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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, Carolyn E. Brown,  
Charlotte Howell, Ann Johnson, Julia Lesage, Kelli Marshall, Janani  

This issue's columns in brief:

?What?s at stake in claims of ?post-racial? media?? by Mary Beltrán
An examination of the implications of a "post-race" media climate.

?Can Rational Thought Be Entertaining?? by Ann Johnson
A look at reason-based entertainment in television shows Mythbusters  
and Bullshit.

?The Revolution is Televised? by Julia Lesage
Recent Burmese video footage prompts the question: How do we preserve  
and document revolution?

?A Bitter Pill: Nurse Jackie and a Discourse of Discontent? by Janani  
An exploration of Showtime's Nurse Jackie as another entrant into the  
growing group of older female protagonists across both network and  
cable programming.

?ABC?s The Middle: Redefining the Working-Class Male? by Kelli Marshall
A consideration of how ABC's The Middle transgresses its working-class  
sitcom roots by re-positioning the blue-collar male.

?The Minutemen in the Media: The Rise and Fall of the Populist  
Movement? by Carolyn E. Brown
Analysis of the rise and fall of the border-patrolling Minutemen volunteers.

?The Fantastic, Feminist Religion of Wonderfalls? by Charlotte Howell
An analysis of Fox's short-lived Wonderfalls and representations of  
feminist religion on television
The Fantastic, Feminist Religion of Wonderfalls

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