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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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'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

Is a Feminist Revolution Unfolding on 'Game of Thrones' and 'Twin Peaks'?

Game of Thrones and Twin Peaks share cultural DNA in their pervasive and structural violence against women, yet both seem to be transforming into unlikely forms of feminism on television.

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The Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli Talks About 'In Spades', Prince, and the Critical Beat

Greg Dulli tells PopMatters that "nothing's excluded when it comes time to write a song... I am absolutely omnivorous."

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White by Northwest: 'Twin Peaks' and American Mortality

"White" and "weird" series such as Twin Peaks and Wayward Pines speak to an American history haunted by colonialism and racism.

Thomas Lalli Foster
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'Twin Peaks': Flame Wars, Walk With Me

On 22 May, Twin Peaks returns; unfortunately, so does everything else that surrounds any significant pop culture text. This is how it will go.

Television

Mourning in America: Remembering 'Twin Peaks'

Frustrating expectations was part of Twin Peaks modus operandi.

Music

Twin Peaks: Down in Heaven

Down in Heaven is an energetic and indebted collection of highbrow garage rock suitable for mass consumption.

Television

"Previously on": Recaps in the Age of Binge Watching

Recaps have long been a staple of serialized series, but is binge-watching making them obsolete?

Manuel Betancourt
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.

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.

Music

The Best Albums of 2014

From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.

Music

The Best New / Emerging Artists of 2014

There was no shortage of new and exciting music in 2014. From an avant-garde saxophone quartet to soul-inflected pop from the UK, this crop of artists gave us a lot of great music this year.

Music

Twin Peaks: Wild Onion

Chicago's Twin Peaks sophomore release offers a fascinating glimpse of where they've been and what the future might hold.

Games

Transcending Fiction: "Too Late to Love You Now" and 'Kentucky Route Zero'

During the performance of "Too Late to Love You Now" in Kentucky Route Zero: Act III, a slippage is created between fictive spaces and the real world.

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

Twin Peaks - "Irene" (stream)

One of the best independent rock songs of 2013, Twin Peaks' "Irene" roots itself in layers of fuzz and reverb effect.

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Digital Dynamite: The 30 Best DVDs of 2007

It was the year of the behemoth box set, the multi-disc triumph that tried to give long suffering fans everything their demanding little digital hearts ever desired. Here are PopMatters' 30 picks for the best DVDs of the year.

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Twin Peaks: The Definitive Gold Box Edition

With crisp performances throughout (especially from Kyle MacLachlan, in a role he was born to play), unforgettable settings and cinematography, and inventive, uncompromising scripts from episode to episode, Twin Peaks makes for uncommonly rewarding repeat viewings.

Stuart Henderson
Books

The Strange World of David Lynch by Eric G. Wilson

You read it right, folks: Wilson has written one of that film's most astute descriptions without seeing a single frame.

David Sterritt
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