She Weaves a Pattern All Her Own: The Affair – Season 4 Episode 9

The story we were told last week was not entirely true. Not even in the ballpark of truth. And in a powerhouse hour of TV with more than a few twists and painful revelations, we learned what really happened to Alison the night she died. Last week belonged to Joshua Jackson, from beginning to end. This week …

Let These Walls Come Tumbling Down: The Affair – Season 4 Episode 8

The following content deals with sensitive subject matter. Everything, from the opening theme song of every single episode of this series to the events of the last 7 episodes themselves right down to tonight's episode description should have prepared us for this. I have only one thing to do and that's Be the wave that I am …

Making Every Genre Delicious…One Cake At A Time — An Interview With Sam of Cakes Cove

Between cherry pie, doughnuts, and damn fine coffee, it should surprise no one that Twin Peaks fans have a taste for the culinary good stuff. So it was with great interest that we stumbled upon Cakes Cove, a Toronto-area specialty bakery who just happened to make a Twin Peaks-themed cake! And we just had to find out more …

While She Was Somewhere Being Free: The Affair – Season 4 Episode 7

We finally know whether Helen and Sierra make a connection (they do) and the whys and wherefores behind Noah and Cole's (and Anton's) journey to find Alison. This was an episode that balanced intense female empowerment with the overprotective needs of the men in Alison's orbit to look out for her. It was also heartfelt …

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?: Mister Rogers and the Power of Nostalgia

Where do you start with Mister Rogers? For years, his neighborhood was a welcoming place for children all over the world. With his lasting messages of love, kindness, compassion, and strength in troubling times, Fred Rogers has remained a relevant and (some would say) desperately needed antidote to an ever-scarier world. So it shouldn't be …

Fiction of the Clay Feet and the Shining Armour — The Affair: Season 4 Episode 6

The back half of Season 4 brings home the realities that, for the women of The Affair, this is still very much a man's world. Last week saw sensitive turns and deep revelations for Cole and Vik that still ultimately hinged on sexual dalliances with beautiful women; this week finds Noah unable to hold the frayed …

Sitting With the Uncomfortable: David Lynch’s Art and OCD

The following is a deeply personal guest post by Sean W. Gallagher. You can -- and should! -- follow them on Twitter (@blackcoffee253). I was always intrigued by David Lynch’s work, but it wasn’t until I was recently diagnosed with OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) that I understood why his art so enraptured me. On some level, …