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My Name Is Kyle, and I'm a Nerd

Kyle McMahon | Posted 07.19.2014 | Books
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...

WATCH: Divorce Ejects Trekkie From Beloved Spaceship Apartment

Posted 01.27.2012 | Divorce

One man boldly went where no interior designer had gone before -- but now, divorce is taking it all away from him. For the past 10 years, British ...

Nerd Sues Bully for Extorted Lunch Money 21 Years Later

Mark C. Miller | Posted 12.09.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

"Just because you're great in sports and really handsome and get all the pretty girls doesn't mean you can pick on the less-fortunate geeks. Besides, one day one of those geeks might grow up and become successful enough to afford the very best lawyers and want payback."

WATCH: Hip-Hop Artist's Project For Japan's Recovery

Posted 11.23.2011 | Arts

Earlier this month hip-hop artist Pharrell Williams teamed up with footwear company Palladium Bootsto compile individuals' stories from post-earthquak...

PLAY > SKIP: New Music for Nov. 2

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

This week Elvis Costello pretends to be American, N.E.R.D. plays with the beat, Neil Diamond picks apart other people's songs, and Black Dub is quite possibly the coolest band you've never heard. Until now.

What Do Hobbits, Robots, and Yahoos Have In Common?

Mark Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Peters

Words come from everywhere. TV shows are productive -- look at "Battlestar Galactica's" "frak," Stephen Colbert's "truthiness," and "30 Rock's" "blurg...

Pharrell on Despicable Me Soundtrack: Making Something out of Nothing

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Talk to Pharrell Williams for five minutes, and you'll instantly understand his need to work with others, push himself and expand his repertoire. It all comes down to his perception of the American Dream, and how he chooses to lives it.

Nerds in Norway

David B. Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David B. Black

There are nerds in Norway! And they're great! I can personally attest that there are, indeed, nerds in Norway. I have been there. I have seen them. I...

'Nerd' And 'Geek' Should Be Banned, : Professor

nytimes.com | DAMON DARLIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

But David Anderegg, a professor of psychology at Bennington College, says that merely mentioning terms like "nerd" or "geek" serves to perpetuate the ...

Rubber Chickens in Reading...

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

As I start to exhale, I am realizing, personally, that Specter is not right for Pennsylvania at this time.

Damn It Feels Good To Be A Nerd

Dygest.net Green | Dygest.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Three of Chicago's twitterati Ed note: SO not a fan of that word, but in this case I suppose it's fitting have formed a club for nerds, the Chicago Ne...

'New' Markets + New Media

Michael Hastings-Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Hastings-Black

When brands aim to reach minority markets, most opt to play it safe with the tropes that Blacks value 'soul', Latinos love 'family', Asians are 'sedulous', etc...