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The journal is proud to announce the publication of issue 27.06. This
month's articles:

Amanda C. Cote and Brandon Harris -- Combatting Crunch from the Margins:
How Hierarchies of “Realness” Complicate Video Game Production

Amanda C. Cote and Brandon Harris discuss the myth of high-quality video
games coming as a result of overworked video game developers.

Alyx Vesey -- Remediating Liveness

Drawing on examples such as NPR’s *Tiny Desk (Home) Concert *and
Instagram’s *Verzuz *battles, Alyx Vesey explores how musicians have
utilized online platforms as alternatives to live concerts in the age of

Christina N. Baker -- “It Feels Right to Me”: Epiphanies, Erotic
Power, and *Eve’s
Bayou* <>

Through the work of Judylyn Ryan and Audre Lorde, Christina N. Baker
explores filmmaker Kasi Lemmons's films, *Eve's Bayou *and *Harriet*,
through epiphany, intuition, spirituality, and the erotic.

Orquidea Morales -- Guillermo del Toro: From Mexico to the World

Using Mexican director Guillermo del Toro as a case study, Orquidea Morales
discusses how his films are shaped by transnationalism and consequently
exemplify the contested nature of the genre of Latinx Horror.

Cynthia Meyers -- Pepsi Is Back in the Game (Show)

Cynthia Meyers explores several Pepsi advertising campaigns dating back to
the 1940s to contextualize the company's latest venture: sponsoring a new
game show, *Cherries Wild*.

Crystal Camargo -- Crossing the* Sonic Color Line*: TV Voiceover Narration
in *N**ever Have I Ever*

Crystal Camargo grapples with how the cultural specificity of Mindy
Kaling's Netflix comedy *Never Have I Ever* is diluted by the sonic
whiteness of the show's narrator, John McEnroe.

Erika M. Heredia and Mel Stanfill -- Reactionary Influencers and the
Construction of White Conservative Victimhood

Erika M. Heredia and Mel Stanfill examine "reactionary influencers," who
combine right-wing politics, reality-TV style provocations, and new social
media opportunities for fame and fortune.

Andres Lombana-Bermudez -- Creative and Participatory Responses to
Disinformation: The Case of the Bees 🐝 in the 2018 Colombian Presidential
Elections <>

Recounting the case of the bees during the 2018 Columbian Presidential
Election, Andres Lombana-Bermudez shows how digital participatory culture
can effectively debunk disinformation.

Eleanor Patterson -- Ugly Crying, *This is Us* and the Discursive Construct
of Emotional Excess

Eleanor Patterson analyzes how the emotional excess of* This is Us*
connects it to historically feminized theorizations of mass culture and

*Flow* <> is a critical forum on television and
media culture published by the Department of Radio-Television-Film
<> at the University of Texas at Austin. *Flow*'s
mission is to provide a space where scholars and the public can discuss
media histories, media studies, and the changing landscape of contemporary



Managing Editors, Flow: A Critical Forum on Media and Culture

Dept. of Radio-Television-Film | Moody College of Communication | The
University of Texas at Austin

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