Westchester's Pop Culture

Is Mad Men Backing Off the 'Burbs?

Now that we've all had some time to digest the end of Mad Men's fifth season—and don't read on if you haven't finished it (this is your official spoiler warning)—it's time to get indignant about it. Specifically, indignant about the way the suburbs are treated in the show.

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A Good Year for Westchester at the Tony Awards

It's natural that Westchester—with its proximity to the Great White Way—would be well represented at the Tony Awards. Still, this year felt especially good for our area.

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Fairy Tales are the New Comic Books

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Trailer Time

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Harriman's Jermaine Paul Crowned Winner of The Voice

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Finally! A Different Story Set in Sleepy Hollow

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Why Do Movies Always Want to Smash New York?

In a weekend thick with big pop-culture and other attention-grabbing events, The Avengers still managed to dominate, walking away with the title of Best Opening Weekend of All Time. The movie made a little more than $200 million, soundly trouncing the previous record-holder, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and its $169 million opening-weekend haul.

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Why You Shouldn't See The Avengers in IMAX

Another summer, another slate of movies trying to up-sell you on bells and whistles, like 3D and IMAX. First up on the blockbuster agenda is The Avengers, which, having not even opened on a single theater in the United States, has already grossed nearly $180 million worldwide. Iron Man & Co. doesn't need your 3D IMAX dollars—but should you give it to them anyway?

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We Need a Girls of Our Own

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What Archie and Goodnight Moon Have in Common

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Zip it! Local Filmmakers Premiere Documentary at Tribeca

Quick: Do you know who sat in Rush Limbaugh's radio-host chair before the big dittohead? Three local filmmakers—Seth Kramer of Red Hook, New York; Daniel A. Miller of Cold Spring, New York; and Jeremy Newberger of Yorktown Heights, all from the Garrison, New York-based Ironbound Films—certainly do. The three were fans of the controversial Morton Downey, Jr. long before they knew each other. Recently, they made a documentary about the firebrand talk show host. Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie will have its premiere on April 19 at the Tribeca Film Festival, which will also host three other screenings of the movie.

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Theater Review: Legally Blonde at the Westchester Broadway Theatre

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Mad Men Returns

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What's Left After The Hunger Games?

This weekend sees the release of The Hunger Games, and it looks like it's going to be a big-movie weekend. Box-office watchers have breathlessly reported that advance tickets are selling like hotcakes, outpacing the presales for that other YA-book-series-turned-movie-franchise that shall remain nameless (the one with the sparkly vampires). The Hunger Games movie could well make $90 million its first weekend, which would be huge. That's what the first Harry Potter made in its opening weekend.

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TED Talks About Our Area

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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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