December 2009

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Pop Culture in Hudson Valley

It’s the Most Wonderful Songs of the Year

While there’s a lot of bad holiday music floating around out there, there are also a lot of great songs... you just need someone to weed through it all for you.


Holiday Movie Preview

Going to the movies on Christmas is a tradition that’s almost as time-honored as kissing under the mistletoe. So pucker up — here comes our handy guide to what’s in theaters over the holiday vacation.


Pointing and Laughing

Tons of blogs are popping up dedicated to mocking others. They reinforce our current troll-like culture, where anonymous nastiness is becoming the norm. On the other hand, sometimes people deserve it... and it can be hilarious.


Phew! It's Free Arts Day!

There’s all this talk around of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but where’s Let’s Just Sit And Relax Wednesday? Or Man, My Wallet Is Empty Thursday?


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Marisa LaScala

Marisa LaScala
Elmsford, NY

Associate Editor Marisa LaScala joined Westchester magazine in 2003, and ever since she's blown every paycheck at the Greenburgh Multiplex. She also staunchly defends Richard Kelly, doesn't mind spoiling the endings of trashy movies you're curious about but don't want to pay to see, wishes the Hold Steady would come back and rock out Westchester, misses Arrested Development more than anyone can imagine, and still watches cartoons and Saturday Night Live. You can find more of her cultural criticism at, where she is a staff writer.



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