Westchester's Pop Culture

The Local Source Behind Pitch Perfect's A Cappella Mash-Ups

From time to time, we like to check in with Tom Kitt. We usually talk about the Broadway shows the songwriter/composer—who moved from Long Island to the Armonk/Bedford border when he was a kid, graduating from Byram Hills High school—has worked on, including Next to Normal, American Idiot, and, now, Bring It On: The Musical.

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We Lose the Boring Emmys

Want to know the 2012 Emmy results? Homeland, Modern Family, and Game Change. Chances are, whatever category you're thinking of, the winner came from one of those shows.

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Eastchester's Bobby Moynihan: SNL MVP

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Westchester's Ben Schwartz and His Ninja (Acting) Skills

Turn on your television, and you're likely to run across Westchester native Ben Schwartz at some point, even if it's just his voice.

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The Map to the Fall TV Stars' Homes

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A Hurricane of Inspiration

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Robot & Frank: A Futuristic Vision of Cold Spring

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Hollywood Notices Sleepy Hollow

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Four Ways to Enjoy the Mars Rover Curiosity

This weekend, while Colin Farrell was busy driving hover cars, dodging futuristic killers, and not going to Mars like his predecessor did Total Recall, something from this Earth did make the 154 million mile trip and land safely on the planet's surface. NASA's Curiosity rover successful touched down on Mars—hooray! While we don't know how this will affect pop culture in years to come—will we have to change the way we portray the Red Planet? Any John Carters up there?—there are ways to enjoy the Curiosity's journey right now.

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You Hate NBC's Olympic Coverage—and NBC Doesn't Care

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Scarsdale's Aaron Sorkin Gets Mixed Reactions for The Newsroom

Now that we've all seen The Dark Knight—some people twice (ahem)—and since no other movies seem to be challenging Batman at the box office anytime soon, what are we supposed to do for our pop-culture fix? Well, there's always HBO.

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The Dark Knight Rises: Batmania Takes Hold

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Update: Alamo Drafthouse is Totally Coming to Yonkers!

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How Vast Is Your Metro-North Commuting Vocabulary?

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Hold Up, Is Yonkers Getting an Alamo Drafthouse?!

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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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