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Nerd Culture

Picking Booger's Brain: Curtis Armstrong on 30 Years of 'Revenge Of The Nerds'

Aaron Sagers | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
Aaron Sagers

In a landscape of famous fictional nerds, it is difficult to pick one more unique than Booger. Played by Curtis Armstrong in 1984's Revenge of the Nerds, Booger preferred stained T-shirts to pocket protectors, and farts over facts.

Why 'Star Wars' Matters

Troy Campbell | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment
Troy Campbell

On "May the Fourth Be With You" Day, droves of Americans will dress up and celebrate, and I will be one of them.

A Professional Nerd on Why Nerd Matters

Aaron Sagers | Posted 06.03.2014 | Entertainment
Aaron Sagers

This past weekend, I found myself vocalizing in a new way something I've inherently known for a long time: Nerd matters. If you are indeed a nerd, this won't be much of a shocker. But if you have someone in your life you suspect might be a nerd, or if you just don't get this stuff, listen up.

Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen Welcome All Into No Man's Land

Aaron Sagers | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Aaron Sagers

I walked into Broadway's Cort Theatre for a Thursday night performance of No Man's Land to see Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen, icons of theater and nerd culture.

Harold Ramis, Egon Spengler Made Nerds Cool

Aaron Sagers | Posted 04.27.2014 | Entertainment
Aaron Sagers

Thirty years after Ghostbusters was first released, the nerds of the 1980s have grown up and nerd culture is being chased after instead of chased away.

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.

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?

Spring Break Is For Nerds, Too

Posted 03.04.2013 | Travel

Spring break in Cancun isn't for everyone. In fact -- despite its perennial popularity -- it likely appeals to the rather boisterous minority of trave...

WATCH: Let's Stop Judging People For Their Tastes

Posted 08.10.2012 | Comedy

You may remember Allie Goertz for her Bo Burnham-y songs about her favorite comedians, Dungeons & Dragons and "The Hobbit." It may not come as a surpr...

The Nerd Gospel

Christian Piatt | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

No degree of social savvy makes someone immune to insecurity, doubt, emotional struggle or even an occasional case of the "nerds." Our faith communities should be the place where each of us is most comfortable exploring that inner nerd.