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I have a new art crush. Joelle Jones won me over in about .2 seconds with her work on this newest Minx graphic novel. I must admit I feel a kinship with the protagonist, Shira, a curvy Jewish girl with short hair, retro style, and a closer relationship with her grandmother's best friend than with girls her own age. Alisa Kwitney 's story is a typical high-school love tale but it's got heart, a winning character (and I swear I'm not saying that because she reminds me of me), and a fun setting--Miami Beach in the 1980s. But I really, really love this book for the art.

How effing cute is this? Seriously. I can't stop giggling and I don't really want to. Shakesville has compiled a bunch of pictures of little girls in awe of Obama. Go, look, smile. They are all totally adorable.

  OMG, I have totally been Etsy-fied!!! Check out my favorite picks as this week's featured buyer. All the awesome handmade goods are from past Craftacular vendors and are just a teeny-tiny sampling of what you'll find at this year's events in...wait for it...New York City, Los Angeles, AND London! We're still accepting vendor submissions so get your app in today.   P.S.

YOU'VE JUST BEEN RICK ROLL'D.

Nate Hill has been sewing together body parts for the last six months, but not in a Silence of the Lambs people-jacket sort of way. He's an artist using animal parts to create a life-sized female body for his newest project, called E.V.E. (Earthly View of Eden). The companion to his A.D.A.M. Project will be on display in a Halloween show at The Silent Barn. What better way to celebrate the holiday? More information at http://www.stoproadkill.

Everyone who knows me knows that there is nothing I love more than cola and comics, so I was super excited to hear that Emily the Strange and Jones Soda Co. are joining forces. Six special-edition art labels have been created and are available here . My goodness, hybrids are awesome.

I just have three words for you: Best. Website. Ever! MTV have just launched a brand-spanking new website that plays, wait for it, every single music video. Ever! You can watch everything from Video Killed the Radio Star to the Paula Abdul video where she hooks up with a then unknown Keanu Reeves.

Win a copy of Field Guide to Cookies: How to Identify and Bake Virtually Every Cookie Imaginable! TEN contestants will win! With Field Guid to Cookies:How to Identify and Bake Virtually Every Cookie Imaginable (Quirk Books ), you'll discover more than 100 cookie recipes as well as their back stories, trivia, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare, bake, serve and store your creations.

Body of the Goddess: An introductory class Date: Sunday November 2, 2008 Time: 4-7pm Location: Theater Lab 137 W. 14th Street NYC Fee: $35 This class is a unique opportunity for women to personally and experientially engage with the ideal of the female body in our culture. Through movement, discussion, journaling and the Alexander Technique we will deconstruct the deep seated beliefs we hold about our bodies and begin to discover how we might recreate our relationship to the pressures of the feminine beauty standard.

'SEDITION' Curated by Kyle Goen, Dread Scott, and Hajarah Abdus-Sabur Location: 329 Broome Street. New York, NY. 10002 Exhibition on View: October 29th - November 23, 2008 Opening Reception: Wednesday October 29th, 6-9pm Artists: Melanie Baker, Wafaa Bilal, Sandow Birk, Emily Douglas, Hasan Elahi, Mounir Fatmi, Jon Hendricks, Arnold Mesches, Naeem Mohaiemen, Sheryl Oring, Jenny Polak, Martha Rosler, Jackie Salloum, Hank Willis Thomas and Raphael Zollinger 'Sedition' will reveal art about the tumultuous times we are living in. This show will pull no punches.