Intelligence in Pop Culture


Sunday May 12, 2019 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Why are intelligent characters so often portrayed with other serious flaws? From Sherlock Holmes to Temperance Brennan, books, television and movies are littered with characters whose intelligence is paired with significantly repellent personalities or characteristics. Why is intelligence so consistently synonymous with unlikeable? Can an intelligent character get the guy or girl without sacrificing their role as "the smart one?" Join Taz Criss, a life member of American Mensa, the High IQ Society, to look at instances of this archetype through history and various media.


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