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New TV Series: Two New Shows About Sleepy Hollow

Hollywood notices Sleepy Hollow. Maybe they should start calling it ”Hollowood”


NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity Lands on the Red Planet; Sends First Images

NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory — the Curiosity rover — makes its grand entrance. Here are the four ways you can follow Curiosity’s journey


#NBCfail: You Hate NBC’s Olympic Coverage — and NBC Doesn’t Care

Not a fan of the way NBC is covering the London Games? Welcome to the club


TV Series Review: The Newsroom on HBO

Scarsdale’s Aaron Sorkin gets mixed reactions for his new series, The Newsroom


Where to See The Dark Knight Rises on IMAX in the Hudson Valley

Batmania takes hold! Where to see the latest Batman movie on IMAX — and at 3:30 a.m.


Update: Alamo Drafthouse is Totally Coming to Yonkers!

It’s been confirmed: The popular cinema chain arrives in Yonkers later this year


The New York Commuter’s Glossary: A Book for Metro-North Riders

How vast is your Metro-North Commuting vocabulary?


Alamo Drafthouse Set to Open (Maybe?) in Yonkers, NY

Alamo Drafthouse theater chain comes to the Hudson Valley


Mad Men Season 5 Finale: Has Mad Men Shunned the Suburbs?

Our pop culture blogger has a bone to pick with Mad Men


Tony Awards 2012 Recap: Winner of Best Musical “Once” Features Hudson Valley Actors, Writers, Musicians; Other Winners Include Newsies, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Peter and the Starcatcher

The Tony Awards recognize Hudson Valley actors, actresses, designers, and writers


New Releases 2012: Fairy Tales as Movies (Snow White and the Huntsman, Beauty and the Beast, Hansel and Gretel)

Fairy tales are the new comic books


Movie Preview: Watch the Trailers for Hyde Park on the Hudson and The Great Gatsby Movies

Preview the trailers for two of 2012’s most-anticipated flicks, Hyde Park on the Hudson starring Bill Murray and The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio


The Voice Season 2 Winner: Jermaine Paul of Harriman, Upstate NY

The winner of The Voice’s second season is none other than Hudson Valley resident Jermaine Paul of Harriman, NY


Author Interview: The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac by Kris D’Agostino

Poptional Reading catches up with Kris D’Agostino, Westchester native and author of The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac


Why Do Movies Always Want to Destroy New York City?

Hollywood on the Hudson sure takes a beating, and The Avengers is no exception


Why You Shouldn’t See The Avengers Movie in IMAX Theaters

Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, and Thor unite onscreen this May 4 — but please, don’t see it in IMAX


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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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