BLACK TIE

D.C. Readies for 'Nerd Prom'

He’s spent months taking their questions as seriously as possible, but now President Obama will have a chance to get back at the White House press gaggle. That’s because Saturday is the night D.C.’s been waiting for: the White House Correspondents’ Association’s annual black tie dinner, otherwise known as “Nerd Prom,” during which jokes are exchanged and honors bestowed. The room will be crammed with headline-makers in addition to headline-writers: Everyone from Sully the pilot to former hostage Richard Phillips the sea captain and Ashton Kutcher will be in attendance. So, twitterers, ready your thumbs: Nerd Prom’s going to be one for the record books.