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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
Please stop by and feel free to leave comments.

This issue features columns from: Norma Coates, Esteban del Rio,
Hannah Hamad, Tama Leaver, Julia Lesage, Konrad Ng, Murray Pomerance,
Robert Sickels

This issue's columns in brief:

"'The Happiest Day of the Year:' A Reparative (I Hope) Approach to
Record Store Day" by Norma Coates
Coates applies Sedgwick's theory of affect to interrogate the sense of
pleasure derived from Record Store Day.

"Direct Action Everyday: Adventures in Aesthetic Activism" by Esteban del Rio
The author argues that networked activism, abetted by social
networking sites and media, continues to present a range of challenges
and opportunities in democratic life for lone activists and advocacy
groups alike.

"A Tear for Sarah Jane ? A Feminist Aca-Obit" by Hannah Hamad
Hannah Hamad memorializes Elisabeth Sladen as feminist and
postfeminist icon in the Doctor Who series.

"Angry Birds: The Remix" by Tama Leaver
Given the popularity of Angry Birds, it's hardly a surprise that a
huge array of different remixes have emerged featuring the characters,
story and music from the game

"Passing Through or Hanging On to E-text" by Julia Lesage Lesage reflects on a sense
of "fickleness" brought about by new modes of consumption based on her
own behavior reading literature on the iPad.

"Museums, Social Media and the Possibility of Canonizing Online Life"
by Konrad Ng
A discussion of the role of social media in producing public
exhibition spaces for Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

"A Parallax Case: Gender Performance in Wings of the Morning" by
Murray Pomerance
Explores audience reception of the playful gender dynamics as
performed in Wings of the Morning (1937).

"Wild at Heart, Weird on Top: The Curious Career of Nicolas Cage" by
Robert Sickels
In the 1980s and 1990s, Nic Cage carved a niche for himself as an
endearing yet reliably offbeat actor. Robert Sickels analyzes Cage's
career trajectory from his quirkiest to his most derided roles.

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