Geeks Just Wanna Have Fun


Geek girls are superior to regular, garden-variety male geeks in every way. They know just how to kick Heinlein in the balls, rock the cosplay thing seven ways to Sunday and have what is arguably a more discerning eye for that which is worthy of fandom (Twilight aside). That’s why The Mary Sue, “a guide to girl geek culture,” is so much more fun to read than similar, male geek-written blogs. The range of subject matter is much more diverse (recent posts run the gamut from previews of Pixar’s Brave to queen geek Felicia Day’s new YouTube channel), and the posts are sharp, incisive, funny and generally free of the Haterade that makes reading Ain’t It Cool News such a wearisome chore. There are no ad hominem attacks here, no heavy-handed gender politics; it’s just cool geek girls, telling you about geeky stuff that’s worth liking in a way that makes you want to like it. There’s real enthusiasm in The Mary Sue, and you’re going to catch it. Also, that nameplate that changes every time you reload? It’s one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen on a Web page. I’m in love.

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Seven Days

Seven Days

By Bob Whitby

Thursday, April 26 Local artist Brent Sommerhauser describes his work as “thin, quiet places where invisible forces and visible material collide.” (That’s his work below; see what he means?) Sommerhauser’s work in glass and other materials is always food for thought. The opening reception for his new show is tonight. 6-8 p.m., MCQ Fine Art Advisory, 620 S. Seventh St.



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