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Revenge of the Nerds

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Monday, May 19, 2008

To be determined
Too smart, too clumsy, or just too oblivious to be cool, the nerd has long been reviled as the pariah of the schoolyard. But on a subtler scale, everyone seems to have some version of their inner geek. From pocket protectors to Renaissance fairs, we take a closer look at the social history of this classic anti-hero.

Political Wrap-Up

Ken Walsh, chief White House correspondent for US News & World Report, dishes out the top political news of the day.

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The Zen of Bobby V

The exchange of talent from Japanese baseball to the MLB can go both ways. Andrew Jenks, director of the new documentary The Zen of Bobby V, discusses the former Mets manager's experience as a coach for a Japanese squad.

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Nerd's the Word

From pocket protectors to Klingon as a second language, the stereotype of the nerd is firmly embedded in American culture. But how realistic is it? And don't nerds--creators of the Internet, inventors of the smartphone--really rule the world? Benjamin Nugent, author of American Nerd: The Story of My People, ...

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It's My Park: Sara D. Roosevelt

As part of our series on parks around the five boroughs, Margaret Chin, deputy executive director of Asian Americans for Equality, talks about Chinatown's Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

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Benjamin Nugent



Benjamin Nugent

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From pocket protectors to Klingon as a second language, the stereotype of the nerd is firmly embedded in American culture. But how realistic is it? ...

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Andrew Jenks



Andrew Jenks

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The exchange of talent from Japanese baseball to the MLB can go both ways. Andrew Jenks, director of the new documentary The Zen of Bobby ...

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