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 …

The Men Are Not What They Seem: Shattering Fragile Masculinity in Twin Peaks

The following is a guest post by Lee Stepien, an American freelance writer currently based in Paris. He has a Master’s degree from the Sorbonne, where he specialized in gender studies in American cinema.  Please leave a comment and let Lee know what you think! In both Twin Peaks: The Return and daily life in 2018, …

The Audrey Affair

“Black Lodge/White Lodge” is the 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: Yvette Giles, Mat Cult, and Isaac Closs. The …

The Connection Between Sycamores and the Portals – A New York Theory

The original run of Twin Peaks left us well aware of the 12 Sycamore trees standing in a circle at Glastonbury Grove, where the portal to the Black Lodge (or Waiting Room, or The Red Room) is located. In more recent times, Twin Peaks: The Return has hinted that Sycamores have connections to at least …