Maybe It Doesn’t Matter What We Call It – Thoughts on Judy as a Metaphor

Now listen to me. For 25 years, I’ve kept something from you, Albert.  Before he disappeared, Major Briggs shared with me and Cooper his discovery of an entity, an extreme negative force called in olden times, Jowday.  Over time, it’s become, Judy.  Major Briggs, Cooper and I put together a plan that could lead us …

Lucky: Capturing the Vistas of the Human Person and the American West

re·al·ism ˈrē(ə)ˌlizəm/ noun the attitude or practice of accepting a situation as it is and being prepared to deal with it accordingly. "the summit was marked by a new mood of realism" the quality or fact of representing a person, thing, or situation accurately or in a way that is true to life. When I sat …

The Key to Eraserhead: An Interview With Jon Fairhurst

Back in the late winter/early spring of this year, a Twitter account came to my attention. It promised to reveal the deep secrets behind David Lynch's first film, Eraserhead, in a forthcoming graphic novel. On the 40th anniversary of the film's release, The Key to Eraserhead was released, and I devoured it in one sitting that night after …

The Secret History of Twin Peaks: Milford, Nixon and the Blue Book Years (Secrets and Mysteries, Part One)

ARCHIVIST'S NOTE: The staff at 25 Years Later are delving deep into The Secret History of Twin Peaks, exploring the secrets and mysteries to be found within (and between) its mix of fact, fiction, history and mythology. Today, Mat Cult tackles the pages covering Nixon, Doug Milford, and Project Bluebook.   When I read the Nixon-era, …

Horseshoes and Widows and Clocks, Oh My! Superstitions and Folklore in Twin Peaks Part 3

Welcome back to Listening Post Alpha! For this round of Superstitions and Folklore, I’ve decided to focus on elements that are seemingly exclusive to the Return, or which figure less heavily in the Original Series.  For the other installments, follow the links provided: Part 1 Part 2 Part 4 DON’T LET YOUR LUCK RUN OUT …

What If I Was Wrong: Exploring The Idea That Agent Cooper Changed The Past: The Waiting Room

Welcome back to my weekly column, The Waiting Room. Over the past 3 weeks I've explored different topics in The Return in an attempt to slowly study this 18 hour work. There's been no real sequence to these topics, so feel free to check them out in any order. In case you missed them, here's …