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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...

Smart Discrimination: GoDaddy Super Bowl Commercial's Sloppy Kiss Disses Nerds and Promotes Bigoted, Anti-Intellectual Stereotype

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.14.2013 | Media
Steven Kurlander

Dissing nerds is as American as apple pie and NFL football. Sadly, I have a feeling that Walter is going to make a return at next year's Super Bowl. In the meantime, I won't be visiting the Go Daddy site anytime soon.

5 Life Lessons From Liz Lemon

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 03.27.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

'30 Rock' may be ending, but we'll always remember what we learned from Tina Fey's character.

WATCH: Is This What A Nerd Looks Like?

Posted 01.21.2013 | Comedy

Before you go around calling yourself a nerd, remember this: real nerds have shame (not to mention, prescription lenses). The Portland Nerd Council...

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.

Top Selling Halloween Candy Both Surprising And Disgusting

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business

Stop lying. What you love about Halloween isn't that costume or those scary movies. It's the candy, and the kind that Americans most often purchase ma...

First Presidential Debate: The Revenge of the Jocks

Chris Abraham | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Chris Abraham

Governor Romney dominated the debate with volume, aggression, and confidence while President Obama simmered with humiliation, tried to remain calm, not roll his eyes or show any contempt while waiting for it to be over. Why?

Sex? At MY Comic Convention? It's More Likely Than You Think...

Joe Peacock | Posted 11.05.2012 | Weird News
Joe Peacock

Geeks have sex at conventions. Scandalous, right? Gasp, shriek, oh the shock and the horror... Well, what do you expect when you bring together a community of consenting adults with similar interests with a celebratory atmosphere of belonging and acceptance?

Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom and the Triumph of Fictional Journalism

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.24.2012 | Media
Craig Newmark

The Newsroom is a kind of romantic screwball comedy, and it succeeds well on that level. But more importantly, the show reminds us that the press is the immune system of democracy and that serious news requires serious ethical practice like checking the facts, no matter how dangerous.

May The Force Be With You: Nuptials Take Geeky Turn

Posted 08.15.2012 | Weddings

What do Mario, Gandalf, and Luke Skywalker have in common? They were all part of a wedding at some point. From Frodo to Princess Peach, these real ...

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...

Encyclopedia Brown Urges Children To Embrace Their Inner Nerd

Eva Glettner | Posted 09.15.2012 | Parents
Eva Glettner

Children should have more role models like Ms. Andrea and Encyclopedia Brown. Life is so much more interesting when we encourage creativity and let it take hold.

Wisdom From a Teenage Nerd

Tom Gerdy | Posted 08.28.2012 | Education
Tom Gerdy

I have attended my share of graduations. It did not matter what kind of ceremony it was; I quickly found a common theme. The speeches have always been boring.

Wilmer Valderrama Partners With NERDS To 'Stomp Out Bullying'

Posted 06.20.2012 | Latino Voices

By Michael Lopez Most people aren’t that willing to embrace their inner NERD. But in the case of Wilmer Valderrama, the opposite is true. The f...

The Origin of a Latina Nerd

Erika L. Sánchez | Posted 08.13.2012 | Latino Voices
Erika L. Sánchez

Latino nerds are doubly ostracized. We don't fit in mainstream white culture and our Latino communities often shun us because of our bizarre ways, interests, and beliefs. Many times we're accused of "acting white," whatever that means.

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.

The Top 10 Nerdiest Colleges

Posted 04.25.2012 | College

Searching for a college that celebrates TI-83 calculators, gaming, outcasts and marathon games of Magic: The Gathering? Search no more. According t...

Orccon: The Art Of Gaming

Posted 02.17.2012 | Arts

As some of you might know, especially if you live in southern California, Orccon 2012 is this Presidents Day weekend. Beginning today and running unti...

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."

Fun October Holidays You May Not Know About

Katie Campbell | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home
Katie Campbell

Get ready for the non-spooktacular holidays October has in store. Sure, you could wait all month to celebrate Halloween, or you could get in on the festivities happening between now and then.

Fright Night Is a Great Blend of Horror and Humor

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.24.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Fright Night is the first scary and humorous movie in a long time to get it right.

Nerd News Roundup: Paying Attention So You Don't Have To

Brad Shannon | Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology
Brad Shannon

Nerd News Roundup is culled from tech and science blogs, with special attention given to trends in media, politics, and journalism. It is designed for writers who do not have the time or inclination to search for this stuff on their own.

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.

Nerd News Roundup: Best of the Week

Brad Shannon | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology
Brad Shannon

Nerd News Roundup is culled from tech and science blogs, with special attention given to items related to trends in media, politics, and journalism. It is designed for writers who do not have the time or inclination to search for this stuff on their own.

Nerd News Roundup: Useful Stuff You Probably Missed

Brad Shannon | Posted 09.18.2011 | Technology
Brad Shannon

Most people are too busy using their technology to think about how they could use it better. Let me help you with that. And here are related trends in media, politics, and journalism that you probably missed.