Twin Peaks

The Muppets as ‘Twin Peaks’ Characters: Who Killed Miss Piggy?

The earnestness that fuels Kyle MacLachlan’s Agent Cooper could also be pretty applicable to another much-loved character: Kermit the Frog. In fact, it’s kind of spooky to see how easily The Muppets take to the world of David Lynch’s classic Twin Peaks. In Justin DeVine’s paintings (spotted via Welcome to Twin Peaks), the Muppets have a damn fine cup of coffee, the Log Lady is Fozzie Bear, and it’s all very, very amusing. So far, DeVine has done six watercolor portraits in pen and ink, and he’s promising more. Keep an eye on his Tumblr. … Read More

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The Best Things We Read on the Internet This Week: Laura Palmer, Literary Video Games

Listicles, tweets, your ex’s Facebook status, picture of dogs wearing costumes — the internet offers no shortage of entertaining stuff to look at. But there’s plenty of substantial writing out there, too, the pieces you spend a few minutes reading and a long time thinking about after you’ve closed the tab. In this weekly feature, Flavorwire shares the best of that category. This edition features an essay on literature and video games, William Hazlitt as one of the truly great haters, soda pop, and more. … Read More

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Hilarious Portraits of ‘Twin Peaks’ Characters in ‘The Simpsons’ Style

The recent wave of Twin Peaks mania has gotten to the point that I’ll be happy not to hear anything more about David Lynch’s TV masterpiece for a while — but, you can always make an exception, especially when you’re looking at something as hilariously awesome as these renditions of the show’s characters as Simpsons drawings. They’re the work of a Belgian illustrator who goes by the moniker ADN, and they appear on his Tumblr Simpsonized, wherein he has made strikingly Groening-esque Simpsons mockups of True Detective‘s Rust and Marty, Macklemore, and a bunch of Belgian soccer players. Click through to check out his portraits of Agent Cooper, Gordon Cole, Sheriff Truman, and more. (There’s no Bob, but that’s probably just as well.) … Read More

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10 Fascinating Fictional Cities in Film

It’s been two years since Wes Anderson’s last film, and we’ve been having serious whimsy withdrawal. The director’s latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel, invites audiences to a fictional spa town, the Republic of Zubrowka. In typical Anderson fashion, the filmmaker has decked out the European hotel, leaving no detail unturned:

Even the smallest concrete yet imaginary element of Grand Budapest‘s main setting… was fanatically created by Anderson and company, down to its newspaper of record, the Trans-Alpine Yodel, and its pastry of choice, the mouthwatering Courtesan au chocolat, always packaged in the unmistakable pink boxes from Mendl’s Patisserie.

Anderon’s immersive environs remind us of other fictional film locales that transport us to fascinating worlds of wonder and mystery. Here are ten cities, big and small, that stem from the wild imaginations of their creators. … Read More

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Why ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Has Survived Longer Than ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘The Killing’

Pretty Little Liars premiered on ABC Family during the summer of 2010, and I tuned in exclusively because that was the first and only time I’d ever had a TV in my bedroom, so no program was spared my undiscerning eye. A couple friends also watched, and we’d have self-loathing conversations about how the first 50 minutes of each episode were packed with eye-rolling drivel, but the final ten minutes were so terrifying they would inevitably convince us to wait with bated breath for next week. Over the years, though, not only have the acting and writing improved drastically, but the plot has grown from one winding branch into a twisted thicket of mystery — one that won’t release us anytime soon. … Read More

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7 ‘Twin Peaks’-Inspired Restaurants Where You Can Live Out Your Lynchian Dreams

In the weeks since a mysterious casting call appeared online, rumors have been circulating that David Lynch is revisiting his cult show Twin Peaks. Co-creator Mark Frost has pretty much debunked the rumors, to the collective sighs of everyone who got their hopes up. You may not be getting more Agent Cooper or Audrey Horne, but you can celebrate Lynch’s perennially-popular television show — and his 68th birthday, which is next week — at one of these Twin Peaks-inspired restaurants from around the world (not to be confused with the Hooters-lite restaurant chain of the same name). … Read More

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