Pop Culture in Hudson Valley

Two Upstate, NY Authors Win Honors at American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards 2012

Authors from both ends of the Valley take home top honors for their books appealing to young adults

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Hudson Valley Loses at Golden Globes While HBO Documentary Paradise Lost 3 Wins Critical Acclaim

We bombed at the Golden Globes, but our HBO documentaries are going strong. Read the quick Globes recap and West Memphis 3 movie reviews

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Hyde Park on Hudson Movie Stars Bill Murray as Roosevelt; Set to Premiere 2012

It’s official: FDR biopic Hyde Park on Hudson, starring Bill Murray as the iconic commander-in-chief, is our most-anticipated movie of 2012

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New Girl’s Actor Max Greenfield and TV’s 2012 Season

Meet New Girl’s Max Greenfield — a Westchester native — and preview the 2012 TV season

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The 10 Biggest References to the Hudson Valley, NY, in Pop Culture, Music, and Movies in 2011

Poptional Reading delivers the biggest references to our region in 2011

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Movie Reviews: What Movies to See Over the Christmas Holiday

Poptional Reading’s annual review of the newest 13 movies in theaters at Christmas (and who to watch them with)

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Movie Review: The Sitter and Young Adult

Poptional Reading reviews two late-2011 releases: The Sitter, starring Jonah Hill, and Young Adult, starring Charlize Theron. Can you guess which one was filmed in Westchester County?

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Album Review: Holiday Music and Christmas Albums in 2011

From Bennett to the Biebs, Poptional Reading covers the top five holiday albums of 2011

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Theater Review: Current and Upcoming Shows on Broadway, New York, NY

Broadway bound: Where to find your neighbors on the Great White Way

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Yulia Omelich of Westchester’s CoutureDossier Featured on Bravo’s Fashion Hunters

Poptional Reading sits down with CoutureDossier’s Yulia Omelich about being filmed on Bravo’s Fashion Hunters

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Movie Preview: What Movies to See Over Thanksgiving Weekend

Twihards, Muppeteers, and George Clooney fans, here’s your holiday movie preview! Which ones will you see (or steer clear of)?

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Movie Review: Christmas and Holiday Flicks (And Whatever Happened to Thanksgiving)

It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year — holiday movie time! Poptional Reading ponders why Turkey Day is on the chopping block; plus, reviews of A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Tower Heist, Puss in Boots, and more

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Westchester County Urban Legend of Buckout Road in White Plains/West Harrison, NY, to Become Movie Directed By 90210 Actor Jason Priestley

Learn the tales of Westchester’s most famous haunted street — Buckout Road

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Movie Review: Martha Marcy May Marlene Film Starring Elizabeth Olsen Set in Catskills, NY and Connecticut; Questions Ways of Life

Psychological thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene pits fictional cult-living in the Catskills against a life of luxury in Connecticut

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Yonkers, NY Rapper Outasight Featured in Pepsi Pop Commercial During The X Factor

Westchester County rapper Outasight was featured in Pepsi’s commercial during The X Factor premiere — did you hear it?

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ABC’s New TV Show “Suburgatory” Can Go to Hell for Playing Up Westchester Stereotypes, Critics Say

A new TV series, Suburgatory, labels Westchesterites as nosy, unfaithful, pink track suit-wearing snobs

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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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