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Fri, 16 Jul 2010 10:32:25 -0500
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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: Mary Beltrán, Carolina Hernandez,
Ann Johnson, Kelli Marshall, William J. Moner, Konrad Ng, Janani
Subramanian, Joe Tompkins

This issue's columns in brief:
"The Harnessed Mob: Where's the Glee, When Flash Mobs Have Network
Sponsors?" by Mary Beltrán
Mary Beltrán analyzes the flash mob trend and what it means for Fox's
musical darling, Glee.

"'Betty White Found Dead' and Other Fake Gossip" by Carolina
A look at how Oh No They Didn?t functions differently in the world of
online gossip sites.

"Thank You for Not Answering All of My Questions" by Ann
An examination of how Lost provided narrative resolution while still
retaining mystery

"Show Musical Good, Paired Segments Better: Glee's Unevenness
Explained" by Kelli Marshall
A thoughtful consideration of why the musical numbers on Glee can
sometimes feel generically incoherent.

"Pwning OWN: the unlikely ascent of Zach Anner" by William J. Moner
A discussion of OWN and online voting communities as network feedback loops.

"Save Our Schools Hawai'i: Tactical Media In the Digital Age" by Konrad Ng
A study of the activism of Save Our Schools Hawaii (SOS808) in
response to Gov. Lingle's furloughs during the school year.

"In the Shadow of a Metaphor: The Vampire Diaries and Southern
History" by Janani Subramanian
A compelling exploration of revisionist storytelling methods at work
in The Vampire Diaries.

"'They Have the Oscars': Oppositional Telebranding and the Cult of the
Horror Auteur" by Joe Tompkins
Joe Tompkins examines the place of the horror auteur within convergent
media culture.

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