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 …

The With

  “This is what I want.”   Tulpa and BOB-orbs in Twin Peaks resemble placentas—secundines, the second birth—and this is interesting considering Indigenous American beliefs and rituals surrounding this strange organ (the only organ manufactured for a purpose and discharged once that purpose has been fulfilled), its biological role as “gatekeeper," and its critical role, according …

Jean Renault Was Right: How Cooper Brought the Nightmare

Before you came here, Twin Peaks was a simple place. My brothers deal dope to the teenagers and the truck drivers. One-Eyed Jack’s welcomed the businessmen and the tourists. Quiet people lived a quiet life. Then, a pretty girl die, and you arrive, and everything change […] Kidnapping. Death. Suddenly, the quiet people, they’re quiet …

Favorites: Top Judy Theories

The White Horse ornament found at Carrie Page's house, Odessa

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 …

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 …

Sheryl Lee Voices Trauma in The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer Audiobook (and it gets in your head no matter how you look away)

Here at 25YL, we love The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer. Jennifer Lynch gives 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 …

Exclusive from the Twin Peaks UK 2018: Thor Amli’s ‘The Summer House at Pearl Lakes’ — Part 2

Today at the Twin Peaks UK Festival attendees were treated to a number of fan made, Lynch-inspired short films, including that of The Summer House at Pearl Lakes -- Part 2 by Director Thor Amli whom I chatted to just before the Festival about his new film. Many fans have been looking forward to seeing the …

Conversation Conundrum: Who was Mr. C talking to in Part 2?

“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: Lindsay Stamhuis and Caemeron Crain The …