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December 2005, Week 3


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Sun, 18 Dec 2005 11:04:00 -0600
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We just wanted to let you know that the latest issue of Flow: A critical forum
on television and media culture is out. This issue features columns by Mark
Andrejevic, Christine Becker, Moya Luckett, Tara McPherson, Daniel Marcus, and
Jason Mittell.

Please visit the journal at to read these columns and
contribute responses to them.

This issue's columns in brief:

"What a Long, Bad Trip It's Been" by Mark Andrejevic:
The voyeurism and surveillance of MTV's "One Bad Trip" become inverted after the
first season, leaving audiences to wonder; who's watching, and who's performing?

"Devils in the Details" by Christine Becker:
HDTV and the future of television--what are the possibilities?

"Playboy Feminism? Hugh Hefner and The Girls Next Door" by Moya Luckett:
The Girls Next Door plays with significant ideological contradictions as it
tries to address the prevailing popularity of the Playboy bunny image with a
new generation of women while trying to remove any taint of sexual exploitation
from its girls.

"What Color Is Your Scholarship?" by Tara McPherson:
A look at academia's slow adoption of new technologies for its own work.

"Stripping (Part 1)" by Daniel Marcus:
Several dramatic series have gained popularity and success through the process
of being stripped for syndication. Stripping what was originally a weekly show
offers viewers a different experience, allowing them to watch a new episode
every day.

"An Arresting Development" by Jason Mittell:
What can the cancellation of Arrested Development tell us about the present and
future state of the television industry?

We look forward to your visit.

Best wishes,

Flow Editorial Staff

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