Category Archives: Pick of the Geek

Pick of the Geek – Beach Boys Surf’s Up

Pet Sounds is, of course, perfect, but sometimes albums can be great in their imperfections.  Case in point: 1971’s Surf’s Up, one of a series of Beach Boys albums designed to cannibalise the remnants of chief songwriter Brian Wilson’s enormous, unreleased project Smile.  The album

Pick of the Geek – Jenny Lewis The Voyager

Jenny Lewis has had some sort of a life – child actress, cult indie-rock frontwoman, solo singer-songwriter – and every messy moment of it is alchemised into beautiful art on this 2014 album.  If her debut solo album Rabbit Fur Coat seemed to be a

Pick of the Geek – Kelis Kaleidoscope

Before her milkshake caused impromptu gatherings at yards across the world, Kelis made her debut with this 2000 album, produced and chiefly written by the then-little-known duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo.  Kaleidoscope is obviously of a piece with the late-90s hip-hop and R&B

Pick of the Geek – The Magic Finger

To the Gregg family, hunting is just plain fun. To the girl who lives next door, it’s just plain horrible. She tries to be polite. She tries to talk them out of it, but the Greggs only laugh at her. Then one day the Greggs

Pick of the Geek – The Night of Truth

Night of Truth (French: La nuit de la vérité) is a 2004 French/Burkinabe film, the first by director Fanta Régina Nacro. Set in a fictional West-African country, this film tells the story of the night of reconciliation between two ethnic groups, the Nayak and the

Pick of the Geek – Loving Miss Hatto

In 1953 William Barrington-Coupe – known as Barrie – spots concert pianist Joyce Hatto and recognizes her talent. They marry with Barrie becoming Joyce’s agent. She makes several records,which achieve some popularity, though her stage fright restricts the success of her concert tours and Barrie,still

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Pick of the Geek – Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros

Inspired by the Emmy Award–winning title sequence that opens each episode of the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros is guaranteed to thrill the show’s legions of fans. Featuring stunning pop-up recreations of several key locations from the series, including