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The Wizard of Odd Twin Peaks transports us back to the weird world of David Lynch


IT’S ONE OF THE MOST eagerly awaited reboots in screen history. So was it worth the wait for the 21st-century update of Twin Peaks? David Lynch’s 1990 TV series—in which Detective Dale Cooper investigated the homicide of homecoming queen Laura Palmer in the town of Twin Peaks, Washington— spawned a second series, a cult following and a feature ilm (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me). More important, it redeined television drama, paving the way for the epic cinematic TV we now take for granted on HBO, Showtime and new platforms like Netlix and Amazon Prime.

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THE FOREVER WAR: WHY ISIS IS SENDING IT'S KILLERS TO THE WEST Oralando, Nice, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Würzburg, Ansbach, Munich, London and now Manchester. The pattern is becoming depressingly familiar. The news breaks with blurry cellphone footage pedestrians strolling on a seaside promenade, shoppers enjoying a Christmas market, excited kids leaving a pop concert. Then come the gunshots, a rampaging truck or the jolting explosion followed by panic, people running, inert bodies. Within the hour, politicians are on the air with a litany of condemnations and condolences. The reality is, until the West crushes ISIS’s ideology, bombings like the one in Manchester are going to continue and maybe become more common.