nerds

All the Times We Invited a Swirly in 2018

Can “nerd culture” even be said to truly exist when so much of it is thoroughly mainstream these days? Certainly, looking at the last 12…

Chris Hardwick and Why Geek Culture Can’t Shake Its Misogyny

First of all, read this. Be forewarned: It’s a harrowing account of emotional and sexual abuse. The author, Chloe Dykstra, an actress and cosplayer, describes…

Now That Normies Have Invaded Nerd Culture, How Do We Define a Nerd?

I used to have a solid sense of what it meant to be a nerd. It helped that I was one, at least back in…

Bar Trivia Is the Most Polarizing Issue of Our Time

Somehow, I never see it coming. At most, I detect some small, incipient energy in the bar where I’ve come to catch up with friends…