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Wendy's steps in, puts the "Is Twin Peaks a movie?" debate to rest

2017 is a weird time to be a brand. Where once the marketing arms of major fast food conglomerates were just expected to find inventive ways to say “Our square hamburgers will briefly stave off your body’s endless need for sustenance,” the fast food social media ecosystem has now become a much wilder place. Today’s…

Is Twin Peaks: The Return a better movie than TV show? 

While we’re big fans of Twin Peaks here at The A.V. Club, not everyone was sold on David Lynch and Mark Frost’s mind-bending magnum opus. Some say it was too abstract, others criticize its unresolved subplots, and others still thought it lacked the original’s “chutzpah” (which is legit insane, by the way). But maybe…

Read This: The owner of Laura Palmer’s house talks about her Twin Peaks cameo

In Twin Peaks: The Return’s final scene—spoilers ensue—an Agent Cooper and Laura Palmer out of time (and, perhaps, one version of reality), return to the latter’s childhood home. A woman who is notably not Laura’s mother answers the door and provides an apparently pedestrian rundown of its previous owners, none of…

David Lynch thought Nine Inch Nails' original Twin Peaks song wasn't "ugly" enough

Back in June, Nine Inch Nails (or maybe The Nine Inch Nails) made an appearance on Twin Peaks, closing out an episode by playing “She’s Gone Away” from the Not The Actual Events EP. Apparently, though, that song wasn’t Trent Reznor’s first pick for a Twin Peaks song. As reported by Pitchfork, Reznor and Atticus Ross…

Here is the exhaustive Unified Theory Of Twin Peaks we knew was coming

There’s pretty much two ways to derive enjoyment out of watching Twin Peaks, and both involve divorcing yourself from the expectations of a linear, three-act narrative. The first is to interpret it as an aesthetic and emotional experience; it can’t be “unlocked,” and that’s okay. The second is to scour the material…

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“What year is this?”: Saying goodbye to Twin Peaks, all over again

Do you ever finish a book, only to flip back to the last page to scan the final lines for additional understanding and/or closure? Against my better judgement, and against everything I know about Twin Peaks and the David Lynch oeuvre, I did something similar with “Part 18,” the finale of what some call season three,…

Julee Cruise says Twin Peaks finale was a “slap in the face”

If you’re still trying to make heads or tails of the Twin Peaks finale, you’re not the only one. Julee Cruise, who contributed the indelible “Falling” and “The World Spins” to the show’s soundtrack, seems taken aback by “Part 18.” The singer collaborated with David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti on these songs before…