011 | Weird News

Although there is some evidence suggesting Wi-Fi may be damaging a man's reproductive swimmers, that doesn't have to be a bad thing. In fact, there...

It's Called a Comic Book, Not Graphic Novel

Dave Scheidt | Posted 01.14.2012 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

Is it so shameful to refer to something as a (gasp) comic book? Is there any sort of sophistication to the word? How differently would a conversation go if you choose the word "graphic novel" in place of comic book?

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.

Geek Girls You'll Fall For This Fall

Leslie Simon | Posted 12.05.2011 | Books
Leslie Simon

In case you haven't noticed, geek girls are on top of the world. We're taking over the big screen ("Bridesmaids" anyone?), the small screen (is there a show Whitney Cummings isn't working on this season?) and all the media in between (Tina Fey's book, "Bossypants," is now my Bible).

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.

Welcome To 'Geek Like Me'

Elizabeth Perle | Posted 11.09.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Perle

This is a new column for geeks; for people like me who have an all-consuming interest -- whether convenient, popular, or even advisable -- in subjects other people may deem nerdy, weird, trivial, or childish. Welcome to "Geek to Me."

PHOTOS: A Geek's Top 10 Favorite Quotes...And What You Can Learn From Them

Stephen H. Segal | Posted 10.01.2011 | Books
Stephen H. Segal

My great-grandfather used to pepper his talk with a lot of timeless quotations from wise men.

Wake Up, Geek Culture. You're Not All Guys.

Elizabeth Perle | Posted 08.13.2011 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Perle

Being really frakkin' geeky is in - Stan Lee is responsible for approximately half of the summer blockbusters this year (again), Glee is at Comic Con,...

Writer Jane Espenson on Game of Thrones, Torchwood and Geek Girls

Jenna Busch | Posted 08.01.2011 | Entertainment
Jenna Busch

Epenson weighed in on the recent geek girl discussion that made Twitter explode and gave us a peek at what she watches in her downtime and the shows she's got coming up next.

Going Amish

Andy Ellwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Andy Ellwood

The potential is here at SXSW to see the birth of an idea that may change the world, but only if we remember what matters to people beyond the Austin Convention Center.

The Great Urban Hack -- Not so Lazy Sunday

Ben Berkowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ben Berkowitz

Today, 50-plus journos, entrepreneurs and geeks are working under similar time constraints for the social benefit of New Yorkers.

Nerd Grows Beautiful Women From Supermodel Seeds

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Photo courtesy of Andrea the Nerd: http://andrea-thenerd.xanga.com/677641728/nerdy--sexy/ As his high school's nerdiest nerd, Edwin Thwacker never ...

ReThink Review: The Social Network -- Geek Is the New Punk

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Hackers and internet geeks, like other rebels, are creating and living in a world where the accepted rules and laws simply don't apply, and being able to circumvent them is more than enough reason to do it -- a decidedly punkrock attitude.

Sports and Arts: Unlikely Pairing Until Glee and High School Musical Make It Cool

Freddie Gershon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Freddie Gershon

What sports and the arts have in common is building that part of an individual that has nothing to do with grades, SAT scores or traditional curricula, but has to do with resilience, tenacity and motivation.

Chicks, Wusses, Geeks and Emo-Boys: Is This Who Will Buy the Electric Cars?

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew DeBord

As I've been writing for six months now at the Shifting Gears blog for Slate's business and finance site, The Big Money, 2010 is the Year of the Elect...

Cocaine, Bad Boys, Nerds... and Twitter

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Maia Szalavitz

Some mornings, when I check Twitter, I feel like a rat pressing on a lever. Will this be the push that delivers a fine hit of recognition and praise -- or will I instead feel like the nerd on the edge of the playground?

"Geekfest" Draws an A-List Crowd in Beantown

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

Can an institute of higher learning like MIT find a way to create that Davos-like event for the sports industry on a global basis?

World of Warcraft in Colorado

Ef Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ef Rodriguez

So among the millions of Americans prancing around the online world of Azeroth, casting fire spells against the undead, there are only five Mile High players? Nonsense. I think they're hiding.

Nerds In Love: The Geekiest Marriage Proposals Ever (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Ahh, nerds in love: it's a beautiful, video-game-filled thing. Check out the way these geeks have brought romance to Super Mario, Google Street View,...