Carrie Tucker was a staff writer for Sonicnet during the dotcom boom, which she blames for everything wrong in American corporate culture today. (The dotcom boom, not Sonicnet.) She is a contributing writer to Anthem, Filter and Vice magazines, as well as the style editor for Alternative Press magazine, exploring the shadowy depths of cultural uprisings like web-show Pancake Mountain, the relevance of neon for summer, and bands so underground they can't even reveal their real names for fear of death. Tucker currently lives in New York with her videogame-addicted boyfriend (inspiration for her first book I Love Geeks: The Official Handbook, published January 2009) and their French Bulldog Walter Cronkite. Turn-offs include Styrofoam packing materials, the misuse of its vs. it's and there vs. their, cronyism, and overly-intellectual assessments of art. Turn-ons are red meat, Victorian nightgowns, haunted houses, and boxing matches.