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La Luna Súper

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

At midnight on Sunday, whoops it's already Monday! we said our goodbyes. Backlit by a spectral Super Moon, our shadows stretched long. Hugs all around, even though most of us had just met, in the dark, in a burned out flat in Angeles National Forest.

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.

Dear Progressives, We're Not Doing It Right

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Jamie McGonnigal

When a science fiction convention is more affirming, less body-shaming, more welcoming and less sneering than a conference with 3,000 plus "progressives," we're doing something wrong. I loved Netroots Nation in Detroit this year, but we need to do better as a community.

Bully/Nerd

Josh Stein-Sapir | Posted 07.24.2014 | Media
Josh Stein-Sapir

If a person is going to make an argument or declaration that includes facts or even just an effort to persuade, then they must at least adhere to the lowest common denominator of a written argument to be taken seriously.

Your Unique Amalgam: On the Fluidity of Geekhood

Paul Fidalgo | Posted 07.18.2014 | Technology
Paul Fidalgo

I'm into a whole slew of traditionally-geeky things like Star Trek and Macs and Monty Python and the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. But while I check many of the geek boxes, I can't help but feel like the label still doesn't suit me.

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?

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.

RUN: There Is Now A NERDS Slush At Sonic

Foodbeast | Posted 07.02.2014 | Taste
Foodbeast

Heaven exists for NERDS fans.

The Two Sides of Technology

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.12.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

There are two sides to every coin, and two versions of every story, so what's the deal with technology? There has always been a running assumption th...

Celebrating A New Definition Of 'Nerd'

medium.com | Posted 12.29.2013 | Technology

I’ve noticed quite recently that I only surround myself with extraordinarily nerdy people. Perhaps this conjures up an image of a circle of poorl...

Bearing Witness: Shinseki Does Right for Vets

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Sometimes people in Washington do a really good job, but take a lot of crap unfairly. Sometimes it takes a "nerd-in-residence" to start to set the record straight.

Christmas in Who-ville: A Doctor Who Gift Guide for Your Favorite Companion

Aaron Sagers | Posted 02.11.2014 | Weird News
Aaron Sagers

For more handcrafted nerdery, and bonus creepy tree points, head to Etsy for a Weeping Angel tree topper. Just don't Blink when gazing at your decorations, opening your presents... and better not sleep on Christmas Eve either.

My Relentless Pursuit Of 'Cool'

Tom Cramer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I believe that some of what follows may be universal, and some of what follows undoubtedly was shaped by my own life experience. I am eternally grateful to have grown up in a loving family in a middle class suburb on the southwest side of Chicago in the 1970s.

Putting Computers in Their Place: Computer Chess and The Nerd Origins of Today's Technopoly

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

You probably haven't heard of Computer Chess. After all, it has no stars in it. What Computer Chess has going for it, though, is that it tells the unvarnished, gawky truth about the early days of this public menace we've come to know as the 'computer.'

Second Guessing San Francisco

Christine Deakers | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Christine Deakers

San Francisco is saved for the particular hearts looking to have it all: a sunny Saturday at Dolores Park, perched on a hill, Instagram-ing your besweatered Frenchie named Monty, as you watch the motivational yogis through your socially-conscious-and-cost-effective-plastic eyewear.

Startups, Marriage, and Other Things I Did After 35

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I started craigslist in the last blush of my youth. Experience counts, folks. I learned a lot in my other roles in other jobs, and I brought that with me to craigslist.

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...

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.

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.

25 Activities for Star Wars Day

Jordan Hart | Posted 07.02.2013 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

May 4 is unofficially "Star Wars Day." In other words, it's the only time of the year -- other than Comic-Con -- that grown adults can run around with plastic blaster rifles and carry on conversations in Ewokese without ridicule.

Are They Nerds Or Hipsters?

Posted 04.01.2013 | Comedy

A lot of people describe themselves as nerds these days who really aren't. They're hipsters. But if you have a hard time differentiating, no one can b...

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.

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?

Why I Celebrated National Grammar Day and Why You Should Have, Too!

Lee Kolbert | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business
Lee Kolbert

National Grammar Day was Monday, March 4, 2013. It is a day to write well, speak well, and help others do the same. It is a day to put aside our annoyances and pet peeves, and declare our appreciation for the effective use of our language.