Archive for May, 2011
Flow Favorites: Modern Family, Glee, and the Limits of Television Liberalism
Alexander Doty / Indiana University
Jessalynn Keller’s Flow Favorite: Alexander Doty’s column on the 2010 Emmy broadcast reveals the tensions of a liberal politics of representation in the shows Glee and Modern Family.
Flow Favorites: The Myth of Classlessness in Apple’s “Get a Mac” Campaign
Randall Livingstone / University of Oregon
Alfred Martin’s Flow Favorite: Randall Livingstone challenges the myth behind the “Get a Mac” ads.
Courtney Brannon Donoghue’s Flow Favorite: Charles Acland wonders whether James Cameron’s Avatar is a “game-changer,” or business as usual?
Flow Favorites: “We Think INSIDE the Box”: CD Box Sets in the Download Era
Kyle Barnett / Bellarmine University
Paul Gansky’s Flow Favorite: A look at how the DVD industry’s use of packaging mirrors and contrasts that of deluxe vinyl and CD sets.
Flow Favorites: Problems in “Wellywood”: Rethinking the politics of transnational cultural labor
Bridget Conor / Goldsmiths College, University of London
William Moner’s Flow Favorite: Bridget Conor examines the politics of transnational cultural labor in last fall’s Hobbit dispute.
Colin Tait’s Flow Favorite: Marshall explores the homosocial “bromance” of Alan Shore and Denny Crane in “Boston Legal” leading up to the series’ climax.
Flow Favorites: Wikileaks’ Lessons For Media Theory and Politics
Jayson Harsin / The American University of Paris
Caroline Leader’s Flow Favorite: Jayson Harsin’s exploration of WikiLeaks provides a wide shot of the famed web scandal within a larger political, global and ideological landscape. By presenting five theses, his article creates endless potential for further research.
Del Rio 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.
“The Happiest Day of the Year:” A Reparative (I Hope) Approach to Record Store Day
Norma Coates / University of Western Ontario
Norma Coates applies Sedgwick’s theory of affect to interrogate the sense of pleasure derived from Record Store Day.
Murray Pomerance explores audience reception of the playful gender dynamics as performed in Wings of the Morning (1937).
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.
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.