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#55, Spring 2005

The Velvet Light Trap

Defining the Americas: Media Within/Across Borders

Film Noir and the American Dream: The Dark Side of Enlightenment
Ken Hillis
Spitfire: Lupe Vélez and the Ambivalent Pleasures of Ethnic Masquerade
Victoria Sturtevant
An Interview with Lourdes Portillo
The PBS and NAATA Connection: Comparing the Public Spheres of Asian American Film and Video
Jun Okada
Frozen, But Always in Motion: Arctic Film, Video, and Broadcast
Jerry White

Book Reviews

Screen Traffic: Movies, Multiplexes, and Global Culture by Charles R. Acland
Reviewed by Nancy Fallen
Reconstructing Dixie: Race, Gender, and Nostalgia in the Imagined South by Tara McPherson
Reviewed by Hollis Griffin
We Won’t Budge: An African Exile in the World by Manthia Diawara
Reviewed by Olivier Jean Tchouaffe