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April 2006, Week 3


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Tue, 18 Apr 2006 17:25:40 -0500
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We just wanted to let you know that the new issue of Flow: A critical forum on
television and media culture is out. This issue features columns by Jonathan
Gray, David Lavery, Dan Leopard, John McMurria, Diane Negra, and Dana Polan.

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

This issue's columns in brief:

"Introducing Television" by Jonathan Gray:
The key to any television program's themes, characters and stylistic
characteristics are often mapped out within the first few moments of every
episode, in the introductory sequence.

"(TV)antipathy: A Prolegomena to the Metaphysics of Television Hating, Part One"
by David Lavery:
Part One of Two--An evolving commentary on the mind-numbing role of TV in
individual and social life.

"Micro-Ethnographies of the Screen: The Last Screen on Earth" by Dan Leopard:
How photographs connect us with the imagined consciousness of the photographer.

" la carte Culture" by John McMurria:
What are the cultural repercussions of an a la carte cable? And does anyone in
the FCC care.

"Where the Boys Are: Postfeminism and the New Single Man" by Diane Negra:
In films such as Wedding Crashers and Failure to Launch, the emergent "problem"
single man offers an opportunity to think about the nature and function of
postfeminist masculinities in current popular culture.

"Food for Thought" by Dana Polan:
The sushi's on us: How The Sopranos is "assailing the very demographic that
makes up its preferred fan base," via our stomachs.

We look forward to your visit.

Best wishes,

Flow Editorial Staff

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