If I Had An Orchard’s Best Film, TV, and Music of 2018

Last year I combined my favorite movies, TV shows, and music from the year into one post. Why? Well, for one, it’s easier than trying to assemble three separate posts with a top 10 list for films, shows, and albums. Second, it allows me to prioritize which pieces of culture meant the most to me … Continue reading If I Had An Orchard’s Best Film, TV, and Music of 2018

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Steve Carell’s Brilliance on The Office Is Encapsulated in “Dinner Party”

If you listen to the creators and cast members of The Office talk about their time on the show, you will hear a repetitive theme: Steve Carell is a comedic genius. In the Rolling Stone oral history of one of the show’s best episodes “Dinner Party,” you see pretty clearly that they are in awe … Continue reading Steve Carell’s Brilliance on The Office Is Encapsulated in “Dinner Party”

40 Years Since “Born to Run”, Springsteen is Still Everywhere

Earlier this year, we passed the 40th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run". Even those who don't have much Heartland rock on their Spotify have to admit it's one of the great rock records ever. For my money, it's one of the greatest albums of all-time, full stop. But I'm not here to talk about Born … Continue reading 40 Years Since “Born to Run”, Springsteen is Still Everywhere