Westchester's Pop Culture

American Library Association Youth Media Awards 2013: Winners and Local Honorable Mentions

Westchester authors and illustrators receive honors at the American Library Association Youth Media Awards

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TV Series Review: The Following on Fox

Kevin Bacon’s new series, The Following, was filmed locally — and it premieres tonight

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Golden Globes 2013: No Local Winners? Time for the Oscars!

Poptional Reading ignores the Golden Globes in favor of local Oscar nominations

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Meagan Hester of Hartsdale Competes on SyFy Channel's Face Off Reality TV Show

We sat down with makeup artist and Westchester resident Meagan Hester, competitor on Syfy’s Face Off TV show

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New Year's 2013: Six Unusual Renditions of "Auld Lang Syne" (VIDEOS)

Know the words? Check out these cool (and some not-so-cool) versions of New Year’s Eve’s favorite theme, “Auld Lang Syne”

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The Best Christmas and Holiday Movies for 2012

Heading out this holiday season? Make sure you catch one of these hot flicks

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The Best (and Worst) Christmas and Holiday Music for 2012

Poptional Reading reviews this year’s Christmas music

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Movie Reviews: Hyde Park on Hudson, Starring Bill Murray, Gets Low Marks

Are the lukewarm reactions to Bill Murray’s Hyde Park on Hudson justified?

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Which Locals Won the Thanksgiving Box Office Bonanza?

If gorging yourself on your Thanksgiving meal made you feel heavy, chances are at least your wallet feels lighter. In addition to shelling out for Turkey Day groceries and falling prey to the Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday corridor, many of you sprung for movie tickets for your families, too. This was actually the highest grossing Thanksgiving weekend for the movie business ever, with multiplexes raking in $288 million overall.

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Lincoln Close to Home

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Movies to See Over the Thanksgiving Break—and Who to See Them With

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Weddings

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Halloween Multiplex Winners and Losers

Last week, I advised ignoring the current crop of scary movies in favor of Dark Shadows, which has a local connection. But if that isn't enough Halloween horror for you, you can always use the multiplex as a fallback. But which scary movie to choose? Here, a round-up of how this year's scary stories fared with audiences and critics.

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Don't Forget About Dark Shadows

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Locals Take On Reality Singing Competitions

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Marisa LaScala

Marisa LaScala
Elmsford, NY

Articles 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 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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