A Cry for Compassion: Twin Peaks, Season Three — Cinematic Detective

Analysis by David Johnson “The Good Dale is in the Lodge, and He Can’t Leave” In 2006, near Washington, D.C., I went to a reading and discussion David Lynch was giving around his first book, “Catching the Big Fish.” The reading itself was extremely, comically short—just one or two brief sentences. But the Q and […] … Continue reading A Cry for Compassion: Twin Peaks, Season Three — Cinematic Detective

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The Yellow Wallpaper & Other Stories (1892-1914)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4FglgyR2y8 In this feminist classic, Jane’s doctor husband locks her in an upstairs room so she can tackle her tendency towards depression and hysteria. Because that sounds like a really good idea. - Bustle A story about something far scarier than monsters, nightmares and stalkers: being labelled "hysterical" and shut in a room to get … Continue reading The Yellow Wallpaper & Other Stories (1892-1914)

Dark Romanticism: from Byron to Baudelaire

In case you're in a gothic mood, here are five dark romantics to go and snuggle down with. Lord Byron - George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron (January 22, 1788 – April 19, 1824) was an English poet of the Romantic school, who was easily the most popular and controversial poet of his time. He … Continue reading Dark Romanticism: from Byron to Baudelaire