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What We Want vs. What We Need: How 'Twin Peaks: The Return' Resists Nostalgia

David Lynch and Mark Frost's seminal Twin Peaks is rich with insight as to how both people and works of fiction can age gracefully.

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David Lynch's ​'Blue Velvet' Covers the Darkness

How can we appreciate David Lynch's Blue Velvet, a film about America's private darkness, in an era when such anxieties, tensions, and corruptions are so openly apparent?

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The Darkness Within: 13 Films That Burrow into Our Psyches

These 13 films help us understand horror as an important mode of cultural expression, as a means to explore the dark inner recesses of ourselves and our society.

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Shadows and Light in the Female Form: On 'David Lynch Nudes'

As with David Lynch's films, so too in his photography, plots are illogical and non-linear as they take a back seat to mood, atmosphere, and objectification.

Books

David Lynch and Kristine McKenna's 'Room to Dream' Never Awakens

The legendary director behind Twin Peaks, Eraserhead, and Mulholland Drive joins co-author Kristine McKenna for a unique blend of autobiography and biography that does little to solve the mysteries of his life and work.

Books

'Becoming AFI' Might Have Benefited from a Good Scriptwriter's Input

The history of this important American cultural institution is vital and appreciated, of course. If only the text had more "life" and "color" in it, as a good film does.

Film

Criterion's 'Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me' Is a Semiotic Feast

Sheryl Lee's iconic performance as Laura Palmer evokes epic sorrow and haunting tragedy.

Film

You'll Have Yourself a Very Scary Christmas with These Eight Films

Beware the seemingly merry shades of green and red that spread so slowly and thickly across the holiday season, for something dark and uncertain, something that takes many forms, stirs beneath the joyful facade.

Film

Will David Lynch Ever Make Ronnie Rocket?

With the Twin Peaks revival underway, perhaps the surrealist filmmaker will revisit his famously un-produced project.

Music

Dean Hurley: Anthology Resource Vol. 1: △△

The Twin Peaks soundtrack collection exposes a key architect for one of the most daring shows of all time.

Film

'David Lynch: The Art Life' Pulls the Garmonbozia Directly Out of the Auteur Himself

This insightful documentary brings advanced closure to lingering questions we may have when Twin Peaks: The Return ends its triumphant televisual revival in September.

Television

'Twin Peaks' and Its Twisted Reflection

The return of Twin Peaks fundamentally reshapes the theme of the entire text, refashioning it into a meditation upon reflection, and the inability to know oneself.

Television

Mourning in America: Remembering 'Twin Peaks'

Frustrating expectations was part of Twin Peaks modus operandi.

Film

There Are No Accidents on 'Mulholland Drive'

David Lynch's Mulholland Drive unfolds in a series of desires, warnings, and deals that are often made under duress by unseen malevolent forces, or motivated by darkness within.

Music

David Lynch and Marek Zebrowski: Polish Night Music

An American film director and a Polish composer joins forces to make cold, austere music worthy of, say, a David Lynch film.

Film

PopTalk: Can Some Artists Become Immune to Serious Criticism?

In the eyes of critics, can David Lynch ever make a bad film? Or Kanye West a bad album?

Evan Sawdey and Brice Ezell
Film

Why Does David Lynch Keep Doing This to Us?

David Lynch is one of the most beloved directors in the world. He's also an expert at letting his fanbase down.

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The 10 Best Non-Horror Horror Films for a Halloween Hangover

There are only 364 days left until next Halloween, so get prepared to face the real horrors of the world with these ten titles.

Film

What Is Not Erased: Kafka and Lynch and Their Gift of Death

Eraserhead is very much of the same ilk as The Metamorphosis, and could be described to be a dark(er) twin of that novella.

Marcus How
Books

'Fan Phenomena: Twin Peaks' Offers a New Look at the Cult Classic

This new collection of critical essays on Twin Peaks has bright moments, but suffers from poor curation.

Music

David Lynch: The Big Dream

The Big Dream, is an exciting, unnerving, and at times, unsettling experience for the listener, which should satisfy any fan of David Lynch's films, or innovative blues music more generally

Music

David Lynch - "Star Dream Girl" (stream)

Acclaimed director/musician/meditation enthusiast releases space-age-blues teaser from upcoming album.

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Tie Goes to the Computer: 'Side By Side'

Christopher Kenneally's documentary does its best to level the playing field between celluloid and digital cinema, but here even fairness can be a losing battle.

Film

David Lynch's Dark Doubles: A Shadow Journey Into the Heart of the Filmmaker

In Lynchian noirs dream and waking states bleed into one another until fantasy and reality are indistinguishable, until the very distinction between the two is rendered meaningless. The result is an effectively enthralling cinematic universe.

Amy Dowler
Music

2011: Music’s Most Electronic Year Yet

Vestigial organs like industrial music and the radio dial proved vital in 2011, while house and dubstep were invaded by hordes of uninvited outsiders, proving once again that electronic and plugged-in music is at the vanguard of change throughout the world.

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The 10 Reasons Why 'Blue Velvet' Is a David Lynch Masterpiece

There are several reasons why David Lynch's third film is a masterpiece. Here are merely 10 of them.

Film

The 100 Essential Directors Part 6: Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli

Today runs the gamut. Hollywood to indie art house, female perspective to male, screwball comedy to chamber drama. The odyssey from Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli will provide illumination on how film's first special effects were used, how two brothers presciently preceded reality TV in the Hamptons, and why some directors prefer to work about once a decade on average...

Film

An Open Letter to David Lynch

I guess what I’m asking is "why don’t you make another movie?" Is it a matter of money? Is it really that hard for someone as undeniably gifted as you to find financing for your latest flights of fancy?

Film

"Lady Blue Shanghai": David Lynch's New Short Film

The legendarily strange auteur returns, possibly to sell glowing blue handbags.

Film

An Open Letter to David Lynch

I guess what I’m asking is "why don’t you make another movie?" Is it a matter of money? Is it really that hard for someone as undeniably gifted as you to find financing for your latest flights of fancy?

Music

Moby: Wait for Me

It sounds a lot like Play again, sure, but ten years older, wiser, and more exhausted in the best possible way.

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