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 Jonathan Gray, Jeffrey P. Jones,
Ethan Thompson, Phillip Lamarr Cunningham, Alyx Vesey, Bernard M.
Timberg, Evan Elkins, Paul Achter, and David Gurney.
This issue's columns in brief:
"?Using One of its Lifelines?: Does Politics Save Saturday Night Live
from Oblivion?" by Jonathan Gray, Jeffrey P. Jones, and Ethan Thompson
The role of political satire in "rescuing" Saturday Night Live from
obscurity and cultural irrelevance.
"Who?s Going to Play Michelle Obama?: Saturday Night Live and Its Lack
of Women of Color" by Phillip Lamarr Cunningham
A simple dilemma highlights the shows astounding lack of diversity,
especially regarding female cast members.
"Pitchforking Andy Samberg?s Hipster Appeal " by Alyx Vesey
A look at Andy Samberg?s role as Saturday Night Live?s resident
hipster and geek.
"Gilda Rader and ?Jewess Jeans?: Breaking the Jewish Ethnicity Taboo
on Network Television" by Bernard M. Timberg
Investigating the representation of 'jewishness" on SNL through Gilda Radner.
"Michael O?Donoghue, SNL, and the Comedy of Cruelty " by Evan Elkins
A look at early Saturday Night Live and the comedy of Michael O?Donoghue.
"'Weekend Update' and the tradition of new journalism " by Paul Achter
An examination of how the decedents of "Weekend Update" proliferate.
"Give Me That Old Time Virality" by David Gurney (http://flowtv.org/?p=3016)
Exploring the intersections of viral video and Saturday Night Live.
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