January 2012


Westchester's Pop Culture

Hastings Native Wins Sundance Grand Jury Prize

It's a good time to be a local filmmaker. Last week, three Westchester natives woke up to news about their Oscar nominations. Bedford resident Glenn Close received a nod for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her Albert Nobbs.

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The American Library Association's Youth Media Awards Cures Your Young-Adult, Gift-Giving Woes

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Paradise Lost 3 Is the Opposite of the Glitzy Golden Globes

I know everybody's still buzzing about the Golden Globes, with its voluminous dresses, puppy cameo, and not-really-all-that-unleashed host. Unfortunately, there's not much we can say about it here. Our area is not represented in the winner's circle. Bedford native Rooney Mara, nominated for Best Actress for her role in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, lost to—of course—Meryl Streep. Even our location lost out: Mildred Pierce, which was filmed partially in Peekskill, lost its Best Mini-Series award to the buttoned-up Brits in Downton Abbey. Maybe if someone from our area had made a delightful silent film with big smiles, tap-dancing, and an adorable dog, we would've fared a little better. Oh well—it’s onto the Oscars!

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Dobbs Ferry's Max Greenfield and the Winter/Spring TV Preview

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The Biggest References to Westchester in Pop Culture in 2011

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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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