In 1990, avant garde filmmaker David Lynch (Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Dune, Blue Velvet) and acclaimed television writer Mark Frost (Hill Street Blues) teamed up to create a television show that would redefine what the medium could achieve in a one-hour drama. With Twin Peaks, the duo entranced audiences with the seemingly idyllic town, its quirky characters, and a central mystery — who killed Laura Palmer? Learn More
The new book from award-winning historian W. Scott Poole is a whip-smart piece of pop culture detailing the story of cult horror figure Vampira that actually tells the much wider story of 1950s America and its treatment of women and sex, as well as capturing a fascinating swath of Los Angeles history.
Watching a smartly written, well-acted, top-tier TV series is like immersing yourself in a great novel. It's addictive. And more and more people are gobbling up shows in big bites—sometimes bingeing on an entire season in a weekend. Learn More
When The Wire premiered in 2002, many were surprised that HBO would take on a cop show, one of broadcast television’s favorite genres. But The Wire was no average show. It started with a cops-and-criminals tale set in a Baltimore housing project and spun out from there. Learn More
For anyone who has ever wanted to step into the world of a favorite book, here is a pioneer pilgrimage, a tribute to Laura Ingalls Wilder, and a hilarious account of butter-churning obsession. Learn More
The Simpsons is one of the most successful shows to ever run on television.
From its first moment on air, the series's rich characters, subversive themes, and layered humor resounded deeply with audiences both young and old who wanted more from their entertainment than what was being meted out at the time by the likes of Full House, Growing Pains, and Family Matters.