June 2010


Pop Culture in Hudson Valley

Surfin' Summer TV

Marisa’s must-see TV to watch this summer: Mad Manhattanites, an otherworldly revival, and a party of five (wannabes)

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Waka What?

If, somehow, you’ve not yet been exposed to its world-poppy-infectiousness, here’s the official World Cup Soccer 2010 music video by Shakira, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”

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The ’80s Movies they SHOULD be Making

The A-Team. The Karate Kid. Smurfs. If movie adaptations based on the ’80s have to happen, they might as well remake the ones I liked, right?

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YA Books (You’ll Want to Steal)

Leave one of these books on your kids’ desks when they come home for summer vacation. And, when you’re bored, you can try flipping through them, too

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Looking for Louise Bourgeois

To honor her passing, Poptional Reading lists its top picks for Louise Bourgeois installations in the Valley

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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 www.popmatters.com, where she is a staff writer.

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