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Sun, 4 Oct 2009 17:56:00 -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 Denise Mann, R. Colin Tait, Matthew  
Ferrari, Racquel Gonzales, Adrienne McLean and Vicki Mayer.

This issue's columns in brief:

"NBC vs. YouTube: The Blogosphere's Bottom-Up Backlash Against Big  
Media" by Denise Mann  (
Corporate lawsuits and populist outcry in the battle over YouTube.

"H d?oh TV: Watching With The Simpsons in High Definition" by R. Colin  
Tait (
The consequences of HD from within and without the friendly confines  
of The Simpsons' Springfield.

"Pow! Ooomph! Skadoosh!: Combat Aesthetics and Intermediality" by  
Matthew Ferrari (
An examination of combat aesthetics and the transmedia proliferation  
of mixed martial arts.

"The Beatles: Rock Band, A Revolution(?): Myth and Over-determined  
Discourse" by Racquel Gonzales (
An analysis of the myth of the Beatles in light of the Rock Band video game.

"Biting Off Your Long Tail: Ruminations on Animal Planet" by Adrienne  
McLean (
A consideration and critique of Animal Planet and its various programming.

"The Camera Girl: Historical Fragments of a Popular Production  
Discourse for Brazilian Television" By Vicki Mayer  
A look at the distinctive media discourses used to produce and  
introduce TV in Brazil.

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Flow Editorial Staff

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