Kidding: Every Pain Needs a Name (Episode 3)

In “Every Pain Needs a Name," Kidding increases in both intensity and complexity. Interestingly, this episode revolves around the construct of identity; mostly regarding how identity is altered by trauma, but also how identity is reinforced by those around us, whether they are our family or millions of unknown viewers around the world. In this article, …

Negative Space: Truth and Shadows in The X-Files

Twin streams of light cross in a shadowed hallway, illuminating little. Smoke unfurls from a Marlboro cigarette, and hands seek each other out in a dim hospital room. The iconography of The X-Files is minimal to the extreme and steeped in ambiguity: empty spaces, creeping shadows, and answers hidden beyond the next corner, always out …

Une Âme Solitaire: Fans in a Living Novel – Twin_Petes and Kim

In the spirit of Twin Peaks Season 3 and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier, my wife’s memories of our Twin Peaks life together (as a result of watching the series and immersing ourselves in nearly all that it has offered over the last 28 years!) differ from mine.  Not fundamentally, but enough for …

American Horror Story: Apocalypse -“The Morning After” (S8E2)

American Horror Story: Apocalypse is back for its second episode, directed by 25YL favourite Jennifer Lynch, who wastes no time in diving into the scares. Emily (Ash Santos) is getting undressed in her room within Outpost Three; her lights go out and upon lighting a candle her wardrobe door creeps open. When she checks she's …