this year’s white house correspondents’ dinner weekend is really putting the ‘nerd’ back in ‘nerd prom’

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president trump will not attend this year's white house correspondents' dinner, making him the first president since ronald reagan to skip the event. (nicki demarco/the washington post)remember way back in 2016, when the white house correspondents’ association dinner was synonymous with the obnoxious selfies jamming your social-media feeds? yeah, the 2017 dinner (and its surrounding weekend), a century-old industry affair that somehow got glitzy and then in one election cycle lost nearly all its sheen, is definitely not that.yes, there are still plenty of parties happening this weekend, but instead of gift bags and humble brags, now you get a lecture.case in point: voto latino’s reliably so-so (but with rosario dawson! and maybe wilmer valderrama!) cocktail reception on friday night, which jump-started the weekend’s still packed schedule of ancillary receptions, brunches, pre-receptions and after-parties.“we’re going to kick off the proceedings with me talking,” cenk uygur of the young turks said at the event hosted by the latino voter registration group. the event wasn’t at a trendy new restaurant-lounge-bar but at the wework building just across the street fr......

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