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The Great Halloween To-Do List

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How Is Fall TV?

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Paranormal Activity Takes on Saw

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Theater Review: 42nd Street

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The Great Kids' Book/Movie Comparison

I don't know if it's the back-to-school season, Sunnyside's recent Children's Book Day , or...

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All About Books

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Beatlemania 2009

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Turn Off the TV—and Do Some Good!

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Taking Woodstock Rebounds…A Little

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District 9 and the Short That Started It

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What Would You Put in a Westchester TV Show?

For our Fall Arts Preview—look for it in the September issue!—I went through all of the television pilots for the fall season's new shows. With a few exceptions, they were mostly underwhelming. It's the usual mix of doctors, cops, and supernatural beings. And, as always, none of the new shows take place in Westchester.

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Stormy Weather Film Fest

No matter what type of outfit I put together in the morning, I feel like I always leave the house wearing the same thing: raincoat, galoshes, umbrella. Now, whenever I try to do anything outdoors, I always make sure to have a back-up plan in case of thunderstorms.

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Five Biggest News Items Out of Comic Con

Yes, I know that comic-book conventions have a reputation for being only for the dorky, the square, the costumed, the girlfriendless, and the asthmatic. Give this blog post about the San Diego Comic Con a chance.

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Summer Reading On Screen

One of the biggest motivators for bumping a book to the top of my reading queue is hearing that a film adaptation is in the works. I like being able to judge a movie on its own merits as well as evaluating it as an adaptation.

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Wizard Rock

I've been looking for an excuse to write about Wizard Rock from the moment I first heard of it, and—after some long delays—it looks like my chance has finally arrived. Sure, wizards may be on the wane ever since vampires took popular culture by storm, but with this Wednesday's release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the wand-wavers certainly are taking charge of the spotlight for now.

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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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