November 2009

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On the Hunt for Lady Gaga

This weekend was a good one for the ladies. Ladies dominated the box office (the top two movies were the female-led New Moon and The Blind Side). And, now that the weekend is over, a new lady is taking the spotlight: Lady Gaga.

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What to Watch on Your Turkey Day Weekend

No plans after your Thanksgiving feast? Hit the theater and fill up on these upcoming flicks


Precious is Just That

The No. 1 movie at the box office last weekend was the new, animated A Christmas Carol, but the number-one story last weekend was how well Precious connected with audiences


Best Books of 2009

My favorite part about this time of year is the release of the year-end Best Of lists. Let’s take a look at 2009’s Best [Valley] Books


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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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