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Alan covers a mix of movies, music, TV, and general nostalgia. He grew up near Boston and now lives in Los Angeles. He tweets @AlanSiegelLA.

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How ‘True Detective’ Became an Alaskan Horror Story

Taking over HBO’s ‘True Detective’ series for ‘Night Country,’ showrunner Issa López relied on the classics, from John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ to David Fincher’s ‘Se7en’

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Hang On … I Have to Have Peacock to Watch Chiefs-Dolphins?!

As Kansas City and Miami’s wild-card playoff game on Saturday approaches, fans of both teams are finding out that they’re casualties to the NFL’s expanding footprint in streaming TV

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How ‘Ferrari’ Was Forged

Michael Mann delves deep into his newest film, a biopic that has been decades in the making

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Hope and Heartbreak: Stories From the Hollywood Strikes

In a year of extended work stoppages by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA, plenty was gained—and plenty was sacrificed

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Nothing Is Better Than This: The Oral History of ‘Stop Making Sense’

The Talking Heads’ 1984 concert movie—which A24 recently rereleased in theaters—is as propulsive today as it was the day it came out: an ingenious, joyous celebration of music and the iconic band captured in it

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How Nirvana Became Its Own Vintage T-shirt Industry

Since the release of ‘In Utero’ 30 years ago, fans and nonfans alike have been forever in debt to the band’s priceless artifacts

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The Jerk Aficionados

Playing a sleazy, blustering buffoon the audience loves takes skill—just ask Adam Scott, Ben Stiller, or Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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‘Righteous Gemstones’ Has Its Own Succession Story to Tell

Ahead of the Season 3 premiere of the acclaimed HBO series, Danny McBride, Edi Patterson, and Adam Devine talk about the series, NASCAR, and the challenges of working around so many funny people

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How ‘Barry’ Got Its Hollywood Ending

The series finale of Bill Hader’s hyper-violent dramatic comedy felt anticlimactic. Here’s why that was a fitting conclusion for the hit man turned actor.

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With or Without You: The Oral History of the ‘Americans’ Finale

In 2018, the Cold War spy drama delivered one of the most shocking and fascinating conclusions in modern TV history. Five years later, Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, other cast members, and the creators take us through the making of the episode—and all the sleights of hand and twists of fate.