The turkey leftovers have been gobbled, the touch-football games played, and now it's time to safely turn your attention toward those gift-giving holidays coming up. Broadway is always a safe bet, be it through the gift of tickets or as a way of keeping your family entertained during long breaks. If you're looking to see some locally grown talent on the boards (or behind the scenes), we've got a rundown for you.
We know our area has some of the best shopping around, but cable TV is finally catching on. Bravo's Fashion Hunters, a reality show that features four sales associates from an ultra-high-end consignment shop in New York City looking for bargain-priced fashion, has twice visited COUTUREDossier in Chappaqua. We spoke with COUTUREDossier founder Yulia Omelich about the experience of being on the show.
Yes, I realize I spent last week complaining that there were no good Thanksgiving movies. But there's still a bunch of time off around Thanksgiving, and lots of time to fill once the turkey dinner's done. If you're planning a trip to the multiplex, here are some of your movie options.
The animated Christmas film comes from Aardman Animations, the delightful studio that brings you all the Wallace and Gromit shorts and movies. This offering isn't stop-motion clay animation like Wallace and Gromit (and, in my opinion, looks a lot uglier), but the behind-the-scenes look at Santa's operations—and the mission they have to undertake once a present is left...
The Jack O'Lanterns are just finding their ways to the garbage—but that hasn't stopped Christmas from making its presence known.
Even though I'm not yet ready for it, I get why CVS would put out all of its holiday decorations now, and why Hershey's would start running the commercials where the kisses look like bells and play "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." They want to panic you into buying stuff. There are, after all, only 46 shopping days until Christmas.
During the lead-up to Halloween, you probably were reminded of our local spooky stories, gruesome murders, and urban legends. The most famous, of course, is the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The one that most teenagers repeat, though, is the urban legend of Buckout Road.
The story of Buckout Road, as my colleague Nancy L. Claus
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.