The Secret History of Twin Peaks: UFOs, Conspiracy, and the Players, p. 86-123 (Secrets and Mysteries, Part 3)

It is the goal of 25 Years Later: A Site Both Wonderful and Strange to offer in-depth looks into Mark Frost’s The Secret History of Twin Peaks section by section. In this article, I will look at the portion covered from pages 86-123 of the first edition hardback. Thematically, it is the portion covering early …

Sarah Ruth Alexander Discusses Her Experience Performing at the Dallas, TX Damn Fine Music Festival at Three Links Deep Ellum

I recently had to opportunity to reach out to a performer for the Damn Fine Music Festival that occurred in Dallas, Texas in Deep Ellum. The Damn Fine Music Festival was directly inspired by Mark Frost and David Lynch's Twin Peaks and was formed as an homage. Sarah Ruth Alexander is a musician who performs …

Lynch Night: Dumbfounded: Viewing David Lynch’s Dumbland

Dumbland was released in 2002 as part of David Lynch’s subscription website DavidLynch.com. The series of experimental shorts was recently covered by our partner podcast Twin Peaks Unwrapped. For my part in our Lynch Night series of articles, I will not explore the show episode by episode as Ben Durant and Bryon Kozaczka did for …

MTV’s Oddities Part 1: Cerebral or Simply Heady Animation?: The Head

As Twin Peaks (1990-1991) invited audiences to slowly begin to accept the inherently weird around them in a setting just short of Magical Realism, popular culture would embrace its particular brand of subtle, soap opera weird as well as more overt art-house efforts well into the early 1990’s. And as Twin Peaks affected much of …

The Investigative Divination of F.B.I. Special Agent Dale Cooper: Dowsing

Dowsing is a curious technique with age-old folklore to boast it. John Locke referenced it in 1692’s Some Considerations Lowering Interest: “Not of the nature of the Deusing-rod, or Virgula Divina, able to discover Mines of Gold and Silver.”[1] Traditionally, it refers to the practice of using divining rods to locate underground sources of water. To add …

Creamed Corn: A Miscellany of Thankfulness by the 25 Years Later Staff

As the American Holiday for Thanksgiving, arrives, we at 25 Years Later decided to use it as an opportunity to express some thoughts on our thankfulness. Laura Stewart: "I have a lot to be thankful for this year. My number one always being my five year-old son. He's been through it all my little man, …

Odessa, West Texas: Scorched Oil, Judy’s, and Murder

Before part 18 of Showtime’s 2017 Twin Peaks: A Limited Series Event, Odessa, Texas’ place in television history belonged to Friday night American football with NBC’s Friday Night Lights. To be fair, this attention began much earlier with Tom Bissinger’s 1990 non-fiction biographic book Friday Night Lights, which exposed corruption and inherent racism in the …