Just wanted to mention that a new issue of Jump Cut is now available. There’s quite a bit of reading material here, incluidng a special section on Chinese cinema, a spotlight on horror (including an essay on The Ring and the obsolescnece of VHS, a topic I tackled in a conference paper a long time ago), an interesting article on the role of gossip blogs in constructing stardom, an essay on the lost ancestor hoax in Cheryl Dunye’s The Watermelon Woman, and an article on environmental skeptics and An Inconvenient Truth.
Also worth checking out, Julia Lesage’s article on social bookmarking, which I had the chance to read in a draft version a few weeks ago. Interesting stuff.
Update: In skimming the table of contents, I somehow missed this article on Iraq and Vietnam documentaries (thanks to a social bookmarking pal for pointing it out).