Negative Space: Truth and Shadows in The X-Files

Twin streams of light cross in a shadowed hallway, illuminating little. Smoke unfurls from a Marlboro cigarette, and hands seek each other out in a dim hospital room. The iconography of The X-Files is minimal to the extreme and steeped in ambiguity: empty spaces, creeping shadows, and answers hidden beyond the next corner, always out …

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 …

Une Âme Solitaire: Fans in a Living Novel – Ben and Bryon of the Twin Peaks Unwrapped Podcast

I didn’t even meet Ben and Bryon, the intrepid Twin Peaks Unwrapped hosts, when they were seated at a sound board recording their podcast just a few feet from me way back in 2016. After our hearts were temporarily stopped in the spring of 2015 (when David Lynch pulled out of the project), and following …

Favorites Special: We are One! The 25YL staff choose their favorite articles from the last 12 months

Welcome back to our weekly series Favorites! This week we are doing something extra special as its our 1st birthday! We have come a very long way this year, you can read more about that here in this letter from our Chief. It seemed apt then that we should look back at some of the …