Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Twin Peaks: Can You Go Home Again?


Back in 1990, the Boston Phoenix ran a review of the first few episodes of Twin Peaks, along with the plot of the sitcom Wings. 

It was an odd juxtaposition -- intentionally so -- contrasting David Lynch's highly-anticipated boutique series against a paint-by-numbers half-hour comedy. But the reviewer was a cynical bastard, and cast a jaundiced eye on the potential of a quirky auteur like Lynch to appeal to a mainstream television audience. 


Monday, March 20, 2017

The Present Can Only Be Viewed from the Past



2017 might seem like the hangover after a particularly-nasty meth, glue and Thunderbird bender, but it's actually a year of major anniversaries. We're coming up on the 70th Anniversary of Kenneth Arnold and Roswell (as well as the National Security Act), the 50th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper and the Summer of Love and the centennial of the Russian Revolution. 

But there are a lot more observances, all kinds of 'ennials to observe.