I am enough of a geek to have watched, live, the seminary last July 4th that announced the discovery of the Higgs Boson.
Sean Carrol wrote a book on the topic of the Higgs called The Particle at the End of the Universe. I downloaded the kindle version to my iPod.
Sean Carrol gave a talk at The Royal Institution explaining the Higgs.
Here is the Q & A for the talk.
The video below is the seminar of 4th July, 2012 announcing the very probable discovery of the Higgs.
Sean Carrol's description is a simplified one. In the video below Leonard Susskind gives a much more technical description: