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John Fiske writes in his book Television Culture, "A representation of a car chase only makes sense in relation to all the others we have seen." This very notion is what makes Nicolas Winding Refn's  Drive, bewildering, as the film doesn't ascribe to the formulas of the past. It's mobster, meets 80's action, meets film noir, and audiences just aren't used to that. Ryan Gosling plays Driver, a stuntman by day and chauffeur for big time robbery at night. What immediately insights a post-modern feeling of the self-aware is the movie's metatheatre.

For all you Tegan and Sara fans out there who may not have heard, there is going to be a new DVD about the singing duo! The Canadian cuties take us on an adventure through their international tour and concerts in their latest project, Get Along. The movies (there are three), also show their relationship as sisters and artists, on and off stage. If any of you have been to a Tegan and Sara show, you know how interactive they are with their audience.

In The Education of Dee Dee Ricks, a documentary airing tonight on HBO, Dee Dee Ricks is a wealthy, materialistic socialite who has everything--including breast cancer. She is lucky to have the money and health insurance to provide herself with her needed health care. But the piling medical bills are a sobering life changer for Dee Dee, as she becomes empathetic to women with breast cancer who aren’t as lucky as she is.

               For the last 27 days, Canadian dairy farmer, Michael Schmidt, has been surviving on only one glass of raw milk a day. Since selling raw milk or unpasteurized milk is illegal in Canada, the goal of Schmidt’s hunger strike is to get a real discussion going about why that is.

Portland-based poet/photographer/collage artist Delilah Jones' groovy cosmic dreamscapes are steeped in magic-- and milkshakes. After falling in love with the Pacific Northwest on an epic post-grad road trip, New York-raised Jones took a job at an ice cream shop in Portland; she worked on collages between customers and admits she made "more art than milkshakes.

Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth is a new documentary that explores the trials and tribulations of one of America’s most acclaimed writers. Walker became the first African-American woman to win the Noble Prize for Literature in 1983 for The Color Purple. In 1985 a film version was made starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, and a then unknown Oprah Winfrey. Four years in the making and set to premiere on PBS as part of the Emmy Award–winning  series American Masters is almost 85 percent complete, but needs our help to get through the last stretch.

Calling all seamstresses, sewers, and fabric lovers out there! A very special event is taking place just for you on November 10th. Sarai Mitnick, owner and designer of Colette Patterns, is hosting a free webinar. Join her for the The Seamstress Palette: Choosing the Perfect Fabric for your Sewing. You'll learn all kinds of neat things like how fabric is made, how to use your senses to better understand fabric, how to speak the language of textiles, and how to choose appropriate fabrics for your sewing projects.

Some new music is about to make its grand entrance into your iTunes. The electro/pop duo We Were Lovers hits us with their song "We've Got It." The track, as well as being a teaser for an album that won't be coming out until Spring 2012 (cry!), will feel right at home among all those old '80s tunes you've got stored away. Aren't they cute?! Listen and download (fo' FREE)!    New Yorkers, you can catch this dashing duo tomorrow night at The Rock Shop (249 4th Ave, Brooklyn) with Eli Lieb.

I didn't make it to as many CMJ shows as I would've liked, but I was able to catch the lovely singer Emmy the Great, who I've wanted to see for a while now, and Wild Moccasins, a Texas pop band I've missed seeing since moving from Texas to NYC. The two pictures above and below are  Emmy the Great, who I was happy brought some glitter and sparkle to a daytime show. It's never too early in my book. I was also totally digging her patterned tights. Few people could make those prints go together so perfectly in color and pattern.

I've seen costume ideas everywhere I turn from blogs and websites to magazines and movies. I've also seen and helped people put together some awesome looking costumes at the vintage store I work for as well. This year, I've decided to be a Pan Am stewardess. To be honest, I kind of already dress like a 60's stewardess or secretary most of the time so it's not too much of a stretch. I picked up a Pan Am bag recently and now I'm just trying to figure out a hat to pull it all together. I might end up making one out of construction paper or cardboard and felt.