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Book: "Edie Factory Girl" by David Dalton
Poster child of the 1960's counterculture, Warhol muse and original It Girl, Edie Sedgwick has earned a permanent place in the pop culture lexicon. The recent biography Edie Factory Girl by David Dalton with stunning photographs by Nat Finkelstein is a frank and gritty portrait that looks beyond Edie's glamorous faade to chronicle her intriguing yet tragic life. Dalton and Finkelstein, both members of Warhol's Factory scene, personally witnessed Edie's rise and fall, and offer singularly revealing anecdotes, candid interviews, and rare pictures of the enigmatic gamine star. - Stefanie Zychowski
Music: "Rather Ripped" by Sonic Youth
Amazingly, '80s underground rock band Sonic Youth has survived two decades in the music industry and released their latest studio effort in August. "Rather Ripped" is a great album for anyone who wants to get into Sonic Youth -- it's far more accessible than their earlier work, which to some might drone on. The music is more impressive than the lyrics, but that's nitpicking. - Caitlin Kelly
Movie: "Drugstore Cowboy," directed by Gus Van Sant (1989)
In this heartfelt story of love and addiction, aging love child Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon) leads a ragtag band of pharmacy-robbing junkies across the Pacific Northwest. Bob drifts through life in a haze of pharmaceutical addiction until an unexpected death forces him to consider the value of his wasted life. Though the plot sounds preachy and depressing, the movie is anything but; Van Sant tells Bob's story with a surprising sense of humor. "Drugstore Cowboy" is a forgotten American classic, just waiting to be rediscovered. - A.J. Fox
TV: "30 Rock," NBC Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.
Tina Fey, the former head writer for Saturday Night Live, developed and stars in this comical new show. Her character Liz Lemon is the head writer of an SNL-style comedy program and is in a dysfunctional relationship with New York City's last remaining beeper salesman. Her coworker played by Alec Baldwin develops a romance with Secretary of State Condolezza Rice, Check it out if you're looking for smart comedy. - Sarah Badami