The fine line between piracy and free speech.Read more
Musings on the nature of TV fandom.Read more
An examination of the links between consumerism and online virtual worlds aimed at children.Read more
Horribly Guilty Television: HGTV and the Promotion of America’s Ownership SocietyRead more
“Why in the world won’t they take my money?” – Hulu, iTunes, and the value of attention
Joshua Green / MIT
Audiences are reacting to networks using the same business model in new viewing environments.Read more
Members of an avante-garde artists’ collective are brought before the Grand Jury and investigated on the charge of bio-terrorism.Read more
NBC’s Ben Silverman has launched a successful “infront” and made self-dealing expected–even non-controversial–in the current business climate.Read more
An update of the ongoing difficulties with the conversion from analog to digital television.Read more
Danny Noriega, Ben Affleck, and the trouble with gays on television.Read more
Eli Stone: why introduce the spiritual lawyer-prophet now?
The Thirtieth Anniversary of Roots and the Deferred Dream of Black Drama
Tim Havens / University of Iowa
As we enter a post-network television era, however, it is worth reassessing the promises and disappointments that came in the wake of Roots in order to understand the prospects for African American television today, especially dramatic series.Read more
Welcome to the “Flow Favorites” special issue – a collection of some of our favorite columns, selected by our current and former coordinating editors.