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.
Dashed Dreams: Remembering the Cringiest Episode of ‘The Office’
Even by the standards of a show that made its name finding comedy in incredibly uncomfortable situations, "Scott’s Tots" towers above the rest as too painful to watch
“At Their Best”: Breaking Down the Final Moments of ‘Better Call Saul’
Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, and Peter Gould on how they ended the ‘Breaking Bad’ spinoff by focusing on the relationship between its two co-protagonists
Die Happy: The Oral History of Dashboard Confessional ‘Unplugged’
It was, hands down, the best day in the history of the emo stalwarts. Here’s how it came together and how it sounded in the room, through the eyes of frontman Chris Carrabba, his band, and most importantly, the fans.
How ‘Nope’ Became a Vintage Tee Wonderland
Costume designer Alex Bovaird explains the uniquely iconic ’90s- and Y2K-inspired looks that decorate Jordan Peele’s terrifying new movie
James Caan Was Unlike Any Other Leading Man
Over a career that spanned 60 years, the actor—who died at the age of 82 this week—was unmistakably himself: tough, to the point, and endlessly compelling
Inside the Brilliant, Heartbreaking First 10 Minutes of ‘Up’
"We figured the best way to make the audience understand—and care—would be to connect his house to a relationship, and unfinished business," says director Pete Docter
An Ode to the Man Who Put Chest Hair on ‘Jurassic Park’
The Tyrannosaurus rex is the centerpiece of ‘Jurassic Park,’ but a reclining, almost shirtless "chaotician" may be its most enduring image
Brad Marchand Isn’t Changing
The Bruins star may be getting older, but his chirping, tough playing style and outspokenness are trademarks that will never go away
The Unforgiven: Inside the Making of Season 3 of ‘Barry’
Bill Hader, Alec Berg, Sarah Goldberg, and Henry Winkler preview the return of the hilarious but increasingly terrifying HBO series
How the Famously Filthy Gilbert Gottfried Ended Up in ‘Aladdin’
Based on his stand-up routine, you’d never think to cast the late comedian in a Disney movie. Fortunately for everyone, the directors of ‘Aladdin’ weren’t looking for cute and cuddly.