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My use of the words "geek" and "nerd" in my recent Comic Con coverage rubbed a Register columnist the wrong way, so I wrote a response. What do you think. Can I call you a geek? CC: +The Des Moines Register +Wizard World 
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I interviewed Brandon Routh (+BrandonRouth.com) on the day the Governor would declare Brandon Routh Day. Weird, right? AWESOME more like it. 
Routh, who's in town for Wizard World Comic Con, also spoke about his life in Iowa and his career.
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A +The Des Moines Register story about this weekend's Comic Con!
Thousands of pop culture fans expected to descend June 12-14 for Wizard World Comic Con.
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One day in the life of +WWE Champ Seth Rollins via
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One day in the life of a +PBR bull rider. My newest piece for the +Des Moines Register follows a rider as he takes on the most extreme sport of all. "The only secret to bull riding," he said, "is to get back on when you fall off." 
One of the world's top bull riders talks about spending life on the road — and on bulls' backs — in his quest to be world champion.
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Diners were split on the opening day of Krunkwich Ramen House, the ramen venture from Sam Auen of +Tacopocalypse. The place was packed and many really loved their meals, but there were definite noodle issues. Sam is closed today to straighten everything out. My coverage for +The Des Moines Register.
Krunkwich Ramen House had a line out the door when it opened, but the restaurant's first day was not without hiccups.
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Iowa flag distributors divided on #Confederateflag. My newest for +The Des Moines Register 
Recent sales have been brisk, but at least one store owner decides not to restock.
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My story on how Des Moines got +Wizard World and the state of comic culture in the Midwest in Sunday's +The Des Moines Register. Thanks to +Catch Des Moines, +Iowa EventsCenter, +Capes Kafé and +Jerry Milani.
Thousands of pop culture fans expected to descend June 12-14 for Wizard World Comic Con.
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The +John Wayne Birthplace Museum in Winterset will honor The Duke's life, his film career and his die-hard patriotism.  My Sunday +The Des Moines Register cover story.
A new museum in Winterset, John Wayne's birthplace, will honor his film career and die-hard patriotism.
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A day in the life of +WWE Heavyweight Champion +Seth Rollins. I followed Rollins as he brought the title home to Davenport and +iWireless Center. Via +The Des Moines Register.  Please read and share!
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Prom unites generations of women, including students at +Waukee Community School District and Lincoln. My newest piece for +The Des Moines Register, and, yes, they are all wearing the dresses they wore to prom. Photos by +Bryon Houlgrave. 
Prom, the "quintessential story of high school," unites generations of women despite differences
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From the heavens to a shot glass: An +Iowa State University professor's quest to create the purest vodka. My newest Sunday cover story for +Des Moines Register and +USA TODAY CC: +Iowa Distilling Company 
From the heavens to a shot glass: Iowa State professor uses ozone gas to create an impurity-free vodka.
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Reporter and digital producer for the Chicago Tribune. Producer for WGN Radio.
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    Reporter and digital news editor, 2010 - present
    Courtney Crowder is a reporter and digital news editor at the Chicago Tribune. She covers television and literature as well as other entertainment and lifestyle topics. She also produces the weekly talk radio show, After Hours With Rick Kogan, which airs from 9-11 p.m. Sundays on WGN Radio. A graduate of New York University, she loves watching TV, eating gummy bears and traveling to exotic locales. Email tips to cocrowder@tribune.com and find me on Twitter @courtneycare.
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Courtney Crowder is a reporter and digital news editor at the Chicago Tribune. She covers television and literature as well as other entertainment and lifestyle topics. She also produces the weekly talk radio show, After Hours With Rick Kogan, which airs from 9-11 p.m. Sundays on WGN Radio. A graduate of New York University, she loves watching TV, eating gummy bears and traveling to exotic locales. Email tips to cocrowder@tribune.com and find me on Twitter @courtneycare.  
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    Journalism and literature, 2006 - 2010
  • Glenbrook South High School
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