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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: Daren C. Brabham, Lisa Coulthard,
Esteban del Rio and Kasey Mitchell, Paul Gansky, Racquel M. Gonzales
and Melanie Kohnen

This issue's columns in brief:

"Power in Parody: Femininity 101 at RuPaul's Drag U" by Daren C. Brabham
An examination of RuPaul teaching women how to be glamorous on his new
Logo TV program, RuPaul's DragU.

"That's not blood, that's music: Dexter's musical seriality" by Lisa Coulthard
Coulthard examines the importance of the musical score in relation to
television programming, using the series "Dexter" as a compelling case
study of colorful aural storytelling.

"This Must Be a Bad Movie: Genre and Self-Reflexivity in Alan Wake" by
Racquel M. Gonzales
Gonzales considers how Alan Wake presents a truly distinctive
exploration of storytelling and the horror/thriller genre influenced
by, but separate from other media.

"Tying Narrative Threads by Opening Closet Doors: Coming Out on Ugly
Betty" by Melanie Kohnen
Narrative cohesion in the coming-out story of Ugly Betty.

"Kitchen Monoliths: Memories of Domestic Minimalism" by Paul Gansky
Discussion of films and television programs that deal prominently with
industrial design, specifically the minimalist kitchen design.

"Modern Family's Indictment of Modern Families" by Esteban del Rio and
Kasey Mitchell
Examines how Modern Family employs satire and stereotypes to critique
the discourses about traditional families that we might expect from
television and to comment on the contradictions of contemporary family

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Flow Editorial Staff

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