Do Your Demons Die With You? How Laura Palmer Sacrificed Herself & Saved Others Through Her Secret Diary

Here at 25YL, we love The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer. Jennifer Lynch gave us a masterful glimpse into Laura’s inner life that enriches any viewing of the series and the prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Over the next few weeks, we will be doing a deep dive into the Secret Diary as part of our …

Requiem For a Dreamer: Was Part 18 really the end of Twin Peaks?

The following is a guest post from Tim Fuglei. Stephen King once described the act of writing as telepathy; across time and space, the writer plants thoughts into readers and an unbreakable connection of minds is formed forever. From a cinematic standpoint, David Lynch holds dreams in similar esteem. His dreams become ours as we …

Concerning the Disappearance of FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper: A Review of “My Life My Tapes”

In the grand tradition of epistolary writing in and about the world of Twin Peaks, and in the name of doing something a little bit different for 25YL, I have taken it upon myself to write about one of the canon-adjacent novels as if it were being investigated for clues about Agent Cooper's disappearance. And …

Favorites: Black & White Lodge Curiosities

Here at 25YLSite, we handle a lot of heavy lifting. Analysis, interpretation, deep discussion, introspective interviews…you name it, we’ve got it. “Favorites” takes a lighter approach to the material we normally cover. Each week, we will take you through a list of favorites—whether it's moments, scenes, episodes, characters, lines of dialogue, whatever!—in bite-sized articles perfect …

The Secret History of Twin Peaks: ‘The Archivist’ Major Garland Briggs (Secrets and Mysteries Part 10)

So we have reached the end of 25 Years Later's examining of Mark Frost's novel, The Secret History of Twin Peaks. I have been tasked with piecing together what is perhaps the most enigmatic and complex story---that of The Archivist himself; Major Garland Briggs. The big questions are why did he compile this Dossier? And …

Lynch Night: A Conversation with Charles de Lauzirika, Director of A Slice of Lynch, Between Two Worlds, and A Very Lovely Dream

“My week on set for the new Twin Peaks was kind of magical and kind of beautiful in how it was sort of like a family, and it was very zen.  The vibe was very zen.  I really enjoyed having a completely different experience, and I learned a lot. I really just appreciated the very different tone.  …

Untangling the Upended Ending: Where do Richard and Carrie exist?

“Black Lodge/White Lodge” is the occasional 25 Years Later version of the popular point/counterpoint style of debating, wherein two sides take opposing views and hash it out on stage. Here, we’ll be debating the finer points of Twin Peaks lore, in writing, for your reading pleasure. Today’s debaters are: Caemeron Crain (alternate reality/timeline), Murphy Hooker …