Pop Culture in Hudson Valley

So This Is What the Volume Knob’s For

Poptional Reading chats with one of the masterminds (and a Valley resident) behind the popular music blog, Volume-Knob

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Mysteries Abound

There’s no question that our area is the perfect setting for the Great American Mystery. Poptional Reading investigates

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Onward, to Tribeca!

Marisa LaScala takes you behind the scenes of the Tribeca Film Fest, featuring two local directors

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Tina Fey and the ’Burbs

After being the head writer for the city-centric Saturday Night Live and creative force behind the equally Manhattan-focused 30 Rock, Tina Fey is an unlikely mascot for the ’burbs. But, after this weekend, she just might be.

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Ardsley Holds Steady

The Hold Steady takes over Ardsley. Watch the video, read the reviews — and tell us what you think

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Is 3D Worth It?

3D movies come with a price — roughly five bucks more than your average ticket, to be exact. But are they really worth it?

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Broadway Bound

Broadway feels like it’s turning over a new leaf. Lots of shows are opening in March and April: If you find yourself on the TKTS line and are looking for something with a local connection, you might consider one of these shows

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Peekskill Misses the Point

After a recent episode of SNL, Peekskill mayor Mary Foster publicly voiced her objections to a bit that negatively name-checked her city. Watch the clip and tell us what you think

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Pop Culture Day Trip to NYC

With the Oscars gone, what are you going to turn your pop-cultural attention to? I have a suggestion — a pop-culture day trip in New York City featuring Tim Burton

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Nine: Musical vs. Film

Marisa counts the differences between Nine (the film, starring Daniel Day-Lewis) and Nine (the Westchester Broadway Theatre adaptation). What do you think?

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Book It! Thrilling Local Novels

It’s the time of year that makes me want to hole up with a good book. Lucky for you, your neighbors have been hard at work writing some of the quick, entertaining reads for you.

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No Reservations About Living in the Hudson Valley

Anthony Bourdain visits the Valley for some crab fishin’ and dishin’ with Bill Murray — see the video here!

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Dear Westchester Filmmakers: Life’s Good

It’s no Super Bowl, but Westchester filmmakers had their own reasons — in the form of Dear John and Temple Grandin — to celebrate this weekend

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It’s Bravo for One Scarsdale Native

Marisa LaScala chats with one of the stars of Bravo’s new fashion-minded TV series, Kell on Earth

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The View from Sundance

It’s Sundance time again, and the Valley’s got some promising flicks in the race.

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Our Local Awards Winner

Big awards news this week. I don’t mean the Golden Globes — I’m talking about the American Library Association Youth Media Awards, in which one of the Valley’s own authors came out a winner!

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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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