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We want to let you know that the new issue of Flow: A Critical Forum  
on Television and Media Culture is available at

This issue features columns from: Lisa Patti, Abigail Lambke, Shannon  
Mattern, Pauline Stakelon, Shayne Pepper, Alexandra Juhasz, Kimberly  
Springer, Mel Hogan and Pamela Ingelton.

This issue's columns in brief:
"Huckster, Huckster: The Archival Brando" by Lisa Patti  
A discussion of the restoration, for commercial ends, of the classical  
Brando as the dominant image of the once-fallen star in contemporary  

"A Walter Ong Artifact Travels Through Media, Time, and Meaning" by  
Abigail Lambke (
Moving through oral and written, artifact and archive at the Walter J.  
Ong archive at Saint Louis University.

"Infernal Archive: Medial States of Matter in the Netherlands Institue  
for Sound and Vision" by Shannon Mattern (
Examining the place of the archive at the Netherlands Institute for  
Sound and Vision

"A Case for Imperfection: Confessions of a Digital Restoration Artist"  
by Pauline Stakelon (
A digital archivist grapples with the dilemma of handling  
technological artifacts evident in the kinescope recordings of The  

"Beyond Netflix and TiVo: Rethinking HBO Through the Archive" by  
Shayne Pepper (
In order to properly study HBO, we need to visit the archive to make  
sense of its early original programming lineup.

"The Views of the Feminist Archive" by Alexandra Juhasz  
The video collection from the Los Angeles Woman's Building offers a  
glimpse into a feminist archive in process.

"What're Youse Lookin' at, Meathead?: Locating Archie Bunker Across  
Archives" by Kimberly Springer (
Kimberly Springer looks at how America?s ?most lovable bigot?, Archie  
Bunker, lives through the archives.

"Catching and Crashing the Mediatheque" by Mel Hogan  
Mel Hogan investigates the politics of archiving video art.

"Mechanisms for Non-Elite Voices: Mass-Observation and Twitter" by  
Pamela Ingleton (
A look at Twitter?s placement in the Library of Congress within  
historical perspective.

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We look forward to your visit and encourage your comments.

Best wishes,

Flow Editorial Staff

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