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Avi Santo <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 10 Jul 2005 20:37:15 +0000
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Hi all,

Just wanted to let you know that the latest issue of Flow: A critical forum 
on television and media culture came out on Friday, July 8. This issue 
features columns by Chris Anderson, Mary Beth Haralovich, Doug Kellner and 
Rhonda Hammer, Megan Mullen, Tom Streeter,  and Mimi White with a guest 
column by John Downing.

We habe also published a one-time feature column by Diane Negra.

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

This issue's columns:

Little Green Men. Chris Anderson exposes the troubling ironies of GE's 
"ecoimagination" campaign.

Race Fictions: Crash, Do the Right Thing and La Haine. John Downing 
discusses the portrayal of modern race relations in Paul Haggis' Crash in 
comparison with Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing and Matthieu Kassovitz's La 

Report from Ringside: The Contender Live Finale. Mary Beth Haralovich 
reports back from the live Contender finale, which turns out to be a 
familial arena as much as a fighting one.

Academic Scandals and the Broadcast Media. Rhonda Hammer and Douglas Kellner 
argue it's 'Publish and Perish  the politics of academic scandals'.

A Slice of AmericanLife. Megan Mullen unwraps the ideological twist 
underneath the nostalgic programming strategies and family oriented programs 
delivered by AmericanLife TV

Postfeminism Lost and Found: Tracking the "Runaway Bride". Diane Negra 
discusses the media coverage of the "runaway bride."

What is Commercialism? Thomas Streeter asks 'What is exactly wrong with 
for-profit television industries?' and refocuses the conversation over the 
dangers of commercialism.

Re-entry. Mimi White explores the differences and similarities between 
television as an everyday practice in the U.S. and in Finland upon returning 
from abroad.

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


Avi Santo & Christopher Lucas
Coordinating Editors

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