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Westchester's Pop Culture

The Best Lost-Related Videos

If you're a fan of Lost, chances are you spent about a million hours watching Lost and Lost-related programs on Sunday, then spent all of yesterday reading blogs and reviews trying to suss out your feelings about the finale.

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American Idiot and Jukebox Musicals

Last week, we took a look at Sugar at the Westchester Broadway Theatre, and used that as a way to see how musicals based on movies don't always turn out so well. But what about that other kind of popular Broadway adaptation—the new infamous "jukebox musical," based around the songs of a single artist?

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WBT's Sugar and the Movie-to-Musical Problem

Last week, I had the opportunity to take in Sugar, the musical that just opened at the Westchester Broadway Theatre. The musical is based on Some Like It Hot—a classic film, to be sure—but, while it's easy to watch, I can't imagine it striking the same chords with fans of the movie.

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Blogger Q&A: Volume Knob

A well-known fact about pop-culture bloggers is that they spend most of their time reading other pop-culture blogs. One of my favorites is So This Is What the Volume Knob's For.

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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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