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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 Kiri Miller, Celine Parreņeas  
Shimizu, Miranda J. Brady, Ted Friedman, Alexander Cho, Aswin  
Punathambekar and Konrad Ng.

This issue's columns in brief:

"Fieldnotes form a Rock Band Bar Night" by Kiri Miller  
Performance ethnography: a critical look at the collaborative and  
social aspects of playing Rock Band.

"On Hypersexual Filipina Video Ho: Demanding Powerful, Painful,  
Pleasurable and Political Critique" by Celine Parreņas Shimizu  
Revisiting the music video for the Black Eyed Peas? ?Bebot? in search  
of empowered Filipina subjectivity.

"Museum TV and Hollywood Films: How the Smithsonian Became Big Media?s  
'Pile of Loot'" by Miranda J. Brady (
The success of "Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian"  
casts new light on a federal investigation of the museum?s secret  
contracts with big media outlets, and reveals a potentially troubling  
conflict of interest.

"Myth, the Numinous, and Cultural Studies" by Ted Friedman  
A renewal of interest in the concept of myth in cultural studies,  
tracing its journey from academic hot topic through new age buzz word  
towards a popular culture understanding of the term.

"Lady Gaga, Balls-Out: Recuperating Queer Performativity" by Alexander  
Cho (
Pop icon Lady Gaga can be read as queer for her purposeful, embodied,  
performative critique of the artifice of celebrity.

"Television, participatory culture, and politics: the case of Indian  
Idol" by Aswin Punathambekar (
The effect of a reality tv contestant on a region of India rife with  
ethnic conflict and what it means for participatory television and  
political culture.

"A Look Back at Michael Jackson" by Konrad Ng (
An examination of Michael Jackson?s impact on the considerations of  
racial diversity, compared with Kip Fulbeck?s contemporary project,  
"Part Asian, 100% Hapa."

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We look forward to your visit and encourage your comments.

Best wishes,

Flow Editorial Staff

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