We want to let you know that the new issue of Flow: A Critical Forum on
Television and Media Culture is available at http://flowtv.org.
This issue features columns from Ernest Mathijs, Tatma Leaver, Becky
Lenz, Esteban del Rio, Jiwon Ahn, Shipa Davé, Peter Lehman and Susan
This issue's columns in brief:
"Threat or Treat: Film, Television, and the Ritual of Halloween" by
Ernest Mathijs (http://flowtv.org/?p=4486)
A critical look at the cult of Halloween and its appropriation by the
"The Power of 'Chitchat : Global Talk Show, Beauty Chatter" by Jiwon
A look at global femininity in the South Korean talk show Beauty Chatter.
"Learning with Lily Allen: Copyright Criminals or Complexity and
Confusion?" by Tama Leaver (http://flowtv.org/?p=4497)
A discussion of the confusion surrounding anti-piracy policy and a
look at why even pop stars can?t seem to figure it out.
"Regulation is Boring" by Becky Lentz (http://flowtv.org/?p=4479)
Regulation may be boring, but it is imperative to understand policy
and regulation and the manner in which they will be shaping the 21st
century media landscape.
"Ethnic Rock Stars and Asian American Stereotypes: Will the real Ajay
Bhatt stand up?" by Shilpa Davé (http://flowtv.org/?p=4474)
A consideration of the implications of Intel's "Rock Stars" ad campaign.
"Tall, Dark, and America: Latino Authenticity and Appropriation in
General Market Television" by
Esteban del Río (http://flowtv.org/?p=4484)
A discussion of the tensions between authenticity and appropriation in
contemporary representations of Latinos in U.S. television.
"Hung in America" by Peter Lehman and Susan Hunt (http://flowtv.org/?p=4499)
Despite this strong affirmation of the well-hung body guy, Hung lays
down the basis of a serious critique, one that at the conclusion of
the first season may be a lost opportunity.
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